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post #1741 of 4052
Hey guys!

Checking in on a few things:

CURRENT IDEAS


We've been tossing around quite a few concepts here, and I'd love to set up some makeups. We can still get delivery right at the end of winter, so it's very boot-friendly. Here's what I see on the plate:

1. Black Scotchgain Balmoral Boot Remake
2. Cognac Shell Cordovan Balmoral Boot Remake
3. Black Calf / Black Scotch Wingtip
4. Burgundy Calf Alt Wien (I love this idea!)

Navy Shell Cordovan's not on the horizon, as they're short on the leather. I'm still waiting for status on the Double Monks that we already ordered, so I'm reticient to do a makeup in that. We're good to go on another 6 units of the Cognac Shell boot -- that's above and beyond the short-shipped units that we need to make for some very patient and accomodating SF members smile.gif --

My next shipment of Carmina will be dispatched in about a week, I'll give you guys a heads-up of what's coming in that once I see the shipping list.

And thanks to everyone who wrote about ordering wides in the Forest last reorder units. I haven't forgotten you! Just playing catch up after the hurricane and nor'easter, and other craziness over here. I think that I'm going to add in one more style. So we'll reorder the following Forest last pieces:

Fitzgerald Chocolate Calf
Alt Wien Caramel Calf
Fitzgerald Cognac Shell
Anderson Jumper Boot Cognac Shell

If you've PM'd me already about getting onto the order, then you're good to go! I'll get at you before we finalize the size breakdown. If you'd like to get onto the order, please drop me a PM in the next few days. I'll post another reminder up before I submit it.

And, I'm hoping that we'll get our sample of the long-awaited Austerity Brogue Balmoral Boot too with that next shipment. Will let you know!
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Question for those that bought the scotch grain boot. Some of you indicated that you plan to use the boots during inclement weather, do you plan to spray a weather protector on the boots?
Also, can someone recommend a good shoe insole?
Thanks

That scotch grain is pretty tough. If I owned that boot, I probably wouldn't worry about a leather protector on it. If you happen to get it really wet, then I'd advise a good conditioner like Renovateur after it fully dries. If you're going to do a lot of walking in snow/sleet/salted roads, then you might want to use a bit of Sno-Seal for the hardcore winter days. But I don't think you need it for normal rainy days or such.
post #1742 of 4052
And as promised, some pretty pictures of the mighty fine Balmoral Boots that you guys put together. Bravo!

Cognac Shell Cordovan







Chocolate Calf / Chocolate Suede







Black Scotchgrain






post #1743 of 4052
Thread Starter 
black scotchgrain is the winnar
post #1744 of 4052
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

black scotchgrain is the winnar

+1

Anyone whose scotchgrain boots don't fit, holla at your boy! Kicking myself for not getting on this one. If we get a remake, is there another sole we can get for the snow? I have a pair of C&J Northcote with Dainite soles and they are slippery as hell on slush.
post #1745 of 4052
Thanks for the info Mike!

Wore my scotch grain boots to work yesterday and surprised how comfortable they were for 12 hours. The Dainite sole worked well on slippery subway platforms and escalators. These boots will get lots of wear this fall and winter. And they're surprisingly sleek...my coworkers thought they were dress shoes, not boots.
post #1746 of 4052
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

black scotchgrain is the winnar

+1

Anyone whose scotchgrain boots don't fit, holla at your boy! Kicking myself for not getting on this one. If we get a remake, is there another sole we can get for the snow? I have a pair of C&J Northcote with Dainite soles and they are slippery as hell on slush.

Mine are still in transit. I also wonder what Carmina has for alternative soles that would work better than Dainite for snow. Not sure how the York sole would fair. I wonder if Carmina can do Vibram, Ridgeway or Medway soles? Vibram certainly are the best but detract from the esthetic of a bal boot. Ridgeway/Medway seem to me to be a better compromise.
post #1747 of 4052
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

black scotchgrain is the winnar

 YES.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gsugsu View Post


Mine are still in transit. I also wonder what Carmina has for alternative soles that would work better than Dainite for snow. Not sure how the York sole would fair. I wonder if Carmina can do Vibram, Ridgeway or Medway soles? Vibram certainly are the best but detract from the esthetic of a bal boot. Ridgeway/Medway seem to me to be a better compromise.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Thanks for the info Mike!
Wore my scotch grain boots to work yesterday and surprised how comfortable they were for 12 hours. The Dainite sole worked well on slippery subway platforms and escalators. These boots will get lots of wear this fall and winter. And they're surprisingly sleek...my coworkers thought they were dress shoes, not boots.

 

I have the brown calf/brown scotchgrain with Dainite soles from Skoaktiebolaget.  Wore them trudging through NYC the past few days through icy wet, and slushy conditions.  They were great.  I read before that some people had trouble with slipping in Dainite soles, but I had no such problem.  Maybe Dainite improved the quality of their soles?  Oh and its a treat not having to worry about all the salt on the roads...

post #1748 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Hey guys!
Checking in on a few things:

CURRENT IDEAS

We've been tossing around quite a few concepts here, and I'd love to set up some makeups. We can still get delivery right at the end of winter, so it's very boot-friendly. Here's what I see on the plate:
1. Black Scotchgain Balmoral Boot Remake
2. Cognac Shell Cordovan Balmoral Boot Remake
3. Black Calf / Black Scotch Wingtip
4. Burgundy Calf Alt Wien (I love this idea!)

Wait, wait, you forgot number 5: Burgundy shell and tan scotch grain calf Alt Wien. Pretty sure I heard a ton of crickets chirping when I've posted this idea for a makeup. They'll all want one for sure.
post #1749 of 4052
I'm ready to order the black scotch grain bal boot right now. I love the calf/suede boots that I have.
post #1750 of 4052
Austerity wingtip bal boot?
post #1751 of 4052
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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

 
I read before that some people had trouble with slipping in Dainite soles, but I had no such problem.  Maybe Dainite improved the quality of their soles? 

"We had this made on a Dainite sole. Mr. Albaladejo, the patriarch of the family, did however point out to us “not really Dainite, this better than Dainite”. I hope he don’t mind us calling it a Dainite though."
post #1752 of 4052
Austerity brogue boot? shog[1].gif
post #1753 of 4052
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Austerity wingtip bal boot?

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Austerity brogue boot? shog[1].gif

"My next shipment of Carmina will be dispatched in about a week... And, I'm hoping that we'll get our sample of the long-awaited Austerity Brogue Balmoral Boot too with that next shipment. Will let you know!"
post #1754 of 4052
Any chance for a single strap monk?
post #1755 of 4052
Burgundy calf Alt Wien could be Baller.
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