The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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  1. BCer

    BCer Senior member

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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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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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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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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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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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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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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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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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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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    The flash really brightens the blue, it is much darker and hardly noticeable even when looking straight down into the boot.
     
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    What do you guys think of a burgundy shell cap toe double monkstrap ? I saw a Carmina makeup that was stunning. Storm wetl. Not sure what color I'd make edge dressing or what I'd do with soles.
     
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    Someone posted photos of the mora 2.0 in burgundy shell....it was stunning.
     
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    Haha, thanks Mike; oh man, I very sincerely hope your shell Strands don't end up with white Harrier soles! I'm very happy with my MTO, but I think the sole looks best on CXL. If I ordered them now I'd probably use natty cxl for the upper
     
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    +1000
     

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