Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

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  1. Calder

    Calder Senior member

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    I am unclear what number of shoes in rotation means within the context of your statement. I could have 101 pairs of Black Brogues, but by your statement they would all be useless if I bought just one pair of Burgundy Shell.

    In any case, it's not like shoes are terribly expensive, compared to suits.

    Also, this is supposed to be a thread about AEs, of which I have exactly one pair (Black Oxfords, natch), which come out for weddings and job interviews only. For everything else, there's Loakes.
     


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    Yes, it most definitely was a sweeping generalization. That I cannot deny. I tend to agree with it, but understand why some would disagree. As is the case with most sweeping generalizations.
     
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    People do not want to read this back and forth. Lets take this to PM. I will explain why I think a lack of understanding for OP's question and the context of his situation makes your points flawed.
     


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    Thanks Fly!
     


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    So far, I have not noticed it being any less durable.
    If I get a scratch on them, I use some renovateur and work it it, then brush for a bit.
    They come out looking great. I don't use wax a lot, a coat here and there every once in awhile.
     


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    I need suggestions on which color Dalton boot to buy for a second pair, if at all.

    Dalton's currently available colors: walnut calf, chocolate calf, and burgundy shell cordovan. I'm definitely getting the walnut calf for pairing with denim and chinos since I don't have any vivid, orange-tan boots.

    I'm unsure about the remaining two colors, and whether the burgundy is worth the ~$200 premium over dark brown. I already have light burgundy chelsea boots and very dark brown plain chisel-toe boots from Rockport. I don't have any wingtip/brogued English country boots.

    The attached pictures belong to other members in this thread. I've included them because they are useful. The one on top is chocolate brown; the second one is burgundy.

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    The $200 premium would be worth it to me. The burgundy shell will be different in more ways than colour alone. Love the stuff.
     


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    Are there any Norwich Owners out there who really like their shoes? I have been seeing so many negative reviews, but I love the look of them in burnished brown.

    Thanks!
     


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    I was going to hold out for gunboats before buying a burgundy shell shoe, but then last year the Dalton became available in that color so I leapt on it.

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    If you have no shell cordovan, it's a splendid first pair. Just consider these words of wisdom from a couple days ago before taking the plunge because it's absolutely true:

     


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    I second (or third) the recommendation for burgundy shell Dalton. The $200 premium is better than the $300 from a regular shoe. Since shell is much more resistant to water than calf, you'll even be able to wear it on rainy days! :)
     


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    Truer words have never been spoken. I told my wife that if I die then whatever she does don't take my shoes to goodwill. I told her to sell them and pay for my kid's college. She laughed not even realizing the truth i'd just spoken...

    It all started with a pair of Alden Cigar LWB and that lead to AE walnut shell daltons, and cappachino shell dundees, and burg shell bradleys, and more aldens, and more aldens, and more aldens, and then I found Carmina... and i'm still an amateur. Albeit a poor one.
     


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    My experience - yes
     


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    This depends on your feet. I would say that it runs true to length, but has a much higher instep than most bluchers or balmorals. Because of that, it effectively runs very wide. I wear 9 or 9.5 EEE depending on the shoe (the 9.5s are just slightly on the slightly too loose side, the 9 EEE is nice but is a bit too snug on some shoe).

    I bought TTS Daltons at 9.5EEE when they were only pre-order and they were wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too big, even with thick socks. The instep is just wayy too high, I ended up selling them for half what I paid, they were just not going to work at all. I went back to the store later and tried on pairs, found that I could wear a 9.5D, 9E, or 8.5EEE.

    As a general aside, I've found that for that EEE -> E -> D sizing pattern, the shoe is about the same profile, with the biggest difference just being the eyestay length (the 8.5EEE the eyestays close pretty close, the 9.5D the eyestays are much farther apart).
     


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