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Another question.

How much do your cobblers charge to put on TOPY's or other such rubber covers on the soles?

 

 

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It could be built up "wax" style shoe polish.  I had that happen to myself.  I think wax style polish should be only used on non creasing areas of the shoe to avoid that potential problem.  You'll have creases, theres no way to avoid it, you can minimize it though by the above steps.  Or you could step up to cordovan shoes and have waves instead of creases :fonz:

 

These aren't my AE's but another pair of shoes that I bought. I think they're actually ripping at a wear spot so I'm going to try to get them nice and supple again before I wear them more and ruin them more. As long as they don't get much worse and rip through, I think they'll be fine with polish.

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Others who have done MTOs before me, I just got a second email from Allison this morning making it appear that my order has been charged against my credit card. Does that mean that they are done or near done and should be expecting a shipping notice here shortly?

-Mike

When did you order out of curiosity?
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Another question.

How much do your cobblers charge to put on TOPY's or other such rubber covers on the soles?

I pay 15 GBP. So about $24.

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Dang. I was quoted $40 here in boston.

 

I might see how much they'll charge if I bring in my own soles.

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When did you order out of curiosity?

Pretty sure it was on October 2nd, but I know that they had already gotten the leather out of the warehouse before I actually officially ordered the shoes because they had to ensure that they had sufficient leather to take my order. I ordered a black shell MTO at the same time and haven't heard about those yet.

-Mike
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Really?  It may just be me but "exotic" skinned shoes just remind me too much of the "80's" and overly flashy dressed black guys on the south side of Chicago.  Not my cup of tea.  What kind of outfit do you pair those with (serious question) in case it is just me.  

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A very rare pair of AE's you got there Spoo.  Very nice.

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I certainly don't consider "exotic" leather shoes for my wardrobe, but I can appreciate those AE's for their rarity.  Those were quite expensive as well.  They made some in genuine Alligator a little over a year ago as a Webgem, and if memory serves they were in the price range of a pair of John Lobbs, though I don't remember the exact price.

EDIT: Just found them... They were $2,400. uhoh.gif

Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Ive listed them up now, just called them "sterling" - forgive my naitivity in this thread, but whats a Webgem?

jungleroller, just pair with an equally flashy suit, like a pinstripe, and done!
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Dang. I was quoted $40 here in boston.

 

I might see how much they'll charge if I bring in my own soles.


That is a rip off. I used to live in Boston. Don't pay more than $25, $35 at most if it is including the heels and is vibram. Wasn't even that much in NYC.

 

There is a little shoe store near Coolidge Corner run by a man that barely speaks english (I recall an Armenian flag) that does very good work. They are very well priced too.

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Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this (new poster) but today I received my order of Long Branch boots in Dark Brown. As you will see from the photos below, there is a distinct difference in grain (and colour, but harder to see and less fussed by that) between the two. I appreciate that the grain is part of this particular boot and that to some extent, variation should be expected and appreciated, but my initial reaction was that mine are too far off. Pictures do not actually show full extent of the difference. Do I go through the hassle of exchanging (keeping in mind that I am in Canada and will have to pay the costs of the shipping etc.)?

Thoughts?

Thanks much!




Looks good from here. Long Branch is a great boot. I agree with the other poster that said that you should apply some conditioner (although I have no experience with that obenauf product).

Keep in mind that Long Branch's are more of a casual boot. Meant to be abused and used in the rain/snow etc. Unless you got some with leather soles.

In terms of color, you can add darker polish to the lighter one over time and it will darken. Some folks here even use a product called neatsfoot oil to darken walnut shoes with good results.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Ive listed them up now, just called them "sterling" - forgive my naitivity in this thread, but whats a Webgem?

jungleroller, just pair with an equally flashy suit, like a pinstripe, and done!

That sounds pretty commanding! I get it.
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Thanks guys, I appreciate that. Ive listed them up now, just called them "sterling" - forgive my naitivity in this thread, but whats a Webgem?

jungleroller, just pair with an equally flashy suit, like a pinstripe, and done!


A webgem is a special run of shoes from Allen Edmonds that typically lasts for a month.....special make ups, special leathers, etc.

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That is a rip off. I used to live in Boston. Don't pay more than $25, $35 at most if it is including the heels and is vibram. Wasn't even that much in NYC.

 

There is a little shoe store near Coolidge Corner run by a man that barely speaks english (I recall an Armenian flag) that does very good work. They are very well priced too.

 

Guy was charging 40 for the just the soles. They were made in italy though. /sigh

 

I ended up paying 50 each to have them retrofitted with pretty gnarly lugged rubber soles. Not sure how he's putting them on but I'm certain he's not stitching the soles on. Sigh.

I don't live close to coolidge but I might have to make that trip. 100 dollars to get 2 boots resoled is a bit much. I'll see how much he charges if I bring my vibram soles in. The place I went to was in beacon hill. The place I went to in Davis square near my apt charged about 30 bucks for new heels.
 

Do you remember what the place in coolidge was called? Alton place maybe? I found that on yelp after a quick search.

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Guy was charging 40 for the just the soles. They were made in italy though. /sigh

 

I ended up paying 50 each to have them retrofitted with pretty gnarly lugged rubber soles. Not sure how he's putting them on but I'm certain he's not stitching the soles on. Sigh.

I don't live close to coolidge but I might have to make that trip. 100 dollars to get 2 boots resoled is a bit much. I'll see how much he charges if I bring my vibram soles in. The place I went to was in beacon hill. The place I went to in Davis square near my apt charged about 30 bucks for new heels.
 

Do you remember what the place in coolidge was called? Alton place maybe? I found that on yelp after a quick search.

 

The manager I've been working with at the AE store on State Street recommended Prospero's to me once if I needed work done. I can't say that I've used him yet (name is Max) but the Yelp reviews looked promising. 

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I got an email from Allison today saying my MTO's had failed inspection and would be remade and not ready until Nov 15. Damn! It's already been 2 months frown.gif I keep hearing about a lot of failed inspections... seems like they'd have this process down by now and wouldn't have so many 2nds. Mine are cappucino shell McNeil's... so I guess they set aside extra cappucino in case this happens.

 

Sorry that the first run didn't work out. What size are you? :sly:

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After mentioning it today, I just got the shipping notification for my snuff suede Amoks. Excited that they didn't get cancelled as some claimed that theirs may have been.

-Mike
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A few pages ago someone was talking about lightening up a pair of brown calf. It got me thinking that there is a color gap in AE's brown offerings. I have two pair (Strand and McAllister) in walnut which are stunning and I love them. I also have a McAllister in merlot and I love that color too. I'm picking up a pair of dark chocolate Daltons next week and think that color is great. However, I've been wanting something in a brown in between walnut and brown. Other makers often call this antique brown, cognac, chestnut or something like that. Chili is too red and bourbon isn't really the answer either IMO. Something like this...

 

Courtesy of: http://edetal.sg/shop/cityhall-antique-brown/

 

versus AE dark brown:

 

I thought maybe it was just my monitor making these "other brown" leathers look something other than a standard brown but I've seen some of them in real life that have this tone. I've seen all of the AE colors in real life as well and the brown is dark and (to me) a bit plain. Some of the shell colors like cappuccino and walnut might fill this void but they are no longer available.

 

Thoughts?

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