Originally Posted by justinkapur
Mike what color options do we have for suede?
something says if there was an orangish shade of suede that would be sweeeeeeet
The only swatches that I have are the typical ones: snuff, tan, chocolate, grey, navy.
But I'd say that nearly any color of suede can be sourced. They work with French tanneries and do quite a bit of womens footwear in colorful suedes, so I'm sure that they would have access to an orange. If you guys find a pic of a shoe made up in an aggressive suede color, just shoot it over and I can find out if we can make it.
Originally Posted by PorterInjax
Any news on the navy shell double monks? Wanting to get some wear in them before it's slush season. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions most of my upcoming biz travel will be in colder climes. Thanks
Still haven't heard back, but our delivery is coming on Tues-Wed, so I'll know shortly if they're in there. Sorry for the delay on those.
Originally Posted by thinman
I think snuff suede is incredibly versatile and would love to have a monkstrap and/or a three-eyelet chukka boot in snuff suede, with a floating medallion (preferred) or a toe cap. This style, if Carmina could do an elastic-gusset loafer, would rock in snuff suede:
An austerity brogue like this in almost any two similar, slightly contrasting leathers would be great! I've seen shoes like this (with punching) in brown calfskin/pebble grain (as in the photo?), brown calfskin/suede, Edward Green's dark oak calfskin/chestnut pebble grain, and burgundy calfskin/suede. Any of these would work really well for an austerity brogue. Could Carmina do navy calfskin/navy stingray? Would others be interested? I'm intrigued by navy stingray shoes, but they really are special-purpose shoes. IMO, a make-up in the two-tone model you show would make the stingray more discreet and the shoes more versatile.
At the moment, I don't believe that they're working with Stingray. The only exotics that I've seen are croco, gator, lizard, and python.