The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    It ends tomorrow 4/20!

    Yes sir ^^
     


  2. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Took some Reno to the MTO Cappuccino Bayfields that I bought form Ryden, after a bunch more AE polish came off they are turning into a wonderfully rich and beautiful color. For the first time I am really seeing the difference between the Dark Brown and Cappuccino cordovan. AE had caked so much stuff on both my Dundees and Bayfields that originally they both looked quite similar. Now when seen in the sun the brown has a brownish/olive undertone and the Cappuccino is revealing such an awesome red undertone. I will see if I can find my Nikon and take some picks tomorrow in the sunlight.

    BTW: Let me know what you think of the Alden laces, I am not sure they work as well. The Bayfield eyelets are quite far apart. I am going to give them a few test wearings and see if I like them.

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  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Boots look great but i prefer the stock laces but YMMV. :)
     


  4. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Buzran,

    Thank you for posting this. Because I honestly could not tell the difference between my Cappuccino's and Brown Shells. They looked to me to be essentially the same color and I was annoyed at how much up played Cappuccino was for not apparent difference. But, I definitely like the Red-undertone and can not wait to get that out of my Jeffersons!!! :)

    BTW, I really like the Alden Flat Waxed laces and believe that they make essentially any dress boot look better. :)

    -Mike
     
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  5. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    That cappuccino sure is lovely. I was THIS close to being able to get a pair in this color, but SOMBODY in this board had ordered 4 pairs right before Allison got to me!:censored:
     


  6. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    I didn't get 4 pairs but Allison did tell me I got some of the last cappuccino shell available. My first pair didn't pass inspection and my second pair came long after the "No More Cappuccino" announcement was made.
     


  7. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    I'm just busting balls a little. ;)

    More than happy with my decision to go with burgundy on my cordovan kenilworth. I think they were holding a tiny bit in reserve just to cover remakes of shoes currently in production, just in case they failed inspection.
     
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  8. GOP Shoe Guy

    GOP Shoe Guy Senior member

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    MTO Pebble Grain Jeffersons out in the wild for the first time today. A little summer suit and red sock action. Loving these so far.
     


  9. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Just finalized my McAllister MTO. Sound familiar to anyone?

    1564 NAVY SUEDE
    WHITE UPPER STITCHING
    NATURAL FLAT WELT
    WHITE WELT STITCHING
    RED VIBRAM GUMLITE OUTSOLE
    1/2 RED SOCK LINER WITH HEEL PAD RED LINING LEATHER
     


  10. gatszu

    gatszu Senior member

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    Placed my second MTO today:

    BROWN CORDOVAN DUNDEE
    INDEPENDENCE LINING AND INSOLE
    TONE ON TONE STITCHING
    FLAT CHILI WELT
    WHEELING AND FUDGING
    DOUBLE RENDENDBACH OUTSOLE AND HEEL
    LIGHT BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

    My first MTO, black cordovan Harrison should arrive this week.
     


  11. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    They can do navy suede?

    What's the associated cost if you get an existing shoe with a different leather option?
     


  12. heldentenor

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    Zero. That's what makes the styleforum MTO worth it--you build, with some limitations, your desired shoe from their selection of leathers, soles, lasts, linings, and insoles, and AE charges you the same as for a stock shoe. Recently certain upgrades can only be done as a package and carry an upcharge (wheeled edges, certain liners, and Redenbach soles), but those are the exceptions.
     


  13. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    My MTO Jefferson's from Post #2 after a few wears.

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    Happy Monday!

    -Mike
     


  14. bkotsko

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    Funny how you walk funny to not get any rolls.
    I picture marching.
    Kidding, of course.
    They look great, Mike.
     
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  15. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Right?? A few wears, my ass!!!!!!!
     


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