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The Carmina Rain last is pretty close to a perfect fit for me at 8UK (Rain lasted balmorals close almost all the way without overlapping at the seam for me). Almost all of my AE's are 9D and I would say most of them fit well. The 1

Thanks, MacktasticGDogg! So according to this, I think the best choice would be the 9.5US, correct?

I guess it's hard to say. For me Carmina 8UK in Rain, Inca, and Forest lasts all translates to US 9D in AEs. I do have a pair of Bradley's in 9.5D that fits fine as long as I tighten the laces pretty good. I guess you should give size 9.5D a try and see if it works out.
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My mother always said that if I don't have anything nice to say, that I should keep my mouth shut.

 

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Your real name is Thumper?  :bigstar:

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Will anybody here venture into the new AE clothing lines?  I think they have a nice niche in the shoe market, but I'm not sold on Allen Edmonds clothes.  It seems like they are trying to expand for the sake of expanding only without really bringing anything special to the table.  

There is a good thread on AAAC about this. Paul quickly jumped in and explained that as long as men are in an AE store shopping for shoes he wanted to offer other options for them. I'm pretty well set on what fits me and doesn't based on brand so it will have to be a really good fit for me to switch. Next time I am at an AE store I will try a sportcoat on if they have them to check them out. One of the best posts on AAAC in that thread was someone saying they were going to wait for the blazerbank to open before he purchased a sportcoat from AE.

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Very nicely done! I too would like your report after some wear. You encouraged me to do the same although I have not put much time into the presentation.

 

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To the left, top. C&J for RL shell Marlows with metal toe tap installed by B. Nelson in NYC. They are slippery on marble, tile and stone even when not wet. The tip is worn down and the metal scratched pretty well so they can be considered broken in and do not see them ever getting any better in that regards. However I have worn some shoes down on the tips to almost a knife edge and to prevent that they have worked outstanding. Below them are my Walnut shell Daltons with 2 winters of use. The Vibram half soles have ridges on them, however they do not really "grip" or provide any more traction than standard leather soles. My cobbler knows my wear pattern very well and installed plastic toe taps over the half soles. They also work well for protecting the leather soles as they are designed to do. The ones to the right are the BB PA with the OEM half soles. Have yet to wear them in the winter as I prefer my black shell PA.

 

 

Sure, I'll post an update once I've worn them a few times.

 

At a minimum, I also put toe taps on my leather-soled shoes. I've never tried the tap sole and toe tap combination tho. I've noticed that one or the other is usually enough. Also, I use rubber toe taps since they seem to be less flashy (than steel) and more floor-friendly. I figure I can just easily have them replaced when they get really thin. Here's how they look installed (they're about 2-3mm thick at the front):

 

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Oh great now they are gone from the AE site already what did everyone cause them to do pull them!? But from what I recall they were Dublin leather. I have owned Mountaineering boots since the 70's and gone through the transition from Approach boots, single and double, etc. And look for crampon compatible boots which I do not believe those were either. Do you know what is up with the tanker boot strap they have on them? I have never seen anyone at Alpine level wearing boots with straps at that point. Only boots I have seen it on are some RL boots. Which I certainly would never take above tree line.

 

 

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No one even mentioned the price this time! haha


I think this thread has become AE's focus group for evaluating new styles.  If so, please start producing a Dalton boot in brown shell.

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I think this thread has become AE's focus group for evaluating new styles.  If so, please start producing a Dalton boot in brown shell.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if that were true. This thread and it's equivalent at AAAC, I think.

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I think this thread has become AE's focus group for evaluating new styles.  If so, please start producing a Dalton boot in brown shell.

They do. Simply email CS about the Style Forum MTO and you can order them at no up charge. Problem solved smile.gif
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They do. Simply email CS about the Style Forum MTO and you can order them at no up charge. Problem solved smile.gif

+1 :nodding:

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Did anyone else receive a package from Allen Edmonds filled with brochures and a 2013 priceless? Just showed up today, cost AE $5 to send it to me.
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I got the same package.  I too was surprised that AE spent $5 on Priority Mail to have it sent.  It almost seemed like the brochures and price list were intended for a retailer.
Likewise. It's a very nice gesture -- it's good to see where they're going as a company, and there's something really nice about holding a thick well-produced catalog of fantastic products; it reminded me of working in bicycle shops.

On the other hand, it's depressing how few shoes are offered in size charts 1 or 27 (in the Fall supplement, just two of the twenty eight shoes showcased). At least I can continue to proselytize at my friends with more normal feet.
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Sure, I'll post an update once I've worn them a few times.

At a minimum, I also put toe taps on my leather-soled shoes. I've never tried the tap sole and toe tap combination tho. I've noticed that one or the other is usually enough. Also, I use rubber toe taps since they seem to be less flashy (than steel) and more floor-friendly. I figure I can just easily have them replaced when they get really thin. Here's how they look installed (they're about 2-3mm thick at the front):



I assume that a local cobbler installed the toe taps. How much were they and are you located in Chicago by chance? Anybody have recommendations for a Chicago cobbler?
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Received 5 pairs. 2 pairs on Saturday and 3 pairs today.

Sanford – Walnut
PA – Grey Cloud
Players – Navy suede
RL Illford – Tan Khaki
LaSalle - Chili Burnished

I should permanently leave this thread…

How on earth did you find a pair of navy players? I may see about a mto order of those.
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They do. Simply email CS about the Style Forum MTO and you can order them at no up charge. Problem solved smile.gif

 

Therein lies my dilemna.  I love the look of the Ralph Lauren Lindrick and the Dalton in brown shell, but the reality is that I probably wouldn't wear them very much.  I'm in suits too much to wear them for work and typically dressing casual enough on weekends where a more casual boot like the Long Branch makes more sense.  It's impractical for me to spend $800 for a boot that I would not wear very much.  Now, if it went into mass production, I'm sure I could find a way to justify $400 for a pair of seconds.

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Therein lies my dilemna.  I love the look of the Ralph Lauren Lindrick and the Dalton in brown shell, but the reality is that I probably wouldn't wear them very much.  I'm in suits too much to wear them for work and typically dressing casual enough on weekends where a more casual boot like the Long Branch makes more sense.  It's impractical for me to spend $800 for a boot that I would not wear very much.  Now, if it went into mass production, I'm sure I could find a way to justify $400 for a pair of seconds.

I like the look of the Fifth Street boot in brown shell. That would be more suit friendly for you...

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I assume that a local cobbler installed the toe taps. How much were they and are you located in Chicago by chance? Anybody have recommendations for a Chicago cobbler?

 

Yes, a local cobbler did that; however, I am currently not in the US. The cobbler charged me about $10 for the rubber toe tap. I've been to B Nelson before when I was still living in nyc. They do excellent work there too (although turn around was a little slow). If you can't find a good cobbler in Chicago, you may want to consider just sending all your shoes to nyc in one go.

 

For reference, this was how they were starting to look like before the toe taps (worn 2x):

 

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How on earth did you find a pair of navy players? I may see about a mto order of those.
Pure luck. Ever since I saw navy suede players , I knew I had to have a pair. During labor day sale I found 1 last pair in 8.5 EEE (seconds). I am a 8 EEE but still pulled the trigger(I had to). They fit ok. Just a tiny bit long. They are beautiful - I just love them. I can't wait to wear them. I will take a group photo tomorrow.
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