The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    Agreed! My problem is that these will be my first shells, so I'm a bit like a kid waiting for christmas to come -- except I don't know the exact date. It's also getting real cold out here in the upper midwest, so another pair of boots is certainly welcome. My black pebble grain Meermins are getting a lot of use.
     
  2. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet Senior member

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    Well, I found out my merlot EC's are in the "lasting" stage. Then they'll go to "finishing." Then inspection. I'm at six weeks and counting.
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Just been told my merlots are two weeks out. Just the way it rolls, and it's good to know.
     
  4. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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    I've got shell fever! In addition to the Strand and Towny GMTOs, I ordered the following:

    MacGregor - 12 EEE
    Bottle Green Shell Cordovan
    Brown flat welt
    Brown piping
    Wheeling & fudging
    Medium brown transparent edge dressing
    Single JR sole

    Patriot – 12 EEE
    Green shell cordovan
    Light brown transparent edge dressing
    Brown flat welt
    Brown piping
    Single JR sole
    Fudging & wheeling
    All else standard for a cordovan shoe

    Dundee – 12 EEE
    Natural shell cordovan
    Natural piping
    Natural split reverse welt
    Natural edge dressing
    Double JR sole
    Fudging & wheeling
    All else standard for a cordovan shoe

    Carlyle – 12 EEE
    Blue shell cordovan
    Light brown transparent edge dressing
    Brown piping
    Flat Brown welt
    Single JR sole
    Fudging & wheeling
    All else standard for a cordovan shoe

    Strand – 12 EEE
    Natural shell cordovan
    Light brown transparent edge dressing
    Flat chili welt
    Single JR sole
    Fudging & wheeling
    All else standard for a cordovan shoe
     
  5. BagleyBrown

    BagleyBrown Senior member

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    An incredible haul. Once the wallet sting subsides, that is a great long term closet upgrade

    Curious why no deep dark brown, instead, multiple greens. Was this based on seeing the brown in person and not liking it much or, is brown already / mostly covered?
     
  6. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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    For the brown shells I already have:
    Walnut Daton
    Brown Dundee
    Cappuccino McAllister
    Brown Park Avenue
    Walnut/Cappuccino Shelton
    Walnut MacNeil
    Brown Wolverine 744
    Brown Strand

    I already have 18 pairs of shell, so I wanted to get colors I don't have. I hear the dark brown isn't that off from normal brown, so I saw no reason to get it.
     
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    NewYawker Senior member

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    Polo - would you mind posting photos of the cordovan sheltons? I ordered this make up also from the trunk show and am curious what it will look like. Thanks.
     
  8. polojock615

    polojock615 Senior member

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    Here is when they were new -

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    NewYawker Senior member

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  10. BagleyBrown

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    Thanks, that is what I was hoping to hear. You are loaded with brown shell so the more rare colors were your target.
     
  11. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    Polo, I love the idea of the blue Carlyle. Just didn't have anymore funds to do another MTO + fee.

    I think I'll end up regretting not getting a bottle green Grayson. That's my favorite AE shoe model.
     
  12. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    Really really love the two colors! If I do another MTO when my checkbook recovers, I'll have to do something like that. :) I wonder if they could do a two color strand.
     
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    watchidiot Senior member

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    Yes they can. They an customize each piece of cut leather to your spec.
     
  14. halfnhalfnhalf

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    So my resistance has been worn down and I think I'm going to kop both a green shell and a navy shell Leeds. As I've done with my other Leeds, I'll go with blind eyelets, split-reverse welt, standard lining, and double JR sole. But, I'm trying to decide about welt and edge for each. Suggestions, especially from people who have seen the shell in person, would be very welcomed . . .
     
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    Newbie here. I just wanted to share a few pics of my Brown Grain EC. Thanks once again Dale for making this happen! I'm so glad you convinced me to get the grain instead of the merlot. It looks great! I can't wait to start wearing it. I only started the AE addiction 9 months ago and this is my 17th pair! Most of my shoes are from the shoebank and this is my first GMTO (or MTO).

    By the way, would you guys apply the AE cleaner/conditioner & dark brown polish before wearing this? Thanks!

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