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post #991 of 1213
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

My Blake MTOs on their maiden voyage. 
AppleMark


Almost 10 months later, throat/lacing gap closed!!! 




As someone who only has one pair of AS-E, I have to comment that they are absolutely a great value for money.  I know it's been said that the leather used for G&Gs is better, perhaps, but double the price better?  

Even I don't think I would go that far.  If it was easy to pick up ASs in the G width I would probably consider it more seriously.  I'm not sure their HG MTO prices (if they're even doing it right now) is as competitive.  

I REALLY love the short wingtip adelaide style!

And U have to agree. They're really great value, and that GG is not double the price better.
post #992 of 1213
Itsuo if I was to ever do an AS MTO ever again it would be that exact shoe. Problem with AS it took almost a year for them to finish a boot with no to minimal updates.

And it doesnt help that you need 15 participants for MTO and theres a shortage of shell. GRRRRRRRR
post #993 of 1213
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

My Blake MTOs on their maiden voyage. 
AppleMark


Almost 10 months later, throat/lacing gap closed!!! 




As someone who only has one pair of AS-E, I have to comment that they are absolutely a great value for money.  I know it's been said that the leather used for G&Gs is better, perhaps, but double the price better?  

Even I don't think I would go that far.  If it was easy to pick up ASs in the G width I would probably consider it more seriously.  I'm not sure their HG MTO prices (if they're even doing it right now) is as competitive.  

Wore mine today too. Two pairs of mto Blakes in dc at the same time. Wore my swims out to lunch.

They are great shoes and look great. I'd really like a mto in oxblood. Different style. Not sure what. But an oxford. Maybe afpos will do one of their special models in oxblood.
post #994 of 1213
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Wore mine today too. Two pairs of mto Blakes in dc at the same time. Wore my swims out to lunch.

They are great shoes and look great. I'd really like a mto in oxblood. Different style. Not sure what. But an oxford. Maybe afpos will do one of their special models in oxblood.

If I could get them in my size I would be interested. I wore these to and from work today. I had swims but that wasn't really working out for me so I bought these from AFPOS. I must say they are much lighter in color than the dark gray I had in mind.

post #995 of 1213
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Alfred Sargent Hunt Mahogany








Beautiful colors because for me it is going well with any outfit .. really good choice.

post #996 of 1213
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

Thread has been quiet for a couple days...




And what better way to resurrect it with a picture of an amazing looking pair of shoes!!!
post #997 of 1213

Am I seeing burnished caps? Or is that light play? Looks really good, didn't think AS does burnishing.

post #998 of 1213
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Originally Posted by Yowzer View Post
 

Am I seeing burnished caps? Or is that light play? Looks really good, didn't think AS does burnishing.

 

I bought these whiskey cordovans as "subs" from AFPOS and had them shipped straight to Alexander at Dandy Shoe Care for a makeover.  Very happy with the results.  

 

http://dandyshoecare.tumblr.com/

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/376937/patina-applied-to-your-shoes-by-alexander-nurulaeff-dandy-shoe-care/0_30#post_7023879

post #999 of 1213
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

I bought these whiskey cordovans as "subs" from AFPOS and had them shipped straight to Alexander at Dandy Shoe Care for a makeover.  Very happy with the results.  

http://dandyshoecare.tumblr.com/

http://www.styleforum.net/t/376937/patina-applied-to-your-shoes-by-alexander-nurulaeff-dandy-shoe-care/0_30#post_7023879

Wow that's really eye-opening. I didn't know you can burnish shell cordovans! Beautiful!

What is "subs" btw?
post #1000 of 1213
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post


Wow that's really eye-opening. I didn't know you can burnish shell cordovans! Beautiful!

What is "subs" btw?

 

not up to quality standards to sell as firsts.  there was a blemish on the toe that needed to be covered.  

post #1001 of 1213
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Nice, I haven't seen much info on AS MTO. How much is the MTO charge for AS and where did you get it done? AS seems to have a limited range from what I can see.

edit: Just saw the AFPOS AS MTO thread... Last post was like half a year ago. Did this service die?

I know the minimum order increased from ~6 pairs for a GMTO to significantly more. They also eliminated the ability to buy the shoes in a different width within the same MTO order. These factors and perhaps a few others all led to the group MTO demise. I think in the end AFPOS decided to order their own line of MTOs which they're now selling.
post #1002 of 1213
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Originally Posted by Itsuo View Post

I know the minimum order increased from ~6 pairs for a GMTO to significantly more. They also eliminated the ability to buy the shoes in a different width within the same MTO order. These factors and perhaps a few others all led to the group MTO demise. I think in the end AFPOS decided to order their own line of MTOs which they're now selling.

I wonder if AS ever did a cost benefit analysis of this. I know production simplicity = cost savings, but it comes @ the expense of a lot of potential sales. Why not just do what Carmina does - put an MTO upcharge to offset additional cost if cannot reach the GMTO quota.
post #1003 of 1213
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

I wonder if AS ever did a cost benefit analysis of this. I know production simplicity = cost savings, but it comes @ the expense of a lot of potential sales. Why not just do what Carmina does - put an MTO upcharge to offset additional cost if cannot reach the GMTO quota.

They do have a MTO... it is just the Handgrade line which has a significant premium. I could be wrong since I haven't gotten north of AS EX
post #1004 of 1213
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

They do have a MTO... it is just the Handgrade line which has a significant premium. I could be wrong since I haven't gotten north of AS EX

Really? They take single MTO for handgrade?
post #1005 of 1213
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Really? They take single MTO for handgrade?
I could be wrong, but I thought people have had single shoes made... but this could have also changed recently.
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