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post #946 of 20750
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
What is this exclusive range? Higher end than handgrades?

As I understand it, this range will sit between the Premier & the Handgrade. These have a rolled waist and channelled sole and will be on existing lasts.
post #947 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
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Another nice one! Really looking forward to AS updating their website with all the new rtw styles. Groover, which last is this made on? I'll have to familiarize myself with their new shapes!

Thanks.

It's on the 724, you know, the one which I had a pair of brogues made on which you dislike
post #948 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
As I understand it, this range will sit between the Premier & the Handgrade. These have a rolled waist and channelled sole and will be on existing lasts.

So Exclusive will be their highest end RTW and HG is their MTO?

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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
Thanks.

It's on the 724, you know, the one which I had a pair of brogues made on which you dislike

I liked the last as well as that brogue design, but thought the wingcap kinda 'spilled over' the sides oddly because of the angles.
post #949 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
So Exclusive will be their highest end RTW and HG is their MTO?
Yes, the Exclusive will consist of 6 styles with a choice of colours. Rolled waist and channelled sole. The Hand Grade will be the real top end stuff, consisting of 8 styles to start with, these will be MTO. There is also the full MTO program which allows you to take any style and change it, so, you could take a country boot, change the colour, pattern, sole etc. There are few examples on Chay's blog: http://alfred-sargent.blogspot.com/p/home.html
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
I liked the last as well as that brogue design, but thought the wingcap kinda 'spilled over' the sides oddly because of the angles.
I know what you mean, I'll have to post to pictures of them being worn, as the sharpness of the lines is lost on the wingtip once they're being worn, if that makes sense.
post #950 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
These have a rolled waist and channelled sole and will be on existing lasts.

???

Groover: I'll have to post to pictures of them being worn, as the sharpness of the lines is lost on the wingtip once they're being worn, if that makes sense.

honestly, not for me
post #951 of 20750
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
??? Groover: I'll have to post to pictures of them being worn, as the sharpness of the lines is lost on the wingtip once they're being worn, if that makes sense. honestly, not for me
Fritzl, if you're going to quote me then at least quote me properly. As per your quote. The rolled waist refers to the shoes I've just posted, ok? The quote about the sharpness of the lines (of the last), refer to a pair of brogues Sargents made for me a while back, and, something that myself and Wes Bourne have discussed in the past.
post #952 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
Fritzl, if you're going to quote me then at least quote me properly.

As per your quote.

The rolled waist refers to the shoes I've just posted, ok?

The quote about the sharpness of the lines (of the last), refer to a pair of brogues Sargents made for me a while back, and, something that myself and Wes Bourne have discussed in the past.

i got you, but you neglect to get me. no worries. forget it.
post #953 of 20750
Bought these a few months ago even though they felt too narrow (these are Monmouth on the 888). The salesman talked me out of special ordering the F width, and told me to wear them for a bit and come back; I know they stand behind what they sell so I wasn't too worried, but I admit to being a little bit put off. So I wore them for a bit and the left stretched nicely and felt fine, but the right was still too tight. I took them back and he stretched the right foot and now they are perfect. At the same time, they had a pair of F width in store for the trunk show, which I tried, and they felt great. On my right foot. The left was a bit loose. So the moral of the story is, sometimes we can and should trust salesmen.

And now that they're back from the shop, they need a bit of TLC....


post #954 of 20750
A long time lurker and recent poster here, just dropping by with a quick and heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful contributors on this thread. As a stylistically-deficient individual, the posts in this thread [in this board, really] have helped me gain some awareness on what to do/get/wear/etc. I don't have any shoe porn to bring here yet, but I am enjoying all the pictures and discussion immensely, so I just wanted to say that.
post #955 of 20750
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Originally Posted by UberDyologzz View Post
A long time lurker and recent poster here, just dropping by with a quick and heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful contributors on this thread. As a stylistically-deficient individual, the posts in this thread [in this board, really] have helped me gain some awareness on what to do/get/wear/etc.

I don't have any shoe porn to bring here yet, but I am enjoying all the pictures and discussion immensely, so I just wanted to say that.

Quickly take a picture of your current shoes right now. Then a year from now, take a picture of your new shoe collection and post both of them here.
post #956 of 20750
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
The left was a bit loose. So the moral of the story is, sometimes we can and should trust salesmen.

in my experience, there's always a bit time to investigate in a good fit.

good story, btw
post #957 of 20750
Thanks for the guide, Wes.
post #958 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
Thanks for the guide, Wes.

Stay tuned for jefferyd's version 2.0 guide! (He has video capabilities. )
post #959 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Groover View Post
These arrived today they're from the new AS Exclusive Range, same as my Cherry pair posted a while back but this time in Chestnut burnished.




They look beautiful.....

Adrian
post #960 of 20750
X-posting with Austro-Hungarian School......

received those a few days ago, they are part of the Operation Paprika, many thanks to Fritzl and SG.
I really didn't like the shape and way the heels were looking, so off they went.
I then took advantage to take off the the slightly burgundy looking edge-coating covering the edges and the soles.
A new heel has been made and put in place, the soles just got some uncolored protecting coating and for the edges I've used some dark brown coating. A screwed toe-tap has been added and the laces changed.
After some more hours of TLC (creaming, waxing and shining) that's what these full brogues in scotch grain look like.

Full shot of the pair :


Full shot of one shoe, pretty true to the RL colour :



from the back :



from underneath, with the new heel and different coloured sole, which allows to better see the wood pegs :


and the toe-cap, somewhat shined, (you can see my left hand in the reflection) :



Adrian
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