Originally Posted by UnreasonableMan
Ok, thanks for the update.
Thank you sir! Actually quite a reasonable response
Originally Posted by mrbrioni
Thanks - Does this mean the Chocolate Jodhpur's won't be here for another 2 shipments?
On a happier note
the new shipment has some sweet stuff!
Thanks for all the work mike!
The Chocolate Jodphurs and the Caramel wholecuts are probably going to take another delivery or two - but those got a little held up trying to make the minimum production number.
Thanks so much, and thanks for your patience! We'll do whatever we can to expedite the delivery, and all you guys with the late preorders will get 15% off.
Originally Posted by JawnGault
Will the austerity bal boot be on the Forest last?
Yup, it's on the Forest last. So it can be ordered in wide fittings
Originally Posted by CHRK33
Mike, any thought re: Ruby Jumper boot?
Absolutely, let's rock that! I'll find out the available Ruby stock from Carmina this week.
Originally Posted by runningfrog
omg omg OMG!!!
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these two MTOs came out amazing. my crappy iphone pics don't do them justice. don't sleep on the next round of pre-orders. you NEED python and ruby!
Those look awesome - thanks again for picking them up!
Originally Posted by Concub1ne
I'm totally sold on the pythons, as soon as I get confirmation that they can be shipped direct from carmina I'll be signing up. Heading to skoab today, hopefully I can try out the queens and rain lasts. Didn't think I'd be ordering any more shoes for a while, but these pics are kinda twisting my arm.
Very cool! You can go ahead and order the pythons when you're ready. I'll work it out with Carmina this week. I believe that it will be possible, but if for whatever reason it isn't, then I can cancel and refund your order in the next few days. But I'll do my best to sort it out.
Originally Posted by thecool85
Wasn't there talk some time back about navy pythons?
Sure was. I proposed a navy python captoe bal.
Originally Posted by Concub1ne
I've been looking at the latest preorders and I'm not 100% sure about the sizing. The preorder page reads "Our Carmina for Epaulet shoes are produced in regular-width UK sizes". Does this mean that any shoe on any last will be an E, or does this mean that the shoes are the normal last width? For instance, would a shoe on the rain last be a regular E, or a wide EE as stated on the carmina website? I interpret it as the former, but thought I'd ask to be sure.Oh btw, does anyone know whether the preorder deadline is 23:59 on monday (on the 7th), or 23:59 on sunday (before the 7th)?
The "E" situation with Carmina is confusing.
A standard width shoe is technically an "E" or an "EE" with Carmina. But this is used to describe the different shapes of lasts, more than it is with actual width scaling.
For example, Alden runs the Barrie in C, in D, in E, in EEE. All of these sizes have their own dedicated wooden lasts which differ in width.
Carmina calls the Forest last an "E" to show that it's medium while it calls the Inca an "EE" to show that it fits a little wider. But I can say that the fit is pretty comparable on both. The Inca is a bit wider than the Forest, but I wouldn't recommend it for a customer who needs a true wide fitting.
The lasts that we often work with: Forest, Queens, Rain, Inca yield a nice medium fit that works for most guys. The Forest in wide (which is stamped EEE) works great for guys who take a wide fitting. The Simpson is good for people with a narrow-ish medium fitting, and the Alcudia is nice for guys who take a true narrow fitting.And if you can submit your order by tomorrow, that would be ideal. I'm meeting with Carmina in person on Wednesday, so that way I can bring the orders with me.