The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Better to go to an AE store
     


  2. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    Quote:I considered it, but I'm not sure it's fair to the person helping me try on shoes without any intentions of buying.
     


  3. rydenfan

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    You are going to buy from AE. In the end that's where they care about. That is what Allison will tell you to do
     


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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Yes Allison offered to send a pair of trial cliftons to me, I gladly accepted.
     


  5. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Hey, @mdubs, let's not soil this thread with Alden jargon...LOL. It's BURGUNDY cordovan with light brown edge dressing! LMAO!

    OK...carry on.
     


  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sorry, sorry. I do believe that Color 8 is the actual name of the leather shipped from Horween. I wonder if AE actually gets a different Shell or if they call just call it Burgundy for simplicity sake and cause Color 8 is a crazy name.

    -Mike
     


  7. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Haha. I believe it is shipped as color8 from Horween. I was just giving you a hard time.
    Giving it an actual name does sound better although I guess calling it #8 would reduce confusion. Such as others like Truffle, Walnut, Cappuccino, etc...

    But... I don't think AE gets the shell from Horween and doesn't touch it after. Once AE finishes it, they probably use burgundy AE juice. Ya know...what we all strip off as soon as we get our shoes.
     


  8. Roycru

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    Several weeks ago, I ordered English Tan Dublin Leather McAllisters with black Dainite soles, brass eyelets, flat laces, brown stitching, wheeled edges, Poiron insole, and brown split reverse welt. I will post pictures when they arrive.

    I had originally ordered Walnut Grain Leather, but Allison called me and said that there was a problem cutting the uppers and there wasn't any Walnut Grain Leather left. Allison sent a sample of Chili Grain Leather, but it was too close to the color of my Cognac Dublin Leather Ridgeways, so I chose English Tan Dublin Leather.

    I like all the weird and wonderful variations in the Horween Dublin leathers, which are waxed Horween Essex leathers, both being cowhides that are processed the same way as Horween processes horse hides.
     


  9. cincikid

    cincikid Senior member

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    I love how they turned out. Congrats on a great MTO.
    I was actually inspired by your choice of the olive leather thinking I might want to use it for a custom MacNeil.
     


  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Sounds very interesting, but I do not have much experience with Dublin or Essex... :-/

    -Mike
     


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  12. ScottyBoy920

    ScottyBoy920 Senior member

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    New Fifth Street MTO is in the books and set for production. Can't wait!

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  13. ScottyBoy920

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    Interesting that those are pebble. The sample I got from AE was smooth.
     


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    That's a great make-up! Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
     


  15. rootskier

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    Polojock posted this pair of shell Lexingtons (Sanford on 1 last, I believe) in the main AE thread:

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    I have this pair of dark brown shell Sanfords that is due for a resole:

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    I am thinking I want a split reverse welt and double sole like the polojock's lexingtons, but not in natural. Probably brown reverse welt and light brown edge dressing. I have two questions. First, can anyone compare the durability of Rendenbach soles to the butyl soles? I kind of like the idea of worrying less on wet pavement. Second, how do explain the amount of sole visible that should be from above? Just attach a picture of what I am trying to match?

    Thanks. Any and all advice considered (I've never changed sole types in a recraft before...)
     
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