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Then again, AE put the god awful Morgan and plenty of other ugly shoes into mass production, so who knows.

 

New here and trying to get some shoe sense. What makes the Morgan so unappealing? It looks a little heavy on the brouguing to me.

 

Went to Los Angeles recently and took two pairs of AEs, Dark Chili Fifth Ave I wore with a suit and Chili Burnished Calf Ashtons with jeans. I got compliments on both. I don't recall ever before getting complimented on my shoes. People seem to respond well to the Ashtons. Maybe it's the color more than the shoe? They work well as casual shoes. 

 

I just bought black a pair of black Nashuas based largely on the Shoebank price. Will see how those fit and look. 

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New here and trying to get some shoe sense. What makes the Morgan so unappealing? It looks a little heavy on the brouguing to me.

Went to Los Angeles recently and took two pairs of AEs, Dark Chili Fifth Ave I wore with a suit and Chili Burnished Calf Ashtons with jeans. I got compliments on both. I don't recall ever before getting complimented on my shoes. People seem to respond well to the Ashtons. Maybe it's the color more than the shoe? They work well as casual shoes. 

I just bought black a pair of black Nashuas based largely on the Shoebank price. Will see how those fit and look. 

The Morgans are made with 'brush off' leather. To many of us, the effect looks fake and the leather has a plastic like finish to it. They end up looking more like a cheap pair from Stacy Adams than what we expect from AE. There's at least one member of this forum who is fond of them and I'll let him make the affirmative case.
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The Morgans are made with 'brush off' leather. To many of us, the effect looks fake and the leather has a plastic like finish to it. They end up looking more like a cheap pair from Stacy Adams than what we expect from AE. There's at least one member of this forum who is fond of them and I'll let him make the affirmative case.

Got it - thanks for the info. No point in buying AEs if I want lower quality leather. Bostonians and others come into play at at that point (for me).

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Here is my collection of shell so far. What am I lacking (I have a pair of Alden boots coming)? What should I look for next?

 

 

 

Black Leeds

Black MacNeil

Black Norwich

Alden 974

Color 8 MacNeil

Color 8 Bradley

Color 8 Patriot (I think)

Brown C&J PTB

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Here is my collection of shell so far. What am I lacking (I have a pair of Alden boots coming)? What should I look for next?
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Black Leeds


Black MacNeil


Black Norwich


Alden 974


Color 8 MacNeil


Color 8 Bradley


Color 8 Patriot (I think)


Brown C&J PTB


How about something in the lighter colors like whiskey or ravello? I know, easier said than sourced.
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Here is my collection of shell so far. What am I lacking (I have a pair of Alden boots coming)? What should I look for next?

 

Nice collection!  Are you looking for specifically AE?  I think for shoes you got everything you really need covered, just heavy in blacks/color 8.  I love the brown shell Strand, which would be a nice addition. 

 

As for shell boots, I just prefer Alden makeups and recently sold my walnut shell Daltons as a result.  I think once you get your first shell Alden boots (which ones did you go with?), you might end up wanting another... (just a hunch)  I would go that route for your next purchase or consider other shell boot makers like Carmina, Crockett & Jones

 

+1 to @Buster Brown's suggestion of  lighter shell... tough to land but they usually pop up if you search hard enough.  Ravello is my personal favorite

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For some of the more seasoned forum members, did the old MTO program at AE allow for the creation of spectator shoes? I picked up this pair of non-AE shoes this weekend and I really wish we had the option of constructing a less commonly desired shoe such as this. They just made me smile. But then again, maybe that reveals a lack of judgement on my part. Its happened before.

 

 

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In the last reddit AMA with Paul, he suggested that the Broadstreets would be coming back (source = https://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/3bj3bj/allen_edmonds_ceo_paul_grangaard_ama/csmomww) but that was also the thread where he said of the shell trunk shows that "we'll do a couple more this fall" so who knows. One option is to get a Heritage golf shoe ($175 from the shoebank) and resole it, would still be cheaper than a new first-quality shoe, and the Heritage pattern seems nicer to me than the Broadstreet (similar to how the Jefferson 1.0 looked nicer than the 2.0 / McAllister).

 

There's also the possibility that they bring back the "custom neumoks for $199" program they've been doing for March Madness the past few years, though the number of leather options this past year was lower than in prior years and the "customize a shoe" option disappeared from their website completely a few months back.

 

In all of these "standard-ish" cases though, suede/nubuck has never been used, and the white nubuck has really only been seen on the very short-lived Spiaggia (at least in the past few years), so getting a "traditional" spectator from AE is probably out unless they bring back the MTO program with some reasonable degree of customization available.

 

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I think the Heritage golf shoe with a conventional sole makes for a fine spectator.  I got a pair this spring for a $30 (or $40) sole change charge.  Because this was actually right when they announced they were suspending the MTO program, Allison honored a sale price they had on regular Heritage models at the time.

Anyway, even without an official MTO program, I think they will still let you order any shoe with a sole change for a $30-40 up charge.  But, their golf shoes, AFAIK, are their only spectator patterns currently in production.
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When the MTO program was still going I had a heritage done with a combo of leather and suede (Allison even sent me some suede samples so I could choose) with non-golf sole.

 

 

 

 

 

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Let's see.. Jingle Bell Mok (web gem), Summit Point (web gem), Neumoks (more web gems).  I also customed a pair of black & white McAllisters.  I had a pair of Broadstreets, but the 3 last never agreed with me.

 

@polojock615 I picked up a pair of those same Summit Aves shortly after they were a web gem. I've only worn them once (not because I'm against flashy - see my Heritage post above, I wear them quite a bit - and I also have the Strawfut as well as the Brooks 7) but because I don't find many things they go with. I should probably just take some more chances with them in the summer. I know they aren't something that will get regular wear but would like to wear them more. What do you wear them with?

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How about something in the lighter colors like whiskey or ravello? I know, easier said than sourced.

 

I would love some Ravello short wings!

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Nice collection!  Are you looking for specifically AE?  I think for shoes you got everything you really need covered, just heavy in blacks/color 8.  I love the brown shell Strand, which would be a nice addition. 

 

As for shell boots, I just prefer Alden makeups and recently sold my walnut shell Daltons as a result.  I think once you get your first shell Alden boots (which ones did you go with?), you might end up wanting another... (just a hunch)  I would go that route for your next purchase or consider other shell boot makers like Carmina, Crockett & Jones

 

+1 to @Buster Brown's suggestion of  lighter shell... tough to land but they usually pop up if you search hard enough.  Ravello is my personal favorite

I buy AE almost exclusively. The C&Js and Aldens have just been happy cheap finds. I went with the color 8 cap toe (4060 I think?) I love all the Alden boots too. Especially the NST boot.

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@polojock615 I picked up a pair of those same Summit Aves shortly after they were a web gem. I've only worn them once (not because I'm against flashy - see my Heritage post above, I wear them quite a bit - and I also have the Strawfut as well as the Brooks 7) but because I don't find many things they go with. I should probably just take some more chances with them in the summer. I know they aren't something that will get regular wear but would like to wear them more. What do you wear them with?

 

Nothing.  I only keep them because my wife likes them so much.  So they sit on a shelf...

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@Dario65 I got the black Nashua as 1st qual - love em & wear em all the time. Liked them enough that I got them in brown also.
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Here is my collection of shell so far. What am I lacking (I have a pair of Alden boots coming)? What should I look for next?

 

 

 

Black Leeds

Black MacNeil

Black Norwich

Alden 974

Color 8 MacNeil

Color 8 Bradley

Color 8 Patriot (I think)

Brown C&J PTB

 

 

It's an awesome collection.  I think you need a pair of Chukka boots!

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