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Originally Posted by LanceM View Post
 

x-post. Trying to get some thoughts on this make up

 


Strand
Burgundy shell cordovan
Independence lining & insole
Medium brown transparent edge dressing - Would Chilli edge dressing be better?
Chili normal welt
Single JR sole -Maybe double JR sole?
Wheeling & fudging
Brown slip bead

Maybe medallion delete?


I would recommend single JR sole. I have double JR sole on my Brown Shell Jefferson and I think it's too thick.  Single would be much better for balmorals. I like the medium brown transparent edge dressing.  If you want something a little more formal, I think brown flat welt and medium brown transparent edge dressing would be a nice combo.

post #8717 of 9450
The new burgundy color is quite dark. Strand in burgundy with transparent brown was done last fall, with pictures posted here by many members. I would check them out before ordering this combo.

The contrast was a little too severe for my taste. Of course, I always think black is best with such a dark burgundy.
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post #8719 of 9450
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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post


I would recommend single JR sole. I have double JR sole on my Brown Shell Jefferson and I think it's too thick.  Single would be much better for balmorals. I like the medium brown transparent edge dressing.  If you want something a little more formal, I think brown flat welt and medium brown transparent edge dressing would be a nice combo.


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The new burgundy color is quite dark. Strand in burgundy with transparent brown was done last fall, with pictures posted here by many members. I would check them out before ordering this combo.

The contrast was a little too severe for my taste. Of course, I always think black is best with such a dark burgundy.

I am looking for something a little versatile, from dress jeans to suit. Is the new burgundy too dark or formal for jeans? I wonder if they can finish them differently than what they have been doing for the new burgundy. or is it a different tanning color from horween?
post #8720 of 9450
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@jzrhwinnj is that really the b34 last? Seems more pointed...can you take some picks of them on their own...I want to mto a odenwald if mto comes back but now curious how shape holds up for a softer leather...

Yours look great and wish I had done one.

 

@jzrhwinnj can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he had these built on the 511 last. At the time, the B34 wasn't offered in his size.

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If I was going to make a Brown Shell version of the cognac McTavish, would this be the way to describe it for the MTO?

 

McAllister/McTavish - Brown Shell
Tone-on-Tone upper stitching
Split-Reverse Welt in Brown
Lighter brown welt/sole stich
Brown transparent Edging
JR double sole

post #8722 of 9450
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

@jzrhwinnj is that really the b34 last? Seems more pointed...can you take some picks of them on their own...I want to mto a odenwald if mto comes back but now curious how shape holds up for a softer leather...

Yours look great and wish I had done one.

 

@jzrhwinnj can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he had these built on the 511 last. At the time, the B34 wasn't offered in his size.


Thanks @Kahuna and @Garland is correct.  

 

Both these Odenwalds and my Bob's Chili Sturgis (with zero perforations) were made on the 511 last when the B34 last was only available to size 14.

 

Looking forward to my first B34 lasted item- brown Normandys are coming soon.

post #8723 of 9450
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Originally Posted by LanceM View Post
 
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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post


I would recommend single JR sole. I have double JR sole on my Brown Shell Jefferson and I think it's too thick.  Single would be much better for balmorals. I like the medium brown transparent edge dressing.  If you want something a little more formal, I think brown flat welt and medium brown transparent edge dressing would be a nice combo.
 
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

The new burgundy color is quite dark. Strand in burgundy with transparent brown was done last fall, with pictures posted here by many members. I would check them out before ordering this combo.

The contrast was a little too severe for my taste. Of course, I always think black is best with such a dark burgundy.

I am looking for something a little versatile, from dress jeans to suit. Is the new burgundy too dark or formal for jeans? I wonder if they can finish them differently than what they have been doing for the new burgundy. or is it a different tanning color from horween?

 

I think it is an AE finish that makes them darker...could be wrong though - however my guess is you are not going to get anywhere on the finish with this program...I am assuming this is whatever a SA can do in standard AE entry- I am shocked they are even allowing indy features on a strand...has that been confirmed.

 

I see this as pick your model, pick your shell, pick your sole and edge dressing....anything more than that like medallian removal, special finishes, indy appointments etc - I would be shocked.

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Originally Posted by garland View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

@jzrhwinnj is that really the b34 last? Seems more pointed...can you take some picks of them on their own...I want to mto a odenwald if mto comes back but now curious how shape holds up for a softer leather...

Yours look great and wish I had done one.

 

@jzrhwinnj can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he had these built on the 511 last. At the time, the B34 wasn't offered in his size.


Thanks @Kahuna and @Garland is correct.  

 

Both these Odenwalds and my Bob's Chili Sturgis (with zero perforations) were made on the 511 last when the B34 last was only available to size 14.

 

Looking forward to my first B34 lasted item- brown Normandys are coming soon.

Congrats...and can not wait to see them - you will love the B34 last - if you are not used to big full toed looking boots and shoes it can take a bit to get used to...even in my puny size 13...however then you will realize they look badass and want everything in that style. Actually in the B34 - I drop down a size to 12

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

I think it is an AE finish that makes them darker...could be wrong though - however my guess is you are not going to get anywhere on the finish with this program...I am assuming this is whatever a SA can do in standard AE entry- I am shocked they are even allowing indy features on a strand...has that been confirmed.

 

I see this as pick your model, pick your shell, pick your sole and edge dressing....anything more than that like medallian removal, special finishes, indy appointments etc - I would be shocked.

 

I haven't confirmed. I think the sale program actually starts sunday, but it looks like @polojock615 already ordered.  I'll find out more about the details today.

 

I am thinking:

 

 

 

Strand
Burgundy shell cordovan

No Medallion
Independence lining & insole
Chili edge dressing
Chili normal welt
Single JR sole -Maybe double JR sole?
Wheeling & fudging
Brown slip bead

post #8726 of 9450
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Originally Posted by LanceM View Post
 



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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

I think it is an AE finish that makes them darker...could be wrong though - however my guess is you are not going to get anywhere on the finish with this program...I am assuming this is whatever a SA can do in standard AE entry- I am shocked they are even allowing indy features on a strand...has that been confirmed.

 

I see this as pick your model, pick your shell, pick your sole and edge dressing....anything more than that like medallian removal, special finishes, indy appointments etc - I would be shocked.

 

I haven't confirmed. I think the sale program actually starts sunday, but it looks like @polojock615 already ordered.  I'll find out more about the details today.

 

I am thinking:

 

 

 

Strand
Burgundy shell cordovan

No Medallion
Independence lining & insole
Chili edge dressing
Chili normal welt
Single JR sole -Maybe double JR sole?
Wheeling & fudging
Brown slip bead

 

Love your make up and single sole or double sole to me depends on your wardrobe...My single sole shell Townly does not work as well for me as a double would just because I wear very casual clothes from cords to chinos to jeans...none of it tapered, skinny fit - altered leg openings...so a double soled shoe seems to go better...

 

For suits, slim fit and strict business casual then I agree with the other post single sole is way to go.

post #8727 of 9450
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

If I was going to make a Brown Shell version of the cognac McTavish, would this be the way to describe it for the MTO?

 

McAllister/McTavish - Brown Shell
Tone-on-Tone upper stitching
Split-Reverse Welt in Brown
Lighter brown welt/sole stich
Brown transparent Edging
JR double sole

 

Will be a terrific build...however the light brown stitching may be alabaster but I could be wrong. I actually would love this even with the uppers in contrast stitching just because I do not ever have to wear more formal clothes.

post #8728 of 9450
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

Love your make up and single sole or double sole to me depends on your wardrobe...My single sole shell Townly does not work as well for me as a double would just because I wear very casual clothes from cords to chinos to jeans...none of it tapered, skinny fit - altered leg openings...so a double soled shoe seems to go better...

 

For suits, slim fit and strict business casual then I agree with the other post single sole is way to go.

 

Thanks Kahuna!

 

I think single sole is what I want to go with. I have seen people posting about a HAF sole  that tappers,  I wonder what that looks like and how it feels

post #8729 of 9450
I'm quite sure that AE does not do HAF soles.

If you want a Strand with Indy features, why not get the Hopkinson? You'll also get that nicer last.
post #8730 of 9450
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I'm quite sure that AE does not do HAF soles.

If you want a Strand with Indy features, why not get the Hopkinson? You'll also get that nicer last.

 

Hmm, did you mean Bartlett?  That might be a good option. I'll have to try out a Bartlet at the store.

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