I own the wingtips, PTBs, and loafers. Got great deals on all three. Wingtips were ~$250 on SF (about 2 or 3 wears max); PTBs were $50 on eBay (not marked as shell; again worn less than 5 times); loafers were $250 NIB from some random eBay seller that accepted my offer that was 50% asking price. All in all, I've had great luck accumulating a nice collection of RL/C&J shell. I've been waiting to get the split toes, but those are rarely seen. I'll get a picture of mine in the wild soon. I find that the leather shines best with a soft rag instead of a brush. Not sure why, as all my Alden shell take a brush very nicely.
My apologies for not responding sooner. Yes, I can verify that rebel did indeed pick up a pair of Darltons for $90 on ebay. I remember the title of the listing was not very descriptive so it wouldn't have been something that many would have picked up on. Although I have had some decent pickups along the way, this sub-$100 Darlton pickup has me beat.
Was that the pair that Shoebacca listed as damaged and w/o a picture?
Can anyone give me sizing advice on the Darltons in relation to Clarks? I have a size 8.5 in Clarks Desert Boot and Wallabee. Thanks.
Or maybe not even Clarks. I am more of a SW&D guy so that is a good reference point for me. How do these run, generally speaking? I take a size 9 in my Cole Haan dress shoes. 8.5 in a pair of Johnston and Murphy ski moc loafers.