or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread - Page 580

post #8686 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabru View Post

These are freaking awesome Watch..congrats

Thank you!
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Congrats, man. Those are beautiful.

Thanks! These were supposed to be the remake for the Dundees that had the rough welt stitching. But I was informed that my natty shell Macneil (the same one you saw delivered at the 5th ace store) was rejected because of unbalanced wings and that they could no longer make me a new pair since there was no longer any natty shell. This this ended up being the replacement for the natty Macneils. I'm happy they turned out great but I'm devastated I missed out on natty shell. I was hoping to get the defective pair as seconds but was told it was no longer available. There's a lucky 8.5D guy who got that pair at discount.
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Mein gott!! Those are terrific Dale! Jesus, just made my navy shell jones even stronger. And I believe this is the most acceptable pairing of navy with a light edge that I've seen! wink.gif

Super duper jelly.

Thanks Pepper! I darkened the edge with AEs brown edge dressing. Love how it turned out.
post #8687 of 9368
Dale, those are outstanding. Between these and those kickass suede and calf boots, you're on a roll lately for getting well finished AEs.

Did you request dark welt stitching? It's a nice touch with the natural welt.
post #8688 of 9368
@watchidiot those are amazing!

Can you share the exact specs for the sole/welt? Thinking of sending in a pair to AE recraft and requesting them...
post #8689 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

Thank you!
Thanks! These were supposed to be the remake for the Dundees that had the rough welt stitching. But I was informed that my natty shell Macneil (the same one you saw delivered at the 5th ace store) was rejected because of unbalanced wings and that they could no longer make me a new pair since there was no longer any natty shell. This this ended up being the replacement for the natty Macneils. I'm happy they turned out great but I'm devastated I missed out on natty shell. I was hoping to get the defective pair as seconds but was told it was no longer available. There's a lucky 8.5D guy who got that pair at discount.
Thanks Pepper! I darkened the edge with AEs brown edge dressing. Love how it turned out.

Are you saying that there is still some navy shell remaining?
post #8690 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Are you saying that there is still some navy shell remaining?


I'm not sure if AE has any navy shell left, but navy shell is much easier to get from Horween than lighter shells. 

post #8691 of 9368

Beautiful "replacements"

Sorry that Natural shell was not in the cards, Dale.  

 

I like First Aves, but loved Bayfields...

 

2014 MTO Bayfields, toe brogue only, independent collection lining.

 

Right boot is brown CXL with lugged Vibram.  

.Left boot is brown shell cordovan with an oxford style Gumlite Vibram.

 

 

 

 

Shell today

 

CXL last Tuesday

And Gigi says hi at 16 weeks old.

post #8692 of 9368
Those are outstanding...
post #8693 of 9368

GMTO brown grain Eagle County with Dainite soles.  

 

post #8694 of 9368

It's hard for me not to wear that Eagle County GMTO every day in the winter.  jzrhwinnj, did yours ever develop wear spots on the tongue where the eyelets rub?

post #8695 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

It's hard for me not to wear that Eagle County GMTO every day in the winter.  jzrhwinnj, did yours ever develop wear spots on the tongue where the eyelets rub?

 

a while ago posted some fixes for that - one was using a plier and crimping the eyelets(as the factory should have done) another is to us a metal file and file them and a third is to is a hammer and wood block-- all three have worked for me

post #8696 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

a while ago posted some fixes for that - one was using a plier and crimping the eyelets(as the factory should have done) another is to us a metal file and file them and a third is to is a hammer and wood block-- all three have worked for me

 

I filed down the two offending eyelets on mine and have not had problems since--I was curious if it was a general problem or just mine!  Thanks, Kahuna. 

post #8697 of 9368
Anyone with the EC/ER find a good pair of replacement laces? I'd love to pick up some Alden replicas (flat waxed) but have heard conflicting opinions on different options. Anyone with a good source and what would the size (width and length) be?
post #8698 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

Anyone with the EC/ER find a good pair of replacement laces? I'd love to pick up some Alden replicas (flat waxed) but have heard conflicting opinions on different options. Anyone with a good source and what would the size (width and length) be?

 

I use TZ Laces(through Amazon and through their own website) with varied results - not the laces - they have been great  - just varied as to what I liked - I simply took the lace out and measured it and ordered something similar in length - I will see if I have any pictures with flat laces in

post #8699 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by fairlynerdy View Post

Dale, those are outstanding. Between these and those kickass suede and calf boots, you're on a roll lately for getting well finished AEs.

Did you request dark welt stitching? It's a nice touch with the natural welt.
Yes I did. Glad it turned out OK.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jubu View Post

@watchidiot those are amazing!

Can you share the exact specs for the sole/welt? Thinking of sending in a pair to AE recraft and requesting them...
Natural welt with dark stitching. Red dainite outsole with leather midsole. I then applied brown edge dressing to the midsole and Dainite hehe.
post #8700 of 9368
Quote:
Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

Anyone with the EC/ER find a good pair of replacement laces? I'd love to pick up some Alden replicas (flat waxed) but have heard conflicting opinions on different options. Anyone with a good source and what would the size (width and length) be?

 

I like the Alden flat waxed laces in my EC, highly recommend. The flat laces they use for the Indy boot is also a great choice. TZ laces are very sturdy and I ordered their 3/16" laces in 47" long for my Bayfields (have not tried in my EC but may require longer with the extra eyelets) and they fit great, though they didn't have a nice darker brown color.

 

 

 

Here is the Indy non waxed laces in my Bayfields, pretty much my fav in them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alden Flat waxed vs the Indy non waxed flat laces.

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread