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Has anybody purchased a wallet from AE?  If so, can you comment on the quality vs price (about $110)? 

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Actually, I might go with a Saddleback Leather Wallet.  Seems like a better value.  

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I just bought some walnut Daltons, and am waiting for them to arrive. I am wondering if anyone has used Obenauf's LP on their walnut boots before? (possible color change?) I am wondering what kind of protection I should use on them. They aren't intended to be "beaters", but I plan on wearing the hell out of them. Any suggestions?

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Shell is a very durable material, just don't get them wet. Honestly a brush and the occasional reno treatment will be all you need. The mac method has the reputation it does for good reason, that being it really works. I have adopted a less is more approach with shell. Good luck I ordered my shell daltons last month and love them so far.
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Shell is a very durable material, just don't get them wet. Honestly a brush and the occasional reno treatment will be all you need. The mac method has the reputation it does for good reason, that being it really works. I have adopted a less is more approach with shell. Good luck I ordered my shell daltons last month and love them so far.


  Thank you for the advice, and glad to hear that you love your dalton, I expect I will as well. My Daltons however, are Walnut Calf (wish they were shell, but not in the funds). Any advice for the calf version?

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After purchasing 3 balmoral AEs, I've come to the conclusion that because of my higher instep, I can't wear balmorals. At the end of the day the top of my foot will be red because of the pressure from the top of the shoe pushing down behind the toes. I would love the Park Aves or the Strands in this thread but those aren't part of my collection and I think I should stay away now and look at their bluchers. I have a wedding in maybe a year so I'll make do with not being totally correct and going with the bluchers. 

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First pair of AE ,black Maccallisters,was undecided between these or PA's.

What do you think about the lacing and fit around heel, these are 9.5EE.

Thanks.

They look to be good fit, no big gap. Nice
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After purchasing 3 balmoral AEs, I've come to the conclusion that because of my higher instep, I can't wear balmorals. At the end of the day the top of my foot will be red because of the pressure from the top of the shoe pushing down behind the toes. I would love the Park Aves or the Strands in this thread but those aren't part of my collection and I think I should stay away now and look at their bluchers. I have a wedding in maybe a year so I'll make do with not being totally correct and going with the bluchers. 

Have you got photos? And what size you wear? People with high insteps should look at English shoes, they generally cater for that better.
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What size would recommend I wear in the Neumok, McAllister and Strand if my pinky toe is pinched ever so slightly in a 9D in the Townleys (1-last) and 9E in the New Orleans (2-last)? I tried 9D (other sizes were not available in store) in the Strand before but it was too tight, I'm not sure if I should go for 8.5E or 9E.
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Beautiful!!!

What pants are you wearing? The black and grey looks very good.

Thanks,these are cheap Express pants smile.gif
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Has anybody purchased a wallet from AE?  If so, can you comment on the quality vs price (about $110)? 

Actually, I might go with a Saddleback Leather Wallet.  Seems like a better value.  

Take a look around the Saddleback thread for examples of their wallet. The two have fundamentally different design aesthetics; AE is more appropriate to use in more upscale settings, while Saddleback gear will be roughly twice as thick and can allegedly survive massive amounts of abuse but won't fit quite so well in a fancy restaurant.

I found a viable alternative from Mitchell that I use daily... it was nice to email the owner and select the specific leathers used in its construction.
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Also check out Ashland Leather for a variety of cool Horween leather and shell wallets
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Has anybody purchased a wallet from AE?  If so, can you comment on the quality vs price (about $110)? 


Yes - I have one - about 6 months old.  A bit too early to form an opinion other than:  it isn't junk.  But, a few years too early to tell if it is worth $110.  I will say it's an oddly light color for a wallet to begin with but it's aging rather nicely.

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My larger feet is 25.5cm in length. 8.5 for the park avenues sounds about right?

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Take a look around the Saddleback thread for examples of their wallet. The two have fundamentally different design aesthetics; AE is more appropriate to use in more upscale settings, while Saddleback gear will be roughly twice as thick and can allegedly survive massive amounts of abuse but won't fit quite so well in a fancy restaurant.

I found a viable alternative from Mitchell that I use daily... it was nice to email the owner and select the specific leathers used in its construction.

Mitchell might be a good idea too.  Nice and small.  I'm looking at it. 

 

Thanks for all the replies on wallets.  

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