The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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  1. tanbar

    tanbar Senior member

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    Thanks, just wasn't clear to me what "discontinued model" meant since some there are some versions of the same shoe in both the clearance and regular priced sections. Makes sense now.
     


  2. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    The dreaded failed inspection on my clifton's. Ah well the anticipation builds.
     


  3. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Sorry, bro. What was your makeup?
     


  4. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Snuff suede clifton red danite tone one tone stitching. Seconds floating out there some where.
     


  5. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Ugh. That sucks! So sorry. It seems like almost no MTO's pass inspection the first time...

    Let's see what happens with mine in the next few weeks
     


  6. bl@ster

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    Gentlemen, my latest Jefferson MTO's are in. This time around my goal was to replicate this vintage 1950's pair of AE's:

    http://www.classicshoesformen.com/s...ather-allen-edmonds-full-brogue-oxford43-435c

    Vintage 1950's Allen Edmonds:
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    And I think it turned out really well. Here are some pics and the full specs below.

    Jefferson MTO:
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    Specs:
    JEFFERSON
    1032 CHILI GRAIN LEATHER
    DARK BROWN UPPER STITCH
    BROWN LEATHER INSOLE
    CHILI FLAT WELT
    DOUBLE INDEPENDENCE OUTSOLE
    WHEELED EDGES
    EXPOSED BRASS EYELETS
     
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  7. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those are epic! You hit that spot on!

    -Mike
     
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  8. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I wore my MTO Jeffferson's today. Cappuccino Shell Cordovan.

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    -Mike
     


  9. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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  10. bl@ster

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    Woah, Mdubs.... those are georgeous. And we are thinking alike w/ the MTO Jeffersons :) What is the edge dressing color and welt color on those? Might wanna replicate those bad boys....
     
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  11. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    We're looking at $650 a pop for shell MTO right?
     


  12. zennypoo

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    Amazing shells Mike! I wish the cappuccino shells would make another appearance. This is probably a silly question, but what is the difference between a shell Jefferson and a McAllister if you MTO Independence insole/outsole? From what I understand they are on the same last, except for different upper, lamb inner linings, and outsole. I'm thinking about a pair of brown shell McAllisters and not sure if there is a difference going with Jefferson instead. Thanks!
     


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    polojock615 Senior member

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    Black sharkskin Eagle County:

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  14. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Senior member

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    pretty cool sharks!
     


  15. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Zenny, there are a few minute differences between the McAllister and the Jefferson other than the independence refinements. The two main differences with the design is that the Jefferson does not have the brogue line along the top of the shoe along the sides, where as the McAllister does. The Jefferson's quarters are one piece, where as the McAllister has a separate piece of leather for the laces. The second is the Jefferson is on a double sole, while the McAllister is on a single leather sole.

    I studied the two very closely before deciding that I liked the subtleties of the Jefferson better. :) But they are both very fine wingtips. Hope that this helps and it is hard to go wrong either way.

    -Mike
     


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