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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.

 

 

These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

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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. 

 

 

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.

Just wishing AE would make more shell. I can confirm that the Pelle Line shell Daltons are indeed walnut, and I believe the Boston AE still has a pair of walnut shell Strands or McCallisters languishing on the shelf. I didn't take a very close look, so I can't recall the size.

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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?

 

I would consider 6 months are longer to be a long time. Although, I condition every shoe I purchase before I wear them, just in case.

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I would consider 6 months are longer to be a long time. Although, I condition every shoe I purchase before I wear them, just in case.


thanks... I think I'll give conditioning my new fifth streets (just arrived today) a try. As well as my other AE's that are currently boxed up for the winter.

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You guys be crazy!! What does your wife say about your habit? Once I get the strands in walnut, I think I"ll be done... Or am I kidding myself? foo.gif

 

Depends on if you keep visiting this thread and others.  Whatever you do, don't start frequenting this thread, the Alden thread, and the C&J for RL thread.  All of a sudden, you're going to be getting multiple deliveries in the same week, and shopping for your next pair before the last pair arrives!  

 

Fortunately, my Wife indulges my "hobby."  Though, when I bought 2 pair of C&J for RL shell boots and 2 pair of C&J for RL shell shoes all at once during the last sale, she did ask what the damage was...  then was appalled.  I find it helps if I point out a few pair I've had for a while, to show how well they last (i.e. prove their value).  

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

 

Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

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These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

Hear, hear. As an amateur musician I'm in a tuxedo fairly frequently; I've got an email into Allison to see if the Carlyle can be had in AA width, and if so, I'm thinking really hard about having a workhorse pair done up in black patent (or black shell, if I decide to go for durability and subtle luster over by-the-book "proper").

Some black Carlyles with black silk ribbon lacing... yeah, that'd do nicely.
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

These look really nice. They fit a major gap in AEs lineup, a shoe truly fitting of a Black Tie affair. I'd buy these today if I didn't already have the Vernon.

 

Exactly. The only thing that could make them more formal lace-ups (read: non-pumps) for black tie would be patent leather, which I personally don't like (I feel lacquer or plastic coating looks cheap and is "cheating". Why not just use all plastic at that point?), and possibly making them a wholecut instead.

 

How about the Hanover?  I've often thought these would look great with a tux . . .

 

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How about the Hanover?  I've often thought these would look great with a tux . . .

 

If it wasn't on the chiseled 333 last, absolutely. But I just can't abide those angles.

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Is the main difference with the Orthotic line a removable insole and a rubber outsole? Is the Winter Park pretty much a MacNeil on the 1-Last?
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This is slightly off topic but does anyone know anyone who is willing to forward parcels to a freight forwarding address for a fee? Reason why I asked is because brands like Abercrombie ban orders to freight forwarding addresses and the only way to even purchase is to a local address.

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Slightly on topic, Allen Edmonds ship to my freight forwarder no problem.

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Slightly on topic, Allen Edmonds ship to my freight forwarder no problem.

I have no problem with AE, have a pair of BB brown strands with my freight forwarder ATM. I want to buy Abercrombie shirts because they fit me really well but I cannot. Cuz they not only discriminate against people of size, they also discriminate against freight forwarder =P

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I have no problem with AE, have a pair of BB brown strands with my freight forwarder ATM. I want to buy Abercrombie shirts because they fit me really well but I cannot. Cuz they not only discriminate against people of size, they also discriminate against freight forwarder =P

Not that it really bothers me... but what does this have to do with us here in the AE forum? I mean, don't you have a friend or relative in the states that can help you out?

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Not that it really bothers me... but what does this have to do with us here in the AE forum? I mean, don't you have a friend or relative in the states that can help you out?

 

I asked here because this is the only sartorial forum and thread that I follow and the people here seem really helpful. Well, that cannot be said of everyone here I suppose. It has nothing to do with AE and people can choose not to reply if they don't want to.

 

If I had a relative/friend in the states, I wouldn't be asking. But even if so, I do not want to trouble them. 

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