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A Fine Pair of Shoes x Alfred Sargent MTO Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, May 18, 2012.

  1. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    I think a plain whole cut would be stunning in shell - the mto needs to be the same for all pairs though.
     
  2. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    I think a plain whole cut would be stunning in shell - the mto needs to be the same for all pairs though.[/quo

    Julian,

    I am in for any color. How many do you need to start this one going?

    Jamil
     
  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    This is what a burgundy shell wholecut looks like (albeit from Carmina):
    [​IMG]

    I'm sure that one from Alfred Sargent would look pretty damned stunning!
     
  4. NAMOR

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    i think shell is a bad idea for a wholecut. the wrinkling and aging doesnt suit the design. i think shell is best for a more casual style like a loafer, blucher, or boot
     
  5. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    Six pairs minimum to get the mto going.
     
  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Bah! What do you know about shell, man? Have you even got a single shell shoe? [​IMG]

    Just kidding [​IMG] I know what you mean about the wrinkling and I was thinking that you'd get similar issues with any plain toed shell shoe.

    I still think your navy shell balmoral boot is bloody awesome and far from casual.
     
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    isn't that compensated by, say, a good fit?
     
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    From what I see, the shell wrinkles at the flex points where calf leather would normally crease. Not sure this can be alleviated by a good fit because the foot doesn't remain rigid as you walk.

    Thoughts?
     
  9. SuitedDx

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    I think a shell wholecut could work; I do agree with NAMOR that it has a more casual look, but maybe that's a good direction. Natural edge?

    Good luck on getting the 6! I know Lee has been hoping for more interest.
     
  10. fritzl

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    not really as the only cordovan shoe i personally own is a sneaker, no kidding.

    but, i have seen enough pairs in the flesh, which didn't shoe "disturbing" wrinkles due to a good fit and good material. nothing to lose sleep about, though.
     
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  11. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    looks like we got THREE interests in shell wholecut with a toe medallion, the AS Milton.
     
  12. SuitedDx

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    Awesome lee! I know you've been wanting this so I hope it goes through! Curious to see what the final product will look like.
     
  13. Saratorial_Splender

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    I am in as I mentioned above. I wish Julian or Sarah keep a tally on their we site!
     
  14. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    We will get a page made up for the AS Milton mto in AS Exclusive specification - what leather and colour would you like?
     
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    How about espresso calf?
     
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    I haven't read all the 355 posts :)
    Could you let us know when there are final specs and price ?

    Sending this info to the AFOS mailing list would be a great idea.


    Thanks
     
  17. lee_44106

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    I can go with either #8 burgundy or whiskey shell cordovan
     
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    I am out. I was told that there are no 12.5E to be made.
     
  19. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    Another option for the AS Milton Wholecut might be in Midnight Blue Calf or Burnished Oak - I think either of these will look superb and wear very well.
     
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    I can go with the midnight blue. I've been on a blue streak lately.

    Can you post a swatch of the burnished oak?
     

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