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sarteaga - those are sweet - congrats!

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Sarteaga, you are on fire. Wear them in good health.
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Gorgeous boots - congratulations! Are these saddle or cognac? And may I ask where you purchased them?
 
They are labeled as "caramel" but are closer to cognac. I bought them from Epaulet. They were marked down from $695 to $365.
 
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Wear those in good health. Fabulous nod[1].gif
 
Thank you, I plan too!
 
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sarteaga - those are sweet - congrats!

 

Thanks!

 

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Sarteaga, you are on fire. Wear them in good health.
 
I blame you guys here at SF ;). By the way there is a Proper Cloth Sample Sale at the same location as the Meermin Trunk show until today.
post #7189 of 9318
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It is grey calf and soft grey suede. My crappy iPhone picture probably gives them a bit of a blue tint.

They really are a great pair of boots and look much sleeker in real life then the photos.

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/carmina-grey-calf-vision-suede-balmoral-boot

post #7190 of 9318

Dope boots Sergio !

 

Broke my Carmina cherry last week.  Finally had time to snap some pics:

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Same here... 1st pair. 2nds from Epaulet. Small mark on the shell, didn't see anything wrong with construction.

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Gents, congratulations they are fabulous. Wear in good health ^, ^^
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

If I want to do a one off MTO would I just contact Carmina directly?


You need to go thru a reseller. Carmina is a no go for single pieces according to Betty @ Carmina.

post #7194 of 9318

Very nice, guys.  The loden shell is wild.  I dig it.

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I am mulling the purchase of these lizard bals from Unipair. Typically I wouldn't buy exotics, as I normally find them too gaudy. However, these appear to be rather sedate, and different from anything I own. While I wonder what I'd wear them with, at this point I own enough shoes where I'd only use these as an occasional change of pace. Thoughts?

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New green calf?
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I am mulling the purchase of these lizard bals from Unipair. Typically I wouldn't buy exotics, as I normally find them too gaudy. However, these appear to be rather sedate, and different from anything I own. While I wonder what I'd wear them with, at this point I own enough shoes where I'd only use these as an occasional change of pace. Thoughts?
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I am the same as you and I really like them!
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I am mulling the purchase of these lizard bals from Unipair. Typically I wouldn't buy exotics, as I normally find them too gaudy. However, these appear to be rather sedate, and different from anything I own. While I wonder what I'd wear them with, at this point I own enough shoes where I'd only use these as an occasional change of pace. Thoughts?
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I have exactly your view of exotic skins and exactly your questions about use.  I ended up getting a pair - black lizard monk straps.  I wear them to work/social evening events where business casual/dressy sport clothes is required - sport coat, slacks and and tie or sport coat and slacks. I do not wear them often, but I am glad I got them.  They are a nice change of pace without being too out there.

 

If you go this route, however, beware:  a store in NYC Epaulet has offered made to order Carminas in cream and light brown python and light colored lizard - much louder shoes than these, or the pair I got.  Once you get your toes wet with these, exotics may not seem so forbidding, and you may find yourself having a need for louder and prouder. 

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I am mulling the purchase of these lizard bals from Unipair. Typically I wouldn't buy exotics, as I normally find them too gaudy. However, these appear to be rather sedate, and different from anything I own. While I wonder what I'd wear them with, at this point I own enough shoes where I'd only use these as an occasional change of pace. Thoughts?

 

  

x4 These are actually the first exotics I've seen that I like.  They don't scream south side pimp.  I really dig them.  I wonder how difficult the care for those are...

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I am mulling the purchase of these lizard bals from Unipair. Typically I wouldn't buy exotics, as I normally find them too gaudy. However, these appear to be rather sedate, and different from anything I own. While I wonder what I'd wear them with, at this point I own enough shoes where I'd only use these as an occasional change of pace. Thoughts?


I've been eyeing these for a while. I like exotics on conservatively styled shoes. Most people will just see a brown shoe but the lizard gives it a little more visual interest.
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