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post #3406 of 4102

I am so in for the WWII boot in bull rush hatch. Black scotch could work too.  Dainite?

post #3407 of 4102
Thank you Mike et el. making these available. For future DB Monk makeups, I would vote for the Rain last (left).

post #3408 of 4102

A black monk on Rain last, let's see one in lizard

post #3409 of 4102

What would you guys think of a U Cap Adelaide Brogue, similar to this in a Simpson Last?

 

Oak Brown? that would be my perfect shoe.

 

 

http://www.themodernfit.com/the-reflection-of-a-vass-u-cap/

post #3410 of 4102
sorry to ask again but what last would we be using for the hatchgrain chukka's ?
post #3411 of 4102
Hey guys!

Quick check in from our side:

1) My apologies for the foot-dragging on the hatch grain makeups, we're going to get them up in the next few days - and I'll extend the time frame on that Jumper boot as well. Carmina should get the leather shortly, so the timeline is no problem. There's nothing to cut yet, so we're not losing ground. We're still well in the window for a prime Fall delivery.

2) In regards to the Hatch Grain leather - at least the variety produced by Horween - it is only actually made in one color. That medium brown which we're showing on our site. What you're seeing on the AA Crack website are photoshopped mockups of that Hatch Grain skin made in different colors. Since this is in their "bespoke shoes" section, then it's likely that AA Crack has someone to hand-dye the skins. If you're doing a one-off MTO which is already pricey, then it probably doesn't matter, but I'm not sure if it's realistic for us to do this. The cost differential of buying hand-dyed hatch grain from the UK versus direct from Horween is probably very significant. But.....

3) I'm going to the Pitti show in two weeks and meeting with Carmina there. Interesting leathers are the number one priority for me - especially grained varieties like this. I'll return with any and all swatches that I can show to you guys. I think that this is really exciting!

4) Furthermore in the Hatch Grain world - I've been in touch with Horween and my belt guys. If all goes according to plan, I'll be able to offer matching belts for all of the hatch grain styles that we make. Should be a very good price on the belts too, as we'll make them in the States. We'll stock the belts from 32-38, but we can basically make any size in them.

5) I'm just waiting on final confirmation that Carmina can make a version of the WWII John Lobb style, and then I'm going to go ape with Photoshop mockups and ideas for it!
post #3412 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


3) I'm going to the Pitti show in two weeks and meeting with Carmina there. Interesting leathers are the number one priority for me - especially grained varieties like this. I'll return with any and all swatches that I can show to you guys. I think that this is really exciting!

5) I'm just waiting on final confirmation that Carmina can make a version of the WWII John Lobb style, and then I'm going to go ape with Photoshop mockups and ideas for it!

Mike-
Thanks for the update. Looks like the next few weeks are going to be very exciting! Cannot wait to hear about what you see at Pitti...I am sure you will come back with ideas that have not even been thrown around yet. Also very excited to see the mockups of your WWII JL project.
post #3413 of 4102
WWII JL in saddle or cognac shell would be incredible
post #3414 of 4102
Agree...would love to see a lighter hatch type leather...hopefully Mike finds some interesting samples at Pitti...would be a buyer of both saddle and cognac though...
post #3415 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Dagon View Post

What would you guys think of a U Cap Adelaide Brogue, similar to this in a Simpson Last?

Oak Brown? that would be my perfect shoe.


http://www.themodernfit.com/the-reflection-of-a-vass-u-cap/

now that would be cool. I asked about the U-Cap in the Vass thread but got no replies. I would so love to own this shoe, or something very similar. I also concur about Oak being a good color
post #3416 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Dagon View Post

What would you guys think of a U Cap Adelaide Brogue, similar to this in a Simpson Last?

Oak Brown? that would be my perfect shoe.


http://www.themodernfit.com/the-reflection-of-a-vass-u-cap/

better yet, I think i'd like something similar to the Saint Crispin 523

post #3417 of 4102
Less glamorous than hatch grain, but don't forget the snuff suede chukka! We had decided on Soller last, 3-eyelet, York sole, flat welt. I assume brown/antique edgetrim would look best with that.
post #3418 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Dagon View Post

What would you guys think of a U Cap Adelaide Brogue, similar to this in a Simpson Last?

 

Oak Brown? that would be my perfect shoe.

 

 

http://www.themodernfit.com/the-reflection-of-a-vass-u-cap/


I'm in.  That's disgustingly gorgeous. 

 

We're already at 3 (4 if gaseousclay gets on board).  Only need 2-3 more.  Anyone else? 

post #3419 of 4102

Thanks,

 

I never understood why adelaide brogues or U caps are so hard to find. 

 

I find them more balanced aesthetically than most brogue styles

 

 

In addition, I think an austerity style U cap adelaide would look awesome

post #3420 of 4102
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Originally Posted by MRMstl View Post


I'm in.  That's disgustingly gorgeous. 

We're already at 3 (4 if gaseousclay gets on board).  Only need 2-3 more.  Anyone else? 

i'll have to see where this goes. I only hesitate because as often happens with MTO suggestions they tend to get out of control (ie. people wanting shell over calf, unique colors, specific lasts, etc). I'd like to get more suggestions from others here, such as nailing down the color (I like dark oak), last, and the broguing on the shoe. would others want a perfect imitation of the Vass U-Cap?
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