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Okay so someone covered the Independence lining, but can anyone comment on Independence insole pad? I wasn't 100% clear on whether that's something people normally get, but I got it. However, my invoice lists it and it says "OK'd by customer," and now I'm concerned I made a stupid choice and I shouldn't have. Can anyone shed some light for me?

Edit: I asked AE CS and this was the response. It sounds like it's a good thing, but still concerned why specifically noted that I OK'd it. Do other MTO people not get this?


Edited by robbrechter - 10/14/13 at 2:38pm
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Given you have the above, I'd definitely exchange the Daltons for something in the dark brown family. Either chocolate or bourbon, both are great colors.

Yep, that's what I was thinking.  Currently checking out the Bourbon.  Going to get an update later today if they can locate one in my size.

 

Thanks again,

 

Eric

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I don't understand all of the recent posts with people hating on AE Shell. I would agree that often there is a bunch of creme on them when new, but after a bit of care they are beautiful. Just take a few seconds to look at the pics on here and you will see that. I will admit that on occasion there is always the exception to the rule, but I just cant understand all the negative posts re: AE shell. 


I had nothing but positives to say about my walnut shell daltons and the AE calf models I own.  I have had poor experiences with my look at the cambridge and the norwich I ordered.  Not sure what's so inappropriate for reporting bad experiences with AE shell here.  I suppose the bar had been set a little too high by the other American-made option from New England.  :nest:  There are certainly some good looking AE shells out there on this thread, in particular many belonging to you, GOP.  I thought you GOP-types were all about the high standards that competition in the free market produces.  :stirpot:

 

JK my friends... enjoy and wear in great health. 

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Seems like lunchtime...
Sure is. Here are my Cappuccino Leeds. My usual crappy desk pics!


:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

Enjoy and wear often in great health my friend!

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Boring compared to the custom jobs shown recently, but here's what I'm wearing today: burgundy shell Park Aves.  

 

  


You wear them well my friend!

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Originally Posted by robbrechter View Post

Okay so someone covered the Independence lining, but can anyone comment on Independence insole pad? I wasn't 100% clear on whether that's something people normally get, but I got it. However, my invoice lists it and it says "OK'd by customer," and now I'm concerned I made a stupid choice and I shouldn't have. Can anyone shed some light for me?

Edit: I asked AE CS and this was the response. It sounds like it's a good thing, but still concerned why specifically noted that I OK'd it. Do other MTO people not get this?

I was told that I need to get the independence insole if I get the lining. I got it as well.

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The pics didn't turn out like I hoped, but my cappuccino family so far...

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

TJ,

 

Here are the answers to your questions.

 

1) Here is a picture showing wheeled. Essentially it puts little lines along the top of the welt. Regular welts typically just have the stitches showing.


Regular Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister

Wheeled Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Jefferson (or any Independence Collection Shoe)

 

 

2) Split Welt - The welt line disappears (magically) typically under the heel of the shoe. This picture decently depicts the concept. Note that the stitching disappears once it hits the heel area.

 

Regular (360 degree) Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister

Split Welt Example: Alden Tasseled Loafers (Style # 563) (Sorry, that was the first one I found like this in my closet).

 

 

3) Reverse Welt - There is a vertical piece to the welt that is stitched to the upper. Typically seen on slightly less formal shoes (Longwings, Chukkas, etc.)

 

Regular Welt Example: Allen Edmonds Park Avenue or McAllister

Reverse Welt Example: Allen Edmonds MacNeil or Dundee

 

 

Hope that this helps.

 

-Mike

 

 

mdubs,

 

Thanks for the info! Much appreciated. You helped clear up a lot. Are there any structural differences between the different types in terms of quality or something else? Or are they just used for cosmetic purposes?

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Every time I see that pic over the last few days I get a really strong urge to order a pair of Dundees in black shell
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...I would love to know how many orders were placed!

Nice choice!!

I'm sure we could trace the large spike in cappuccino Leeds order to the day you posted pictures of yours.
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Anyone know how the Strawfut fits compared to other 5 last shoes (specifically the McAllister)? I've got a lead on a pair, but can't try them on first.

My brown / navy mesh Strawfuts fit the same as my McAllisters. - but more comfortable as the mesh is very forgiving. If you are looking at the linen Strawfut, they are fully lined, so I would think they would fit the same as a McAllister.

Chris
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My brown / navy mesh Strawfuts fit the same as my McAllisters. - but more comfortable as the mesh is very forgiving. If you are looking at the linen Strawfut, they are fully lined, so I would think they would fit the same as a McAllister.

Chris

Thanks. I'm looking at Mesh. The only reason I ask is my McAllisters fit perfect but with thinner socks my right foot laces basically close. I'll probably take a shot at them though as I can always return them if they don't.

I tried a BB 5th ave once that felt bigger. That's why I asked
Edited by schweezly - 10/14/13 at 4:40pm
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Didn't get a chance to post this until now.

 

Here's my MTO Chili Cliftons with Independence sole

 

 

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Didn't get a chance to post this until now.

Here's my MTO Chili Cliftons with Independence sole






Awesome. My Walnut Clifton's are my favorite shoes I own. I love the Chili color too.
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Didn't get a chance to post this until now.

Here's my MTO Chili Cliftons with Independence sole





Everything about this shoe is fantastic. Nice choice!
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