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The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. frankmartin

    frankmartin Well-Known Member

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    What is the normal turnaround time on MTOs? I ordered my first MTO on April 28th and am wondering. My invoice actually says "CUSTOM ORDER BACKORDERED 8-10 WEEKS", but I'm seeing other folks receiving theirs form the Anniversary sale.
     
  2. mdubs

    mdubs Senior member

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    Mine have been taking 3-4 weeks, they usually estimate high.
     
  3. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    Congrats - they look pretty cool to me.

    Don't suppose you'd mind posting two more pics: from above, and also the soles?
     
  4. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    I placed an order for an MTO chili calfskin Eagle County for my wife on Feb 1, but because her size was unavailable on the 222 last and I couldn't resist the $197 MTO boots, I decided to use her order for another Eagle County MTO for myself. Problem was I already had 2 previous Eagle COunty MTOs (tan waxy saddle and burgundy calfskin). So anyway I decided to do something unusual. Final order made on April 11 and after 5 weeks, here is probably the last pair Eagle County MTOs.

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    MODEL EAGLE COUNTY
    NAVY CALF
    TONE ON TONE UPPER STITCHING
    BLIND EYELETS NO SPEEDHOOKS
    INDEPENDENCE INSOLE AND LINING
    BLACK FLAT WELT
    BLACK DAINITE OUTSOLE
    HONOR ORIGINAL INVOICE ($197)
     
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  5. MKJ1

    MKJ1 Active Member

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    Thanks. Don't mind at all, but will have to wait until this evening
     
  6. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    Awesome! I love navy shoes/boots and these look great. It's making me think about possibilities of a navy calfskin MTO now even though the last thing I need in life right now is probably more shoes. The pitfalls of reading threads like this...:p
     
  7. mdubs

    mdubs Senior member

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    Ummm... Dang those are awesome! I wish I could do an order of them even at full price. Too bad, I did it with Crockett and Jones instead of AE. Love how you pouched your wife's MTO!!! :) -Mike
     
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  8. watchidiot

    watchidiot Senior member

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    Thanks! This is only my 3rd navy shoe (i have a navy boat shoe and a navy suede grayson) and I can totally see why you love the color. The color is growing on me. I bet a navy calf MacNeil (or MacNeil 5) would look great.

    Thanks Mike. Really consider myself lucky to be able to grab 3 of these boots, all for $197 each! What a coup! Haha yeah, it was a brilliant move. Original intention was good, final result even better.
     
  9. halfnhalfnhalf

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    Navy rocks. I wish AE had a better selection of navy leathers. Well, I really just wish they had navy CXL and navy shell. I had to go to Alden and Rancourt to get those. (Oh, and Carmina also.) But, I would have preferred to keep it in the family as it were.
     
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  10. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Haha I was just thinking this after looking at your boots and the navy lwb on crepe sole in the Alden thread.

    Nice boots btw!
     
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    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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  12. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Hahah why can't I have more macneils! [​IMG]

    Smith
     
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  13. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    You worded it correctly, they just didn't do the right thing. You asked for a chili welt and they gave you a brown welt. Sometimes when I ask for chili welt, I get the chili welt (which is transparent like you describe) and sometimes I get brown. I agree that Chili would look nicer. It's quite an annoyance.... there aren't that many specs and you'd think the person doing final inspection would catch this. I've learned to just accept this in my orders though it's not ideal. I can only guess they are trying to pump these out fast...
     
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    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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  15. wonsmithr8

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    Haha whoa! Besides a navy one, I don't think I'd get another one.
     
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  17. mdubs

    mdubs Senior member

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    HaHa. Nice.
     
  18. MKJ1

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    Thanks for the explanation. Perhaps emphasizing what I want a little more might help with the next order. At this price, I really can't complain. The golf version allowed me to essentially get the strands in a more accommodating last. I was just wondering if i was failing to explain something correctly
     
  19. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Haha I better watch it. Apparently it's contagious and expensive [​IMG]
     
  20. MKJ1

    MKJ1 Active Member

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    A few more angles
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