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JR?

 

 

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Rendenbach? 

 

 

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What did those set you back?  $650-15%+$110?

 

Yes, Yes, and Yes :( 

post #14867 of 17809

Search for these on ebay if they seem interesting to you-

 

Mint Allen Edmonds Walnut McGregor Dainite Men's Shoe 10.5 E

 

 

Mint Allen Edmonds Cronmok Men's Boot 10.5 E

 

Thanks

post #14868 of 17809
Somebody was in a hurry to get these shoes done.

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I have mto split toe Ashtons in 08 shell.

If you don't mind, please post a picture of this sometime. I'm very curious to see them.  

@smfdoc
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The Ashton gets very little mention here so I thought I would post a picture before I went out. I would be curious to see them in shell.




Pardon the pics, these are literally taken in my closet, just quick brushed.

left to right

MTO black shell Ashton
MTO burgundy shell Ashton
MTO brown shell Benton
Trunk Show bottle green shell Leeds





The green looks lighter outdoors, this was early October:



BTW
I have only used Mac method + conditioner, Bick4 / VSC on any of these.

Did you move the Ashton and Benton to a leather sole or stick with the rubber?
post #14870 of 17809

Olive Rush Streets today, for a previous-gen Strandmok Sunday (a bit of a stretch but anything for alliteration's sake)...

 

Happy Halloween!

 

post #14871 of 17809
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Ain't that the truth.  The Wilbert is a completely different animal than the Leeds.  They feel nothing alike.

Wilbert is 511-G. Completely different last. I wear different sizes on 511 and 511-G.
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Somebody was in a hurry to get these shoes done.


What am I missing? Doesn't seem wrong to me...

@jzrhwinnj love that green shell! Any more pics in other lighting conditions to share? I'm considering a green she'll leeds if the trunk show ever happens, or one from Carmina if they offer no fee MTOs at Proper Kit this year.
post #14872 of 17809
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Wilbert is 511-G. Completely different last. I wear different sizes on 511 and 511-G.
What am I missing? Doesn't seem wrong to me...
 

 

Is this confirmed?  I asked the salesman and he said the Leeds and Wilbert are on the same last.   Also, the website indicates this too.  I thought the 511G was only for the removable insole shoes like the road warriors?  

 

Edit:  I'm not saying I doubt what you're stating, but I'm very curious if this is true.  If the Wilberts are on the 511G last, that would make a lot of sense as to why they didn't fit me the same.


Edited by Lobster33 - 10/16/16 at 6:55pm
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I know I have previously made the assumption that AE had a "classic" perspective and that the styles had been honed to a fine point where one could assemble a collection and "be done with it." With time, and by that I mean searching catalogs and Ebay, I learned that I was quite mistaken and that things do evolve at a steady pace. For example, the following was taken from the 2006 AE catalog where they listed the top 20 best selling shoes in the collection.

 

 

There is duplication as some styles are best sellers in several colors. Overall, my first realization was on how many of the shoes are now discontinued in the past 10 years.

 

Park Ave.                  Still sold

Maxfield                    Discontinued

Nashua                     Discontinued

Hillcrest                     Discontinued

Wilbert                      Still sold

Stockbridge              Discontinued

Fairfax                      Discontinued

Walden                     Discontinued

Grayson                   Still sold

Hastings                   Discontinued

Byron                        Discontinued

Burton                       Discontinued

Kennett                     Discontinued

Randolph                  Still sold

 

So of the top 20 selling styles and colors, 90% of them are now discontinued. My second surprise was the range of colors that were the top sellers. 12 of the top 20 are black shoes. My general feeling is that many people on the forum have now moved away from black shoes and tend to reserve this for more "formal" shoes such as the Park Ave. I was also surprised that only two "brown" shoes are listed in the top 20 and only one single burgundy. It just seems that the forum in 2016 tends to embrace other colors such as walnut, blue, oxblood and merlot, not to mention the host of other colors for suede and boat shoes now available.

 

My final surprise was the complete lack of cordovan shoes in the list. While more expensive, it did not even show on the list. A review of the older catalogs from a decade or so ago frequently did not even have a cordovan section. The options for cordovan leather are simply listed as one of the colors available for a shoe, as seen in the Randolph from 2009. I guess my personal take home lesson is that whatever collection I create should still be evolving and that I should be prepared to accept that a "timeless" shoe actually does a "Best when used by" date.

 

post #14874 of 17809
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I know I have previously made the assumption that AE had a "classic" perspective and that the styles had been honed to a fine point where one could assemble a collection and "be done with it." With time, and by that I mean searching catalogs and Ebay, I learned that I was quite mistaken and that things do evolve at a steady pace. For example, the following was taken from the 2006 AE catalog where they listed the top 20 best selling shoes in the collection.

 

 

There is duplication as some styles are best sellers in several colors. Overall, my first realization was on how many of the shoes are now discontinued in the past 10 years.

 

Park Ave.                  Still sold

Maxfield                    Discontinued

Nashua                     Discontinued

Hillcrest                     Discontinued

Wilbert                      Still sold

Stockbridge              Discontinued

Fairfax                      Discontinued

Walden                     Discontinued

Grayson                   Still sold

Hastings                   Discontinued

Byron                        Discontinued

Burton                       Discontinued

Kennett                     Discontinued

Randolph                  Still sold

 

So of the top 20 selling styles and colors, 90% of them are now discontinued. My second surprise was the range of colors that were the top sellers. 12 of the top 20 are black shoes. My general feeling is that many people on the forum have now moved away from black shoes and tend to reserve this for more "formal" shoes such as the Park Ave. I was also surprised that only two "brown" shoes are listed in the top 20 and only one single burgundy. It just seems that the forum in 2016 tends to embrace other colors such as walnut, blue, oxblood and merlot, not to mention the host of other colors for suede and boat shoes now available.

 

My final surprise was the complete lack of cordovan shoes in the list. While more expensive, it did not even show on the list. A review of the older catalogs from a decade or so ago frequently did not even have a cordovan section. The options for cordovan leather are simply listed as one of the colors available for a shoe, as seen in the Randolph from 2009. I guess my personal take home lesson is that whatever collection I create should still be evolving and that I should be prepared to accept that a "timeless" shoe actually does a "Best when used by" date.

 

All the black jumped out to me too, but I think it's just because a lot of people wear only black shoes. 

post #14875 of 17809
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

I know I have previously made the assumption that AE had a "classic" perspective and that the styles had been honed to a fine point where one could assemble a collection and "be done with it." With time, and by that I mean searching catalogs and Ebay, I learned that I was quite mistaken and that things do evolve at a steady pace. For example, the following was taken from the 2006 AE catalog where they listed the top 20 best selling shoes in the collection.




There is duplication as some styles are best sellers in several colors. Overall, my first realization was on how many of the shoes are now discontinued in the past 10 years.

Park Ave.                  Still sold
Maxfield                    Discontinued
Nashua                     Discontinued
Hillcrest                     Discontinued
Wilbert                      Still sold
Stockbridge              Discontinued
Fairfax                      Discontinued
Walden                     Discontinued
Grayson                   Still sold
Hastings                   Discontinued
Byron                        Discontinued
Burton                       Discontinued
Kennett                     Discontinued
Randolph                  Still sold

So of the top 20 selling styles and colors, 90% of them are now discontinued. My second surprise was the range of colors that were the top sellers. 12 of the top 20 are black shoes. My general feeling is that many people on the forum have now moved away from black shoes and tend to reserve this for more "formal" shoes such as the Park Ave. I was also surprised that only two "brown" shoes are listed in the top 20 and only one single burgundy. It just seems that the forum in 2016 tends to embrace other colors such as walnut, blue, oxblood and merlot, not to mention the host of other colors for suede and boat shoes now available.

My final surprise was the complete lack of cordovan shoes in the list. While more expensive, it did not even show on the list. A review of the older catalogs from a decade or so ago frequently did not even have a cordovan section. The options for cordovan leather are simply listed as one of the colors available for a shoe, as seen in the Randolph from 2009. I guess my personal take home lesson is that whatever collection I create should still be evolving and that I should be prepared to accept that a "timeless" shoe actually does a "Best when used by" date.



Interesting musings!

I'd be willing to bet that black shoes still dominate the best selling lists. Although the tide is slowly turning, I suspect the average male shoe wearer (and even the average male AE-wearer) still tends to default to black.
post #14876 of 17809
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Who was it on here that had the Dalton with the natural sole?  That was a good looking boot.  It makes it much more casual. 

 

I blame the forum for my new shell selections!  LOL.  Barnweasel enablers. Buying shell is certainly more expensive but then again I'd rather have quality over quantity....running out of closet space! 

:fonz:

 

Agreed about the Dalton fitting short. Tried the variants +/- half size/few widths but settled on 9D in walnut calf. Not thrilled with the fit as they are slightly short/narrow in the toes with some heel slip. These are 10C and I add RW inserts. Fit is perfect for me!

post #14877 of 17809
Just want to share my newest group shot/AE appreciation:



Plus my latest $47 addition:



I found myself going up half an inch bigger when it comes to loafers/boat shoes. Normally 8 on dress shoes but 8.5 on loafers, which includes Sperry's. Just a tip for those in the market and not sure about sizing.
post #14878 of 17809

Anyone own the Bartlett?

post #14879 of 17809
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What am I missing? Doesn't seem wrong to me...
 


They forgot the wheeling/or whatever the outline that goes on the sole. 

post #14880 of 17809
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Anyone own the Bartlett?


I did, I still have the Hopkinsons. 

 

Sold the Bartletts to @nbj08.  Great Shoe.

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