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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Anyone familiar with the Kenwood Loafer? Specifically the Burgundy Cordovan.

 

I am having a terrible time fitting into loafers with the normal last and am thinking a "hand sewn" last would be better.

 

In the 5 last I wear 11.5D.
 

 

A tiny bit looser, but not enough to size down. At least not for me. I wear 11.5 3E in both 5 last, Daltons and the Kenwoods.

post #25937 of 51305
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

seconds pop up on ebay from time to time. and the occasional jcrew coupon that slips alden purchases through..

 I got a pair of those for 30% off last year iirc with a coupon

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

I have a pair and love them. Just be forewarned that the pic you posted somehow shows the boot to be sleeker than it really is. The toe box is not as flat or as low as in the pic. It's a bit higher or a bit more bulbous, although I don't mean that in a bad way. Check the Alden thread for some irl pics.

 

Thanks for the responses. 30% off would put it right around $500, which would be dangerously close to something I'd spend. Now I'm gonna have to try ever J.Crew coupon code I find... ;)

 

Thanks for the warning. I'm actually intrigued by a slightly higher toe. I don't usually like super knobby, which is why I liked this boot, but also thought the toe looked a tad too flat.

 

Bringing it back to AE (sorta): How did this boot fit compared to your AE's? I wear an 8.5D on the 5-65 last, but 9D on the 1-511 last.

post #25938 of 51305
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Thanks Calikid, 

 

This is actually just the normal Dalton in Burgundy Shell Cordovan, so the lining is standard. The boot is beautiful, but standard. 

 

My MTO is a non-shell burgundy Franciscan with finishings of the Independence Collection (premium calf skin upper, lambskin lining, bi-color sole, etc)...hopefully it turns out well

Thanks for the details Subutai.  I am anxiously awaiting myself a delivery of the Dalton in Burgundy Shell so if mine look as good as yours I will be set!

Your MTO sounds fantastic.  Looking forward to seeing pics when they arrive.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the responses. 30% off would put it right around $500, which would be dangerously close to something I'd spend. Now I'm gonna have to try ever J.Crew coupon code I find... ;)

 

Thanks for the warning. I'm actually intrigued by a slightly higher toe. I don't usually like super knobby, which is why I liked this boot, but also thought the toe looked a tad too flat.

 

Bringing it back to AE (sorta): How did this boot fit compared to your AE's? I wear an 8.5D on the 5-65 last, but 9D on the 1-511 last.

 

Whatever you spend on the Alden for J.Crew captoes will be worth it as, imo they are an extremely comfortable boot!

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the responses. 30% off would put it right around $500, which would be dangerously close to something I'd spend. Now I'm gonna have to try ever J.Crew coupon code I find... ;)

 

Thanks for the warning. I'm actually intrigued by a slightly higher toe. I don't usually like super knobby, which is why I liked this boot, but also thought the toe looked a tad too flat.

 

Bringing it back to AE (sorta): How did this boot fit compared to your AE's? I wear an 8.5D on the 5-65 last, but 9D on the 1-511 last.

you can also open a J Crew credit card and get 30% off of your first purchase...

post #25941 of 51305
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Paul Grangaard is the CEO of Allen Edmonds.  His offer is to email him directly with your MTO preferences, and he will have them made at the standard price for a pair of AE first quality shoes of the same material, as long as the materials are available and your request is "reasonable."  They will tell you if it can't be done.  

I guess it never hurts to ask.  Is there an original post that contained his email address?  I can't seem to find it.  I don't see it on his blog either.

post #25942 of 51305
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmondsCEO View Post

StyleForum Friends -

Thanks very much for your great interest and support of Allen Edmonds. I'm seriously impressed and, on behalf of the company, honored by the 615 pages in this thread. I want you to know that we strive to live up to your high standards every single day, not just in product quality and styling but also in customer service. Customized shoes require special processing and, as you'd expect, aren't as efficiently done as our long production runs of in-line shoes. However, in return for your support, if it's a leather we carry in another style that you'd like on your chosen shoe but is not currently offered -- or if it's a width on a legacy last (such as the 5, the 7, the 8 or the 1) that isn't currently offered -- just send me an email at pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com. If we can do it for you, we will. The pricing will be "ad hoc" based on degree of difficulty, but I'm eager to give you a special deal. If we can't do it, I'll explain why. In other words, we'll do whatever we can to return your loyalty and trust.

Thanks very much again to you all and best wishes,
Paul

 

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Originally Posted by MichaelN View Post

I guess it never hurts to ask.  Is there an original post that contained his email address?  I can't seem to find it.  I don't see it on his blog either.

 

See above!

post #25943 of 51305
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

SAVE $155.00 !

 

The famous Long Branch AE Boots on sale for 189.99 at:  CLICK HERE

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ALSO:

 

Suede Neumok for a fabulous discount of only $104.99 at:  CLICK HERE

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And here is a great favorite on sale - SAVE $183.00 :

 

 

Sanford on sale:  Regular 335.00, less $183 Discount:  CLICK HERE

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MANY, many more styles on sale today at great discounts:  CLICK HERE
 

 

All my best,


David

 

I followed up on another sale that was mentioned here -

 

Aside from the above great bargains - some of these styles ARE EVEN LOWER at Allen Edmonds Seconds Sale - 2 PAIR FOR $250 - starting today until August 4th.

 

Just email jville@allenedmonds.com

 

Tell the store what sizes you wear, and they will email back the store-wide inventory of what is available to purchase thru email or phone.

 

 

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EXAMPLES in Size 11 and Size 11.5 :

 

FOR ONLY $125.00 (any two pair for $250):

 

The famous Long Branch AE Boots

 

EXAMPLES in Size 11 and Size 11.5 :

 

FOR ONLY $125.00 (any two pair for $250):

The Dalton in Grey Calf

 

Many, many other styles available too!  Make sure you get your AE email in and ask what is in your size to get the $125 shipped (2 for $250 deal)

 

Enjoy your week,

 

David

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Using the 20% off Tanger discount I ordered a pair of Walnut Shell Dalton seconds. They came in this morning and after some renovateur and brushing, they began to look brilliant.

 

 

 

I thought the seconds defect was sloppy brogue-ing but unfortunately, its much worse than that... there is a cut where the vamp meets the toe box... As seen below, I am using my finger to expose the vamp and the cut is not significantly noticeably when the shoes are firmly laced (not pictured)...

 

 

 

But when I remove the lacing its revealed that the cut is fairly large...

 

 

 

I really want to keep this pair seeing as how there are no other seconds in my size, but given the circumstances, will the cut compromise the integrity of the shoe over time? I live near a highly skilled cobbler as well, are there any potential ways of patching the cut?

post #25945 of 51305
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Originally Posted by basiameda View Post

Using the 20% off Tanger discount I ordered a pair of Walnut Shell Dalton seconds. They came in this morning and after some renovateur and brushing, they began to look brilliant.

 

 

 

I thought the seconds defect was sloppy brogue-ing but unfortunately, its much worse than that... there is a cut where the vamp meets the toe box... As seen below, I am using my finger to expose the vamp and the cut is not significantly noticeably when the shoes are firmly laced (not pictured)...

 

 

 

But when I remove the lacing its revealed that the cut is fairly large...

 

 

 

I really want to keep this pair seeing as how there are no other seconds in my size, but given the circumstances, will the cut compromise the integrity of the shoe over time? I live near a highly skilled cobbler as well, are there any potential ways of patching the cut?

Good Looking boots.

 

Given the amount of money you saved and having a local cobbler, I suggest having him take a look.  Beats shipping and returning at this point.

 

David

post #25946 of 51305
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Good Looking boots.

Given the amount of money you saved and having a local cobbler, I suggest having him take a look.  Beats shipping and returning at this point.


David

I agree with David. Walnut shell is apparently a rare, nigh-unattainable beast from here on out; if the boots fit well, I bet that cobbler's services would be well worth it.
post #25947 of 51305
I'm not a boot guy but those look very nice , and you got lucky with the Horween Logo.
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^^  I agree with the others.  Keep them and see if they can be repaired.  Not even sure it would cause a problem if you didn't repair them unless your instep puts a lot of pressure at that point.

 

They are gorgeous!  Congratulations and enjoy.

post #25949 of 51305
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the responses. 30% off would put it right around $500, which would be dangerously close to something I'd spend. Now I'm gonna have to try ever J.Crew coupon code I find... ;)

 

Thanks for the warning. I'm actually intrigued by a slightly higher toe. I don't usually like super knobby, which is why I liked this boot, but also thought the toe looked a tad too flat.

 

Bringing it back to AE (sorta): How did this boot fit compared to your AE's? I wear an 8.5D on the 5-65 last, but 9D on the 1-511 last.

 

I wear an 8D in the Daltons (1-511) and a 7.5D for the J.Crew x Alden #8 PCT boots (Barrie).  It would be hard for me to say which boots are more comfortable.  Both are very comfortable.  The Aldens are a little heavier than the Daltons but still very comfortable. 

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Just ordered the Navy Suede Spiaggia and Brown Long Branch from the Shoe Bank, 2/$250...Oh Happy Day! Hope the defects are minimal. 

 

The Spiaggia looks to be a suede version of the McAllister, which fits a bit looser than my Strands (both of which I have in 8E). Therefore, I ordered an 8D. That will at least tell me if I should return my McAllisters for an 8D or the Spiaggia for an 8E.

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