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post #19261 of 52410
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Thanks!  Perhaps my terminology is inaccurate.  The stichting looks different to me between the shell and calf versions.  The shell version (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2291_1_40000000001_-1) seems to have a ridge on the top of the stitching, whereas the calf version (http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF2201_1_40000000001_-1) seems to be more flat.  

 

I believe this is just because shell is thicker. That's likely the closest they could get them to looking the same.

post #19262 of 52410
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for this. If I'm honest, I prefer the shape of the Clifton, but I like the more ornate broguing of the Townley. I had concerns about whether I'd find the Townley too blobby, but I'm actually kinda digging them in person. And for the price, they're a good introduction to shell:

 

 

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Sadly, I haven't been able to wear them around the house enough to be sure I'm happy with the sizing yet, so I haven't been able to take them for a spin. Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow.

 

I just noticed a small tear on my Townleys. It's not too obvious visually, but I'm curious if it'll be a structural problem in the future. Do y'all think it will be able to tear past the stitching?

 

 

post #19263 of 52410
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I just noticed a small tear on my Townleys. It's not too obvious visually, but I'm curious if it'll be a structural problem in the future. Do y'all think it will be able to tear past the stitching?



Hi is the tear on your big toe side or the little toe side ?
If it is around the big toe end then it may face pressure from walking and such. Which can later create a bigger rip. But it depends all on your feet and where your shoes creases usually.
If its on the little toe side then it shouldn't be a problem.
Edited by md2010 - 4/21/13 at 5:31pm
post #19264 of 52410
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Hi Is the tear on your big toe side or the little toe side ?
If it sis around the big toe end then it may face pressure from walking and such. Which can later create a bigger rip. But it depends all on your feet and where our shoes creases usually.
If its on the little toe side then it should be a problem.

 

It's on the big toe side (inside of the left shoe).

post #19265 of 52410

any advice on Walton sizing? i know the 3-last is wider than normal... i have PAs, Strands, McAllisters, Delrays all in 11 3E - they fit but are definitely snug - i assume that Walton 11 3E would work?

post #19266 of 52410
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

It's on the big toe side (inside of the left shoe).
Wear the shoe and try a pressure test. Leave toes on the ground and start lifting your heel as the shoe will start bending it will put some pressure and create some crease around that area. And try to see if it puts any direct pressure on that area.
post #19267 of 52410

If one already has a brogued merlot shoe, would it be pointless to add a Burgundy Shell shoe like the Bradley?  I would think that to the casual observer, they would be virtually the same color - right?
 

post #19268 of 52410
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

If one already has a brogued merlot shoe, would it be pointless to add a Burgundy Shell shoe like the Bradley?  I would think that to the casual observer, they would be virtually the same color - right?

 
Wrong ! Get the Bradley .
post #19269 of 52410
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

If one already has a brogued merlot shoe, would it be pointless to add a Burgundy Shell shoe like the Bradley?  I would think that to the casual observer, they would be virtually the same color - right?
 

The Bradley is not brogued at all. Not sure what shoe you mean, but the Bradley looks nothing like, say, the McAllister. The other is the color. #8 shell looks a lot better than a merlot calf shoe, at least to me.

post #19270 of 52410
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Bradley is not brogued at all. Not sure what shoe you mean, but the Bradley looks nothing like, say, the McAllister. The other is the color. #8 shell looks a lot better than a merlot calf shoe, at least to me.

 

Right, I understand that the Bradley is not brogued, but rather a beef-roll blucher.  I get that part, but I was asking because I already have the Merlot McAllister, but I really liked the Burgundy Shell Bradley.  But once I got it, I felt kind of silly having two colors that would look nearly identical to the average onlooker (not the shoe connoisseurs found here on SF, but to regular people).  I still have the Shell Bradley, but Ive decided to return it since the colors really do serve the same purpose to the average observer, including myself, when I place the two shoes side by side.

post #19271 of 52410
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

If one already has a brogued merlot shoe, would it be pointless to add a Burgundy Shell shoe like the Bradley?  I would think that to the casual observer, they would be virtually the same color - right?

 

The burgundy shell Bradley is one of the best shoes AE makes IMO. I also have it in black shell. I recommend it.
post #19272 of 52410

SON OF A BITCH!  ffffuuuu.gif

 

NOW, you guys tell me to keep the Bradley.  Ive already got the Dundee's en-route for an exchange.  Ive always thought the Shell Bradley was a handsome shoe, but the color was just not different enough from my Merlot's to justify its addition to my line up.  However, now Im being told that it would have been a worthwhile addition. - Cant win for losing.

 

post #19273 of 52410
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Right, I understand that the Bradley is not brogued, but rather a beef-roll blucher.  I get that part, but I was asking because I already have the Merlot McAllister, but I really liked the Burgundy Shell Bradley.  But once I got it, I felt kind of silly having two colors that would look nearly identical to the average onlooker (not the shoe connoisseurs found here on SF, but to regular people).  I still have the Shell Bradley, but Ive decided to return it since the colors really do serve the same purpose to the average observer, including myself, when I place the two shoes side by side.

If you felt silly having those two models - two models that have literally nothing in common except that they happen to be somewhat similar in color - you are destined to have a very small shoe collection. They are even different types of leather. This is not meant to be an insult. I'm just stating a fact.

Those two models are worn with different attire and in quite different formal/casual settings.
post #19274 of 52410
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

SON OF A BITCH!  ffffuuuu.gif

NOW, you guys tell me to keep the Bradley.  Ive already got the Dundee's en-route for an exchange.  Ive always thought the Shell Bradley was a handsome shoe, but the color was just not different enough from my Merlot's to justify its addition to my line up.  However, now Im being told that it would have been a worthwhile addition. - Cant win for losing.


 

Get them both. Problem solved. biggrin.gif
post #19275 of 52410
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


If you felt silly having those two models - two models that have literally nothing in common except that they happen to be somewhat similar in color - you are destined to have a very small shoe collection. They are even different types of leather. This is not meant to be an insult. I'm just stating a fact.

Those two models are worn with different attire and in quite different formal/casual settings.

 


 

I understand what you're saying and I appreciate your opinion.  But for me, it wasnt really an issue of me being unable to comprehend that I had purchased two different models of shoes with two different leathers.  Im of feeble mind to be sure, but I was able to figure that much out on my own before I ordered them.  However, on a limited budget, I didnt want to run the risk of making a redundant purchase as I have only been able to amass a very small collection indeed due to aforementioned budget deficit.  And while this may be a Style Forum/Allen Edmonds faux pas, I actually dont intend to have a closet full of shoe clones, in the same color.  If Im going to upgrade my shoe wardrobe I must do so sensibly, and practically for a person in my income bracket.  And at this time, this means accepting the fact that my finances just do not allow for such redundancy of shoe styles/colors.

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