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post #1486 of 5647
Standard MacNeil, natural welt and leather midsole. I didn't specify welt stitching. They used green which was an odd choice but it works ok. We will see how long I can keep the suede clean.
post #1487 of 5647
Placed my first StyleForum MTO with Allison, nothing fancy, just a burgundy calf Delray. Now I wait 8-10 weeks, which is the quoted timeline.

Next one will be a re-make of my original MTO Mora in Navy calf. I look forward to having those back...
post #1488 of 5647
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Will be taking advantage of these the rest of the summer.

I love these! Is this white calf or white suede. Sorry I'm looking through my mobile and can't tell from the resolution.
post #1489 of 5647
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I love these! Is this white calf or white suede. Sorry I'm looking through my mobile and can't tell from the resolution.

Thanks.  It is suede. They have a true white and this slightly off-white.

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Does anyone know if there is a difference between 1032 CHILI GRAIN LEATHER and 1659 Chili Grain?

 

My current make up is as follows

DALTON:

 

- Leather: Chili Grain Leather
- light brown edge
- black flat welt
- Wheeled and fudged edges
- red leather insole cover and lining

- Poron Insole
- Exposed brass eyelets with Eagle County style speed hooks on the top 3

- Flat waxed laces

- Dainite Sole

- Leather midsole

post #1491 of 5647
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Originally Posted by zombiesartre View Post

Does anyone know if there is a difference between 1032 CHILI GRAIN LEATHER and 1659 Chili Grain?

My current make up is as follows
DALTON:

 



- Leather: Chili Grain Leather

- light brown edge

- black flat welt

- Wheeled and fudged edges

- red leather insole cover and lining



- Poron Insole

- Exposed brass eyelets with Eagle County style speed hooks on the top 3



- Flat waxed laces



- Dainite Sole
- Leather midsole

Very interested to see this when it's done.

FYI I have a McAllister with the red lining and I find it to be a little smooth and slippery against my socks. It's almost like its stiffer and has less give than the standard lining. Makes it difficult to get a perfect fit.

Of course, others may have different experiences...
Edited by peppercorn78 - 7/18/14 at 5:54pm
post #1492 of 5647
Poron insole huh? smile.gif
post #1493 of 5647
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Very interested to see this when it's done.

FYI I have a McAllister with the red lining and I find it to be a little smooth and slippery against my socks. It's almost like its stiffer and has less give than the standard lining. Makes it difficult to get a perfect fit.

Of course, others may have different experiences...

 

Really? That is interesting, I already know my size in the last but I don't know how the Chili Grain Leather will affect the fit because it is not calf. There seems to be both a calf and cow chili grain and I am not sure which would be better. Any thoughts?

post #1494 of 5647
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Originally Posted by zombiesartre View Post
 

Does anyone know if there is a difference between 1032 CHILI GRAIN LEATHER and 1659 Chili Grain?

 

My current make up is as follows

DALTON:

 

- Leather: Chili Grain Leather
- light brown edge
- black flat welt
- Wheeled and fudged edges
- red leather insole cover and lining

- Poron Insole
- Exposed brass eyelets with Eagle County style speed hooks on the top 3

- Flat waxed laces

- Dainite Sole

- Leather midsole

I'm very interested in seeing this makeup.  I've been throwing around the idea of a similar boot myself, probably using brown grain and commando sole though.

post #1495 of 5647
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Originally Posted by zombiesartre View Post

Really? That is interesting, I already know my size in the last but I don't know how the Chili Grain Leather will affect the fit because it is not calf. There seems to be both a calf and cow chili grain and I am not sure which would be better. Any thoughts?
I've not heard anything about the chili grain not being calf. I have a pair of McClains in chili grain and it is certainly calf, i sized the same on that as all my other 8 last shoes and it fits the same.
post #1496 of 5647
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I've not heard anything about the chili grain not being calf. I have a pair of McClains in chili grain and it is certainly calf, i sized the same on that as all my other 8 last shoes and it fits the same.

 

Allison said that it was cow rather than calf, do you know what the leather code was on your invoice and would you mind posting/linking a few pics? It would be greatly appreciated!

post #1497 of 5647
I have a pair of Regent Streets that's combination chili calf and chili grain, and the grain is calf for sure. I wonder what the texture/thickness difference between the cow and calf grain is. Perhaps the cow grain is like the dark brown grain on the long branch. Super soft and rather thick.
post #1498 of 5647
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Originally Posted by zombiesartre View Post

Allison said that it was cow rather than calf, do you know what the leather code was on your invoice and would you mind posting/linking a few pics? It would be greatly appreciated!
These were AE stock shoes that I bought 5+ years ago, so I dont have an invoice for them. If you look at the pictures in this thread, one member did an Eagle County in Chili grain calf. Here is the stock picture from AE of the Chili grain calf McClain
post #1499 of 5647
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I have a pair of Regent Streets that's combination chili calf and chili grain, and the grain is calf for sure. I wonder what the texture/thickness difference between the cow and calf grain is. Perhaps the cow grain is like the dark brown grain on the long branch. Super soft and rather thick.


The 1659 Chili Grain is definitely Cow, I asked. That said, it is much thicker and the color is very rich, although I would still prefer calf I think. I saw a pair of Jeffersons with the 1032 Chili Grain Calf and that is exactly what I want. I wonder if it is too late to change, I only put in my order on Wednesday and Allison said she had to talk to manufacturing anyways because I wanted a stitched through leather midsole and I wanted to have the Dainite channeled for the welt stitching.

 

there are apparently at least 3 chili grain leathers, 1659, 1032, and 1038

post #1500 of 5647
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Originally Posted by loanshark View Post

I'm very interested in seeing this makeup.  I've been throwing around the idea of a similar boot myself, probably using brown grain and commando sole though.

 



So essentially a Long Branch then?

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Just with poron and flat laces?

Or are there a few different brown grains?
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