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post #5431 of 9539
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I tried Rain and Simpson in the same size and Rain felt much wider to me.

 



I wear the same size in both.  I find that Simpson fits snug (which I prefer), similar to G&G.  Rain is just a tad wider; but not so wide that my feet slide around.  More like a medium width for most shoes.  I like both.  The Simpson model 010078 is so sleek that it borders on appearing effeminate.  My wife commented that she would like a pair of boots in a similar shape.

post #5432 of 9539
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Originally Posted by PorDucMan View Post

I wear the same size in both.  I find that Simpson fits snug (which I prefer), similar to G&G.  Rain is just a tad wider; but not so wide that my feet slide around.  More like a medium width for most shoes.  I like both.  The Simpson model 010078 is so sleek that it borders on appearing effeminate.  My wife commented that she would like a pair of boots in a similar shape.

I dont know whether I should laugh or cry (that last comment) since my wife tells me the exact same thing...facepalm.gif

 

I have a semi wide feet and I take same size on both Rain & Simpson as well. But recently I've realized half size up on Simpson/Alcudia works better on me (since I have high instep)

post #5433 of 9539
I think my low instep is why Rain feels so wide on me. The length fit well but the quarters were overlapping when I tried to lace them up.
post #5434 of 9539
I found the Rain width to be medium but the length to be the longest of all brands.
post #5435 of 9539

AppleMark

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Our navy boot mto is still open if anyone is interested

post #5436 of 9539

I got to the point where I could no longer resist the screaming deal on these from Epaulet.  Saddle shell and British tan scotchgrain calf.  Funky cool three season boots.  Me like.

 

 

post #5437 of 9539
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I got to the point where I could no longer resist the screaming deal on these from Epaulet.  Saddle shell and British tan scotchgrain calf.  Funky cool three season boots.  Me like.

 

 

Those are great looking.  Congratulations.

post #5438 of 9539

   i didn't realize there WAS such a thing as canodian peacock

   they look great . . . . i just don't have the stones to strut 'em.

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I got to the point where I could no longer resist the screaming deal on these from Epaulet.  Saddle shell and British tan scotchgrain calf.  Funky cool three season boots.  Me like.

 

post #5439 of 9539
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   i didn't realize there WAS such a thing as canodian peacock

   they look great . . . . i just don't have the stones to strut 'em.

 

Me neither. 

post #5440 of 9539

Thanks gents.  They are pretty bold, but I have no shortage of conservative footwear.  Gotta have some fun choices in the mix.

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3. Split Toe Light Cognac Shell Cordovan Boot (pictured below but our MTO will feature a taller shaft!) - Soller Last




We are doing this MTO over in Gentlemans Footwear with Steve. Please make your way there or PM myself or steve if interested! Its going to be sweeeeet
post #5442 of 9539
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Thanks gents.  They are pretty bold, but I have no shortage of conservative footwear.  Gotta have some fun choices in the mix.

 

   i'm with you on that one  it's a good choice

post #5443 of 9539
Speaking of group MTO's through Gentlemen's Footwear, I've exchanged PM's with Young about the following idea and am checking on interest. You can respond in-thread or PM me about it.

Gentlemen's Footwear currently stocks this two-eyed wingtip derby in black calf. This model is on the Simpson last (sorry wide-foot dudes). I really like the model but am holding off on more black shoes for the moment. I think it would look great in burnished burgundy calf with single-leather sole and black edge trim. If possible, I'd also like to change the medallion to the example below.



Here's what Carmina's burgundy calf looks like.



Here's an example of burnished burgundy that Epaulet used when organizing an austerity brogue MTO (the shoe is EG; Carmina's will undoubtedly look different).



Here's an example of Carmina's burnished caramel calf.



Here's an example of Carmina's cuero calf, burnished by the folks at The Armory.



Example of alternative medallion.


Edited by Mr. Six - 7/31/13 at 6:55am
post #5444 of 9539
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post


Here's an example of Carmina's cuero calf, burnished by the folks at The Armory.



 

 

These are tan calf burnished with dark brown and black polish so the end color is close to cuero.  Plain cuero/cognac calf is a bit darker, more similar to the caramel color from Epaulet.

 

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-simpson-80105-oxford-punched-captoe-calf-tan

post #5445 of 9539
I wonder if they could make it more of a mahogany instead of a burgundy (make it a brownish red with burnishing instead of a purple) I think that would look sick.
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