1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The Allen Edmonds MTO Thread

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

  1. ace13x

    ace13x Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,896
    Likes Received:
    4,877
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    Location:
    New Jersey


  2. Bleach Connoisseur

    Bleach Connoisseur Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2018
    speaking of the black shell daltons I was talking to my local store manager and he decided to stonewall me after I explained that I wanted to do a gtmo poor customer service on his part. Emailed Allison - no response. Called her she said no black shell daltons. Anyways if its that hard to spend 700+ dollars at a company maybe its not meant to be. Meermin did open up a their first store very close to me and meermin boots do look juicy in person
     


  3. Bleach Connoisseur

    Bleach Connoisseur Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2018


  4. BagleyBrown

    BagleyBrown Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Location:
    NJ
    Certainly a reasonable response, how you feel matters.

    OTOH, there are very few SA's proportionally that have the expertise to manage a GMTO, maybe $9000 transaction. If you ask Ashley at Charleston store or Kristen at Paramus store, they seem to have the best current view of these projects and have both successfully handled some fantastic builds with great service before and after.

    If by chance you mean an individual order of black shell Daltons, those would run maybe $835 if they would make them. I'd ask the current SAs that posters here mention with high regard if still interested.

    Wearing SMU Daltons today, with Othello soles.

    IMG_1500 2.jpg

    IMG_1502.jpg
     


  5. M635Guy

    M635Guy Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    4,962
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2015
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    You should be able to get an Alden black shell wingtip boot. I love their pattern for that boot.
     


  6. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,839
    Likes Received:
    2,673
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Rancourt can almost certainly accommodate you.
     


  7. Bleach Connoisseur

    Bleach Connoisseur Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2018
    those are outstanding soles!!

    Alden is certainly on my radar

    Personally I only buy mocs and loafers from rancourt, in my humble opinion I find their boots to be a bit more clunky even more so than Alden. Other than that Rancourt is one of my fav companies in terms of customer service and flexibility.

    IMG_2237.jpg
     


  8. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,601
    Likes Received:
    4,619
    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Never mind. Go for Alden instead. You’ll get a better boot for the money. I recommend Adam at Alden of Carmel or Yenni at Brick + Mortar.

    Alden is awesome at black shell.

    Or if you’re in NYC, go visit Carmina for a step up from Alden, even.

    This is just crazy. All shell is MTO anyway. What’s the big deal of making it in another stock color? Short sighted, if you ask me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018 at 8:19 AM


  9. ace13x

    ace13x Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    3,896
    Likes Received:
    4,877
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2015
    Location:
    New Jersey
    This. Exactly.
     


  10. madhat

    madhat Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,520
    Likes Received:
    4,193
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Location:
    Amarillo Tx
    Honestly, I think that any upgrade to shell shouldn't have an MTO fee since even the "stock" items are actually MTO.
     


  11. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    70
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    I'll email Ashley, or call AE, about my one-off brown shell Long Branches. I would not ordinary do this until I was ready to buy, because I don't want to dangle the prospect of a commission in front of a salesperson unless I'm ready to close the deal. But if AE has already said no to someone else, I'd like to know if it's a matter of policy - no one-off leather changes for anyone - or whether they just don't want to make black Daltons for some reason.

    Bagley, if I get the shell Long Branches, I promise not to post pics. This was your idea, you should get the credit, I'm just shamelessly copying your boots.

    In the meantime here are my GMTO HM's, nothing new to see here because they are the same as those purchased by others. But wanted to post pics of such a beautiful boot.

    IMG_0583.jpg IMG_0586.jpg
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by