The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    ^^ I can definitely see that happening.
     
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    They'll just call it the Styleforum or something more cryptic like the San Francisco (which will really be SF for Styleforum)
     
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    Would be very amusing if they name it in tribute of a forum member's makeup, like the Green Gardener, or the Grand Ole...
     
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    I originally wanted walnut grain as well. I was bummed when Allison contacted me and said they damaged it during lasting. It's weird that they discontinued the walnut. Seems like a classic material. But I'm actually very pleased with how the chili grain turned out.

    For all it's worth, I wrote a thank you note to Allison and mentioned that they should re-launch the EC (i.e. a plain captoe boot). And I do hope they bring back the ability to MTO discontinued models because I have my sights on the Bayfield. Be patient. Who knows, the wait may be shorter than a typical Alden pre-order.
     
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    I hope they pick @halfnhalfnhalf , then.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    The one-eighth?
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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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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