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post #19261 of 48190
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Does anyone have pictures of broken-in shell cordovan Bradleys?  I'm thinking of picking up a pair and curious how they look with wear.  Also, it seems like some pairs of Bradleys have a flat-stitched split toe, whereas others have a raised-stitched split toe.  Is there any consistency to this?

 

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post #19262 of 48190
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Very nice.

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Those are nice. I wasn't even really aware they existed. I guess that's another one for the list.
post #19264 of 48190
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Here's a picture of my 2 years old burgundy shell Bradleys:



The Bradley is a Norwegian Split Toe, and I thought these type of shoes should have raised stitching for the apron and split tow. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a pair that has flat stitching.

 

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.  

post #19265 of 48190
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Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post

Quick question on fit for balmorals. 

 

Are the uppers supposed to be laced completely shut so the edges are together?  My insteps are way too prominent for this to happen with any semblance of comfort. 

 

I have seen photos of both, for example:

 

 

 

 

versus

 

 

Clearly the first photo's fit looks a lot clearner, just wondering if the second photo's fit is a big no-no.

The top pair are too wide, lace is too closed.  Bottom pair is too narrow.    If you have a steep instep, try bluchers.

post #19266 of 48190
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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.

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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?

 

 

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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 #19269 of 48190
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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 #19270 of 48190

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 #19271 of 48190
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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 #19272 of 48190

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 #19273 of 48190
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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 #19274 of 48190
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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 #19275 of 48190
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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.

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