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From my understanding, the last is the issue regarding makeups of discontinued styles. If a discontinued style was made on an existing last you should be okay, if not I believe you are out of luck.

I was looking for the St George (Jodhpur) in burgundy shell. 

No can do... :(

I saw that Carmina was doing an MTO shell version, but I was hoping for AE. 

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I am in a similar position with wearing overshoes but for a different reason. And have tried many alternatives.

 

I had my cobbler put a half sole put on my Walnut Shell Daltons. Those pair are very hard and slick, it is as bad as bare leather when you hit wet tiled floors. The combination tap soles as issued by AE seem softer than other half soles. The tap sole on the calf PA that I have is softer and appears to offer better traction but I have no idea about longevity. I don't care for the feel of them and seldom wear them so can't tell you how they hold up.

 

Agree with Adam on the Othello sole on the Wilbert's, I have them in both brown and black and they are worn almost smooth. I have not tried Dainite because of the many reports of it being slick when wet inside on smooth hard surfaces and I spend a lot of time on marble and tile floors in hospitals and clinics. I believe the AE version is different than the English one and may be better for wet traction, but I haven't been able to determine that yet. Any feedback from someone that owns the AE version would be appreciated!

 

I have mini lug on Black Hills and Bayfields and really like them a lot. They are thinner than the Alden commando sole but I have yet to have a problem with them. Alden commando top and MTO AE mini lug bottom minus the lug heel. I feel the AE is dressier and for something like dress shoes believe they would work well. Both of these work well in snow in Mn. on these boots.

 

 

But lug thickness isn't always a determining factor in looks. My Cascades have huge lugs and to me seem very aggressive. They are a very casual boot in comparison to most of mine but they are the only shoes or boots that my secretary has ever commented on saying they were very stylish SHOES, which is in a way the goal of wearing dress boots to me. That people think you are wearing shoes instead of boots when your pant leg covers the top of them.

 

 

A surprise to me is how well butyl leather soles work in the snow and wet. Even though they are still smooth leather once broken in they have a decent amount of traction. 

 

 

Thanks for all of the input guys, really helps. This post was nice, seeing a picture next to the alden commando for reference.

 

Wondering if you guys can have a loot at my MTO and see if there is anything im missing. Going for a semi casual kind of look, but really, I am going to be wearing them with jeans or chinos most of the time. Drew some inspiration from the Alden Safari Boot from Leather sole, but really like the cap toe of the Eagle County.

 

-Snuff Suede upper with Independence lining (does this lining come in different colors?)

-Tone on tone stiching

-Leather insole

-270 degree welt with a closed heel, brown welt and matching stitching (considering white stitching here)

-Light brown transparent sole edge

-No pull tab

-Top 4 speed hooks, would like a brushed darkish metal, not sure of my options here.

-Brown piping

-Mini Lug Tape sole.

 

Anything im missing?

 

Also, I have a pair of black eagle countys currently, and they fit me really well, maybe a touch snug. I think they have a poron insole. Will moving from Calf to suede upper and poron to leather insole make this new EC fit roomier?

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^ Mike, I can't believe you were able to hold out until now to wear those!
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Thanks for all the info, Gents. Since the weather is getting more and more horrid here in Chicago I was thinking about doing a Bayfield boot w/ some mini lug soles. The only issue is that I can't decide what I want the upper to be.

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^ Mike, I can't believe you were able to hold out until now to wear those!

LoL. I have spent way too much on shoes in the past 60 days. I can barely keep up with wearing them! :-/ But I am powering through it. :-)

-Mike
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Love my Bayfields with their mini-lugs. Been in Chicago on business since Sunday, and living in mine. Dressy enough to wear to my business meetings, but I'm not afraid of a little snow or ice. Would recommend to anyone!
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What a tease!! I came home tonight to a FedEx door tag. The number says it was sent from Port Washington, Wisconsin!

I missed my recraft shoes. Oh well...I promise I will post pics tomorrow. I had my Polo (AE model name no longer used for OBVIOUS reasons) Saddle Oxford recrafted and double JR soles put on.

I can't wait for tomorrow!!
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Should have done it. Nothing is justifiable to my GF at this point, so I just do it. Damage can't get any worse (except to my wallet).

That's what you think until your obsessive shoe spending pushes her into letting some other guy slip her the old Pringle can.

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LoL. I have spent way too much on shoes in the past 60 days. I can barely keep up with wearing them! :-/ But I am powering through it. :-)

-Mike

Must be tough work smile.gif. They are very beautiful. I'm jealous everyone I see them.
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Thanks for all of the input guys, really helps. This post was nice, seeing a picture next to the alden commando for reference.

 

Wondering if you guys can have a loot at my MTO and see if there is anything im missing. Going for a semi casual kind of look, but really, I am going to be wearing them with jeans or chinos most of the time. Drew some inspiration from the Alden Safari Boot from Leather sole, but really like the cap toe of the Eagle County.

 

-Snuff Suede upper with Independence lining (does this lining come in different colors?)

-Tone on tone stiching

-Leather insole

-270 degree welt with a closed heel, brown welt and matching stitching (considering white stitching here)

-Light brown transparent sole edge

-No pull tab

-Top 4 speed hooks, would like a brushed darkish metal, not sure of my options here.

-Brown piping

-Mini Lug Tape sole.

 

Anything im missing?

 

Also, I have a pair of black eagle countys currently, and they fit me really well, maybe a touch snug. I think they have a poron insole. Will moving from Calf to suede upper and poron to leather insole make this new EC fit roomier?

 

Are they able to do a 270 degree welt? They don't on any current models so I wouldn't've guessed so.

 

I asked Allison about the pull tab and whether she could have it moved down to resemble the Dalton, and she said it pretty much needs to stay as-is. I got the impression they wouldn't even let you opt out, but I'm not positive.

 

All accounts of the Poron insole make it sound like it makes them tighter, so I assume no Poron could make it roomier. I don't know how the Independence lining/insole compare to the standard and Poron insoles.

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JAB has shoe trees for $8.5 a pair.  Buy 15 pairs and you can get them for $6.80 a pair ($25 off $125 coupon).

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Are they able to do a 270 degree welt? They don't on any current models so I wouldn't've guessed so.

 

I asked Allison about the pull tab and whether she could have it moved down to resemble the Dalton, and she said it pretty much needs to stay as-is. I got the impression they wouldn't even let you opt out, but I'm not positive.

 

All accounts of the Poron insole make it sound like it makes them tighter, so I assume no Poron could make it roomier. I don't know how the Independence lining/insole compare to the standard and Poron insoles.


Interesting stuff here. I just emailed her back today with specs, so im going to wait and see what she says. Hopefully I can get what I want, but if there is some stuff that I can't have, i'll understand. Im not sure about any of my requests yet and whether or not they can be accommodated. Everything i've requested (except the 270 welt), i've seen asked for/done in at least one post before, as before I made this list up, I went back and looked at A LOT of MTO make ups on here. Thanks for chiming in on the Poron insole, what you said has echoed what i've heard.

 

What are the prospective specs on your make up? We're going to have a boat load of great looking eagle county boots on this thread in about 2-3 months time.

 

Can anyone comment on how the independence lining affects fit? My understanding is that there is no difference in fit, only in feeling, with the independence lining being a little softer, and a little bit more well made.

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Ok, if you were trying to bring sexy back...which one of these EC MTO makeups would you go with?

 

Dark chocolate upper
tone on tone stitching
flat black welt
poron insole
dainite sole
black speed hooks
 
 
 
Bourbon upper
tone on tone
extra burnishing to toe and heel
poron insole
natural split reverse welt
wheeled edge
mini lug outsole.
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Also, for those of you looking for an image of the Mini-lug sole that has been talked about here, it can found through this link

 

Catalog with all of the available sole models, dated 2013.

 

Left page, middle row, on the right.

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I stopped by the Lasalle street AE store this evening and briefly spoke with one of the designers.  Unfortunately, the main designer was in a car accident on his way down and thus had not yet arrived.  Apparently he had items from the spring collection, which I missed out on seeing.  One of the employees at the store did say that she might take some pictures for me.  Alternatively, she said to keep an eye on the Instagram account, as they may show up there in the near future.

 

Also, I took a look at the different sole options, and I have to say the Dainite sole is definitely the "sleekest" sole when compared to the mini lug sole.  I'm not sure which I'm going to go with for my EC MTO.

 

Hope this helps.

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