A day off and home. Rare treat but going to be spending a couple of grueling hours in a dentist's chair.
Shirt (I forgot)
Cigar Indy Boots
Oh man, sorry about the dentist, I went through that whole thing eariler in the year. That's what I get for putting off a checkup for over five years. At least you got to dress well for it!
Originally Posted by edubs01
Do you think that Brown footwear would work?
Absolutely. 95% of the shoes that we make up are some shade of brown, so nearly everything that we carry would work with brown shoes.
Originally Posted by applky
I'm picking up the Black Marl and would absolutely wear it with brown footwear of any color, especially medium and dark browns. I think you can just treat it fairly similarly to a navy cardigan, and actually I would feel better about pairing the Black Marl with denim than with your average navy cardigan.
Originally Posted by Renalan
Curse these small feet of mine. Any plans for an 8/8.5 US ever?
Absolutely, we'll have size UK7/US8 with the mid-Feb restock. I have 8.5's in a few of the styles now - not sure what you're looking at.
Originally Posted by pistolero
This is what I was curious about...will you be maintaining somewhat regular stock on these? And will it be possible to pre-order or reserve a pair from an incoming delivery?
They look absolutely stunning, just not in a position to pull the trigger at the moment.
Yes, we'll look to get restocks every three months or so and try to keep the basic calfskin models in stock. Shell shoes are going to be subject to leather availability - just like with Alden.
Originally Posted by oisin
very literary. i'm of course drawn to fitzgerald based on the name and love for wingtips, but the double monks are win. never bought shoes that cost this much, but maybe some caramel calfskins in the new year. my second choice would actually be between chukka and chelsea.
Dangerous territory my friend. Once you get a pair of really excellent shoes there is no turning back
Originally Posted by NAMOR
Mike, any plans for a balmoral boot from Carmina? preferably in shell?
Not at the moment, but we're focused on Spring for the next delivery. But I'm totally open to that - I love me some Balmoral boots.
Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
If it makes you feel any better, I'm a 9.5US...and I'm hoping to have a pair tomorrow! Gigitty.
Has anybody been in-store to try these on? How are they fitting? I'm particularly interested in the Chelsea boot.
We've had about 30 people try on the Carmina's so far - including me and my staff trying on every size. If you want to PM or call with questions, I'll be happy to answer any of your questions. I know that it's tough to jump into sizing for a brand that you're not familiar with. But sizing down 1 from your typical US size has been the correct fit for most guys.
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Is Epaulets returns policy exchange or store credit only? I am interested in a Carmina shoe but not willing to take that risk on fit if I can't return for a refund.
Yup, 14-day return policy for all SF members. My signature says that, but I know a lot of guys have signatures turned off with the new system. It's no problem.
And, I've gotten about 15 PM's and a bunch of phone calls about stock and availability on the shell styles. Most of the sizes have only a single pair available - some of them have 2 pairs at most. I have more on order for mid Feb, but there's no guarantee that the Shell styles will come in at that time. It's entirely subject to the availability of the cordovan - just like it is with Alden. Especially with Saddle. So if we have your size, then this is your chance!
I have more on order for mid Feb, but there's no guarantee that the Shell styles will come in at that time. It's entirely subject to the availability of the cordovan - just like it is with Alden. Especially with Saddle. So if we have your size, then this is your chance!
If my size in the Fitzgerald is still in stock when I get home from the bar later, I'm in trouble