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post #3511 of 4064
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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?
post #3512 of 4064
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

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...

Ah thanks, hope that you dig the jeans!

Any of them are a good option. But in deciding between the two non-shell versions - outside of your color preference - I'd advise thinking of how you're going to wear them. If you need a tough pair of boots to wear in a lot of lousy weather, then opt for the Hatch Grain. Horween leather is great for that stuff. If that's not really a concern, then the Hand-Burnished Scotch Grain would do just fine. It's not that you can't wear the Scotch Grain in rain and such, it's just that the Hatch Grain will really be low-maintenance and I wouldn't be afraid to beat it up a bit.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

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.

Yes, I'd say that they're similar overall. Most guys (including me) find the Rain a touch smaller than the Forest, so I'd recommend going with the same size that you take in that for the Forest/Soller/Oscar.
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Cant this tassel be on a wider last?

They can make a Tassel loafer on the Forest last, which can be ordered in a wide fitting.
post #3513 of 4064
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Ah thanks, hope that you dig the jeans!

Any of them are a good option. But in deciding between the two non-shell versions - outside of your color preference - I'd advise thinking of how you're going to wear them. If you need a tough pair of boots to wear in a lot of lousy weather, then opt for the Hatch Grain. Horween leather is great for that stuff. If that's not really a concern, then the Hand-Burnished Scotch Grain would do just fine. It's not that you can't wear the Scotch Grain in rain and such, it's just that the Hatch Grain will really be low-maintenance and I wouldn't be afraid to beat it up a bit.
Yes, I'd say that they're similar overall. Most guys (including me) find the Rain a touch smaller than the Forest, so I'd recommend going with the same size that you take in that for the Forest/Soller/Oscar.
They can make a Tassel loafer on the Forest last, which can be ordered in a wide fitting.

I apologize.  Am I correct in saying that the picture of the suede tassel loafer, black shell balmoral captoe and the ruby PTB of a few days ago are special orders that have already closed and are no longer available to join?   If so, are there any plans for that suede tassel loafer coming back around?  Can one order place individual orders, such as that tassel loafer on a Forest last with a wide fitting?

 

Also, if I take a wide fitting in boot on the Forest last (which I do), then a rain last shoe would likely be too narrow for me, is that right?  

post #3514 of 4064
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x-post from carmina thread
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Current Epaulet Carmina MTO Projects

Hey guys,

Here's a quick cross-post of styles that we have on order in our Streetwear & Denim thread. If you have any questions or need any advice, please feel free to PM or email me at anytime.

First off, we're running a Carmina version of a John Lobb WWII-era Field Boot. It will be made on the Oscar last, and it's being offered in three different leathers:


Brown Hatch Grain WWII Field Boot Special Order


Cognac Shell Cordovan WWII Field Boot Special Order


Hand-Burnished Scotchgrain WWII Field Boot Special Order

Stopped by the national WW2 museum in NOLA where i spotted some cool ww2 boots. took some pics that reminded me of this makeup



http://yolowastaken.tumblr.com/post/54548839646/ww2-museum-in-nola-is-showcasing-ww2-garb-from
post #3515 of 4064
From the Carmina Facebook page.

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Style 803 in Chromexcel and Tramuntana Sole
post #3516 of 4064
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Love it. Speaking of tough looking boots, they remind me of these EGs I came across recently.




And on an even more related note, check out these Lobbs. Most badass boots I've ever seen, save for the zipper on the back.




Any chance we could get an even higher boot? I think I'd be in for that blucher of yours, regardless, but I'd love me a mid-calf tanker boot.

the last makes these boots what they are. I dont know if Carmina has anything that can recreate the look of these pairs.
post #3517 of 4064
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


the last makes these boots what they are. I dont know if Carmina has anything that can recreate the look of these pairs.

I'd vote Oscar. My jumpers on that last would definitely still look good if they were a few inches taller.

post #3518 of 4064
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

I apologize.  Am I correct in saying that the picture of the suede tassel loafer, black shell balmoral captoe and the ruby PTB of a few days ago are special orders that have already closed and are no longer available to join?   If so, are there any plans for that suede tassel loafer coming back around?  Can one order place individual orders, such as that tassel loafer on a Forest last with a wide fitting?

Also, if I take a wide fitting in boot on the Forest last (which I do), then a rain last shoe would likely be too narrow for me, is that right?  

Yes, we can do individual MTO's for all of them. The price is 30% above the retail, and delivery is about 3-5 months. If you drop me an email then we can set that up for you. We've got a few individual MTO's running at the moment. I'm also planning on building out an online application where you guys can see all of the leather & sole options, and place orders by style.

And actually... after much demand... the Rain last can now be ordered in a wide fitting as well!
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

the last makes these boots what they are. I dont know if Carmina has anything that can recreate the look of these pairs.

I've never seen anything that complex from Carmina. They do a ladies riding boot, but it's no where near that tough. Honestly, I don't see them making it without a really big minimum order (like 75+ pairs). And they're going to be an expensive and niche item.

That said - we're bringing on Ludwig Reiter in about two months, and they do one of the toughest boots that the world has ever known. We can run individual MTO's with them, but group buys only have to be 3-4 units. Really fast turnaround of about 10 weeks too. We can give sizing advice when the shoes arrive and put together a group buy for early November delivery. Here's their hunting boot:





I imagine that the price would be in the $1300-$1400 range. Could use shell accents and play with leather on it. And Reiter's finishing is BEAUTIFUL. All made right in Vienna.
post #3519 of 4064
Rain last can now be ordered in a wide fitting...any chance Carmina will ever do a narrow fitting on any of their lasts? I actually have a pair or Cognac wingtips on the Rain last coming my way as we speak, so if they fit well I might not need a narrow width. But, incase they turn out to be too wide, it would be nice if Carmina would be able to have some options for us narrow footed people!
post #3520 of 4064
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Rain last can now be ordered in a wide fitting...any chance Carmina will ever do a narrow fitting on any of their lasts? I actually have a pair or Cognac wingtips on the Rain last coming my way as we speak, so if they fit well I might not need a narrow width. But, incase they turn out to be too wide, it would be nice if Carmina would be able to have some options for us narrow footed people!

I don't believe so. But the Alcudia last is essentially a narrow. Simpson isn't far off it either. The Rain is very much a medium fitting.
post #3521 of 4064
Cool thanks for the info. I have to do some more experimentation with Carmina in order to figure out what works for me and what doesn't. This pair on my way right now is my third try, so hopefully I'll find that something of theirs works for me!
post #3522 of 4064
Last day to order WWII Boots and Soller Last Chukkas



Hey guys,

Just a quick heads up, today is the last day to order:

WWII Boot in Cognac Shell Cordovan
WWII Boot in Horween Hatch Grain
WWII Boot in Hand-Burnished Scotch Grain
Soller Last Chukka in Horween Hatch Grain
Soller Last Chukka in Snuff Ante Calf Suede

You can see the whole lineup here. All styles have met their minimums and are confirmed to go into production. Thanks to everyone who ordered!
post #3523 of 4064
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Originally Posted by Epaulet 
Hey guys,

Just a quick heads up, today is the last day to order:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) All styles have met their minimums and are confirmed to go into production. Thanks to everyone who ordered!

I'm in on the hatch grain chukkas, my first Carminas. Unfortunately, I had to choose between the hatch grain leather and the suede and, since the hatch grain leather is more unique, it won out. I also prefer the Dainite soles for foul weather boots. Now the waiting begins...
post #3524 of 4064
Hey guys , had a hard time ordering the Hatch Chukkas,kept on timing out and the order wouldnt push through. Sent you guys an email
post #3525 of 4064
Shot you guys an email if still might be possible to squeeze in, totally didn't read the timeline correctly...
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