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No coffee this morning...navy cordovan PA
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Gentlemen,

 

I am open to some offers for the kicks in my sig, I think the deterrent is the sizing.  

 

For reference my sizes are:

 

10E Barrie

10EE or 10.5E Aberdeen

10E Hampton

 

10EEE AE 65 last

 

If you were a 10E TTS or a 10.5D you should be able to wear them no prob.

 

Thanks.

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No coffee this morning...navy cordovan PA

Those Navy Pa's with the light edging is awesome.
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From reddit (we shouldn't hold our breath):

Do you have any plans to do anything with your MTO program? I know you take MTO's at trunk shows, but as someone who isn't close to anywhere you have these shows, an online version of it would be very nice

AllenEdmondsCEO1h9CEO - Allen Edmonds
We're you sitting near me at lunch? I was just talking with our Minneapolis store manager about MTOs. Yes, we do plan to bring that back out on our new website platform. As you may know, we switched the backbone of our website to a new platform in late summer 2015. The platform is working extremely well for us and is much more flexible than before, but our MTO program has to be re-built from scratch software-wise. We haven't had a chance to do that project yet. But we will. Having our plant right there in Port Washington allows us to be more nimble and we want to get back to being that way as soon as we can. The 4th quarter with our Rediscover America Sale and the Holidays is a tough time to start such a project. We're red alert/all-hands-on-deck, during Q4.... Great question.
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EDIT.
Edited by Le beau parleur - 1/14/16 at 6:18pm
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Is that a burnished toe?  I didn't know that cordovan leather could burnish without damage to the membrane.  This gives me evil world plans!

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Shell Franciscan MTO ($505)

 

BURGUNDY CORDOVAN
TONE ON TONE STITCHING
INDEPENDENCE LINING AND INSOLE
BLACK FLAT WELT
WHEELING AND FUDGING
INDEPENDENCE OUTSOLE
LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESS 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

Is that a burnished toe?  I didn't know that cordovan leather could burnish without damage to the membrane.  This gives me evil world plans!

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From reddit (we shouldn't hold our breath):

Do you have any plans to do anything with your MTO program? I know you take MTO's at trunk shows, but as someone who isn't close to anywhere you have these shows, an online version of it would be very nice

AllenEdmondsCEO1h9CEO - Allen Edmonds
We're you sitting near me at lunch? I was just talking with our Minneapolis store manager about MTOs. Yes, we do plan to bring that back out on our new website platform. As you may know, we switched the backbone of our website to a new platform in late summer 2015. The platform is working extremely well for us and is much more flexible than before, but our MTO program has to be re-built from scratch software-wise. We haven't had a chance to do that project yet. But we will. Having our plant right there in Port Washington allows us to be more nimble and we want to get back to being that way as soon as we can. The 4th quarter with our Rediscover America Sale and the Holidays is a tough time to start such a project. We're red alert/all-hands-on-deck, during Q4.... Great question.
Or the short version of this answer:
"Yes (no)."
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Or the short version of this answer:
"Yes (no)."

Exactly. They've been giving this doublespeak for a while now. It's obviously not a priority to them and I doubt we'll ever get anything MTO related that's very exciting.
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Exactly. They've been giving this doublespeak for a while now. It's obviously not a priority to them and I doubt we'll ever get anything MTO related that's very exciting.

Call Mr. Kuti in Budapest. He'll take care of you. They'll make any kind of shoe you want built to every possible spec.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 1/15/16 at 5:42am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

From reddit (we shouldn't hold our breath):

Do you have any plans to do anything with your MTO program? I know you take MTO's at trunk shows, but as someone who isn't close to anywhere you have these shows, an online version of it would be very nice

AllenEdmondsCEO1h9CEO - Allen Edmonds
We're you sitting near me at lunch? I was just talking with our Minneapolis store manager about MTOs. Yes, we do plan to bring that back out on our new website platform. As you may know, we switched the backbone of our website to a new platform in late summer 2015. The platform is working extremely well for us and is much more flexible than before, but our MTO program has to be re-built from scratch software-wise. We haven't had a chance to do that project yet. But we will. Having our plant right there in Port Washington allows us to be more nimble and we want to get back to being that way as soon as we can. The 4th quarter with our Rediscover America Sale and the Holidays is a tough time to start such a project. We're red alert/all-hands-on-deck, during Q4.... Great question.
Or the short version of this answer:
"Yes (no)."

 

 

Also from yesterday's AMA:

 

Question:

When you bring your MTO program back... How many options will we be able to choose from for customizability? 

For example, besides the fact I need two different sized boots for my split sized feet... Could I choose the last, plain toe v cap toe (with or without broguing), type and number of eyelets and speed hooks, type of welt, edge color, outsole, lining leather, pull tab v no pull tab, etc? Or is the MTO program going to be more of a minor alterations to existing models in whatever size you want? 

Will split sizing be an option? 

 

I guess I basically want to know the extent of what I can or can't choose for a MTO.

 

Answer:

Trying to be brief -- we're going to rein in our options. The "almost anything" MTOs of a couple years ago caused us significant issues in quality and efficiencies. Changing the welt type or color or the thread color requires shutting down the line to change bobbins and welt-feeds on some pretty old machinery. It's not that simple and it throws off our timing. So, the MTO will be mainly a chance to change soles, change leathers on the upper style or have mixed sizing for different sized feet. We'll work to have different cap toes with and without perforations on our most popular lasts as in-line styles for you to work with.

 

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If I discovered MTO under these new rules, I would be thrilled with the options.  Unfortunately, I discovered MTO under Tabula Rasa + any sale price rules.

 

OTOH, no new purchases in 75 days...feel like I deserve a chip for that.

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Its not really MTO (made to order) then.  Shoes will have options.

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Its not really MTO (made to order) then.  Shoes will have options.

 

No this is going to be it seems very similar to the prior web version of customize your shoe...though if truly given the ability to choose leather and sole and if you could add a captoe to an un captoed model would be a good start I think.

 

Though like most I am  not holding my breath

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I was going to use the word custom but I chose options instead.  I agree with what you said.

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