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ALFRED SARGENT Appreciation: Handgrade, Exclusive, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    There are a number of threads related to the various Alfred Sargent ranges. I hope this thread will allow for more general AS discussions, pics, questions, etc. If this is redundant please let me know. :) For starters, one of the classics: [​IMG] Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. (106 last)
     
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    MTO Ramsey in caramel suede, with lasted trees. I'm particularly impressed with the attention to detail (stitching, leather clicking) and the fact that the shoe's got a bit of a bevelled waist.

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    MTO Hampstead, in caramel suede.
     
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    MTO Hampstead, in caramel suede.

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    MTO Montague, caramel suede. These boots have forward slanted heel and a layer of rubber between welt and sole, for extra comfort.

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  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Lee, never knew you liked suede so much!
     
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    They were a MTO batch timed for the summer months. I took delivery of them in March.

    Suede, in all colors, has that je nais se quoi quality that I particular enjoy in shoes.
     
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    Connaught (48); BB P&Co. (106); Tavistock (99) [​IMG]
     
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    S Exclusive, Bannister.

    The crepe sole is really really comfortable to walk.

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    MTO gibsons in whiskey shell w/ black shell saddle & heel counters, natural welt & double soles. Due to arrive next week.
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    That looks REALLY good!
     
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    Very nice.

    Is the Gibson from the Exclusive or Handgrade line?
     
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    I really like my Ramsey. The last fits me quite nicely.
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    Wj4,

    what's your impressions on the AS Ramsey vs. the Carmina double monks?
     
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    they look similar to me
     
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    lee, love your MTO models
     
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    the one detail that I do like is the double row stitching on the Ramsey; even my JL William and EG Westminster only have single row.
     
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    Yep. Since I have both the Carmina and AS, they are indeed very similar. I put them side to side and the lasts even have the same silhouette. However, the Ramsey fits me better. I had to use tongue pads for the Carmina because I was getting quite a lot of heal slippage. Quality wise, the Carmina is shell, and AS is calf so that's comparing apples to oranges. Both are quality shoes no doubt though.
     
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    Thank you. It was when AFPoS was doing SINGLE MTO shoes........oh how I do miss that.....now it's SIX pairs or no go.
     
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    They're Exclusives modeled on these Alden for Leather Soul in #4 & black shell.

    I ordered them last Dec. & expected them in March. Chay told me in March that they were behind schedule & then in April that the 1st pair had been damaged in the factory. Back to the starting point. I'm sure they'll be worth the wait.
     

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