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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

I got a pair of shoe bags with my last order from Allen Emonds however I might go buy some more for my Johnson and Murphy Cardells and perhaps for the Rockport Evanders.  I looked at the web site for some local stores, Target and K-Mart and of the bunch only Target had shoe bags but did not have them in stock, Amazon had shoe bags however they wanted more for shipping  then the actual product, makes it sort of silly to buy the product unless you have Prime, which I don't seeing as how I have never ordered anything but electronic things from Amazon.

You can order them from Allen Edmonds' site. $10 a pair with free shipping.

CH

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Hi All,

 

I recently scored a great deal on a pair of burnished brown Sagamores.  It was so good that I just had to register here so that I could gloat.  I found these at a Harry Rosen outlet.  They were beat up and scuffed like they had been kicking around on outlet shelves for months, but a couple of polishes and they look like new.  The photo below is taken freshly polished after about a half-dozen wears.  I own AEs in black, walnut, and merlot, but I have to say this brown is my favourite colour, it is deep and rich.

 

The price?

 

Wait for it......

 

 

 

 

$98.00 CAD. :)

 

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The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Thank you, Mr Grangaard, for making this possible.  And I hope that everyone participating in the special MTO offer finds as much satisfactiction as I have today.  Wear them in good health, gentlemen.

 

 

 

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Is it just me, or are those Kenilworth's on a double leather sole? It seems like the sole is thicker than other Kenilworths I've seen, and it looks good.

I was wondering the same thing when I saw the photo. I just had a MTO special Kenilworth with cappuccino shell and a double sole, and if it turns out like in the picture I think I'll be very happy.
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

 

I must have missed this back a few pages.  This is such a beautiful shoe.  I am VERY tempted!

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I know close I am coming to that point where I have decided to order them from Allen Emonds.  I have been debating the wisdom of putting my Cardells and my Evanders in shoe bags.  The reason for my recent talk here.  I'll get around to ordering them from Allen Emonds.

 

I have not had a chance to try out my new fiesols as yet since today is a holiday and  I generally do not walk around in my best stuff at home, typically I wear my best stuff in the office and only the office.  

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The saying is imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, After looking at these on here for a few days, I emailed Allison with the StyleForum SWAT @ AE, and asked about getting a pair for me. Indeed a great looking shoe. Enjoy yours, and I imagine when I get mine made, I too will enjoy mine. 

Bravo, sir! I hope you derive as much satisfaction from them as I do.

And let's hope this experience is enough to convince Allen Edmonds that a full spec MTO program is both worthwhile and profitable.
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Bravo, sir! I hope you derive as much satisfaction from them as I do.

And let's hope this experience is enough to convince Allen Edmonds that a full spec MTO program is both worthwhile and profitable.

This will be my second MTO. The other is a shell cordovan. With all that I have sen on here of all the SF members ordering thanks to Mr. Grangaard's special offer, I imagine it has to cause some pause to think about how they can make a MTO program that works for the customer yet is profitable for AE. 

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Whats an MTO program?

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This is just a hint of what is to come gentlemen. With the current changes in manufacturing of many of the things we buy, hand crafted from artisans with customization is the only thing that will separate the men from the boys. Look around you can see it coming everywhere in high end retail. A full blown craftsman Renaissance is in the first maybe the top of the second inning. I expect to see many lines offering full customization over just the next few months. I worked at Piper when Paul G was there. he is not a stupid guy, and he HATES to lose, he will be on this train.

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Allen Edmond's offers a variety of product lines.  Many of us come to AE for the classics, the Park Avenue, the McAllister, the Strand, shell offerings  .  .  .  boots, loafers, driving moccs.  We don't always love all of them, but we find quality, value, and self expression in the make ups that appeal to us.

 

I saw something in the Rough Collection that appeals to me.  It fits my needs.  I have two pair of Neumoks (fantastic shoes) and a pair of Ridgeways (just a little different).  And I wanted to build on that, but I also wanted a little more variety (not a sea of wingtips in the closet).

 

I inquired, I appealed, I respectfully requested.  My AE store manager tried back channels.  But to no avail.  I've been trying for about a year.  Each hint of a new style brought hope that perhaps I would finally find the shoe I was looking for.  Each new release refreshed my disappointment.

 

Today that all changed with a small cardboard box on my door step.  They don't look like much, but these shoes represent a significant victory for me.  And at least for today, I have a pair of AEs that are unique.

 

Thank you, Mr Grangaard, for making this possible.  And I hope that everyone participating in the special MTO offer finds as much satisfactiction as I have today.  Wear them in good health, gentlemen.

 

 

 


Edited by Apollotrader - 5/27/13 at 9:52am
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post

This is just a hint of what is to come gentlemen. With the current changes in manufacturing of many of the things we buy, hand crafted from artisans with customization is the only thing that will separate the men from the boys. Look around you can see it coming everywhere in high end retail. A full blown craftsman Renaissance is in the first maybe the top of the second inning. I expect to see many lines offering full customization over just the next few months. I worked at Piper when Paul G was there. he is not a stupid guy, and he HATES to lose, he will be on this train.

Very true I have been seeing that more and more over the last 2 years in my business.
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Whats an MTO program?
Made to order
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Originally Posted by nicedream View Post


Is it just me, or are those Kenilworth's on a double leather sole? It seems like the sole is thicker than other Kenilworths I've seen, and it looks good.

 

Very keen eyes. I did have a vibram sole added locally in nyc, although it is quite thin relative to the sole.

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My next pair of Allen Edmonds is in the pipeline - a 6-8 week pipeline! I ordered the walnut grain MacNeil as I do not have a longwing.

If you have any good photos of the walnut grain MacNeils, could you post them here to help me pass the time. The AE website photos are OK, but I know there are better photos out there. Kentyman's photos of the bourbon Strand put me over the edge on that shoe!

Chris
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My Tan Suede Neumoks, these are seconds that have some sign of defect- most notably the wear on the left vamp. They may look darker than usual, that's because they were just sprayed with protectant waterproofer.

I have yet to take these out for ride as they are my wedding shoe. 22 days until I can put these bad boys on, can't wait!
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