Put me in the 3 eye camp as well. 5 eye is too close to the boots we've been making a ton of lately.
Just FYI: Carmina doesn't allow modifying existing designs for its MTO sales. The Greeley boot was just invented a few months back, largely in conjunction with a design from Epaulet, but there's basically no chance that they'll let you chop off a few inches from the top, and change up the lacing mechanisms.
Thanks for the heads up! We have access to a ton of Horween leathers, but introducing a third party can be problematic, especially if we're trying to source only enough leather to make a small batch of shoes. Still, that doesn't take it off the table. I'll consult with Mike and get you guys some solid info tomorrow afternoon.
We can do quite a lot-- Carmina's got a lot of capabilities. Some things, like the Greeley, are pretty much invented off the cuff and are a little tougher to muck with.
I'm pretty sure we'd have no problem doing a two-tone shortwing boot in suede and leather-- we've done things like it in the past.
As for lowering the Greeley's height, that might be tough-- I think skipping the speed hooks could be an option, though. I'd have to investigate further. [Edited for a fact correction. Whoops!]
That just makes me want mine even more. The downside of living across the country is that mine aren't getting here till Monday.
I think this is an excellent idea.
Looking forward to seeing these.
Just going off of shearling: I'd love a jumper boot with that lining. Maybe a grain leather for the outside? Dainite, storm welt?