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The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mdubs, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Howdy and welcome to the Allen Edmonds Made-to-Order (MTO) Thread!

    The intent of this thread is to:
    A) Provide information on the MTO background information and process
    B) Provide information on expected MTO options (leathers, soles, welts, linings, etc.)
    C) Provide and share ideas on new, unique and interesting MTOs
    D) Share all of your awesome pictures of your custom made Allen Edmonds shoes.

    Background Information:


    Paul Grangaard posted the following post into the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread in his gratitude towards the enthusiasm towards Allen Edmonds on StyleForum.

     
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  2. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Here is my first Made-to-Order design.

    Allen Edmonds Jefferson in Cappuccino Shell Cordovan.

    *HONOR REDISCOVER AMERICA SALE PRICE
    *CAPPUCCINO CORDOVAN
    *MOCHA MILLED LINING AND INSOLE
    *TONE ON TONE UPPER STITCH
    *CHILI REGULAR WELT
    *LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
    *WHEELED AND FUDGE WELT LINE
    *INDEPENDENCE SOLE AND HEEL

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    -Mike
     
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  3. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Here is my second Made-To-Order design.

    Allen Edmonds Harrison in Black Shell Cordovan.

    *BLACK CORDOVAN
    *MOCHA MILLED LINING AND INSOLE
    *BLACK REGULAR WELT
    *BLACK SOLE EDGE DRESSING
    *INDEPENDENCE OUTSOLE AND HEEL
    *WHEELED AND FUDGED EDGE

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    -Mike
     
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  4. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work, Mike! I will try and get some images of my MTO's up over the next few days
     
  5. LeviMay

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    Excellent idea, sir!

    My MTOs so far:

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    Burnished Brown Calf Strand, V-Tread Combo sole, no medallion

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    Merlot Calf MacNeil, V-Tread Combo Sole with midsole added, brown edge dressing

    (Edit: Specs added)
     
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  6. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Very nice shoes! May I ask the specs?

    If I recall correctly, the first is a brown calf Strand without the toe medallion (everything else appears normal to me)? The second is a Merlot Calf MacNeil with a lighter edging?

    -Mike
     
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    7_rocket Well-Known Member

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    Please post all details with your pics so we don't get the same questions over and over. I'm going to sub this thread
     
  8. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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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

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  9. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    Walnut Shell Macneil MTO ($595 - seconds were $299)

    *WALNUT CORDOVAN
    *BROWN SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    *DOUBLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE

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    This was my first MTO, and it didn't pass inspection. I fortunately was able to grab them as seconds when they got to the shoe bank. I think the flaw was the way the laces line up on the left shoe. Nonetheless, a great deal at second pricing. I then saw another walnut shell MTO, and decided to change the welt to natural on the remake. The laces still don't line up 100%, but I can live with it.

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    Here is the comparison of the two.

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  10. rydenfan

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    Amazing how much the welt changes the look between the two
     
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  11. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    Eagle County MTO ($197)

    *BOURBON CALF 2066
    *TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    **EXTRA BURNISH ON TOE AND HEEL AREAS
    *BLACK SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    *LEATHER MIDSOLE
    *MINI LUG OUTSOLE
    *BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

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  12. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    Football Neumoks MTO during Custom Neumok sale ($199)

    ALL FOOTBALL LEATHER
    TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    BUFF SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    OAK LEATHER SOLE

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  13. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    GOP these are amongst my favorites of all the MTOs that I have seen. But Walnut Shell is my all time AE leather. You got very lucky indeed with this ordeal. -Mike
     
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    Thanks!

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  15. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow GOP, you are really eating up this MTO program! Somehow I didn't connect all of these shoes to you! With that said, your Eagle Country's are amazing. And I am pretty sure those football leather Wingtips would make you the talk of the town at any tailgate party.
     
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  16. wonsmithr8

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    Mm what are the specs of the walnut shell strands?
     
  17. GOP Shoe Guy

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    *WALNUT CORDOVAN
    *BROWN SPLIT REVERSE WELT - and - NATURAL SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    *DOUBLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE
     
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    Can someone give me Allison's email address. How does the deal work???
     
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  19. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    Red & White Neumoks MTO during Custom Neumok sale ($199)

    RED & WHITE LEATHER
    TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    BUFF SPLIT REVERSE WELT
    OAK LEATHER SOLE

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  20. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Well-Known Member

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    I have taken advantage of it. I have one more MTO to past from last summer. I gotta dig and find the specs for it. I have 29 pairs of AEs, and think I am set for a while, that is until next week when I see something new I want. :)
     
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