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Just got an email from Allison and my Cappuccino Jeffersons did not pass inspection and they are being remade. I got an updated ship date of Nov 15th.
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As you can imagine, these are pretty difficult to photograph.  Here's my attempt from this morning. I forgot to tell Allison that I wanted brown "piping" on the top line area, but that won't be noticeable w/ pants.  Also, I need to pick up a shorter pair of brown laces. 

 

 

I see they are 11.5D... too bad they didnt end up with a minor defect. I would have been all over those once they hit the shoe bank! :nodding:

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I honestly don't like the light welt look on the macneils people have been doing lately. It makes the shoe look overly casual in my opinion.  It also makes the shoe appear much wider.  Any man here with a wife will tell you that darker colors are slimming, and the macneil needs slimming IMO.

 

The lighter welt looks great on pretty much any other model though, just not the Macneils...  But lots of people think they are gorgeous so maybe I'm crazy.

I could see that.  They definitely are more of a casual shoe with that welt and the eyelets I think.  There's nothing wrong with contrasting the look a bit.  Casual with classic and Slim shoes looking a little wider.  Don't we usually offset things a little in any garment?:bigstar:

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I know a couple of weeks back that shell MTOs are now limited to burgundy, brown and black. It seems though that cappuccino is still available if Pastors shoes are being remade. Has anyone recently tried and been turned down for shell cappuccino MTO?
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I know a couple of weeks back that shell MTOs are now limited to burgundy, brown and black. It seems though that cappuccino is still available if Pastors shoes are being remade. Has anyone recently tried and been turned down for shell cappuccino MTO?

 

It's possible they reserved a few sets of shell per previous order in case of remakes, but I'm just guessing.

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It's possible they reserved a few sets of shell per previous order in case of remakes, but I'm just guessing.

This is what I think as well.
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This is what I think as well.

 

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It's possible they reserved a few sets of shell per previous order in case of remakes, but I'm just guessing.

I am pretty positive this is indeed the case.

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I love the contrast, but you provide an interesting perspective; usually the complaint (although rare) is the opposite when it comes to width. For a LWB, the MacNeil is rather pointy 

+1.  I also think the MacNeil is too pointy.  I wished they had a 1 last LWB.  I was so tempted to get a MacNeil MTO.  I had to take a 45 min drive to SFO to try it on and I'm glad I did because it just didn't work for me. 

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+1.  I also think the MacNeil is too pointy.  I wished they had a 1 last LWB.  I was so tempted to get a MacNeil MTO.  I had to take a 45 min drive to SFO to try it on and I'm glad I did because it just didn't work for me. 


I like the fact that it's a bit slimmer looking compared to other LWB's.  Some LWB's (Alden, for instance) look blobby, to me.  That look is compounded with smaller, wider feet, as well. 

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If the burgundy Daltons weren't so expensive I would have gone with those and a pair of walnut strands.  Instead, I'll have to do the reverse.

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Just got an email from Allison and my Cappuccino Jeffersons did not pass inspection and they are being remade. I got an updated ship date of Nov 15th.

Vey glad they reserved some additional shells just in case. Now the real question...Can you buy them as 2nds???

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Vey glad they reserved some additional shells just in case. Now the real question...Can you buy them as 2nds???

Had this same question as well. What's your size, Pastor? :smarmy:

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I know a couple of weeks back that shell MTOs are now limited to burgundy, brown and black. It seems though that cappuccino is still available if Pastors shoes are being remade. Has anyone recently tried and been turned down for shell cappuccino MTO?


My bet is that they will bring back the rare shell colors sooner or later. Allen Edmonds is a company, they use principles of compliance (in this case the principle of scarcity) to convince people to buy their product just like any other successful company would.

 

Through this thread and the help of Allison and her killer deals this thread is utilizing the consensus principle (everyone else is doing it, so I should too). We see each others MTO pics, or pics of other shoes and we want to buy them more.

 

When you go to a shoe store, and the salesman asks you if you would like to try anything on... in the back of their minds they know that if they can get you to try something on the odds of you agreeing to a much larger commitment increase very significantly.

 

Allen Edmonds is a business and they want to make as much money as possible, if that means making everyone think that cappuccino shell is gone and never coming back, then they will do that.  I doubt they have ran out of it at all, and even if they have stopped carrying it for the time being, they will likely be carrying it again (or some similar color with a new snazzy name) soon.

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I agree that they might bring it back sometime, but I don't agree with the speculation that they still have some cappuccino or other rare shells.

 

Currently there is a shortage of shell cordovan and obtaining shell in lighter colors is more difficult due to the properties of the material. I'd say that AE likely doesn't have much, if any left. It's most likely to me that shell cordovan is at an all time high price to obtain the material and the rare colors are even more so and the price point doesn't currently match the value/quality proposition that AE's business model is built for.

 

Of course, this shell shortage could also be some colluded propaganda created by shoe manufacturers around the world in order to raise prices, but that would be so far fetched, but much more interesting :marchal:

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Of course, this shell shortage could also be some colluded propaganda created by shoe manufacturers around the world in order to raise prices, but that would be so far fetched, but much more interesting :marchal:

Shell Cordovan manufacturers are the new diamond cartel, lol

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