Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Those look great. Nice winter weather boot!
I find it just be very shoe-specific as to which trees fit best, assuming you're not getting lasted trees designed for that exact shoe. I like the full toe trees, but sometimes they won't fit. And the split-toes are finicky, as well. So I've ended up with an assortment.
My experience has been that split-toes are good for loafers, as they are usually narrower, and boots, as I often can't get the full toe trees to fit. But I like to use the full toe trees when I can.
Better to have trees than no trees. And I think don't sweat exact fit too much, as long as you aren't damaging the shoes with them.
And now I wish I would have bought those during the sale.
I'm really hoping some will post pictures of there burgandy shell Dalton's that they like when they came in
I can post pictures of the burgundy shell Dalton's that I did NOT like when they came in.
^. Sorry Michael, for being negative. Guess I'm still disappointed I'm not wearing them right now. They were gorgeous boots, though. Hoping for a replacement as the fit was also perfect.
Are the "brown burnished" Bayfields @ Lands' End, chromexcel?
The Strand, Kenilworth, Larchmont, Flatiron, and Neumora in bourbon calf become available starting tomorrow according to the AE Fall supplement catalog. Not sure if that date will still hold, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how the new bourbon color looks in the wild! Might just have to get a new pair of Strand's or Larchmont's.
They need to come out with the Patriot in burgundy! Any chance they do that soon?
Today is your lucky day!
the sizing advice given by SF Affiliate Oak Street Bootmakers for their CXL shoes says to account for a fair bit of stretching due to the leather.
Wow, should have been careful what I wished for. There goes my money in the next sale.
How are the combination soles?
I've only worn the LB's once but I can tell you that they are extremely comfortable (expectedly more than the leather-soled Daltons) and I know that I will get great use out of them. Keep them!
I have the combination sole on my Cronmoks and I prefer it over the leather sole because they are much more durable in wet weather. If I'm ever caught in the rain in my leather soled AEs without my Swims, I can always count on the water seeping through the leather outsole and into the insole. I at least feel a bit more protected with the combination tap sole.
I love my dark brown long branch and my Walnut Dalton's I find both comfortable for there intended purposes
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