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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

They all have looked great. Wish I had mine. I did really like the walnut and burgundy make ups. I think my favorite though was the bourbon with extra burnishing, but that is also the make up of mine I am waiting for. They all looked great. I think AE made a mistake by only offering this as a rough boot, they should have made this part of their regular line in the make up styles as we have all done (burgundy, walnut and bourbon). It really is a great looking boot.

Great point. They should take advantage of these MTOs and just copy the designs.

Plus, the boot is on the 2 last, which to me is a more elegant, dressier look, because it narrow. Also the reason why I can't wear it.. frown.gif


Plus (my ramblings here): AE seems to make some odd design choices at times. They seem strangely drawn to some wackier designs and miss a lot of solid basics, IMO. It's been discussed here how men's wardrobe basics have not been covered well by AE in the past. The Carlyle plain toe, for example, was a long time coming. A good, basic, unadorned plain toe or captoe boot for less rugged (i.e.: office casual or even slacks/jacket wear) is missing. Why can we only get the brogued offerings? Then they bring out the perfect boot, it seems, but in a rugged style. The MTOs show how great this boot could be. Of course, I'd like it on a last like the 5 rather than the 2, but that's another issue.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Plus, the boot is on the 2 last, which to me is a more elegant, dressier look, because it narrow. Also the reason why I can't wear it.. frown.gif

How are people sizing these?? (Eagle Country)
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Couldn't resist picking up a pair of Aberdeen's in Tan Dublin from the Shoebank for $159.   Will be nice for bad weather days.

 

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Originally Posted by Dnslater View Post
 

Couldn't resist picking up a pair of Aberdeen's in Tan Dublin from the Shoebank for $159.   Will be nice for bad weather days.

 

 

Nice! Next to my Longbranches, my grey Aberdeens get the most wear (and tons of compliments).

 

Does anyone know if the Aberdeen and Eagle County are on the same last? 

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
Does anyone know if the Aberdeen and Eagle County are on the same last? 

 

Yes, they're both on the 2 last.

post #39666 of 46830
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

 

Nice! Next to my Longbranches, my grey Aberdeens get the most wear (and tons of compliments).

 

Does anyone know if the Aberdeen and Eagle County are on the same last? 

Aberdeen are 2-Last.

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Originally Posted by bobbyz View Post

Wondering if anyone has experienced this before. I have a pair of Benton's (firsts) with the "VIP rubber sole" that I haven't had many opportunities to use. Have a lot of brown shoes I use more frequently. I'd say i've used them about a dozen times over the year I've had them.

Finally had a need for them and decided to pull them out for a good polish before taking them out. I was surprised to find that the sole has started coming apart. Its more prominent in one shoe than the other but its definitely splitting. Its the only pair of rubber soled AEs that I own but I was disappointed to see them falling apart, especially with such little use. 
Separating sole (Click to show)




My Allen Edmonds shoes haven't done this, but I've had it happen with another pair of decent rubber-soled footwear after I stubbed the toe hard on a sidewalk.

I used a toothpick to slip the faintest layer of this stuff in between, clamped it together to let it dry properly, and let it set for 24 hours. Works like a charm.
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Allison just called me and said that my promontory point MTO was actually completed, just without the lining and is sending over pictures for me to take a look. If I like them, I'll just keep those and skip on the Eagle Country. 

 

FWIW, I thought navy calf with an unline grey suede shaft would have been pretty awesome..we shall see what the boot looks like. 

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The Long Branches are continuing to get a lot of wear!

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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

The Long Branches are continuing to get a lot of wear!

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Mine too. I've worn them almost every day since New Years with all the salt and slush in NYC. They clean up like magic, too.
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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

MTO Eagle County has come in, and it's absolutely everything I dreamed of.

 

2002 CHILI CALF

BROWN UPPER STITCH SEEN ON 1628

BRASS EYELETS

BLACK FLAT WELT

TOASTED EDGE DRESSING

INDEPENDENCE LINING LEATHER

DAINITE OUTSOLE

LEATHER MIDSOLE

 

Needed a versatile boot that I could wear with literally anything from jeans to a suit. I think I hit the nail on the head with these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color looks deeper and more brown in person, as is common with chili. Do you guys think the creasing is fine? I'm talking specifically about the second picture.

 

Also, how is the welting done on these dainite soles? Might the lack of visible stitching make these more durable?

 

 

For those of you who have been wondering about sizing on the 2-last, I'm normally a 13C on the 5-65, and these fit me very nicely in 13D. 

would you people STOP with these eagle county MTO photos... making me so jealous I want to pull the little hair I have left right out of my head. Every one of these MTOs just gets better and better.

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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

The Long Branches are continuing to get a lot of wear!

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Mine too. I've worn them almost every day since New Years with all the salt and slush in NYC. They clean up like magic, too.

I'm wearing mine today as well. They hold up so well in this lovely NE winter.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Better pictures of my new Rush Streets. The other photos I posted were the sales rep's samples in the store. These are mine after a coat of AE Leather Lotion. These show the color more accurately.




Chris

those look fantastic.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post


I'm wearing mine today as well. They hold up so well in this lovely NE winter.

Agreed, I treated mine with Obenauf's and have been walking through puddles and snowbanks all winter.
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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post
 

When you come back out from under that rock, Kahuna75, roll up your pants once or twice!  Couple things, though:

 

1) Only do this if your pants/jeans have the length to pull this off; if they're not, you'll be looking like you have 'capri pants' on, and;

2) I'm much less inclined to roll up in shoes than I am in boots.  Today I'm rolled up, but the pants (not jeans) are long enough and sweet enough for me to rock rolled or down:

 

The boots are not AE today; sorry (sacrilege, I know)... Was gonna rock my Olive Neumoks with these pants, but the crepe soled Thomas Dean suede chukkas won out! It's merely a twist on what are limited options for men in wearing an item of clothing in a different way.  Oh...and no throat punching today, either, young man!!! :box:

please tell me you don't have a grey shirt on... PLEASE!

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