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Will the AE Walnut Dalton stand up to regular city wear? If I get caught in the rain, will the leather get stained/darkened?

 

I'm considering getting a pair of McAllister or Daltons for strictly casual (jeans/button downs) wear. I plan to put topsoles on the shoes.

 

Would love anyone's two cents here.

 

Thanks,

D

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What do you guys think happened to these? They wouldn't come from the factory like that. Looks like he tried to make them into bourbon or add burnishing. Ruined a nice walnut wingtip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-INDEPENDENCE-COLLECTION-JEFFERSON-WALNUT-WINGTIP-10-E-WIDE-445-/360751624321?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fe78f081
post #30288 of 47121
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

What do you guys think happened to these? They wouldn't come from the factory like that. Looks like he tried to make them into bourbon or add burnishing. Ruined a nice walnut wingtip.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALLEN-EDMONDS-INDEPENDENCE-COLLECTION-JEFFERSON-WALNUT-WINGTIP-10-E-WIDE-445-/360751624321?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item53fe78f081

 

Yuck. I wonder if a cleaning with RenoMat would remove some of that color. If not, I am sure some acetone finger nail polish remover would do the trick. Only after that you would need a thorough conditioning and polishing. I would suggest using a chili polish because they would never look the same as the original walnut again. 

post #30289 of 47121

I've tried a variety of insoles over the years but I've finally found one that works well, is very reasonably priced ($10) and even looks good in a nice pair of shoes. I always thought the bright green foam Spenco insoles looked so out of place in a nice pair of shell shoes.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E5320A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

After trying the Saphir branded Tacco insole, I came across these at amazon. This Pedag brand may very well be the same Tacco insole but they are a few dollars cheaper. With Amazon Prime's free shipping, they were a great deal and I like that they are leather.

 

 

post #30290 of 47121
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If you truly want to own 3 pair of shoes my first suggestion is to delete your profile and forget you ever knew about this forum :)

 

 

 

Well said!! Thanks for full belly laugh.

post #30291 of 47121
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

Thank you for answering my question. I think you were the only one that attempted to answer my question.

Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

 

If you truly want to own 3 pair of shoes my first suggestion is to delete your profile and forget you ever knew about this forum :)

 

 

I started lurking in this thread about 2 years ago to get tips on what to purchase for my first pair of 'nice' shoes. At the time, I thought paying over $100 for a pair of shoes was asinine. I had been wearing loafers from Kohl's at $45 a pop until they wore out and had to be replaced. I never thought I'd actually have a 'collection' of shoes.

 

Now I have 8 pairs of AE and 3 pairs of other high quality, goodyear welted shoes. I've spent more in 2 years on shoes than I have in all of the previous years combined.

 

So, seriously...be warned :devil: 

 

But to answer your question movoblast, I'll let you know what my first three pair were.

 

Walnut Strand

Burgundy Clifton

Black Vernon

...followed quickly by brown Kenilworths

 

This allowed me quite a bit of variety. I do think it is important to have a pair of nice black shoes to wear for certain formal occasions and social situations.

post #30292 of 47121
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Last year was all about the color laces but I don't see them often--if at all--on this forum these days.

For the more fashion forward forum-mates, is this trend over yet?

 

Nope, I regularly change the color of laces on my bourbon McAllisters and bucks.

 

Today I'm wearing stone colored suede bucks with purple laces as I prepare for the LSU/Georgia game. :cheers: 

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks for this Patrick...unfortunately they don't seem to come in anything smaller than a 10.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

Thanks for this Patrick...unfortunately they don't seem to come in anything smaller than a 10.

 

 

I thought the same thing but if you take a look at the available sizes, you'll see Men's 7, 8, 9 are also listed as Women's 10, 11, 12 or EU 40, 41, 42.

post #30295 of 47121

New webgems are pretty terrible, and the bowtie/cummerbund sets are horrendous.


WTF.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

New webgems are pretty terrible, and the bowtie/cummerbund sets are horrendous.


WTF.
It's as though somebody who didn't understand black tie decided to get really into black tie.

One textbook-correct black tie shoe seems too much to ask since the Copley was discontinued years ago. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I thought the same thing but if you take a look at the available sizes, you'll see Men's 7, 8, 9 are also listed as Women's 10, 11, 12 or EU 40, 41, 42.

Thanks for posting about these … I've been looking at the same ones on AMZ for a while. Do they fit TTS?
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Anyone recommend a place to pick up tongue pads?
post #30299 of 47121
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Anyone recommend a place to pick up tongue pads?

 

I got mine at the feetrelief.com. They were like a buck a pair and the shipping was free as well. I have no complains after about 6 months of constant use on my McGraws. 

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

I got mine at the feetrelief.com. They were like a buck a pair and the shipping was free as well. I have no complains after about 6 months of constant use on my McGraws. 

 

A quick correction. They are actually 42 cent a pair. I just added to pairs to my card and shipping USPS first class was another 15 cent. Less than a buck for two pairs delivered to your door is a pretty good deal!

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