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post #19171 of 48230

New dark brown shell Dundees.  Now all I'm missing is cappuccino and I'll have the whole AE shell rainbow.  Cappuccino should be here in a few weeks!

 

 

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post




I took delivery this afternoon of a pair of black shell cordovan Strands seconds. There was a bunch of white junk layered upon around the shoes' collars, but it all came off with some brushing.  The only defect I can find is the pictured splits in one of the shoe's uppers.  How serious of a problem is this?  It isn't particularly noticeable when the shoes are on, but I haven't owned as shell with this problem.  Should I return them?  I assume there is no way to fix the splits, which I can accept, but I don't know if this is a sign of other likely future problems.

Return - for sure.
post #19173 of 48230
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

New dark brown shell Dundees.  Now all I'm missing is cappuccino and I'll have the whole AE shell rainbow.  Cappuccino should be here in a few weeks!


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post #19174 of 48230
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

So the question was, "is the AE brown shell different from the dark brown shell?"  I know because I asked the question.  I HAVE THE ANSWER!  The answer is yes.  The brown is more olive and the dark brown is a stronger brown with a hint of red (I think).  The strands are brown and the dundees are dark brown.

 

 

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

New dark brown shell Dundees.  Now all I'm missing is cappuccino and I'll have the whole AE shell rainbow.  Cappuccino should be here in a few weeks!

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

Thank you very much, for both of these pics.  For the comparative pics, you say that there is more of an olive tint to the brown shell (strands), BUT could it also be said that this even varies from shoe to shoe?...I ask because a gentlemen had posted pics of a Brown Shell Strand a few pages back, and while they were a striking color of brown, they had notably more red tint in them than the olive tone to which you refer.  So it seems to me, that there could possibly be some variation from shoe to shoe, even within the same colors of shell.  Nevertheless, thanks again for the pics.


Edited by harlequin782 - 4/19/13 at 8:55pm
post #19175 of 48230

diggin that shade of brown on those dundees.. best price typically to secure a pair? do they ever come up on a seconds list?

 

sorry for the possibly redundant question, I dont venture into the AE thread often

 

thanks in advance!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

diggin that shade of brown on those dundees.. best price typically to secure a pair? do they ever come up on a seconds list?

sorry for the possibly redundant question, I dont venture into the AE thread often

thanks in advance!

Those particular Dundees are shell cordovan. Likely never on sale, although seconds pop up once in a while.
post #19177 of 48230

PSA: Allen Edmonds is opening a new retail store in St. Louis, MO. For those of you familiar with StL, it will be located in Plaza Frontenac: upper level near Neiman Marcus.

post #19178 of 48230
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Those particular Dundees are shell cordovan. Likely never on sale, although seconds pop up once in a while.

yea I figured as such. I have a pair of cigar chukkas from alden that have a more olive tone. these are a shade more to my liking

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Wait, you sized up in the McTavish? I've never heard of anyone doing that before. I went an entire half size down.

Same length - 11.5D Strand, 11.5E McTavish. 12D Dalton
post #19180 of 48230
Does anyone have both the Kenilworth and the Park avenues? I have the Kenilworth in size 7.5 and I read that they fit bigger than most AE's.. I'm assuming I'd be a 8 in Park avenues?
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Does anyone have both the Kenilworth and the Park avenues? I have the Kenilworth in size 7.5 and I read that they fit bigger than most AE's.. I'm assuming I'd be a 8 in Park avenues?

I am a 9.5 D in the PAs and a 9 D in the Kenilworths. It's strange because they're on the same last. However, I've heard bluchers/derbys can be like that versus oxfords/balmorals.
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I tried to do a search but got conflicting information. I bought the "Spray Waterproofer" for use in leather, suede, or fabric, and "silicone-free". I bought some Sedonas and it was recommended. Now though I hear that such waterproofing spray is unnecessary and could ruin the leather.

Is the Allen Edmonds "Spray Waterproofer" a good idea? For only suede, or for calfskin?

What'll happen if I am caught in the rain with leather or suede shoes? Permanent water stains?
post #19183 of 48230
So I did what members suggested by buying the burgundy Dalton instead of the chocolate brown one - despite the $300 difference.

This is my first purchase of shell cordovan and AE factory seconds. I'm unsure whether or not the defects shown in the images below are serious enough to return the burgundy pair. A) Is the shaft of the boot too battered-looking? B) Is it normal for black marks to be on the shaft? C) How bad are the horizontal white creases on the right side of each boot, midway down the shaft?

I'd especially appreciate any comments from people who returned factory seconds before, and what their reasons were.










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Here is a daytime comparison shot indoors of the Daltons in walnut calf and chocolate brown calf.




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Finally here is a comparison of the walnut calf Dalton and the burgundy shell version. I saw some posters have both the walnut calf and chocolate calf, or burgundy shell and walnut shell, but not my combination.

I've tried to show with flash and without, and with various backgrounds to best show them. In my hunt for this boot, I spent a few hours trying to see whether the chocolate brown and burgundy were different enough. AE burgundy is more brownish and less shiny than the Alden #8 or AE Merlot.












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