The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. buckingpony

    buckingpony Member

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    Well my MTO Eagle County arrived today. Order was placed early January and with the following specs:

    BROWN BURNISHED CALF- CAPTOE VAMP FOXING, GUSSET, PULLTAB, TONGUE
    BROGUE SUEDE-QUARTERS AND EYESTAY
    INDEPENDENCE LINING AND INSOLE
    INDEPENDENCE OUTSOLE
    WHEELED EDGES BROWN
    FLAT WELT
    DARK BROWN EDGE DRESSING


    Unfortunately, I don't think the calf portion of the boot is made with Brown Burnished Calf... I don't know if there was some confusion over Brown Burnished Calf and Dark Brown Burnished Calf? The samples i received for Brown Burnished Calf were the same color as all my Dark Brown Burnished Calf AE's, but the MTO is significantly lighter. Not sure what I think of the contrast between the calf and suede yet...

    I've looked through the website and one of the older catalogs and haven't seen a Brown Burnished Calf that looks like the calf part of my MTOs. I'll probably think it over and may be reach out to Allison. Thoughts? Sorry for the cell quality pictures.
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  2. tifosi

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    ^^ Damn they are awesome! So pissed that AE won't take MTO on these anymore. They look kinda small, maybe. If they are 8.5 PM me!!! haha
     


  3. rydenfan

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    hard to tell based off the quality of the image but looks like brown burnished calf to me
     


  4. tifosi

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    Who needs EG? Right, Ryden?? haha
     


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    …and if they by chance are 7.5 or 8 and you're looking to part with them, PM me!
     


  6. rydenfan

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    that is too funny! I almost wrote something to you about being a budget Galway for you...
     


  7. tifosi

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    Too bad I can never have them made. haha
     


  8. bkotsko

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    My 2 cents
    Brown Burnished Calf

    I'm not trying to debate the AE picture quality.
    It only appears that you got what you ordered, unfortunately.
    That's not to say she didn't send you the wrong swatch.
    Burnishing adds a level of variability.
     
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  9. tifosi

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    Both of those say "brown burnished calf". They are clearly different shades.
     


  10. bkotsko

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  11. buckingpony

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    Here is a picture with better lighting and a comparison of the brown burnished calf sample I received (which matches the 3 pairs of AE dark burnished brown shoes i have...)
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    Haha, they are 8E (normally between 8-8.5D, but on this last found that smaller length and up a width fit better.) I was going for a poor mans EG... Pretty sure I have bought seconds of MTO from either Tifosi or Ryden before - 8.5 Cappuccino Bayfields that I got for an amazing deal.
     


  12. tifosi

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    Pretty sure they were Ryden's Capp Bayfields. I do not believe they were seconds, though. Anyway 8E would be perfect for me. Let me know!
     
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  13. bkotsko

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    I am sure there are more than one of us that would take them off your hands.
    I was just looking at some EGs.
     


  14. tifosi

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    These won't fit you, 9D'r!!! haha
     


  15. Burzan

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    I think they look pretty sweet as is but yeah looks nothing like the sample. The contrast works very well for it.




    Also, sounds like we might be Bayfield brothers, got mine from Ryden and possibly you got the seconds? I am wearing them today.

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