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post #3496 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Ah yes, thanks for reminding me guys. I'll build that out tomorrow - it's definitely cool to have three variants of the WWII field boot.
Tan calfskin with Carmina is actually a little confusing.

When we order Caramel, it's called "Cuero." But when we order Cognac, it's the same base leather as quero, but it's hand-dyed for a darker finish by Carmina. This has a good bit of variance from batch to batch, so it will come out all different tones.

When I order Cognac calfskin, I call it Burnished Caramel or Burnished tan.
Oh man, I LOVE THAT. So a bit of an austerity U-tip? That sounds very cool.
We can certainly do individual pairs for you as well - it's a 30% upcharge though. If 5 more guys get onto the reorder then we can put it through at the group price.


Thanks guys! And thanks to applky for floating this idea - it's going to be a great makeup!
To be safe, I'd say yes. Forest and Soller are pretty similar in width, and Soller is a little lower in the toebox, so going up a half size will ensure that it's not too narrow. And since you've got three eyes, you can lace it tighter. You can always use a tongue pad too to tighten it up if you need to as well.
Most guys drop a half size from their Barrie last size, so if you take a 10D in Barrie, then get a 9.5UK in the Oscar.
Oh sure, you've got time. The orders will be open until July 8th.

Would you say the Soller Last has more or less room than the Rain Last in the toe box? Because I just may have to change the size I ordered.

post #3497 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Thanks guys! And thanks to applky for floating this idea - it's going to be a great makeup!

 

Thanks -- also thinman helped me narrow down details via PM. The goal was the ultimate fall shoe.

 

A huge thanks is owed to James, who suggested the Soller-3-eyelet configuration and nudged the makeup along. Thanks man!

post #3498 of 4052
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

The hatch grain chukka is up along with the JL WWII project in hatch grain and cognac cordovan...really hoping the JL WWII in the burnished scotch grain is an option as well...

What are the key differences between the hatch grain and the scotch grain?
- the color I'm sure.
- is the hatch grain's grain just more subtle than the scotch grain's?
- are they tanned differently?
post #3499 of 4052
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

 

Thanks -- also thinman helped me narrow down details via PM. The goal was the ultimate fall shoe.

 

A huge thanks is owed to James, who suggested the Soller-3-eyelet configuration and nudged the makeup along. Thanks man!

 

Thanks guys, I really like the idea of having 3 eyelets instead of just two.

 

 

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^ Yeah, I think the 3-eyelet Soller config will make the chukka easy to dress up and down.
post #3501 of 4052
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What are the key differences between the hatch grain and the scotch grain?
- the color I'm sure.
- is the hatch grain's grain just more subtle than the scotch grain's?
- are they tanned differently?

The grains look completely different. The hatch grain, as seen on the MTO page, is a cross hatch patter, while the scotch grain is more "pebbled."

 

See here for the scotch grain:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/277505/epaulet-x-carmina-mto/2000_100#post_6030582

post #3502 of 4052
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

The grains look completely different. The hatch grain, as seen on the MTO page, is a cross hatch patter, while the scotch grain is more "pebbled."

 

See here for the scotch grain:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/277505/epaulet-x-carmina-mto/2000_100#post_6030582

 

Thanks for the feedback.  Did some more looking.  The hatch grain has a very subtle grain pattern and the scotch grain is more "pebbled" as you say.  Then there's pebbled grain, which appears even more pebbled than scotch grain.  There's also alpine grain, which appears more similar to scotch grain. 

 

The pictures of scotch grain and alpine grain appear to have a higher gloss finish than the hatch grain.  I'm focused on these differences because although the scotch grain WWII Field boot MTO is not up on the site yet, it's going to be a toss-up between that and the hatch grain.

post #3503 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Vetam Last Noix Suede Tassel Loafer

Hey guys!

Thanks for bearing with me. I just built out the Noix suede loafer on our site. Pricing for this will be $600 including the shoe trees. And as before, any customers ordering from Europe will have the option of direct shipment from Carmina for this.


Tassel Loafer Noix Suede Special Order

I'm going to keep this order up until next Wednesday so that we can submit it in a timely fashion and still get delivery in the Summer.

I believe that I got all of the details that were agreed upon, but please let me know if anything isn't correct and I'll make changes immediately. In terms of the other projects:

GREEN SUEDE LONGWING
I'lll mock this up and put this online by tomorrow evening for the same preorder price and period.

BLACK SHELL DRESS SHOE
It seems like the idea of a captoe bal has been getting the most purchase. Since the queens last has gone over quite well, would you guys be interested in this simple shape for that?



RUBY SHELL RAIN LAST PTB
Carmina has Ruby Shell set aside for us, about 8 units worth. I'm going to pitch a makeup project with the Rain last PTB shape. It's a killer shoe in person, and it will be insanely good in Ruby! Wear these with a navy suit and there's absolutely no stopping it.


Any updates on the loafers? Hoping to get these soon.
post #3504 of 4052
I would love to see a calf/suede make up on this pattern. shell might be cool too.

Navy calf/navy suede would be awesome.

post #3505 of 4052
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Any updates on the loafers? Hoping to get these soon.

Yup, they're actually finished off in Spain. Just waiting on a few more styles to finish up, as they need to send everything in one large shipment. Should arrive in the next 1-2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

What are the key differences between the hatch grain and the scotch grain?
- the color I'm sure.
- is the hatch grain's grain just more subtle than the scotch grain's?
- are they tanned differently?

Thanks for asking. They're actually two very different leathers:

Hatch Grain
- Made by Horween in Chicago
- Dark Brown Color
- A thick, waxy, tough leather - similar to Chromexcel - that's printed with this grain texture
- Will be water resistant and age like a "pull-up" leather. You'll most likely see a significant patina on this with wear.

Hand-Burnished Scotchgrain
- First quality skin from Tannerie d'Annonay
- Dark Caramel color that's hand-finished at Carmina
- At it's core, it's a very fine calfskin with a stamped grain finish
- Will be a bit softer and lighter than the hatch grain. Will also age beautifully.

In appearance, the color will be the main difference - so the choice is between dark brown and dark caramel. If you're planning to wear the boot REALLY hard, with a lot of nasty weather, then I'd advise the hatch grain, as the Horween leather will almost certainly be tougher.
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Hand-Burnished Scotchgrain WWII Field Boot Special Order

Thanks for bearing with me guys. The item is online and active!


Hand-Burnished Scotchgrain WWII Field Boot Special Order Deposit
post #3507 of 4052

Would you say the Soller Last has more or less room than the Rain Last in the toe box?

 

 

Because I just may have to change the size I ordered for the suede Chuka MTO.

post #3508 of 4052

The dilemma is whether to order the Hatch Grain or the Scotch Grain on the WWII Field Boot.  The shell version is tempting but I think that would be pushing it since it's my first Carmina.  And psychologically, I'm still struggling with the price for the shell version.  I've not paid more than $700 for shell boots and that's a threshhold I'm finding difficult to cross.

 

I have a week to mull over this so I guess I'll just order a pair of Smith jeans in the meantime...

post #3509 of 4052
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Totally down for an MTO of the new u-tip in the dark brown marron with no broguing.

Oh man, I LOVE THAT. So a bit of an austerity U-tip? That sounds very cool.

Exactly. I hope that one goes through.

Are Soller and Forest solar in width throughout, including the toe box? I have to size down a half in Rain because of the wide toe box.
post #3510 of 4052
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Originally Posted by manQso View Post

Any updates on the loafers? Hoping to get these soon.

Cant this tassel be on a wider last?
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