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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


This isn't a direct answer to your question, but here is my personal conclusions being in a similar situation - which is having more shoes than I need.
1. Focus on fit. Only keep shoes if they fit really well. There is no reason to be hurting your feet and potentially causing bigger problems. If you've experimented with lasts, get rid of the shoes that you know you should not be tempted to wear.
2. How much are the shoes worth? It might be that what you get is not worth enough to you, especially for the ones you bought used. In that case, I would just keep them for the odd time you'd wear them. On the other hand, if I knew I would never wear them, I think it's nice to make them available for someone who is just starting out.
3. Whatever you do, I'd recommend keeping one pair of black and one pair of either brown or burgundy in calf that can be worn with suits. You'll need them at some point, even if not often. From three you list, I'd keep the burgundy Mcallister and black Byron. Both can be worn with suits.

I'm all for whittling down. I went through a similar phase as you, and I've decided that I get more satisfaction from wearing something great every day, rather than a vast quantity of mediocre.

My personal "sellers remorse" list would be most cordovan, and then anything in calf I find really unique. Most of the AE calf offerings can be rebought if you really need them later.

 

Thanks that is good advice for sure...there a few pair I love that do not fit perfect and def. makes sense to sell them and spend a few more bucks to replace with a better fit. I still am amazed that the MacNeil calf walnut I have and the Mctavish both fit me well and yet are so drastically different when held sole to sole - stunning how much bigger the Mctavish isin length- I will be interested to see how the Mctavish breaks in. So far the 5(65) last in D is most comfortable right out of the box for me.

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So... Do the Mora 2.0 get any love here? Kinda got a hankerin' for a dub monk. In the mood for something different.
lotsa love from me! Just got a pair, wearing them for the 2nd time tomorrow. Heads up, they fit wide
 

 

More love from me.  I have them in bourbon and they are sweeet.

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My long awaited Eagle County MTO arrived today. I just got home and found them cold and all alone on the porch... I brought them in to warm up and unpackage... I could not be happier. I will take more pics tomorrow. I love he extra burnishing. It gives them he exact look I wanted, like a To Boot New York Lincoln, only with AE quality. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

So... Do the Mora 2.0 get any love here? Kinda got a hankerin' for a dub monk. In the mood for something different.

I think the Mora 2.0 is a solid double monk. I MTO'd a pair and like them quite a bit.


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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I think the Mora 2.0 is a solid double monk. I MTO'd a pair and like them quite a bit.



Very nice! I have been considering doing one in Shell for a while.

-Mike
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Picture above are brown shell Strand seconds which I can grab still as part of the $299. SA sent the picture saying the only thing she can see wrong is the crease in the shoe. 

Do you guys think this a deal breaker, or is that something that should work itself out over time? My options are to grab theses Strands and return shell Jeffersons (which I just don't love), or pass on these, return the Jeffersons, and save the money for future purchases.

What's the play here gentlemen?

Is the 299 shell sale still going on?
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My long awaited Eagle County MTO arrived today. I just got home and found them cold and all alone on the porch... I brought them in to warm up and unpackage... I could not be happier. I will take more pics tomorrow. I love he extra burnishing. It gives them he exact look I wanted, like a To Boot New York Lincoln, only with AE quality. smile.gif

 

They look awesome GOP.  What's the make up?

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  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My long awaited Eagle County MTO arrived today. I just got home and found them cold and all alone on the porch... I brought them in to warm up and unpackage... I could not be happier. I will take more pics tomorrow. I love he extra burnishing. It gives them he exact look I wanted, like a To Boot New York Lincoln, only with AE quality. smile.gif

My taste has typically gravitated away from AE, but your MTOs consistently impress me. 

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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

Got these Daltons off the 'Bay.  They are a good fit on my feet but I have "bird legs" so they lace up like this:

 

 

Do Daltons generally lace up this tight with the facings touching?  These are a D width and going down in width is not an option as the foot-fit is perfect, plus I'm not sure if a narrower foot width would automatically mean a smaller shaft circumference anyway.  Is there anything a cobbler can do to snug up the shaft?  Or maybe tongue pads?

Beautiful color and beautiful model ... fantastic and very dandy.

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My long awaited Eagle County MTO arrived today. I just got home and found them cold and all alone on the porch... I brought them in to warm up and unpackage... I could not be happier. I will take more pics tomorrow. I love he extra burnishing. It gives them he exact look I wanted, like a To Boot New York Lincoln, only with AE quality. smile.gif

 

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They look awesome GOP.  What's the make up?

I am very happy with these. I have a few MTOs, including my Walnut Shell Macniels and Burgundy Shell Franciscans, which I both love, but these are right up there at the top of my favorite shoes. And I have 29 pairs of AEs.... I may need some sort of therapy. The good news is my wife really liked these and liked the price...

 

*BOURBON CALF 2066
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
**EXTRA BURNISH ON TOE AND HEEL AREAS *BLACK SPLIT REVERSE WELT
*LEATHER MIDSOLE
*MINI LUG OUTSOLE
*BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING 

*INDEPENDENCE LINING

* 3 SPEED HOOKS

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Just a few pics I snapped this morning. Conditioning now and gonna have inaugural wearing today. :) Some might not like the extra burnishing, but I love it. 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post


My long awaited Eagle County MTO arrived today. I just got home and found them cold and all alone on the porch... I brought them in to warm up and unpackage... I could not be happier. I will take more pics tomorrow. I love he extra burnishing. It gives them he exact look I wanted, like a To Boot New York Lincoln, only with AE quality. smile.gif

Stunning. I definitely have non-buyers remorse. I guess was just nervous about not being able to fit the 2 last on my extra wide feet.

We should start some sort of AE MTO gallery (along with the makeup specs) maybe on a separate thread. There have been so many great pairs made up, it might be a good way to give people some ideas.
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Just a few pics I snapped this morning. Conditioning now and gonna have inaugural wearing today. :) Some might not like the extra burnishing, but I love it. 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Freaking gorgeous boots.

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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post

lotsa love from me! Just got a pair, wearing them for the 2nd time tomorrow. Heads up, they fit wide

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

More love from me.  I have them in bourbon and they are sweeet.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I think the Mora 2.0 is a solid double monk. I MTO'd a pair and like them quite a bit.

Thanks, all! So how are you guys sizing them? I have the opportunity to try them on, but just making conversation! haha. Same as 5 last?
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

Just a few pics I snapped this morning. Conditioning now and gonna have inaugural wearing today. smile.gif Some might not like the extra burnishing, but I love it.  Warning: Hngngnng...! (Click to show)
AppleMark


AppleMark


AppleMark
Daaaaang. Your implementation is fantastic! Good things come to those who wait, eh?

(cue Indiana Jones' "it belongs in a museum!")
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