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Does shell fit loosely enough that one could go down a width? Asking for a friend.
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@gm928 and @smfdoc, my initial statement about starting at $100 was said tongue in cheek... As was a previous post about offering 130% of asking price... As was this last post. 

 

I have had my eye on a shell boot or chukka, and would be happy with a minor defect at 1/2 price - but can't justify making a purchase until I lock in my fit on the 511 last. I've tried calf Daltons in 8.5E, 9D, 9E, 9.5B and 9.5D (settled on 9D). Next attempt will be 10B.

 

Then again, shell does fit slightly looser than calf... #FBWs


I'm normally a 9D, but can't seem to find my fit either on the 511.  I really wanted a pair of shell cordovan Dundees and tried 9D, 9.5D and 9E and no luck.  The 9D and even 9.5D were a bit too narrow in the toe area.  The 9E was just too wide.  My last hope is to try the 8.5E.  I'm hoping that will fit since there seems to be plenty of room past my toes on the 9D.  I looked at those Daltons too, but being that they were just on sale for $399 at the Shoebank and I haven't nailed down my size I'm going to pass.  I'm sure they will be onsale again in the near future.  Good luck to you if you decide to jump on them.

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Does anyone know how is Dabondo with offers? Does he only accept ones close to the asking price or would he take one for say 30%+ off the asking price?


I have been successful at getting over 40% off

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

@gm928 and @smfdoc, my initial statement about starting at $100 was said tongue in cheek... As was a previous post about offering 130% of asking price... As was this last post. 

 

I have had my eye on a shell boot or chukka, and would be happy with a minor defect at 1/2 price - but can't justify making a purchase until I lock in my fit on the 511 last. I've tried calf Daltons in 8.5E, 9D, 9E, 9.5B and 9.5D (settled on 9D). Next attempt will be 10B.

 

Then again, shell does fit slightly looser than calf... #FBWs

 

He accepts returns and is pretty easy to deal with. If you settled on 9D its definitely worth a shot. Particularly if you can get them under the $400 mark since those are essentially what you'd see from the shoebank.

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Anyone ever own the Brookwood and know if it is TTS or what last it is on?

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Hard to follow-up a series of joking posts with something serious... but, seriously... looks like $350 was the magic number necessary to take home those 9D shell Daltons. For those asking about approximate percentage of asking price, hopefully this gives you some insight.

 

And in the mean time, start pinching pennies for the spring trunk show!

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And speaking of Shakers and the 'bay: there is a pair of black first quality NIB 9.5D Shakers that ends in about 18 hours.

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Does shell fit loosely enough that one could go down a width? Asking for a friend.

I think it depends on the shoe, how close your feet are to the top or bottom range for that particular width, and on the type of socks you're going to wear. In my case, I'm an 8.5D in almost everything, but my shell MacNeils are 8.5C and still feel like there is a tiny bit of room, width-wise. But my shell Strands are 8.5D, and I don't think I'd want to go any narrower. I't probably a function of the lasts and the bal/blu difference. 

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Hard to follow-up a series of joking posts with something serious... but, seriously... looks like $350 was the magic number necessary to take home those 9D shell Daltons. For those asking about approximate percentage of asking price, hopefully this gives you some insight.

 

And in the mean time, start pinching pennies for the spring trunk show!

 

Did I successfully weasel you?

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With all this trunk show talk, as a new trunker, how does one purchase shoes?  Do you have to attend in person?  Can you only purchase them in person?

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Does shell fit loosely enough that one could go down a width? Asking for a friend.


I would say it depends on your foot and the shoe (shocking!!!).  If you're a true E, I don't think you'll be able to go down a full width to D.  But if you're a D/E and wear E in calf, good chance D will be better than E.

 

If a return is easy, then no harm in trying.

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Did I successfully weasel you?

We are such man-babies when it comes to shoes. No self-control whatsoever.
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I am thinking of picking up a pair of dark brown Chelsea boots with single leather sole and flat welt. What kind of pants will this go with?
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Natty Academys, Levi's and plaid on a casual Friday

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With all this trunk show talk, as a new trunker, how does one purchase shoes?  Do you have to attend in person?  Can you only purchase them in person?


During the 2014 trunk show, you could order via sales associate/phone but they worked hard to generate floor traffic.  

 

For me, it was worth a 35 mile trek from NJ to NY to meet Paul G and Skip Horween.  But there were many orders that were called into stores, or AE directly.  If the piggy bank is ready, they will get shell in your hands.

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