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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

Breaking in the new Broadstreets this week... pic taken with my iPhone so not the greatest quality.

The brown and walnut really do make a nice contrast and seem to go well with a brown pinstripe and even lighter slacks.

The challenge will be in polishing these guys and keeping the brown off the walnut.

 

 

 
Very nicely done, I really like those. Once again the AE website didn't do them justice when they were available.
 
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Hey All,

I'm requesting some pics of both the walnut and chocolate daltons in the wild as I'm deciding between the 2. I've always wanted a pair of Chocolates, but I've been hesitant because I already have a pair of dark brown boots. Naturally, the walnut Daltons would be the logical choice for diversity's sake, but the chocolate seems much more versatile (don't think I can wear walnut daltons with dress trousers/ nicer chinos) and classic (who knows how the color walnut will fare in 5 years). Your pics and opinions are greatly appreciated.

 

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^ You might also want to consider the shell burgundy Dalton that they're offering as a webgem right now.  #8 or AE burgundy is pretty versatile and would give you some variety.

 

I also agree that #8 shell is versatile and allows even more variety. I do like my walnut shoes and boots a lot, however it is more restrictive in what it can be paired with. As you pointed out the dark brown boots and chocolate Daltons would be very similar. Once you have a few other colors covered most certainly go for the chocolates though!

 

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From left to right, Chocolate Brown (Dalton), Brown Burnish (5th Street), Walnut Cordovan (Dalton), Walnut (Dalton).

The chocolate are actually very dark; almost black. I have treated them with the AE dark brown polish and brown Kiwi wax. You may even be able to get them to darken up further if you use darker shoe polish.

The brown 5th Streets are in the pic for perspective and because the SA made a hat trick of the 5th Street doable last Friday... pics of the black shell and burgundy shell 5ths coming when they get here.

 

 

 

Outstanding. Do you have flankers of black and burgundy shell Dalton's on order? smile.gif

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Stopped by the store this morning to try on the Daltons, but I was smitten by the new Hamptons and Regent Street. The contrasting Grain/Smooth leather is great looking and has a very English/premium feel to it (looks much, much better than the website). As for the Regent Street in Chili- they will be my next shoes. I've always wanted a pair of MacNeils but the 7 last doesnt fit me well because of the clipped toe- my pinky toe would not have enough room in the 7 last. The 4 last which the Regent Street is very similar, but it seems to have a little bit of a smaller heel, and the toe is a little bit more square, allowing more space for my toes. If your experience with the MacNeils are similar to mine, the 4 last will be an EXCELLENT fit for you! Sorry in advance for the blurry Hamptons pic- you don't see the fine contrasting details here, but it gives you a good idea of the shape and feel.

 

 

Edit: Amazon is offering a $50 discount for certain new styles, the Regent Street is included. A good chance to jump on first qualities for seconds prices


Edited by spitshine123 - 9/10/12 at 1:59pm
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I contacted the Shoe Bank in regards to a pair of Park Avenues. They gave a quote of $258 without shipping. When is the best time to order seconds? And how low will the price go on these?
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I contacted the Shoe Bank in regards to a pair of Park Avenues. They gave a quote of $258 without shipping. When is the best time to order seconds? And how low will the price go on these?

 

Before you do that, i would consider getting a pair during their big sale in september... If you do not have any near you, call up the Boston store on Newbury St.  I am sure they could sell you a pair at the discount then ship them.  Doesn't hurt to call them and just check and see...

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Before you do that, i would consider getting a pair during their big sale in september... If you do not have any near you, call up the Boston store on Newbury St.  I am sure they could sell you a pair at the discount then ship them.  Doesn't hurt to call them and just check and see...

Thanks, when is the sale?
post #9516 of 47299

soon, in the next week or so, and IIRC it goes on for several weeks

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I wear a 10.5 D Strand, what size should I go for on the Dalton?

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I wear a 10.5 D Strand, what size should I go for on the Dalton?


Same size.... they fit perfect on me and i'm a 9.5D in both the strand and the dalton

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

soon, in the next week or so, and IIRC it goes on for several weeks

Thanks, what is the sale like? ie. 20% off?
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Same size.... they fit perfect on me and i'm a 9.5D in both the strand and the dalton

Thanks! :)

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Thanks, what is the sale like? ie. 20% off?

 

I was just in touch with the shoe bank about seconds, and they said 15% off those seconds. That's all  I can tell you - somebody else may know more (i.e. whether they have a different price for other models than the one I was looking at or a different discount for 1st quality)

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sale is between 15-20% off, however most models will be 15%... i would assume the ones with 20% off are their summer shoes that they are trying to get rid of, or the ugly ones lol....

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

 

From left to right, Chocolate Brown (Dalton), Brown Burnish (5th Street), Walnut Cordovan (Dalton), Walnut (Dalton).

The chocolate are actually very dark; almost black. I have treated them with the AE dark brown polish and brown Kiwi wax. You may even be able to get them to darken up further if you use darker shoe polish.

The brown 5th Streets are in the pic for perspective and because the SA made a hat trick of the 5th Street doable last Friday... pics of the black shell and burgundy shell 5ths coming when they get here.

 

 

 

Thanks for sharing the pic; shows the color of the boots very accurately.  I have the walnut shell Daltons and have just ordered them in the #8/burgundy. Even after getting the walnut shell Daltons, I'm still very attracted to the walnut calf version just because of the color (I guess it's got more yellow/red/orange in it and it's more burnished). 

 

So my question is what was your rationale for getting both the walnut shell and walnut calf versions?  Hopefully it'll be a good sounding rationale that I can use when my wife asks me why I've bought another pair of boots that looks identical to one I already have.

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Hello gents. Been wearing my Fifth Streets for about a week now and notice there is a crease on the inside arch area of the boot. Is this normal? I am afraid this might be a symptom of being too tight.

 

post #9525 of 47299
either that or it's a symptom of your shoes trying to exact revenge on you for your questionable choice of username... nod[1].gif
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