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My invoice date was 09/26 but I have no shoes ffffuuuu.gif

My Leeds invoice was 9.6.13. They shipped 10.21.13.
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I'm actually not too sure I followed you very well.  However, it was just a theory based on anecdotal evidence.  I've not yet met a left handed person that has the problem.  Not any scientific or truly logical reason.  I'm sure someone who is left handed will chime in shortly to say that they have the problem now that I've said that. :nest:

 

EDIT: Nevermind, I see what you are saying now.  Indeed, it does require not tying both knots LR/LR or RL/RL.  That said, I've still not met a lefty with the problem! :D

 

This site actually does a much better job of explaining what I was going for: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/grannyknot.htm

 

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There you have it! :tinfoil:

 

Hence forth, I will advise people using Kentyman's technique.  :teach:

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what do you know! even MWS learns something new every day!

 

This gave me a good chuckle. :)

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So, this is disappointing:

 

http://www.jsonline.com/business/mens-wearhouse-reported-bidding-for-allen-edmonds-b99126284z1-228843321.html

 

Not sure if it's being discussed yet. Saw it posted on the AE facebook page. If they sell, we'll probably only have a couple more yaers of quality before they become "just another shoe company"

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So, this is disappointing:

 

http://www.jsonline.com/business/mens-wearhouse-reported-bidding-for-allen-edmonds-b99126284z1-228843321.html

 

Not sure if it's being discussed yet. Saw it posted on the AE facebook page. If they sell, we'll probably only have a couple more yaers of quality before they become "just another shoe company"

 

I just read this article as well.. and would be terribly disappointed if AE was assimilated into another corporate conglomerate of brands. Better get your MTOs in asap just in case.

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I hope the employees aren't getting pissed and not putting good effort into making the current run of mto's, mine included.  

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Originally Posted by AxVxA View Post
 

So, this is disappointing:

 

http://www.jsonline.com/business/mens-wearhouse-reported-bidding-for-allen-edmonds-b99126284z1-228843321.html

 

Not sure if it's being discussed yet. Saw it posted on the AE facebook page. If they sell, we'll probably only have a couple more yaers of quality before they become "just another shoe company"

 

Just saw this as well. I will probably stop buying them if it does happen.

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You realize this means nothing till the deal is done, correct?

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You realize this means nothing till the deal is done, correct?

 

Of course... it would just be very disappointing to see the company sold to someone who will start looking at the bottom line, and it does appear the company is for sale.

 

AE is not a "brand name" product, it's a quality product. If they start looking at increasing profit by decreasing the quality their loyal customers expect, they will lose both.

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I am thinking of an MTO made of either black or brown CXL and--in addition to looking at the AE current inventory--I was hoping to maybe build upon some discontinued AE style that I would like. This said, I am looking for suggestions: your favorite discontinued and current AE that you think would look good in CXL. I am particularly looking for an everyday, casual version of a dress shoe and I am open to a cap-toe, shortwing or longwing, and either blucher or balmoral

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I am thinking of an MTO made of either black or brown CXL and--in addition to looking at the AE current inventory--I was hoping to maybe build upon some discontinued AE style that I would like. This said, I am looking for suggestions: your favorite discontinued and current AE that you think would look good in CXL. I am particularly looking for an everyday, casual version of a dress shoe and I am open to a cap-toe, shortwing or longwing, and either blucher or balmoral

 

 

^ I take it discontinued styles are available for MTO? Can anyone confirm that.

 

Thanks

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^ I take it discontinued styles are available for MTO? Can anyone confirm that.

 

Thanks

Don't rush into the conclusions. They are available if AE a) has the last on which the shoe was made; and b) is able to cut the upper for this shoe. Not every discontinued is obviously going to be available and this needs to be confirmed for each shoe in question. 

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Just saw this as well. I will probably stop buying them if it does happen.

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I just read this article as well.. and would be terribly disappointed if AE was assimilated into another corporate conglomerate of brands. Better get your MTOs in asap just in case.

It is already owned by a "corporate conglomerate of brands."
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Don't rush into the conclusions. They are available if AE a) has the last on which the shoe was made; and b) is able to cut the upper for this shoe. Not every discontinued is obviously going to be available and this needs to be confirmed for each shoe in question.

 

 

Thanks! Looks like I'll be inquiring about the ability to MTO an Evanston... I saw that a couple pages back, and it's exactly what I'm looking for.
 

To answer your question I think a pair of McTavish built up in brown CXL similar to the black wax finish currently available would look nice. I have this one in a couple of colors, but the black is my favorite. The contrast of the light stitching and brown sole work well for a casual shoe. Would work well in CXL, if we are talking about the same thing. The finish that develops a nice natural patina over time.

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Originally Posted by bbob2013 View Post


Thanks! Looks like I'll be inquiring about the ability to MTO an Evanston... I saw that a couple pages back, and it's exactly what I'm looking for.

 
To answer your question I think a pair of McTavish built up in brown CXL similar to the black wax finish currently available would look nice. I have this one in a couple of colors, but the black is my favorite. The contrast of the light stitching and brown sole work well for a casual shoe. Would work well in CXL, if we are talking about the same thing. The finish that develops a nice natural patina over time.

The 0 last the Evanston was made on is no longer used by AE. The closest style they have now to the Evantson would be the Rutledge, which is a stunning shoe.
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Hey guys, seeking some opinions here.  I'd like to get a balmoral boot for a suit as I need to make several presentations at conferences next year.  Ideally, actually I would like 2 (brown and black).

 

Which one would you guys go for?

 

1. Fifth street MTO without the medallion ($375 for calf, $595 for shell, plus tax). It would look like this, in black or brown.

 

 

Edit: I am borrowing this pic from someone on the board...I can't remember who.  I saw it one day and saved it to my computer.  I hope that is ok!

 

2. Carmina cordovan balmoral in cognac: (~ $680, +/- any duties/fees I'll have to pay after it ships)

 

 

I'll have to find a Forest last to try on, but assuming it fits as comfortably as the AE 5 last on me, is the extra money worth it for shell and/or carmina?

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