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post #9436 of 48171
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


I have two thoughts on these images:
1. Whenever I am given the choice between shell and calf, from here on out it's either shell or save my money.
2. If Allen Edmonds were to take product shots outside in natural light rather than in a sterile lightbox, their website would go from blah to YOWZA.

+10000 for the bold/underlined point.  Their website pictures are just awful. 

post #9437 of 48171
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Regarding the shell cordovan finish changes: Just checking out some of the pictures on their website, the webgems seem to have a noticeably different finish on them.  See for yourself:

 

Burgundy Leeds (old style finishing):

 

  

 

Burgundy Dundees: (new style finishing):

 

    

 

 

 

So does this mean they will apply the new style finish to all models?  I could see myself wanting a burgundy Leeds with the new style finishing.

post #9438 of 48171
It seems as though they would convert everything to the new finish in time, but in the near term you probably run some risk of having old stock delivered to your door.
post #9439 of 48171

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post


After picking up my first pair of shells, I am inclined to say the same for #1. Finding a good fit is considerably harder for shell though, I have to say. I have considerable bowing with my shell strands vs no bowing on my calf ones because of the looser upper (higher instep) of the shell model. It doesnt really bother me though because it is covered by my trousers, but nonetheless, a sign of an imperfect fit. Has anyone else experienced this with their shell models, and can this be rectified during the recrafting process?

 

The topline can be tightened some during recrafting however it can't fix bowing beyond a certain point. It doesn't matter if the shoe is calf or shell it should not make a difference in the collar opening, which is where I measure to see if a shoe has bowing. Your strands should measure the same distance between the calf and shell models. To measure I remove the laces and tie the top eyelets together. Then spread the opening with calipers until you can just start to see the tension on the laces:

 

 

My #1 lasted shoes are ALL the same, 2.4" in size 10D including calf and shell Leeds. The pair above which bowed badly from the factory measured 3.1" and QA told me they were defective when I returned them. Not sure what my #5 lasted shoes measured right now but IIRC they were smaller. But again all consistent.

post #9440 of 48171
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Originally Posted by GrensonMan View Post


Good Lord! I need these.

 

Found a place that still has them - only in size 10 and 12 though.  

http://badowers.com/shop/dalton-boot/

post #9441 of 48171
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

Found a place that still has them - only in size 10 and 12 though.  

http://badowers.com/shop/dalton-boot/


Thanks for looking man! unfortunately I am a size 9.

post #9442 of 48171
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Found a place that still has them - only in size 10 and 12 though.  
http://badowers.com/shop/dalton-boot/

What size do you need?
post #9443 of 48171
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Mexicutioner, this has turned into a great list, as shown by the many people who contributed. I'll add that the Clifton is still available through Nordstrom, just as someone mentioned the McClain is still at JAB.
The 8 happens to be my favorite last, and it seems that a lot of other agree. So my question is - why are they reducing the number of models on this last? I mean, they wouldn't have all of the models shown here at any one time, but why only three, of which two (LaSalle and Delray) are similar? Is there another last that they consider to be the "replacement" for the 8? Maybe the 3 or the 6? Anyone have any knowledge or opinions on this?

thanks man, updated to reflect Clifton and Nathan.

the JAB Nathan looks really good, i hadn't seen pictures of it before.
post #9444 of 48171

How do you think it is possible to get the Daltons for cheap (like seconds)? I saw some people have bought them for $149 from the factory - what kind of sale should I look out for? I am dying for a pair of the chocolate calf daltons


TIA!!!

post #9445 of 48171
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

How do you think it is possible to get the Daltons for cheap (like seconds)? I saw some people have bought them for $149 from the factory - what kind of sale should I look out for? I am dying for a pair of the chocolate calf daltons


TIA!!!

Factory seconds have defects. You're talking about a shoe that is already a good value for the money. As a retailer I'm biased, but save up and get what you want.
post #9446 of 48171
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Originally Posted by classicgrey View Post


Factory seconds have defects. You're talking about a shoe that is already a good value for the money. As a retailer I'm biased, but save up and get what you want.

 

I don't mind the seconds! I just can't get over how beautiful I think they are.

post #9447 of 48171
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

Just thought I would liven up the conversation with a few pics I found of my walnut calf Daltons vs my walnut shell Daltons:

Calf:

 

 

Shell:

 

droool...my walnut cordovan dalton seconds are in the mail...here's to hoping there's nothing too wrong with them!

post #9448 of 48171
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

 

So does this mean they will apply the new style finish to all models?  I could see myself wanting a burgundy Leeds with the new style finishing.

one wonders how much of it is just polishing and brushing...i remember a previous post with some nice photos of a burgundy shell full brogue with a very nice shine, presumably on the older finish.

post #9449 of 48171
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

one wonders how much of it is just polishing and brushing...i remember a previous post with some nice photos of a burgundy shell full brogue with a very nice shine, presumably on the older finish.

 

Stolen from another poster in the Meermin thread:

 

Shell comparison (Click to show)

 

The Alden (right) is the glossiest of the bunch by a good amount while the AE (middle) is the least glossy. No amount of brushing to my shell Leeds could equal that luster - it took a good amount of polishing. There's a lot to the finishing.

post #9450 of 48171
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Stolen from another poster in the Meermin thread:
Shell comparison (Click to show)

The Alden (right) is the glossiest of the bunch by a good amount while the AE (middle) is the least glossy. No amount of brushing to my shell Leeds could equal that luster - it took a good amount of polishing. There's a lot to the finishing.

Modern AE shell is inferior to Alden (shine/lustre wise) despite coming from the same factory... so go figure!
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