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The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. wgiceman

    wgiceman Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably stating the obvious for most of us here when I say........ "This thread is going to wreak havoc on my bank account!!!!!" :embar::embar:
     
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  2. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Well-Known Member

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    I've done two AE MTO's

    Walnut Shell Cordovan Kenilworth (Standard Kenilworth except for shell upper and Rendenbach single sole):
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    -Dainite sole
    -Wheeled welt edge (missed detail)
    -Storm welt (did not specify, but happy with it)
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  3. johngee

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    I made the trek up to AE's South Coast Plaza store a few weeks back to nail down sizing in a few different shoes. Hopefully San Diego gets an AE store one day! Mike, I'll have to keep an eye out for you around town sporting those walnut shells.
     
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    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for doing this, Dubs!

    I've done two MTO's so far. The first:

    Burgundy Cordovan Kenilworth Derbies, with Independence lining and insole, single JR sole, chili flat welt, toasted edge trim with wheeling, brass exposed eyelets. Paid $505 during the Rediscover America Sale.

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  5. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    The second:

    Chili Shaker Heights boot with tan tweed. standard makeup, but with custom Dainite sole and extra burnishing:

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  6. Pastor

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    Here is my MTO. Very close to mdubs' first MTO. This was one of the last Cappuccino orders

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

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  7. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Pastor, you have impeccable taste. Are shoes are the same up to the edging. I was told by Allison that I was the last order of Cappuccino that AE would accept. I actually had to wait 2 days for the stock house to confirm they had leather available for me. With that said, I saw others receive Cappuccino shoes after I got mine... :)

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Pepper, those are nice boots, however the tweed siding on it is not within my particular taste spectrum. But I personally tend to have fairly conservative tastes...

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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  10. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    G-Dogg,

    Both of those shoes are awesome. I am really lusting for a double monk on Whiskey Shell Cordovan. If AE ever got Walnut Shell in stock again, that would probably be my first purchase... :)

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Those are an absolutely insane MTO. I love the commando-like sole. The only thing that I might have done, had I done a MTO Dalton would be to add pinking to it. I really prefer the Dalton when it is unlined and has the stitching around the perforations on the side.

    It is really refreshing to see all the MTOs that I somehow forgot about.

    -Mike
     
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  12. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Look, you have such great taste, they took your Franciscan and added it to their lineup! But now you have them with the Independence touches, such as the wheeled edge, that I believe makes them look much more refined.

    Honestly, I am not sure what to make out of those Leeds. They actually look very tennis shoe like to me with those soles. Definitely a very different spin on the Leed that I would have never imagined.

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Blaster, those look magnificent. Not sure if it is the way that you photographed them, but they remind me of the LeatherSoul Ravello Shortwing Blutcher. Which is probably one of the best shoes ever made. Period. (Well, in my opinion... :))

    -Mike
     
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    Nothing like beautiful dark Shells with light edging! But I really think the kicker on both pairs are actually the laces! The flat waxy laces on the Leeds and the tan laces on the MacNeils just take them up THAT much...

    -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    My friend, those are both beautiful shoes. The Dundees are what inspired me to pull the trigger on my Jeffersons displayed in Post #2 here...

    -Mike
     
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    We are pretty similar in thinking. I bought the Dundees in cappuccino when they were offered by Allen Edmonds as a web gem. It's what made me want to do the Jefferson in that color.
     
  17. peppercorn78

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    I hear you. However, I fell in love with them the instant they were introduced and pretty much only wear them with jeans to jazz clubs (wearing them at a club now in fact). They're killing!


    Thanks! I was inspired by a picture of the Fran Bean Alden PTB that Patrick (also my name) posted a while back. But I wanted a derby rather than a blucher, and by the time Allison got to me, cappuccino was all gone, so I went with burgundy. Really, really glad I did!
     
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    AE can definetely compete with Alden, Carmina, and the like, if they were able to think up models like this for themselves.
     
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  19. rydenfan

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    AE cannot compete with Alden when it comes to finishing of shell cordovan. I own both and like both, but Alden has a pretty clear advantage here
     
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    jaywhyy Well-Known Member

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    I also own both. Glaze and color is a matter of taste. AE's brown imo is superiror to Alden cigar, and Alden 8 is far superior to AE burgundy. But let's not turn this into an AE vs Alden debate as we already got a thread for that.
     

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