Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
What is black shark? Black shark skin?
that's correct. I just got the last of it. I also had a pair of Cliftons made with it a while ago:
In the sunlight (next to two pairs of gator):
^ Can you share the cost of the exotics from those mtos?
Gator is REALLY expensive, $3,200 per shoe. I got mine for an estate sale liquidation - they'd only been worn once. Shark, in its time, was the same as calf.
Transitioning into more business suit attire, navy and grey suits.
I've been doing a lot of research into each shoe.
Grenson Stanley Brogue in Tan (aware it's made in India) is on sale for $200.
Allen Edmonds Strands in Walnut is nice too.
Which should I go for? Any other choices?
I don't need the best, just a good starter dress shoe that is versatile, more than decent quality and that won't break the bank.
Just received my MTO Delrays, but noticed the lace holes did not line up. Is this normal? Would this be an issue for you guys?
I only changed the soles to double JR, and requested them rounded like the Shelton
I sent a MTO back that had the same issue. They should line up properly.
I am about to buy my first pair of AEs. I am starting with a pair of black park aves. Should I go to the AE store and buy them at full retail (I try to never do full retail) or buy a pair at Nordstrom Rack? I understand the rack AEs are seconds and not warrantied by AE.
I have an AE near me in Atlanta so I can go and get the whole fitting experience. Are there any deals to get a discount at AE? Is there an AE rep that posts in this thread that can help a get into his first pair of AEs?
Alden 404's (Indy boots in Kudu) FTW!!! You have no idea how much they rock!
I also had an mto with similar issues. Allison offered several options to remedy the situation. I elected to keep them at the seconds rate and have the balance refunded to me. AE CS rocks.
What is the preferred care regimen for McTavish, Elgin, etc?
Here is my eagle county MTO:
DARK CHOCOLATE CALF 1087
INDPENDENCE LINING LEATHER
TONE ON TONE STITCHING
FLAT CHILI WELT
LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
MINI LUG RUBBER TAP SOLE
Thanks. Id love to see those MTOs in the wild.
Thoughts on MTO Shelton burgundy shell with scotch grain walnut saddle MTO on single butyl sole....
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