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post #4186 of 17560
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

I have the Dalton in 10.5D and the Cavanaugh in 11D. The Dalton fits nicely and feels like my feet are in Grand Central Station. The Cavanaugh, while not completely broken in, feel like my feet are in Petticoat Junction.

Thanks, I ordered in an 11 the bayfields I have are a tad long so hopefully these provide a snug fit which I am looking for. Hope the cavanaughs end up fitting like the bayfields.
post #4187 of 17560
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Others may disagree, but I would not apply Conditioner/Cleaner without polishing after. My experience with Conditioner/Cleaner is that it dulls the polish. I'd be interested to hear what others have to say.

 

 

That makes sense. A favor - can you take a quick look at the pics of my new walnut McAllisters? (page 278, post #4169) I'm wondering if I should exchange them. HealthActuary was kind enough to give his input, but I'd like to get some additional perspectives.

 

Thank you!!

post #4188 of 17560
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Got it during the trunk show.  The other two in the pic also.

 

If AE brings back the MTO option, I'm going to have to order a blue pair of Leeds.   That blue Carlyle is the most awesome shoe I've ever seen.

post #4189 of 17560
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post
 

 

With the MTO program coming back, it should definitely be possible. But if the pricing is based on the anticipated $150 MTO upcharge on top of the base price for shell boots ($725 for the Daltons), you'd be looking at $875. For that price, you're close to Carmina's cordovan models.


What I meant:  was is it possible that the Bayfield would be available in shell as a regular order (like the Dalton is now).  As a MTO at $875 (possibly more with Redenbach sole??), the reasons not to go with a Carmina Jump Boot or C&J Harlech start to fade away.  The one plus for AE is I know how the 511 fits me.

 

But who am I kidding, there are still more Dundees on my to do list. :facepalm:

post #4190 of 17560
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Originally Posted by Rrd0084 View Post

Can anyone convert the 511 last to the 114 last? I'm a 11b in the 511 and want to buy cavanaugh loafers in the 114?


My experience....¬† I have a Wilbert in a 10.5D that fits great.¬† I also have a Polo in 10.5 E that seems a little roomy but wears fine.¬† Both are on the 511.¬†¬† I have a pair of Burke penny loafers (114 last) ¬†that are 10.5D and these were very tight in the width.¬† That said I have a set of trees that seem to aggressively stretch the width and after using those they fit snug but comfortable. ‚Äč

 

I was looking at getting a pair of Cavanaugh's myself and think that a step wider from the 511 would work. 

 

I am wondering what other people will say...

post #4191 of 17560
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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post

This is a blind recommendation so take it with a grain of salt: Dave Page in Fremont is the recommended cobbler for Danner, Zamberlan and other hiking boot brands. I know, not the same thing but he's used to dealing with welts and 'recraftable' footwear so he should be a step up from the random cobbler used to gluing pumps and heels back together. Let me know if you check him out. I travel there frequently and am hoping to visit his shop on an upcoming trip.

Exchanged a few emails with Dave tonight and he was not super helpful in email with much detail. Crazy short answers which didn't inspire confidence but he did say he could do it with a "rubber zip sole".

On Reddit GYW, I found this review of Dave:

"Dave is in no way a people's person, he doesn't chit chat, and if you're not brusque with him, he might not fully understand what you want him to do. That's the only issue I see with him, and outside of that, his work is top notch outstanding stuff. I got the same results with him that I got from one of the more respected cobblers in Paris. Overall, I would recommend him, but I would also warn anyone going to him that they should be explicit in outlining what work they want done."

Yep, definitely my experience smile.gif

So assuming he is as good as people say he is, seems I need to be ultra specific on what I need. Is there anything specific I should be telling him? Any specific "rubber zip sole" I should go for? Anything I need to ask about edging?
post #4192 of 17560
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That makes sense. A favor - can you take a quick look at the pics of my new walnut McAllisters? (page 278, post #4169) I'm wondering if I should exchange them. HealthActuary was kind enough to give his input, but I'd like to get some additional perspectives.

Thank you!!

There is no way I would return those. I wouldn't even polish them for a while. They are perfect.
post #4193 of 17560
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Originally Posted by Raibeart Bruis View Post


That makes sense. A favor - can you take a quick look at the pics of my new walnut McAllisters? (page 278, post #4169) I'm wondering if I should exchange them. HealthActuary was kind enough to give his input, but I'd like to get some additional perspectives.

Thank you!!
They look great!
post #4194 of 17560
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post




I'm a big boot lover and have the Daltons. I'd definitely be interested in the Shaker Heights and Bayfield if they do bring them back. Are they on the same last as the Dalton?

 

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The Bayfield is on the 511 last like the Dalton, but the Shaker Heights is on the 73 last. I find the 73 last to be narrower than the 511 and possibly shorter too. The 8E Daltons I had were definitely too big for me, but my 8E Shaker heights don't fit all that bad.

 

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Conversely, I find the Shaker Heights to be slightly wider than my same-size/width Dalton.

 

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I also have Shaker Heights, Dalton, and Bayfields, and I agree that the Shaker's seem a little bit roomier. I have all three in the same size and I'm satisfied that they all fit.

 

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73 last is definitely a tad shorter than 511 and DEFINITELY almost a full size wider at the ball. The toe is pointier, so depending on the taper of your foot, it may seem narrower when in fact it isn't.

 

I ordered a pair of Daltons and Shaker Heights 2nds which I had both at the same time before returning them.  The Daltons at 8E were a bit tight at my instep but the rest of my foot felt great and after a few wears, they broke in enough to become comfortable.  Unfortunately, I returned them because the burnishing started to strip off on one of the boots.  

 

The Shaker heights, also in 8E,  felt tighter to me than the Daltons.  They were scrunching the top/front of my foot around the ball area so I ended up returning these as well.  I'm reading the above Dalton vs. Shaker Heights fit posts and it seems like it really must depends on the shape of your foot to determine how these 2 boots will fit you.

post #4195 of 17560
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post


What I meant:  was is it possible that the Bayfield would be available in shell as a regular order (like the Dalton is now).  As a MTO at $875 (possibly more with Redenbach sole??), the reasons not to go with a Carmina Jump Boot or C&J Harlech start to fade away.  The one plus for AE is I know how the 511 fits me.

But who am I kidding, there are still more Dundees on my to do list. facepalm.gif

That's RIGHT there are!! Chukkas FTW.

BTW I find Carmina's pricing of shell boots rather absurdly steep. I mean, Alden makes arguably the best shell boots in the business and their pricing doesn't jump up a cliff just because 3 inches of leather are added to the ankle.

And BTW I'm a Carmina fan!
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post


I ordered a pair of Daltons and Shaker Heights 2nds which I had both at the same time before returning them.  The Daltons at 8E were a bit tight at my instep but the rest of my foot felt great and after a few wears, they broke in enough to become comfortable.  Unfortunately, I returned them because the burnishing started to strip off on one of the boots.  

The Shaker heights, also in 8E,  felt tighter to me than the Daltons.  They were scrunching the top/front of my foot around the ball area so I ended up returning these as well.  I'm reading the above Dalton vs. Shaker Heights fit posts and it seems like it really must depends on the shape of your foot to determine how these 2 boots will fit you.

This is the Lord's truth. The 73 last is much pointier than 511, and the taper begins much earlier up the vamp. So for some people it may SEEM more narrow when it isn't.
post #4196 of 17560
It's a walnut world that we live in



First wear for another fortunate find for the blessed D widths at Bloomingdales. There is slightly less burnishing on the left shoe in person, but otherwise perfect. For 160 they would have to pry it out of my cold dead hands. My fifths, on the other hand, were done by someone operating under the influence. The brogueing barely survived. It's a shame - beautiful leather, burnishing was exquisite - but toe caps are different sizes and the stitching on the caps will bother me, so hopefully the next pair will be better.

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Originally Posted by Raibeart Bruis View Post
 

 

 

That makes sense. A favor - can you take a quick look at the pics of my new walnut McAllisters? (page 278, post #4169) I'm wondering if I should exchange them. HealthActuary was kind enough to give his input, but I'd like to get some additional perspectives.

 

Thank you!!

 

I second those saying not to touch them.

 

I got some new walnut McCallister firsts that had been assaulted by the Mad Burnisher.  There were blobs of black polish (?) all over them.  Using conditioner/cleaner to remove the blobs took all of the darker finish off, so I ended up doing the entirety of both shoes, taking off 95% of the burnishing before polishing them with walnut cream polish.

 

I'm happy with them, but my advice to you is expect the burnishing to come off if you use conditioner/cleaner.

 


Edited by DapperDriver - 4/27/16 at 6:56am
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Has anyone sent in a pair of calfskins for recraft and requested JR soles/heel be used with success? I spoke to a rep online saying it was only possible to do this with their shells. I thought I had seen someone saying they would do this but I cannot seem to find the post and I think it was dated a few years back anyway.

post #4199 of 17560
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

Has anyone sent in a pair of calfskins for recraft and requested JR soles/heel be used with success? I spoke to a rep online saying it was only possible to do this with their shells. I thought I had seen someone saying they would do this but I cannot seem to find the post and I think it was dated a few years back anyway.

 

I just got a pair back from recrafting, and have another pair in now.  I asked three different reps in the recrafting department about it, and was told no by each one.

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Burgundy shell Daltons 2day:

 

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