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post #2911 of 4102
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Holy shit...awesome ideas.

I cannot wait for LAMA boot...gonna look dope, and I will rock these all Spring.

I hope this is OK to post here, but I'm not sure the Queens last works for me...I wore my Ruby Shell Captoes for a day and my feet were killing me, and got a blister on my left foot...will try another day to see if they break in a bit but I might have to pass these on...if anyone is interested, please PM me, they literally have ONE wear, and there's no creasing yet. I'd like to try and get as much of the cost back as possible, but I know I'll take a bit of a hit.

I ended up sizing up on these and the fit is pretty good. All my other Carmina shoes are 8.5UK and I got a 9UK in these.
post #2912 of 4102
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Or when you see two boots you ordered on the list and then find yourself thinking, "Boy I hope that third boot I bought isn't in this delivery." smile.gif

This just might be the best problem one can have. Personally I'm crossing my fingers that my second pair is on the list.
post #2913 of 4102
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Originally Posted by JCPhoto View Post


This just might be the best problem one can have. Personally I'm crossing my fingers that my second pair is on the list.

 

As someone who's had to make a revision or two to the budget on account of the two MTOs I have coming in this month, I think Frank may have been referring to the monetary impact of having three boots to purchase in a month. smile.gif

post #2914 of 4102
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Originally Posted by thecool85 View Post

As someone who's had to make a revision or two to the budget on account of the two MTOs I have coming in this month, I think Frank may have been referring to the monetary impact of having three boots to purchase in a month. smile.gif

Exactly. And add to that, what am I going to do with three new pairs of boots at once? We'll set aside the question of WHY I ordered three pairs of boots as moot. 😄
post #2915 of 4102
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Exactly. And add to that, what am I going to do with three new pairs of boots at once? We'll set aside the question of WHY I ordered three pairs of boots as moot. 😄

I took delivery on my ruby bal boots, cognac jumper boots, and ruby captoes (from the original run; they'd been sitting at the cobbler waiting for toe taps since January) within a week. Overwhelming, but very exciting.

 

With that being said, I am frighteningly unprepared for delivery of the Lama boot, as far as money goes. The MTOs are so enticing with their seemingly cheap deposits, and then it comes time to pay the piper...

post #2916 of 4102
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I took delivery on my ruby bal boots, cognac jumper boots, and ruby captoes (from the original run; they'd been sitting at the cobbler waiting for toe taps since January) within a week. Overwhelming, but very exciting.

With that being said, I am frighteningly unprepared for delivery of the Lama boot, as far as money goes. The MTOs are so enticing with their seemingly cheap deposits, and then it comes time to pay the piper...

Agreed 100% but this is my last of my MTO till September so I have time to save up a lot of cheddar. 3 MTO's from Bontoni and 1 from EG.

No shooooz in between those. Hopefully
post #2917 of 4102
I'm taking delivery of the Greeley and Terracotta Lama boots. That's $800 right there. I can't possibly need the calf/suede boot as well? Please say no.
post #2918 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I'm taking delivery of the Greeley and Terracotta Lama boots. That's $800 right there. I can't possibly need the calf/suede boot as well? Please say no.

I usually am the worst enabler but I am not a fan of those. There's just something I can't put my finger on.
post #2919 of 4102

Any mention of the Ruby captoe re-run?

post #2920 of 4102
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


Agreed 100% but this is my last of my MTO till September so I have time to save up a lot of cheddar. 3 MTO's from Bontoni and 1 from EG.

No shooooz in between those. Hopefully

I'm actually bracing myself for even more orders in the next few months, seeing as we're now looking at an Autumn delivery, which means primetime boot season. I already have bragging rights (mwink[1].gif) to the best boot collection on campus, by far, but heaven knows we can always do with more boots. No chance of snagging a pair of EGs, though; still a bit too far out of my price range.

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I'm taking delivery of the Greeley and Terracotta Lama boots. That's $800 right there. I can't possibly need the calf/suede boot as well? Please say no.

I got the calf/suede boot when it was first offered, and I've never regretted it. I wear it casually (with chinos) all the time, so it served as the perfect introduction to bal boots. And the leather looks even better once you pair it with some wax for a nice shine, while the suede upper ensures a really comfortable wear. If you can afford them, buy them.

post #2921 of 4102
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I got the calf/suede boot when it was first offered, and I've never regretted it. I wear it casually (with chinos) all the time, so it served as the perfect introduction to bal boots. And the leather looks even better once you pair it with some wax for a nice shine, while the suede upper ensures a really comfortable wear. If you can afford them, buy them.

 

I've got a pair of black suede/calf balmorals from Carmina and I found the same thing - perfect introduction to bal boots. The suede upper does make it really comfortable around the leg.

 

New and after 'The Shining' ...

 

700

 

post #2922 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

 

Holy smokes, that's beautiful. From Skoak, right? How did you do it? Just wax, layer after layer? I really need to step up my shoe shine game.

post #2923 of 4102
Thanks! Yes, it's layer after layer of wax.
post #2924 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Thanks! Yes, it's layer after layer of wax.

 

I know there's no exact formula, but how many layers would you have to apply to achieve that polish?

post #2925 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

 

I know there's no exact formula, but how many layers would you have to apply to achieve that polish?

 

This one took me about 20 or so micro-layers but I've achieved it with less effort on other shoes. 

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