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post #691 of 995
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Grunberg,
what are you interested? Boot or shoe?

I would do the blake in a reddish suede. I think that would look pretty fucking sick. And im not talking snuff suede, think more red

Or doing a textured leather, like pebble grain in a tan/chestnut icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #692 of 995
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post


We did varying widths on the Miller boot.

 

That MTO in cordovan you mean? What last was it? I heard that they don't have any last in G width 

post #693 of 995
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Originally Posted by grunberg View Post

That MTO in cordovan you mean? What last was it? I heard that they don't have any last in G width 

They do. My Benson was in G width.
post #694 of 995
Thread Starter 
It depends on the last offerings. HG lasts have G, but some other lasts (e.g., 99) do not have G.
post #695 of 995
Got my Millers!
Had a quick look at them over lunch, beautiful boot, the shell needs some elbow grease, but overall finishing is nice.
Disappointed with the 3 piece boot tree as it doesn't fill the vamp or heel well. Certainly not fitted to the last, nor worth the significant added price. They could learn a thing or 2 from Vass trees.

Regards.
post #696 of 995
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Got my Millers!
Had a quick look at them over lunch, beautiful boot, the shell needs some elbow grease, but overall finishing is nice.
Disappointed with the 3 piece boot tree as it doesn't fill the vamp or heel well. Certainly not fitted to the last, nor worth the significant added price. They could learn a thing or 2 from Vass trees.
Regards.

Quite the opposite from my perspective. The boot tree seems a little too large - it's a devil to remove from the right boot, even after unlacing it all the way. Perhaps I just need a little more practice with these three piece trees.
post #697 of 995
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Got my Millers!
Had a quick look at them over lunch, beautiful boot, the shell needs some elbow grease, but overall finishing is nice.
Disappointed with the 3 piece boot tree as it doesn't fill the vamp or heel well. Certainly not fitted to the last, nor worth the significant added price. They could learn a thing or 2 from Vass trees.
Regards.

Agree. Mine (one piece) does not fill the vamp as well.
post #698 of 995
^AS doesn't actually make their own boot trees. These were commissioned directly by AFPOS iirc (a generous project imo). I wish AS made lasted boot trees. The lasted shoe trees I have from them fit perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post

Thank zippyh. This helps make my point even more.
Doesn't it go against your point? The fair comparison to G&G would be AS handgrades, not exclusives.

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

+1 It is tricky trying to differentiate I think when it comes to shell since the distributor (Horween) and material is the same. From my understanding of the MTO/HG, the last (19, 48, & 53 are only for MTO/HG with some exceptions), [calf] uppers, burnishing (if requested), fiddleback waist, bevelled edge, sole dressing, and packaging are better compared to the Exclusive range (of course the 'MTO' piece is default when it comes to design/color/etc.).
I personally do not get too hyped up on the soles so the Exclusive level works perfectly for me. Very happy with the whiskey Ramseys and I look forward to receiving the Cognac Millers. NYC is supposed to be sunny so maybe I can wear them on the walk home! Nothing breaks shoes/boots in better than a 2.5K walk icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I too am not a big fan of fiddleback waists, notched heels, or fancy packaging. But handgrades do have a couple other advantages like bed lasting and leather heel and toe puffs, iirc.
post #699 of 995
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Got my Millers!
Had a quick look at them over lunch, beautiful boot, the shell needs some elbow grease, but overall finishing is nice.
Disappointed with the 3 piece boot tree as it doesn't fill the vamp or heel well. Certainly not fitted to the last, nor worth the significant added price. They could learn a thing or 2 from Vass trees.
Regards.
Funny you mention this because my Vass trees fit well with exception to the vamp-don't fill out the shoe.

Where are the pics?!?
post #700 of 995
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Funny you mention this because my Vass trees fit well with exception to the vamp-don't fill out the shoe.
Where are the pics?!?

Will try and get pics tonight. I had high hopes for the trees, love the old EG lasted trees. Its one of those things I enjoy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Regards.
post #701 of 995
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

^AS doesn't actually make their own boot trees. These were commissioned directly by AFPOS iirc (a generous project imo). I wish AS made lasted boot trees. The lasted shoe trees I have from them fit perfectly.
Doesn't it go against your point? The fair comparison to G&G would be AS handgrades, not exclusives.

I too am not a big fan of fiddleback waists, notched heels, or fancy packaging. But handgrades do have a couple other advantages like bed lasting and leather heel and toe puffs, iirc.

Thanks for adding the finer details. I've always been happy with AS/AFPoS, both with product and customer service. Going to my other office tonight just to pick the Millers up. They have been sitting there since noon!
post #702 of 995
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Will try and get pics tonight. I had high hopes for the trees, love the old EG lasted trees. Its one of those things I enjoy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Regards.
Agreed, it's completely satisfying to have a well fitting pair of trees. Old JL trees are great too
post #703 of 995
Thread Starter 
Um, yeah, no complaints with my pair. Trees are perfect too!

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post #704 of 995
^ lovely. How is the fit?
post #705 of 995
Thread Starter 
Excellent. Probably one the better fitting lasts that I've tried (obviously this is very subjective). so far feels like the 888 with a wider ball. Will not really know until after a few miles of walking but first impressions are superb.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their pair!
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