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Good morning gentlemen,
I just wanted to follow up on my previous post.
I contacted the Allen Edmonds outlet in Italy and they di carry the same lines. The only difference is price, which is way above what they are sold here in North America. Ergo "buying America made shoes in Europe=not a good idea".
I've been wanting to buy a split toe/apron tie for a while now to round off my collection and I seriously can't seem to decide what to get. Just to keep it in the AE family, there are Delrays and Lasalles that are calling my name from Scilla and the Parkways that are singing to me from Cariddi..
On top of that the Alden's are leading the charge of the barbarians lines..
In essence I really don't know which direction I have to take! All I know is that it will be a brown shoe and I will be wearing it casually (weekends, jeans, casual Fridays with khakis).
Would you have any suggestion?
Thank you all,
Max

Where are you in Italy? I might be able to help you get some AE shoes here. I'm in Naples.
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the combination tap sole is great because once the rubber wears out it is back to the original sole.

I have the combo tap sole on Cronmok Boots, and on McAllisters from the anniversary sale.  They really are the best compromise between leather and rubber.  They are much more comfortable than rubber because of the leather construction (oaked sole on the McAllister).  They still feel like leather soles.

 

 

   I live in Ottawa, ON and can have rain anytime, plus a lot of snow.  I don't wear dress shoes in the snow, but  change at the office.  Crossing the street for meeting, etc. is okay.

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Does anyone know what the available edge trim options are for MTO? I sent an email last week to Paul to start the process and am waiting to hear back but figured some here may know as well.
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Does anyone know what the available edge trim options are for MTO? I sent an email last week to Paul to start the process and am waiting to hear back but figured some here may know as well.

I got my samples coming tomorrow and will be ordering same day. I will ask all the options for edge trim I am hoping for antique.
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Perfect. Please let me know; antique is what I am hoping for as well. How long did it take for you to get your samples?
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Where are you in Italy? I might be able to help you get some AE shoes here. I'm in Naples.


Naples! Homeland of Pulcinella, pizza, caffè and sartorial bespoke! Plus another 3000+ years of history in between..

I split my time 50/50 between Italy and North America for work, I believe purchasing AE in NA is more convenient based on the email I received from the outlet in Serravalle with prices, but thank you VERY much for your offer!
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Naples! Homeland of Pulcinella, pizza, caffè and sartorial bespoke! Plus another 3000+ years of history in between..

I split my time 50/50 between Italy and North America for work, I believe purchasing AE in NA is more convenient based on the email I received from the outlet in Serravalle with prices, but thank you VERY much for your offer!

 



It's a effin' madhouse- but Naples does have it's advantages! 

 

get my AEs shipped to the US base I am stationed at and I would have been glad to offer to help you out- but since you are able to get them in the US than you wont be needing me! 

 

Sorry for the 5 posts- my iPad was not playing nice. 

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I got my samples coming tomorrow and will be ordering same day. I will ask all the options for edge trim I am hoping for antique.

What exactly does the AE antique edge trim look like? Are there any current production AE shoes with the antique trim? I'm thinking something along the lines of what's on the brown Jefferson or Rutledge, or is it lighter than that?

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Long time reader of this thread, but first post. For starters, thanks for all the informative posts and interesting discussions. This thread has been very helpful for me, although a bit expensive. I purchased a McAllister with the combination tap sole during the last AE sale, and it just arrived yesterday. I really like it, and am now considering if I should jump at getting a custom version in shell. Sounds like several others are doing the same. Just curious why folks are picking the McAllister and not the Cambridge for the custom order? Is it just a preference on sole thickness?

 

Thanks. 

 

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I think both shoes are the same but Cambridge always refers to shell

 

Thanks lostron. So if I wanted to take Mr. Grangaard up on his MTO offer and got a cappuccino shell version of the McAllister, sounds like this would end up the same as a cappuccino shell Cambridge.

 

Related to Paul's generous offer, does anyone know how "custom" you can go? Would it be possible to get a MacNeil or other LWB on the 5 last?

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It's a effin' madhouse- but Naples does have it's advantages! 

get my AEs shipped to the US base I am stationed at and I would have been glad to offer to help you out- but since you are able to get them in the US than you wont be needing me! 

Sorry for the 5 posts- my iPad was not playing nice. 

Madhouse? You are so polite....
I know the city very well and trust me (I know you do) madhouse is a gently formulated and politically correct adjective for that city.
But how can you not love it?
At the same time.... I don't know how you do it!!
Say hi to my Italy, I shall kiss my homeland again in 2 weeks.
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Thanks lostron. So if I wanted to take Mr. Grangaard up on his MTO offer and got a cappuccino shell version of the McAllister, sounds like this would end up the same as a cappuccino shell Cambridge.

Related to Paul's generous offer, does anyone know how "custom" you can go? Would it be possible to get a MacNeil or other LWB on the 5 last?

The other difference is the sole - the Cambridge comes with a double-oak sole, but without the split/reverse welt that comes on the Leeds and macNeil. The McAllister comes with a single-oak sole. I really like the double-oak sole, in fact when my Bradleys need a new sole, they will be getting a double-oak sole.

Yes, my understanding is that you can change lasts as well.
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The other difference is the sole - the Cambridge comes with a double-oak sole, but without the split/reverse welt that comes on the Leeds and macNeil. The McAllister comes with a single-oak sole. I really like the double-oak sole, in fact when my Bradleys need a new sole, they will be getting a double-oak sole.

Yes, my understanding is that you can change lasts as well.

 

Thanks bucksfan. I may see if they could make that custom version. I have the MacNeil and really like it, but it doesn't quite fit me as well as those on the 5 last. I like the double-oak sole too. Once broken in they are really comfortable.

 

Speaking of LWB, I saw this shoe at my local Nordstrom's Rack. I had never heard of this model before, and Googling "Schautal" doesn't result in anything related to shoes. The shoe did not have the name on the footbed, so maybe this was just in a random box (although there were others in different sizes with the same name on the box). Sort of like a suede version of the MacNeil. I was tempted, but wish the Rack's price would better reflect the neglect their shoes experience. Although new, they often look pretty beat up. These were still $200, which is about the same as some of their models when on sale. 

 

 

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Just received a pair of Burgundy cliftons. I'm noticing the creasing is right below the cap toe. Is this an indication of the shoe being too long? Anyone with Cliftons have creasing below the cap toe?
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