The Dalton is a great boot, and I'm happy with my pair, but I find the last I little too pointy with respect to the wingtip pattern, and there's too much empty space on the vamp. When I look down at my feet. I'm reminded of dan akyroid in cone heads.
I find the Alden boot pattern more pleasing, with a nicer medallion. I don't have one yet, but maybe next year. Or perhaps the year after that, considering how difficult it was for me to even get a 975 made in my size.
definitely agree with this. to my eye there was always something just a bit off with the Dalton and I think you hit it. credit to @zippyh on the pic.
Alden Brixton and C&J Lindrick
all the shell is super nice, just feel the spacing on the vamp on the Dalton is a bit off