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post #301 of 609
I went in with the notion of a wholecut on the AS43, but in person I found the AS19 (almond-shaped) to be very lovely and visually elongating. It may be the nicest last I've seen since the EG82. I also keep thinking about that austerity brogue....

Will give it 24 hours, by which point I'll either confirm with Chay or submit a revision for the first order. At the end of the day, I'm probably doing nothing more than rotating the sequence of my eventual orders.
post #302 of 609
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I went in with the notion of a wholecut on the AS43, but in person I found the AS19 (almond-shaped) to be very lovely and visually elongating. It may be the nicest last I've seen since the EG82. I also keep thinking about that austerity brogue....

Will give it 24 hours, by which point I'll either confirm with Chay or submit a revision for the first order. At the end of the day, I'm probably doing nothing more than rotating the sequence of my eventual orders.

Ha! Agreed! Glad you had fun. Did you make it to W. Bill?
post #303 of 609
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Wow. Are these tours available to any punters or what do you have to do to qualify?

I'm a first-time AS customer, so I believe the experience is open to everyone.

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Ha! Agreed! Glad you had fun. Did you make it to W. Bill?

Unfortunately, no. Honestly, I never expected to be on the ground for 4 hours, and after errands at EG and Cleverley I just couldn't make it. Will have to carve out time on the next trip as am off to Naples tomorrow.
post #304 of 609
Great pictures medtech,do you just live and travel to buy clothing?
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like a full or half sock , it only means something to the collector - doesn't have much function, although that's been debated.

this has a function, period.
post #306 of 609
Great pictures medtech and thanks for sharing them. The monk-strap and austerity brogue looks awesome.
post #307 of 609
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
I went in with the notion of a wholecut on the AS43, but in person I found the AS19 (almond-shaped) to be very lovely and visually elongating. It may be the nicest last I've seen since the EG82. I also keep thinking about that austerity brogue....

Will give it 24 hours, by which point I'll either confirm with Chay or submit a revision for the first order. At the end of the day, I'm probably doing nothing more than rotating the sequence of my eventual orders.

Thanks for the great post of the factory tour!
post #308 of 609
I forgot to mention a few things:

1) Chay plans to have a showroom in central London in the coming few months. This will definitely make things easier for those interested to view the finished product up close.

2) he will be visiting San Francisco and Chicago during his next US trip (April, IIRC)
post #309 of 609
So I've finalized the first commission as a wholecut on the AS19 (almond) last in mahogany. I suppose that my feet are not as irregular as I imagined, as Chay indicated he will bypass the fitting shoe and go straight to the finished product (and will redo if it doesn't work out!). He sent me a file with 28 different toe medallions, and I've selected my 6 favorite here. Please help me by indicating your preference for my particular configuration - and plain toe is definitely in the running.

btw, if anyone would like the entire file please PM with your email.

#1


#2


#11


#15


#17


#24
post #310 of 609
Numbers 2 and 17 are my favs, have seen those on some styles at the factory. EDIT: They don't look 'cock and balls' when on the shoe Trini.
post #311 of 609
#2, 17 and 24 are very cock-and-balls so you may want to avoid those.
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#2, 17 and 24 are very cock-and-balls so you may want to avoid those.

Ha! Now that you mentioned it, I'll probably always see it.

Do you like any, or would you prefer a plain toe?
post #313 of 609
1 & 17
post #314 of 609
This is the one I'm using on a pair AS are close to finishing.

post #315 of 609
I am wearing AS shoes with the #11 today and it's pretty good

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