Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
MTO Fifth Streets on a beautiful winter/spring day.
Just trying to gauge interest before I go listing these on B&S or ebay/grailed. I have a pair of Natural shell cordovan Dalton seconds in 9.5D that, after two gentle wears, I realize don't fit me the way I'd like them to. I've struggled over this for quite a while now, as these are one of my "grail" boots. If they were 9E or 9EEE I would never let them go.
The "defects" that likely made them seconds:
1. A very slight error in punching the toe medallion on one of the shoes
2. What looks like an errant black mark (sharpie?) on the L edging
3. The L tongue is slightly crooked, but this is a non-issue when laced up.
Otherwise they are perfect, and I have kept shoe trees and dust covers in/over them, and used some Renovateur on them once. Smoke/pet free household.
That said, looking for a good home for them now. The picture below is from when I first bought them - they have minimal wear from two days of indoor office work. I'll try to get some current pics soon as well.
Let me know if you're interested!
Brown Strands today - my favorite shoe that I should wear more often.
Wow, those Daltons are purdy! Shouldn't be too hard for you to flip them.
Spring is on its way, its 70, sun is shining, a perfect day for...Daltons with dainite soles? I'm not waiting until next Fall to break these in.
Speaking of rain and split toes. Went with the Bourbon Portland today. I was resistant to split toes in the pass, but have really come around lately. Now, I really want a super casual heavy soled boot in this style...
Stunning boots on this page. The natural shell Daltons are beautiful and I wish they were an 11D.
@middlepP Those split-toe Portlands are awesome.
Great make-up. To think I just missed the MTO heyday.
These are really really nice. I have calf in 9D and they are a bit snug... Surely 9.5D in shell would be better, right?! (I have to nail down my size before I jump into the shell game.) What are you wanting to sell these for? I imagine these should go pretty quickly.
I'm committed to wearing mine year round. Together, we can make it happen!!
You need to save them for "W"ednesday
Quote: James Bond agrees. (he abhorred shoe-laces -On Her Majesty's Secret Service the book)
James Bond footwear in the movies. Its not surprising to see they are all from English companies. Sorry for the non-AE content.
In the formal situations in Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig sports the Church Philip in Black Calf, full leather with Oak bark soles. Bond wears the shoes at Greene's party in Bolivia, and in the following scenes, where Bond and Camille fly over the desert and their airplane is shot down.
"Step into Bond's shoes" - quite literally! Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan) wears the Church's Presley monk-style shoes in the film The World is Not Enough.
James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears a pair of Church's Chetwynd shoes in the movie GoldenEye (1995). These Walnut brown full brogue shoes in Nevada leather are worn in the Monaco scenes with the blue wool double breasted Brioni Plinio blazer and woolen sporty sand colour Brioni Snello trousers.
In the movie GoldenEye (1995) James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears a pair of black Church's Diplomat shoes. He wears these black semi-brogues during the T-55 tank chase and following train scenes, together with a blue bird's eye pattern suit (Brioni model Augusto).
Crockett & Jones Camberley
James Bond (Daniel Craig) will once again wear Crockett & Jones shoes in SPECTRE. Bond wears black Crockett & Jones Camberley boots in scenes filmed in Rome, including the funeral scene and the car chase in his Aston Martin DB10. The Camberley in black calf is a double buckle monk style boot, made using the finest calf leather with Dainite rubber soles.
Crockett & Jones Norwich
James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears black Crockett & Jones Norwich shoes in many of the scenes in SPECTRE, including the Mexico opening sequence, London and the Morocco Oberhauser lair scene. The Norwich in black calf is lace up derby shoe with straight toe cap, made from the finest calf leather with Dainite studded rubber soles.
Crockett & Jones Tetbury
In the Turkey and Shanghai actions scenes in SkyFall (2012), James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears Crockett & Jones Tetbury chukka boots. The Tetbury shoes worn by Bond are made from the finest antique nubuck with Dainite rubber soles. The Tetbury is also available in dark brown, or in brown or black suede.
Crockett & Jones Alex
James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears Crockett & Jones Alex shoes in SkyFall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015).
Crockett & Jones Highbury
In the London scenes of SkyFall (2012), James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears Crockett & Jones Highbury shoes. The Highbury model is a plain fronted three eyelet derby shoe made from the finest calf leather and features single Dainite rubber soles.
Crockett & Jones Islay
James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears Crockett & Jones Islay boots in the Scotland scenes in SkyFall (2012). Crockett & Jones announced their involvement in the film on their website on September 28th, 2012, and the Islay Dark Brown Country Calf model is pictured
John Lobb Luffield
Daniel Craig wears a pair of black John Lobb Luffield shoes in the movie Casino Royale (2006) during the scenes in the casino.
Cheers to Ian Fleming
Also you got me thinking. I'll need shoes that start with T and F and I'll be able to wear one for each day of the week. Or just wear Daltons everyday because boots are awesome?
Gorgeous shoes nonetheless @smfdoc. Gotta be able to appreciate beauty in all forms (brands.)
Cheers. I love that Camberley! Seeing it in the movie was what made me jones for a monkstrap boot. I ordered one MTO from another brand and I'm quite stoked.
Thanks for the reply Neo1.
One thing I forgot to mention and may shed some light as to why I was considering sizing down to 9.5 and in a width I couldn't try on in person is that I think the balls of my feet may be about 0.25-0.5" behind where I think the balls of the foot should be (where the shoe starts curving into the taper) on the 10D. But I'm not sure how important this is.
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