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

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  1. tietherope

    tietherope Senior member

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    Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm pretty sure it's just D width too. At least that's all there is on the Ralph Lauren website.
     


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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Hi... can anyone say something about the AE Dalton in shell cordovan. I am considering pulling the trigger on this boot. I own a couple of AE's but mainly collect Alden. How does the Dalton compare to a similar Alden boot? Will the one last for the Dalton fit the same way with other one-lasted shoes like the Leeds? Is the one last similar to Alden's aberdeen? Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    The dalton has plenty of room in the toe box. I recently ordered a pair in the walnut shell and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't say it was close to the aberdeen which I think is much sleeker and tighter in the toe box IMO.



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    I have four pairs of Daltons, two of them shell. I find the fit difference between the calf and the shell versions to be nil. One of the shell Daltons is unlined (walnut) and other than the obvious differences in feel between lined/unlined, still no significant difference for me in fit.

    I can't speak to how it compares to the Leeds or other 1-511 last shoes as I own none. But I do own Modified last, Barrie last and Leydon last Alden boots. I'm an 8D in the Daltons, 7.5D in the Modifed and Barrie lasts, and 8E in the Leydon, although I only have the unlined chukka in the Leydon so don't feel really qualified to compare it to the Leydon.

    Others seem to be able to describe differences in last fit much better than I think I can feel from wearing them. Having said that, I do feel that all the above sizes in the various lasts do fit me very well. From solely a fit perspective, my favorite is the Modified, followed by the AE 1-511 last.

    Good luck! What color shell are you considering?
     


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    They look great. Any noticeable flaws/defects?
     


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    RTP, I think you would be quite pleased with the boot. They need a touch more work to bring out the true shine but the construction is on par. I find the Dalton to run a touch narrow. I am an 8D in Barrie, 8.5D in the Leeds (also 1-511 last) and an 8E in the Dalton. I am right on the cusp of 8D or 7.5E in the Barrie. Your sizing will depend on if your Barrie size fits you better in length or width. Post some pics when you get them!
     


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    Not that I could see. I am probably not as diligent in my inspection as some but I looked them over fairly well and can't see anything that would concern me if they had been firsts (other than the little shoe mark on the soles of course)
     


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    What is the name of that shoe? They look fantastic!
     


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    These are AE Elgin. It's a closeout style, unfortunately, so the stock is now extremely limited.
     


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    I can't wait to see them opened.
     


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    Personally, I prefer the McAllisters because they have a single oak sole. I feel the double oak sole on the Sanderson adds a bit more weight to the shoe - of which I am not very fond.
     


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    Six pairs in a single day?! That must be some kind of record...
     


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    I felt like a boss when my 2 pairs arrived a few weeks ago. I can only imagine what receiving that order felt like.

    :slayer:
     


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    What do you think is the best shoe to show off the Bourbon finish?

    I feel it's a tossup between the Hanover and the Strand.
     


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