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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 #29927 of 53255
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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 #29928 of 53255
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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 #29929 of 53255
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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 #29930 of 53255
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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 #29931 of 53255
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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 #29932 of 53255
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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 #29933 of 53255
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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.

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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 #29935 of 53255
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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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RDA IS COMING UP!! It's the biggest of the year! It starts September 30 ends October 15. The sale is on 1st quality and 2nd quality.

post #29937 of 53255
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post
 

 

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). 

 

 

The reason I chose JR was partly Allison's suggestion and partly the information that I gathered from the AE and Alden threads. Here's for instance, is the discussion of the JR vs. butyl:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/3750


I have no doubt that butyl will be better in the inclement weather, but the chances of me wearing them out when it rains are next to none. 

I think we pretty much ended up with the same design, with except for the sole (JR vs. butyl) eyelets (exposed antique vs. no eyelets), and possibly the lining. 
post #29938 of 53255

Another trick is after you wear a shoe and are about to place shoe trees back into the shoes to put a few pairs of socks over the shoe tree. I have a friend who had good success stretching a pair via this method

post #29939 of 53255

Looking for thoughts, impressions, and experience with the Norwich (single monk), especially brown shell.

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Originally Posted by shitown View Post
 

RDA IS COMING UP!! It's the biggest of the year! It starts September 30 ends October 15. The sale is on 1st quality and 2nd quality.

 

What does this usually entail?

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