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post #3061 of 4102
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post


My preference would be the 3-eyelet chukka, like the Ashbery.

 

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.

post #3062 of 4102
Carmina 905 is outstanding. My preference would be Soller last, snuff suede.
post #3063 of 4102

What about this? I'll take it exactly like this or as a chukka :)

 

http://ethandesu.com/post/20052291984/792-balmoral-boot-queens-last-ante-calf-gris

post #3064 of 4102
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Jim, how much flexibility do we/you have with designing the actual Carmina makeup? Is there a list of templates that you guys start from? I would love a slightly lower Greeley, without the speed laces, for example.

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.

post #3065 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

^ James, there's been on-and-off discussion of using hatchgrain for a bit in the thread, with various pictures included. Someone--sorry, can't remember who--mentioned that it can be sourced from Horween. Mike said that he'd check on availability, since he's been able to get other leathers for Carmina from Horween (like the CXL). Just an FYI. And welcome to the thread!

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. 

 

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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Jim, how much flexibility do we/you have with designing the actual Carmina makeup? Is there a list of templates that you guys start from? I would love a slightly lower Greeley, without the speed laces, for example. Also, I know someone posted something on here a little while ago from the Shoe Snob -- he posted some really cool boots last night. I don't wanna blow this thread up with non-Carmina, so I'll just link my favorite pair -- I think something along these lines could be pretty sweet for the chocolate/purple combo that was mentioned earlier (it's a bit similar to the 000973 in Alcudia that's up on the site now, just with broguing/two-tone).

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DAT41fASKdU/UYfBfvG9lBI/AAAAAAAAMqM/g3gJffQ6BC4/s1600/3715-5773-produit_zoom.jpg

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!] 

post #3066 of 4102

I'd be in for a 3-eyelet chukka in snuff suede.

post #3067 of 4102
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Originally Posted by james ep View Post

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!] 
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

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 info! I was just thinking out loud, trying to get some ideas going. I don't have as wide of a boot collection as a lot of guys in this thread so I think I'd be on board with a wider range of styles than most.
post #3068 of 4102
Speaking of boots, I got m,y my Lamas yesterday....the leather is awesome. I love the fact that it has veins...so cool, can't wait to wear them when I'm not having to swim to work like this morning!
post #3069 of 4102
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Speaking of boots, I got m,y my Lamas yesterday....the leather is awesome. I love the fact that it has veins...so cool, can't wait to wear them when I'm not having to swim to work like this morning!

 

That just makes me want mine even more. The downside of living across the country is that mine aren't getting here till Monday. frown.gif

post #3070 of 4102
My Lamas and Greeleys are waiting at my apartment building. I need a time machine to fast forward five hours.
post #3071 of 4102
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Originally Posted by james ep View Post

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!] 

I´ve heard that Carmina offer shearling lining now but only for one boot model. I think you should convince Carmina to make a chukka in dark brown suede with dainite soles and shearling lining for fall/winter nod[1].gif
post #3072 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

My Lamas and Greeleys are waiting at my apartment building. I need a time machine to fast forward five hours.

Boots are gorgeous. Pics to follow.
post #3073 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post


I´ve heard that Carmina offer shearling lining now but only for one boot model. I think you should convince Carmina to make a chukka in dark brown suede with dainite soles and shearling lining for fall/winter nod[1].gif

 

I think this is an excellent idea.

 

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post


Boots are gorgeous. Pics to follow.

 

Looking forward to seeing these.

post #3074 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post


I´ve heard that Carmina offer shearling lining now but only for one boot model. I think you should convince Carmina to make a chukka in dark brown suede with dainite soles and shearling lining for fall/winter nod[1].gif

Just going off of shearling: I'd love a jumper boot with that lining. Maybe a grain leather for the outside? Dainite, storm welt?

post #3075 of 4102
I apologize for the poor lighting . . .













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