Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.
Edward Green Sandringham in cognac shell. Courtesy of Leather Soul.
^ 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.
Those look much better than what's shown on the AE website.
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.
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.
Could you elaborate on why you were underwhelmed? Was it because of the narrow last, or were there other factors such as finish, etc?
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.
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).
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.
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.
If these are the Carminas I think NewYorkRanger just purchased a pair. He has pictures on the Epaulet thread over in SW&D.
imo, not blobby - without refinement and balance. thumbs up for the fitzgerald.
"Chestnut is a bit lighter than Cigar and will age incredibly with wear."
so it sounds (and looks) very close to the Dark Cognac that C&J uses. or it's possibly the same exact color rebranded
what is it with AE and narrow lasts like the 5 replacing all the comfy type lasts that made their shoes so wearable for foreigners? Is it a an Amertican thing like all the shoes that sell with B and C fittings?
correct. he cross posted them in some threads.
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