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Turns out there's a couple of other interesting new styles:

 

The University looks like a McAllister on the the 333 last. I'm not a fan of the chiseled toe, but some are:

 

 

More interestingly, to me at least, is the the Carlyle plain toe balmoral on the 8-108 last:

 

 

With the closed lacing, plain toe, and wheeled/fudged edges, this may be a new formal shoe to supplant the Park Avenue, especially for those who don't love the cap placement of the Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue.

 

I personally have the Fifth Avenue and worry that some day I'm going to find the quarter-brogue nature to be too casual for a certain event (really this isn't likely, as I haven't needed a black shoe in over a year). Perhaps for such an occasion I should opt for the Carlyle...

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Ummmm....those two new styles are listed at $365

Is that fixing to be the new price for dress calf shoes? If so, that's a steep jump...
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Ummmm....those two new styles are listed at $365

Is that fixing to be the new price for dress calf shoes? If so, that's a steep jump...

 

Good catch. Interestingly, the Rush Street is only $325. I didn't think Chromexcel was cheaper than plain calfskin, but I guess I never knew for sure.

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In my culture, it's a tradition to take off your shoes when entering someone's house. When I have to leave, I always struggle to put on my shoes because I don't have my shoe horn with me.  It wasn't that big of a deal for me before until I learn to take care of my investment now and don't want to ruin them.  Does anyone know if there are "mini" shoe horns that I can keep on my key chain?  I would like to find something with good quality and small enough so it's not too obvious on my key chain.

 

Thanks in advance for the inputs.

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In my culture, it's a tradition to take off your shoes when entering someone's house. When I have to leave, I always struggle to put on my shoes because I don't have my shoe horn with me.  It wasn't that big of a deal for me before until I learn to take care of my investment now and don't want to ruin them.  Does anyone know if there are "mini" shoe horns that I can keep on my key chain?  I would like to find something with good quality and small enough so it's not too obvious on my key chain.

 

Thanks in advance for the inputs.

 

Looks like it: https://www.google.com/search?q=(keychain+OR+"key+chain")+(shoehorn+OR+"shoe+horn")&tbm=isch

 

I was wondering this same thing today when I had to take off my shoes to get a body composition done. I wore shoes that are a little big on me (McTavish) for that exact reason.

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When shoes have been sitting on a shelf for a long time without being worn or properly cared for, the leather can become dry and unhealthy (which is usually the case when buying shoes from Amazon). Before shoes like this are worn, it is a good idea to condition them (I use AE cleaner/conditioner) and let them rest for a day, then wear them inside an hour or two a few times before wearing them for a full day in the harsh outside world.

 

Sort of like applying lotion to human skin helps minimize the effect of wrinkles.

so what would you define as a long time? My shoes have been up for the winter, will I need to condition them? What about new shoes straight from AE's factory? Do they need AE conditioner as well?

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Unfortunately, if they're not in your size at the retailer you mentioned, you won't find them save for the secondary market. AE is not making anything in unusual shell for a long time.

 

Thanks anrobit, I am aware, as many here are, of the shell limitations at AE. I think I got one of the last pairs of walnut shell in a MTO a number of months back. 

 

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Vincenzo at the Shoe Bank hooked me up.  There was one pair in my size that was evidently left over from the WebGem days and was languishing at the home office (I guess it helps to have a slightly unusual size).  I was as shocked as you are that they were there.  He also connected me to the truffle aka cappuccino Dundees that I will have in hand by Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Who knew a pair of those was still floating around?

 

Here's something that Vincenzo did for me that I didn't know was possible:  send me a list of EVERY shoe - firsts, seconds, closeouts, etc. - in my preferred size that was extant ANYWHERE in their system.  Both of those shells showed up on that list.  I wouldn't have even thought to ask about those makes and models, but there they were.

 

And, I believe the store you're referring to is Pelle Line.  As of this morning, they still have a pair in 9.5 D.  The description is kind of squirrelly - you can't really tell they're the walnut shell, but I can confirm that they are.

 

 

That is good to know 1/2-1/2-1/2. Vincenzo has always been great to work with. He is actually my favorite to work with at the Shoe Bank. I may give him a call and see if he can do the same for me. I do love those Walnut Shell Daltons… Since they were seconds, are there any noticeable flaws?

 

I checked Pelle Line a while back, and no 12Ds. :(

 

I would love a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I picked up a pair of Burgundy Shell Daltons during a $299 sale about 6 months back, and love them.

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A lot of new styles up today. A bunch of $700 ostrich leather, and $2400 gator leather shoes. Okayyyyy.

But these are super pretty: CXL Strands on danite soles with white edging and stitching. Beautiful Link


Beautiful shoe. Too close to my Elgins to put high on my list unfortunately.
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Oy. The shaker heights are on sale. I am superrrr tempteddd!

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

In my culture, it's a tradition to take off your shoes when entering someone's house. When I have to leave, I always struggle to put on my shoes because I don't have my shoe horn with me.  It wasn't that big of a deal for me before until I learn to take care of my investment now and don't want to ruin them.  Does anyone know if there are "mini" shoe horns that I can keep on my key chain?  I would like to find something with good quality and small enough so it's not too obvious on my key chain.

Thanks in advance for the inputs.

You can use your driver's license or a credit card in a pinch.
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Is there an outlet MLK sale?  

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

 

That is good to know 1/2-1/2-1/2. Vincenzo has always been great to work with. He is actually my favorite to work with at the Shoe Bank. I may give him a call and see if he can do the same for me. I do love those Walnut Shell Daltons… Since they were seconds, are there any noticeable flaws?

 

I would love a pair of Walnut Shell Daltons. I picked up a pair of Burgundy Shell Daltons during a $299 sale about 6 months back, and love them.

 

Yep, Vincenzo is rapidly becoming my go-to guy.  I've worked with Julie (the SB manager) also and she is very helpful.

 

Re: the walnut, they are firsts.  I know - astonishing.

 

And, re: the burgundy, man, where was I when that sale was going on?!?  Kicking myself right now . . .

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Some old weird distressed Delrays that I've neglected over the past couple of years.  Added a little conditioner and changed the sole edges from brown to black.

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Err, I have a pair of these in a 9C if anyone's looking for them. I thought they'd work for me but it's a no go. Too much room even though they're wide enough. They're sanfords.

 

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