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post #29926 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Yeah, I understand that. But it's not as rare as the colors that have to be darkened from the natural, like ravello or whiskey, and where people flip out if its not the exact shade they want. Okay, well I'm sending her the request anyway, and I'll put in the caveat that I don't mind if there are minor imperfections in the natural shell.
I am pretty sure the only reasons those colors are rare is because of the shells you have to start with. The colors themselves are not rare. Natural shell would be even more rare for this reason. Not sure how Rancourt does it, tho...
post #29927 of 48282
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

This is exactly what I came up with, except for an even lighter sole edge (somewhere in-between natural and chili). I also opted for the metal eyelets and blue lining. 

I wasn't aware that the lining could be changed....good to know, even though I'm not sure if I'll opt for another color. 

 

As far as sole edge colors go, my impression is that  natural is the lightest, followed by light brown transparent, followed by chili.....right? 

 

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

Also, I opted for the JR sole rather than double butyl. 

Any reason why you went with one over the other? 

 

And did you go with a wheeled edge?

post #29928 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Disappointing, especially as natural shell isn't really "difficult to get" if you aren't trying to get a specific shade (like, not trying to get ravello or something hand-dyed) but rather just get a plain piece.

 

I am personally not a huge fan of natural shell. I have seen it pretty aged and I dont think it develops much in the way of patina. I am guessing because there is no color added there is not much in the way of contrast that develops

post #29929 of 48282
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

 

I am personally not a huge fan of natural shell. I have seen it pretty aged and I dont think it develops much in the way of patina. I am guessing because there is no color added there is not much in the way of contrast that develops

 

Interesting, would you care to share some examples? I've always just assumed natural shell to look somewhat like walnut

post #29930 of 48282
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

I am almost positive the Independence sale will only apply to the firsts. Moreover, there's no reason to buy 2nds with the 15% discount, since you can get 25% off coupon at Jeffersonville OH store any time. 

 

How can one get this 25% off coupon at any time?

post #29931 of 48282
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I am personally not a huge fan of natural shell. I have seen it pretty aged and I dont think it develops much in the way of patina. I am guessing because there is no color added there is not much in the way of contrast that develops

Are you sure it was natural shell, as opposed to whiskey shell? They are often confused, and whiskey looks like it is a natural shell but its actually dyed and does not do much in terms of developing a patina. Natural shell, however, patinas quite a bit, going from a super light pink to super dark reddish brown, with a decent amount of contrast.
post #29932 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Yeah, I understand that. But it's not as rare as the colors that have to be darkened from the natural, like ravello or whiskey, and where people flip out if its not the exact shade they want. Okay, well I'm sending her the request anyway, and I'll put in the caveat that I don't mind if there are minor imperfections in the natural shell.

 

 

The MTO offer is only for stocked materials.  I don't think they are sourcing specific materials for just one pair of shoes.

post #29933 of 48282
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post
 

I wasn't aware that the lining could be changed....good to know, even though I'm not sure if I'll opt for another color. 

 

As far as sole edge colors go, my impression is that  natural is the lightest, followed by light brown transparent, followed by chili.....right? 

 

Any reason why you went with one over the other? 

 

And did you go with a wheeled edge?

 

I think the light brown transparent is pretty much what I ended up with. However, Allison told me that it's essentially a variation of the natural edge. I actually completely forgot about the edge, but I do want to go with the wheeled one. 

 

As far as the sole is concerned, I believe JR wears the best and is pretty much the golden standard in the industry. I'd be curious to read others' opinions on this. 
post #29934 of 48282
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post


Yes, I posted pics a few pages back. Here are pic re-posts.


Not a fan of that toe style (moc toe?), but I really like that boot. If I was getting something with that toe, I think this would be it. Looks really good!

 

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

 

These are my shell daltons in burgundy I got during the $299 sale.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/962298/

Dafaq! I paid ~220 for a used pair of walnut daltons. My first pair from AE. Yours were a steal at that price. Holy moly! I'm wearing mine for one of the first times. Managed to stretch it out a little first using a shoe tree, battery, and some water/rubbing alcohol. It's starting to feel niceeeee :)

post #29935 of 48282
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

I think the light brown transparent is pretty much what I ended up with. However, Allison told me that it's essentially a variation of the natural edge. I actually completely forgot about the edge, but I do want to go with the wheeled one. 

 

As far as the sole is concerned, I believe JR wears the best and is pretty much the golden standard in the industry. I'd be curious to read others' opinions on this. 

 

I figure that if the light brown transparent is TOO light, I can always darken it with chili edge dressing, or something similar.....but I think the contrast will look fantastic paired against the cappuccino cordovan.  I think I'm going to go wheeled edge, as well.  I'm curious to hear others thoughts on the JR sole vs. butyl.  I thought butyl would be good because it's more weather resistant. 

 

I was going for this basic theme (the shoe on the far left). 

 

post #29936 of 48282
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Originally Posted by Jon Cheddar View Post
 

 

How can one get this 25% off coupon at any time?

 

http://www.tangeroutlet.com/US/pinkstyle/

post #29937 of 48282
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

I'm a newb to AE, and this thread just runs to fast to keep up. Is the 2 for $250 sale still on? I emailed shoebank a few days ago, but have yet to receive a response.

 

Oh, but it isn't just a thread...it's a lifestyle for many.

 

 

/no that sale is over but there will surely be another soon, they've been coming somewhat regularly.

post #29938 of 48282
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Not a fan of that toe style (moc toe?), but I really like that boot. If I was getting something with that toe, I think this would be it. Looks really good!

 

Dafaq! I paid ~220 for a used pair of walnut daltons. My first pair from AE. Yours were a steal at that price. Holy moly! I'm wearing mine for one of the first times. Managed to stretch it out a little first using a shoe tree, battery, and some water/rubbing alcohol. It's starting to feel niceeeee :)

 

 

I believe the $299 shell cordovan seconds sale might still be going on if you want to try getting a pair. The Daltons are likey all gone though.

post #29939 of 48282

I've read a few comments about people having issues with the width of their shoes. One thing I've had decent luck with is to take a 50-50 mix of rubbing alcohol and apply it to the inside of the shoe where the bothersome spot is. For me, this is usually on the right pinky toe. I'll apply this to a paper towel, then take a shoe tree with a split forefoot and put a AA or AAA in the center there, then put it in the shoe with the moist paper towel draped on top of it.


I've managed to stretch a few shoes this way without having to blister my pinky toe. I can't speak to the longevity of the shoes, but I only leave the tree in there like this for a day or two.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

 

 

I believe the $299 shell cordovan seconds sale might still be going on if you want to try getting a pair. The Daltons are likey all gone though.

 

Yeah probably. I think I have enough shoes right now. Might have to add boots as some of the current shoes die.

 

I *JUST* got the walnut daltons and the uppers look pretty much brand new. I'll likely need a new heel at the end of the year, but I think it's the best I could have done for that much cash. Dropping 300 bucks on shoes right now is (sadly) out of the question.

I just picked up used cole haan tan monkstraps and black rubber soled chukkas for ~40 bucks each. Yeah, they're CH's, but the price was right. So I'm all set for now.

I'm super happy with some of the AE's I've seen. I'm probably going to save and pick them up as used shoes in good condition or as firsts/seconds depending on the sales.

 

Thanks!

post #29940 of 48282
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Originally Posted by Jon Cheddar View Post
 

 

How can one get this 25% off coupon at any time?

 

Look for the link in this thread or google Tanger outlet 25% off coupon. It's essentially not a coupon per se, but an $10 donation to a breast cancer foundation, for which you get 25% off. It's valid till the end of October. 

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