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post #556 of 2299
^^ I can definitely see that happening.
post #557 of 2299
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My bet is, they tweak the uppers a bit, and throw on some acceptable soles, and re-launch the EC under a totally different name. The EC name is tainted by the disastrous look the first time around. So rather than try to overcome that, they'll call it something different. And because of the season we're going into, it likely won't happen til Aug/Sept. I'll put money on that scenario. And someone on this thread is going to be first to say "Hey that's my MTO they're launching!" Lol.

They'll just call it the Styleforum or something more cryptic like the San Francisco (which will really be SF for Styleforum)

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They'll just call it the Styleforum or something more cryptic like the San Francisco (which will really be SF for Styleforum)

Would be very amusing if they name it in tribute of a forum member's makeup, like the Green Gardener, or the Grand Ole...
post #559 of 2299
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So jealous. I hope the EC comes back to the MTO program soon. I tried getting a walnut grain EC right after they stopped accepting orders apparently. 1. they didn't have walnut grain and 2. they stopped with the ECs. Oh well.

I originally wanted walnut grain as well.  I was bummed when Allison contacted me and said they damaged it during lasting.  It's weird that they discontinued the walnut.  Seems like a classic material.  But I'm actually very pleased with how the chili grain turned out.  

 

For all it's worth, I wrote a thank you note to Allison and mentioned that they should re-launch the EC (i.e. a plain captoe boot).  And I do hope they bring back the ability to MTO discontinued models because I have my sights on the Bayfield.  Be patient.  Who knows, the wait may be shorter than a typical Alden pre-order.

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Would be very amusing if they name it in tribute of a forum member's makeup, like the Green Gardener, or the Grand Ole...

I hope they pick @halfnhalfnhalf , then. 

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Would be very amusing if they name it in tribute of a forum member's makeup, like the Green Gardener, or the Grand Ole...

I hope they pick @halfnhalfnhalf , then. 

 

Lol.  It would have to be some tri-tone spectator/saddle/suede/whatever deal.  The shoe equivalent of The Homer, maybe?

 

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Lol.  It would have to be some tri-tone spectator/saddle/suede/whatever deal.  The shoe equivalent of The Homer, maybe?

 

 

The one-eighth?

post #563 of 2299
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x-post from the AE Appreciation Thread:

 

New eagle sighting.  I was pleasantly surprised last Saturday when the package arrived.  I spoke to Allison on Wed to confirm payment via credit card.  I guess she sent it via 2-day delivery. 

 

I had to wait a bit longer for these to get manufactured because my original order was for Walnut Grain.  But the first one got damaged during lasting and we had to come-up with an alternate material.  Very pleased with the Chili Grain. 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

1038 Chili Calf Grain

Dark Brown Upper Stitching

Brown Split Reverse Welt

Dainite Outsole

Midsole

Light Brown Transparent Edge

Brass Eyelets

 

Wow, the Chili Grain looks amazing. Baffled that all this beautiful leather isn't getting used for a factory design like this!!! Gah! At least they let us do this!

 

-Mike

post #564 of 2299
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The flat shoelaces (one of the three things, along with a Poiron insole and brown welt that didn't happen) for my MTO McGillicuddys arrived here today.  

They are very nice flat shoelaces, the nicest flat shoelaces that I have ever seen.  However, for some reason, the flat shoelaces are 34 inches long, rather than 30 inches long like the incorrect laces that came with the shoes.

I have rather large bows now.  I will see how having large bows works out when I am walking around.

 

i quite like large bows. Nothing wrong with that!

post #565 of 2299
So 2 weeks back I put in an order for Jeffersons in pebble grain like someone else made up here. Seeing the discounted price of the Jefferson in the upcoming sale, I emailed Allison to see if she would honor the sale price on my MTO, and she will. $350 for a pair of MTO Jeffersons... I think I love Allison. smile.gif
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So 2 weeks back I put in an order for Jeffersons in pebble grain like someone else made up here. Seeing the discounted price of the Jefferson in the upcoming sale, I emailed Allison to see if she would honor the sale price on my MTO, and she will. $350 for a pair of MTO Jeffersons... I think I love Allison. smile.gif

 

For those wondering, here's a photo of those MTO Jefferson beauties:

 

post #567 of 2299
^^ Chili grain could possibly be my new favorite material.
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^^ Chili grain could possibly be my new favorite material.


Love my chili grain MacNeils - and seriously bummed that I missed out on the walnut grain.

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Love my chili grain MacNeils - and seriously bummed that I missed out on the walnut grain.
I'm bummed I missed that, too.
post #570 of 2299
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New Fifth Street MTO is in the books and set for production. Can't wait!

 

 

Well, here they are!!

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, they are stunning! The burnishing came out great, which is somewhat tricky for bourbon shoes. 

 

BUT as we have seen with recent MTOs, there were some mistakes that I have brought to Allison's attention… maybe she grades the shoe manufacturers on following instructions.:facepalm:

 

The edges are supposed to be toasted, not brown. This is one issue that saddens me as I was really looking forward to the uniqueness of toasted edges.

And the other is the sock liner color, supposed to be snuff suede not tan suede. No biggie here, no one will ever see that.

 

 

Well I hope you enjoy the pic!!!!

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