A Fine Pair of Shoes x Alfred Sargent MTO Thread

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  1. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I agree with everything above.

    I WILL buy the BENSON MTO.

    I do not like any sort of balmoral boots in general, so I have no interest in theMILLER.

    If possible, a count of how many pair has been confirmed would be tremendously helpful for all prospective buyers.


    I would like a group order of a medallion wholecut, in dark shell cordovan. An example would be this:
    http://alfredsargent.co.uk/handgrade-range/milton/
     


  2. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    OK - should I set up a page for AS Hurst (Whole cut with medallion on the AS99 last) in Horween Cognac Cordovan then?
     


  3. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    I would think you would simply generate a receipt/credit and then apply it to the order when the order is placed. If the order does not occur, the buyer could have the amount refunded to their credit card or applied to an instock purchase if they wish.

    I am ready to place the order, but would love to have a few more people jump in so we can be half way to the 6 pair minimum. You could then note that on your website which might help draw in the last few orders.

    I am not wed to the shell/suede. I think the dark oakcalf/suede combo looks great. Doing it up in shell is pretty unique and particularly good value. I have a black captoe/ grey suede balmoral boot, and the brown boot would be a nice addition.
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    This would be very helpful for me to make up my mind.
    I'm a bit on the fence with the Benson MTO.
    Knowing how many orders there are would help force my decision.
     


  5. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    I assume these are the examples you are referencing:

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    Some interesting combinations, but getting agreement on six orders will be a challenge. I think some combination of brown would be pretty mainstream and garner more support, but I may be wrong. Let's leave tan/green or light blue/navy for an individual order through AS Handgrade.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Harrydog, do you have a "normal" width? I'm interested in the boot but I'm unsure if I should size down one or just a half. Based in the AS models available on the 724 last, it seems I would need to size down half and go with the "slim" fitting

    For reference, I go tts in C&J 337 last and size down a half in the 348
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Get the boot!
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Read about your Shannon boot, when is it scheduled to arrive? Also, I think this Miller boot is different enough to justify both

    :slayer:
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    How would you compare it to C&J 337, 341, and 348? Typically size down 1/2 size in AS?

    Excuse the multiple post-hard to multiquote on cell phone
     
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  10. dieworkwear

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    December. I'm planning to order the EG Oundle and G&G Canterbury soon, however, so I'm a bit less interested in the Benson and Miller. I'm up for hearing what other options members are interested in though.
     


  11. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    I would use your 337 size and perhaps try the slim fit.

    I am a normal width 10.5D US. I tend to be a UK 9.5 in most everything I have, though I like a very snug fit. I went with a UK9 in Lobb 8000/7000.

    I have definitely found the 724 to be pretty roomy width wise in the F(normal) width. I do not think I would want to size down and keep the F. I will try a 9.5E (slim).

    I know this might seem sacrilegious, but I find outsole measurements (particularly heel to toe) a pretty good indication of how the shoe will fit. If the shoe has a pretty standard width welt, I end up with a pretty narrow range of lengths across a variety of shoes in my collection. That is how I ordered the 724 in the 9.5 and it was the right choice. AFPS gives sole dimensions for most of the lasts.

    Width to me is far more flexible (I have EG in both D and E and can hardly tell the difference.) The fact that the Miller boot has basically a one piece, wholecut-like vamp means it would stretch and fit nicely to my foot. So I will try the slim fitting.
     


  12. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    We can help here - let us have your feet length and width measurements and we can assist you as we have internal measurements of the shoes in question. Also, we have chosen two AS lasts AS99 & AS724 that have the flexibility to choose either UK E/US C (slim) or UK F/ US D (Medium) width as well as your size. Typically we suggest 1/2 size down from US to UK.

    Contact us using [email protected] for sizing.

    Current count for AS Miller = 0

    Current count for AS Benson = 0

    Who's going to be the first pioneer?
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    emailed you guys. really looking forward to the bal boot
     


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    Quick question re: the AS Benson monkstrap in dark cognac shell. I may have missed it but what color sole edge and welt was decided on? I think a light antique would be a stellar contrast if that hasn't been decided.

    Also, any agreement as to leather interior liner? In maybe a dark burgundy or navy? Might be a nice further unique differentiating feature.
     
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  15. Afinepairofshoes

    Afinepairofshoes Senior member

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    Great thoughts on welt colour and interior colour - typically mto at this level are made with soft cream leather and would compliment Cognac Cordovan very well. Light antique would suit with a crimped edge detail.
     


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