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The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Darlton the wingtip shoe, right ? Why is this even a q.the shoe looks so much better than the boot
     
  2. Mr. Moo

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    I think they're talking about Dalton (AE shell boots) vs. Lindrick (CJ for RL shell boots). Not DaRlton.
     
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  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Ok, I wasn't sure myself. I thought everyone was misspelling it :D
     
  4. Pastor

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    Several people had their order go through. Mine did as well. I have a confirmation number and it is listed on the website as backordered. I know others have already gotten shipping confirmation on theirs. I'm hopeful that mine will ship soon. If not then I understand because $250 is obviously way below what these shoes would normally sell for.
     
  5. Khurram

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    You may be right and hopefully for a few lucky ones this will go through. But just from what I was told by the online chat rep- all orders at that price will not be fulfilled.

    I suppose if you were in the first few it might slip through but I have a strong feeling they will end up sending an apology email for the error. Good luck to those who got a shipping confirmation though!
     
  6. PipersSon

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    Speaking of the Dalton, can anyone speak to the quality of the boot and the shell that AE uses?

    I have the Lindrick and the cordovan boot that C&J makes for BB; am thinking of buying anther cordovan boot and have been quoted what seems like a decent price on it.

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  7. rmspawn

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    I'm glad that it worked out for you.
     
  8. PipersSon

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    Thanks again for the tip. Not sure if they will honor the price, but at least I have an order number because of your suggestion.
     
  9. VRaivio

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    PipersSon: AE uses Horween, no questions about quality -- top-notch, as always. If you happen to come across a pair with second-grade material, I'm sure AE will exchange your pair. Their customer service is superb.
     
  10. rmspawn

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    I was able to see the Walnut Shell Strands and Daltons today at Allen Edmonds in San Francisco. The color itself is a bit darker than Whiskey but still very nice. The quality of the finished product is what you would expect from AE. I had already ordered a pair of the Strands and decided to stick with the order after having seen them in person. I ended speaking with the assistant manager of the store (Keven) about a possible MTO group buy. I really like their new Fifth Street balmoral boot and think it would be awesome to have it done in their Brown Shell Cordovan with a natural or antiqued edge trim. I'll post in the AE appreciation thread and see if there is any interest in having this made up.




    I hope they own their mistake and do the right thing by their customers.
     
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  11. Simplicio

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    Edward Green Sandringham in cognac shell. Courtesy of Leather Soul.
     
  12. bucksfan

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    ^ gorgeous. I saw those on the LS site... Look even better in your pics. I imagine the Dainite sole will be nice if you ever have to wear those beauties in inclement weather.


    I got a better picture of the upcoming AE Dalton shell version in my email.
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  13. Joenobody0

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    Those look much better than what's shown on the AE website.
     
  14. makewayhomer

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    walnut shell looks amazing, I've never seen it in person. I have seen the Dalton in person, and while I liked it, I wasn't blown away. it just doesn't look as substantial as similar boots like the RL Lindrick. but the Dalton in Walnut is quite a makeup, and $575 isn't a bad price at all.
     
  15. Akeem

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    The walnut shell does look great. I was also a bit underwhelmed by the boot itself when I tried it on. The last it is made on seems too narrow for the wingtip boot style. Can't beat the price though.
     
  16. PipersSon

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    Could you elaborate on why you were underwhelmed? Was it because of the narrow last, or were there other factors such as finish, etc?
     
  17. bucksfan

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    I agree that the #1 boot last, which the Dalton is made on, is fairly narrow (particularly as compared to Alden's Barrie and Trubalance lasts). As far as the last sizing, I am a TTS 12D in almost all of my shoes (AE, C&J for RL Darltons) I have a 12D in the AE Dalton and 11.5D in the Barrie-Last Alden. The 12D AE is longer, but about the same overall width dimension in as the 11.5D Barrie. In other words, order the Daltons TTS if you are on the fence and can't try one on. I bet I could probably wear a 11.5 E in the Dalton as well, but they didn't have one to try.
     
  18. bucksfan

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    I like my pair of calf Daltons... wouldn't hesitate to get a shell pair (except that I already shelled out the $ for my calf pair). In comparing them to my Alden shell #8 captoe boot, the Dalton is less tight around the ankle when laced and tied, but this is probably because it is a higher boot, and those are generally tougher to get on and off (plus it is a calf boot, so a little stiffer than broken-in shell)... so perhaps a purposeful design element.

    I also like the "butyl leather sole" that is on the calf version of the Dalton... not sure if this is on the shell version, or if (as is pictured) it will be the JR soles that AE puts on all their shells... if it's a JR double-oak leather sole, that is also very good, but probably not as water resistant (I have the JR double oak soles on 3 of my AE shell shoes - 2 Leeds and a Macneil).
     
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  19. Akeem

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    The boots just didn't look right on my feet. This style of boot looks better on the barrie last from Alden or the 606 last from EG. The 1 last is a bit too narrow looking to my eye.
     
  20. LaymanX

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    Fitzgerald Shortwing Chestnut Shell Cordovan from Epaulet NYC.

    Anyone have experience with this particular model? Is the chestnut comparable to whatever brown shade the RL Marlow's have?

    This could be a potential solution for those who consider the RL Marlow wingtip too blobby, but like the general makeup.
     
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