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post #47071 of 51026

I hope this is the appropriate thread for this.  I am just learning about good quality shoes.  I found these at a thrift store, but they are too narrow for my feet.  I plan to sell them on eBay.  Can anyone tell me what style of shoe this is?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, they're 10 1/2 AAA.  They're available for a reasonable price.

post #47072 of 51026
They say Towne on the inside, so I assume that is the model name, but not much comes up on a google search for that, just another pair in 11B that was on eBay.
post #47073 of 51026
Oh dear. I used Reno on my walnut Rutledges. It made the leather glow and sparkle, but stripped off a lot of the lovely burnishing. How do folks care for these shoes while preserving the finish?
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

I hope this is the appropriate thread for this.  I am just learning about good quality shoes.  I found these at a thrift store, but they are too narrow for my feet.  I plan to sell them on eBay.  Can anyone tell me what style of shoe this is?

I guess, like mdubs says above, the Allen Edmonds Towne.  Since not much comes up on an internet search, we can assume it was a pretty old model.  You can try selling them as "vintage" but I would not expect to get too much for them.  They do seem to be in good shape, but AAA is very narrow and a tough size to sell on the bay.


Edited by dapperdoctor - 7/27/14 at 2:31pm
post #47075 of 51026
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

They say Towne on the inside, so I assume that is the model name, but not much comes up on a google search for that, just another pair in 11B that was on eBay.

Are these going to be tough to sell because of the size?

post #47076 of 51026
As the doc suggested, yes probably. Not a ton of AAA's out there.
post #47077 of 51026
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Originally Posted by Jurgis View Post
 

Thanks guys.  If anyone wants them, PM me.  No reasonable offer refused.

Honestly, I am not sure if this is going to be worth your time. I'd be surprised if you get more than $10-15 for them. The resell value for AE shoes is generally pretty low and your case is complicated by a) the very old model and b) a hard-to-sell size. 

post #47078 of 51026

Has anyone confirmed the 2 for $300 and the date of the sale?

post #47079 of 51026

Hello,

I'm going to buy some Daltons online, but I'm having some issues with the colour.

Are "Walnut" and "Walnut burnished calf" two distinct leathers? Because this amazon page (http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Dalton-Lace-Up-Walnut/) seems to have both of these as options, with the "walnut" looking brighter and more orange than the "walnut burnished calf".

 

However on AE's own site I see only "Walnut burnished calf" is available. This has left me confused.

 

Also I need to order a complete "care kit" for these shoes because it is hard to source such things locally.

 

I have AE's walnut polish, Lexol cleaner, Lexol conditioner, Horsehair brush  ... How is that?

post #47080 of 51026
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Originally Posted by thedeuceofclubs View Post
 

Hello,

I'm going to buy some Daltons online, but I'm having some issues with the colour.

Are "Walnut" and "Walnut burnished calf" two distinct leathers? Because this amazon page (http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Dalton-Lace-Up-Walnut/) seems to have both of these as options, with the "walnut" looking brighter and more orange than the "walnut burnished calf".

 

However on AE's own site I see only "Walnut burnished calf" is available. This has left me confused.

 

Also I need to order a complete "care kit" for these shoes because it is hard to source such things locally.

 

I have AE's walnut polish, Lexol cleaner, Lexol conditioner, Horsehair brush  ... How is that?

 

Burnished leather will be darker. The burnishing is applied via a wheel and usually most strongly to the edges of the leather and is often only applied to the toe cap, but may be applied to any leather ledge. The Rutledge is an extreme example of burnishing. The bourbon color is simply walnut burnished on the black burnishing wheel.

 

I'm not certain if the Daltons changed at some point, but I do wonder if AE's 'Walnut' has been darkened at some point in the past 3 years. Recently, I noticed my Strands were much lighter than "like new" Strands I saw at the shops and upon recrafting were brought to this new, darker standard. That's all very anecdotal, unfortunately.

post #47081 of 51026
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

has anyone used a power tool (buffer, etc.) on shell?

The thought has crossed my mind more than once... Seeing how you likely have the largest collection of AE shell and exotics in existence I am sure it has yours for the same reason. I'm thinking a random orbit buffer but it would have to be small enough and adjustable to go slow enough. Maybe thick wool pads and the ability to put a microfiber cloth on it to finish? It may be worth a try.

 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Oh dear. I used Reno on my walnut Rutledges. It made the leather glow and sparkle, but stripped off a lot of the lovely burnishing. How do folks care for these shoes while preserving the finish?

Yeah Renovateur is pretty aggressive. On calf especially where I want to keep stitching or burnishing intact I used to use AE leather lotion but a few years ago switched to Bickmore Bick 4. Many times you can use just the lotion or Bick 4, let dry and buff without having to apply wax or cream. The only time I use Reno on calf is on the sole edges, it helps level the finish out and many times I don't have to put edge dressing on after using it. And it does help the leather edge glow and shine as you said. 

post #47082 of 51026
A few fall styles trickling in. Relaunched Strandmok, but lined. Wonder what kind of leather this is:
post #47083 of 51026

I just noticed that they've added two new leathers to the "stock" MacNeil selection - brown calf and walnut calf.  A step in the right direction.

post #47084 of 51026
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I just noticed that they've added two new leathers to the "stock" MacNeil selection - brown calf and walnut calf.  A step in the right direction.

Yeah...not feeling the black welt/sole edge on the walnut Mac.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

I like the last for the Bel Air and Evanston.  Too bad AE does not make shoes on this last anymore.

 

 

Can someone name all the models pictured? Thanks.

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