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The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. halfnhalfnhalf

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    The one-eighth?
     
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    Wow, the Chili Grain looks amazing. Baffled that all this beautiful leather isn't getting used for a factory design like this!!! Gah! At least they let us do this!

    -Mike
     
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    i quite like large bows. Nothing wrong with that!
     
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    So 2 weeks back I put in an order for Jeffersons in pebble grain like someone else made up here. Seeing the discounted price of the Jefferson in the upcoming sale, I emailed Allison to see if she would honor the sale price on my MTO, and she will. $350 for a pair of MTO Jeffersons... I think I love Allison. :)
     
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    For those wondering, here's a photo of those MTO Jefferson beauties:

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    ^^ Chili grain could possibly be my new favorite material.
     
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    Love my chili grain MacNeils - and seriously bummed that I missed out on the walnut grain.
     
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    I'm bummed I missed that, too.
     
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    Well, here they are!!

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    As you can see, they are stunning! The burnishing came out great, which is somewhat tricky for bourbon shoes.

    BUT as we have seen with recent MTOs, there were some mistakes that I have brought to Allison's attention… maybe she grades the shoe manufacturers on following instructions.[​IMG]

    The edges are supposed to be toasted, not brown. This is one issue that saddens me as I was really looking forward to the uniqueness of toasted edges.
    And the other is the sock liner color, supposed to be snuff suede not tan suede. No biggie here, no one will ever see that.


    Well I hope you enjoy the pic!!!!
     
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    As you can see, they are stunning! The burnishing came out great, which is somewhat tricky for bourbon shoes. 

    BUT as we have seen with recent MTOs, there were some mistakes that I have brought to Allison's attention… maybe she grades the shoe manufacturers on following instructions.:facepalm:

    The edges are supposed to be toasted, not brown. This is one issue that saddens me as I was really looking forward to the uniqueness of toasted edges.
    And the other is the sock liner color, supposed to be snuff suede not tan suede. No biggie here, no one will ever see that.


    Well I hope you enjoy the pic!!!!
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    Wow, those are incredibly stunning! Love everything about them. Obviously your lining and sock liner colours make them unique, but won't be seen by anyone. But what is 'out there to be seen' is dead-on. Great job, Maybe we'll see that makeup as standard offers soon?
     
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    Well done, Superb makeup!
     
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    Thanks for the great pics - looks like they fit your feet well. Love the way they came out, and while you may be disappointed with the edges, they still look great to me. I do find the blue lining rather jarring and not complementary to the rest of the boot, but it might have also been exacerbated by the flash picture.
     
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    It is pretty jarring, but I think that makes it kind of fun. Especially since its a high boot and thus there is like a 0.1% chance anyone would actually see it unless you tried to show it to them.

    -Mike
     
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    To tell you the truth, the verdict on this particular grain leather is still out for me. Aesthetically it looks great. I like the depth and warmth of the color. It's definitely a winner in this area. However, the leather seems thinner than AE's other dress leather. It also is not as supple. This is my first scotch grain type of shoes so I'm not sure if the texture I feel is characteristic of the leather. I'm worried from a longevity standpoint. I haven't worn it outside the house yet. But before I do, I'll condition. We'll see how it wears.
     
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    Gotcha. I understand that. I could not tell that it was that thin! I have no grain in calf skin. I have heard that grain tends to wear more like shell cordovan than calf skin. I have a pair of grain shell cordovan and that is all.

    Would definitely be interested in updates as you get some milage on those shoes.

    -M
     
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    Oh...that's all...ONLY some grained shell corvovan? No biggie, right?? haha
     
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    My MTO Brown Shell Strands come in on Friday. Excited, but now nervous, about things that may not align with the specifications. I would not be happy if they had White Harrier Soles! :) P.S. The harriers look good on your MTO, just wouldn't on a shell strand! ;-)
     
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