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PSA . . . to those of you (like me) who were truly inspired by this MTO and were thinking about using the same leather in an MTO of your own, I just placed my order and Allison told me that mine will be the last one to use that leather (as they are saving the rest of it for the Wolverines).  So, sorry to be the bearer of this bad news for y'all . . . but hooray for me!

And, thanks again to @bl@ster
 for the inspiration.

Haha just got an email and Allison confirmed she would allow me to do an MTO with the russet brown dublin. Yahoo!

 

Good on ya!  Maybe they decided it made more sense for them to just use the leather now while there was obvious demand for it, and worry about the Wolverines later.

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Good on ya!  Maybe they decided it made more sense for them to just use the leather now while there was obvious demand for it, and worry about the Wolverines later.

 

That or Allison gave a me a bit of leeway because this MTO was a remake of the "defective" MTO Lexington that they sent me; it had tan pebble grain cowhide instead of the calf chili grain I specified. She was also kind enough to allow me to change to any model I want AND still honor the anniversary sale price. With the MacAllister getting a price bump recently I was really tempted to get them at the anniv price. My balmorals dont get a lot of wear though, and I already have a Jefferson, so I just went with Clark St in Russet Brown dublin. Hope it turns out ok.

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Sharing my latest MTO, Walden in natural CXL. I ordered these when the Waldens were on sale.

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Unfortunately there are at least 2 defects. One is that the edge dressing was supposed to be tan ink. It appears to be light brown transparent. I'm cool with that. The second one is there is a split between the welt and the outsole. Should this be a concern?

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Specs
Upper: Natural CXL with tan/alabaster stitching
Lining: Read leather
Insole: Red half sock liner
Welt: wheeled flat natural welt
Sole: Single butyl sole with AE toplift
Edge dressing: Tan ink.
Edited by watchidiot - 8/5/14 at 6:53am
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Aw yeah! My first MTO came in, and it looks fantastic. Pics to come smile.gif
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I got around to removing the AE polish off my MTO Dundee with a damp rag and discovered the whole inner heel of the right boot to be dry and rough. I've tried applying VSC but it's still very rough. Is something that can be boned away or is it too extensive an area? Should I be concerned with future cracking? Is this common and acceptable for first quality? I appreciate your inputs :)

 

 

 

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Looks good to me. Some of my AE shell looks like that.
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@gatszu Shell can be pretty rough in its natural state. You may want to consider putting something on the shell that nourishes it, such as Saphir Cordovan Cream and then seal it up with some Brown Paste Wax.

 

-Mike

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@watchidiot Your MTOS look magnificent!

 

-Mike

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Aw yeah! My first MTO came in, and it looks fantastic. Pics to come smile.gif

 

Is this the Delray? Can't wait to see it. Underrated shoe around these parts. 

 

@gatszu some of my shell is like that in certain places. Some Saphir cordovan cream will mosturize it and smooth it out, but overall I think it's part of the variation of the shell. 

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@watchidiot Your MTOS look magnificent!

 

-Mike

 

Thanks Mike! I get a lot of inspiration from the shoes I see over here. Still longing for light colored shells that you and cold iron have in your collection. Drool worthy.

 

What do you think of that gap between the outsole and the welt? Should I be concerned?

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Thanks Mike! I get a lot of inspiration from the shoes I see over here. Still longing for light colored shells that you and cold iron have in your collection. Drool worthy.

 

What do you think of that gap between the outsole and the welt? Should I be concerned?

 

I just looked at the photos again and didn't see anything in your welt line/outsole that would have me personally concerned. But we all have varying levels of expectations of our goodyear welted footwear.

 

EDIT: I am an idiot and was looking @gatszu's shoes and not yours, which I stand by my comment on that their welt looks terrific btw. Yeah, that front outsole splitting when brand new is definitely a concern. I personally would contact Allison wrt that.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

@gatszu Shell can be pretty rough in its natural state. You may want to consider putting something on the shell that nourishes it, such as Saphir Cordovan Cream and then seal it up with some Brown Paste Wax.

 

-Mike

 

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Looks good to me. Some of my AE shell looks like that.

 

Thanks Mike & Peppercorn.

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My first StyleForvm MTO just in:

Delray, Burnished Burgundy Calf
Tone on Tone Stitching
Independence Lining, Insole, & Outsole
Closely Trimmed Sole Edges
Dark Brown Flat Welt & Edge Dressing


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I am very please with the Independence details, and I am so glad i asked Allison to have them trim the sole edges as close as possible, because they look stunning. You can barely see them from the top, and on the instep & heel they curb well underneath the leather. Fantastic... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

My first StyleForvm MTO just in:

Delray, Burnished Burgundy Calf
Tone on Tone Stitching
Independence Lining, Insole, & Outsole
Closely Trimmed Sole Edges
Dark Brown Flat Welt & Edge Dressing

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I am very please with the Independence details, and I am so glad i asked Allison to have them trim the sole edges as close as possible, because they look stunning. You can barely see them from the top, and on the instep & heel they curb well underneath the leather. Fantastic... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Very sleek! Nice MTO JubeiSpiegel!

 

Did you have to pay the upcharge for the Indy lining? I remember Allison mentioned previously that Indy lining and outsole is now only available to indy line and shell lines, unless an upcharge was included in the pricing.

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Very sleek! Nice MTO JubeiSpiegel!

Did you have to pay the upcharge for the Indy lining? I remember Allison mentioned previously that Indy lining and outsole is now only available to indy line and shell lines, unless an upcharge was included in the pricing.

Can't say i did pay an up charge, I was not aware that there was now up charges for Indy details.

I just send an email for my second SF MTO, so I will let you know if there is an up charge on this one.
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