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I'm still down for doing an austerity version in dark brown natur marron. Burgundy shell would be be interesting but not quite as much. With Cognac, I just worry about what shade will actually be delivered. If we could definitely get dark cognac, I might be interested in lieu of the dark brown calf.

With Cognac, we can certainly specify a dark brown, especially given that we're probably only making 6-8 of them. Should be no problem. I think that this shoe would be radiant in it.

I think I'd still prefer calf, but if others were interested in dark cognac shell I could be persuaded. For those who don't remember this from many pages back, here's a sample of Carmina's u-tip.





We were talking about doing a version without the punching, so sort of like this Saint Crispins model, but with an Adelaide shape/stitching around the laces and to the heel, like the Carmina model.

saint-crispin-s-523-1.jpg

Surely dudes understand that this shoe must happen.
post #3632 of 4103
Any major dude will tell you.
post #3633 of 4103
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Why do you guys like the speed hooks? I understand the ease, but it tears the hell out of my pants.

ask your tailor to use more stitches on your hem. I had this problem for a long time because the extra fabric tucked inside the pant leg was stitched loosely.
post #3634 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I think I'd still prefer calf, but if others were interested in dark cognac shell I could be persuaded. For those who don't remember this from many pages back, here's a sample of Carmina's u-tip.





We were talking about doing a version without the punching, so sort of like this Saint Crispins model, but with an Adelaide shape/stitching around the laces and to the heel, like the Carmina model.

saint-crispin-s-523-1.jpg

Surely dudes understand that this shoe must happen.

I prefer calf as well with no medallion.
post #3635 of 4103
I guess I'm the only one that wants this shoe with a punched cap in cognac shell, haha. I'll keep re-posting until someone else jumps on! I really wouldn't be interested if I had to pay the extra MTO fee for a one-off, hopefully it will get enough traction for a group MTO eventually.
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I take the same size in Rain and Robert, a half size smaller than Simpson.

I wonder if Alcudia would be a good last for the punched captoe adelaide. It would be like this Alcudia model but with a punched captoe.

post #3636 of 4103
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Re #3 -- Agree that an alt wein would be awesome in loden.  The austerity brogue is interesting but, IMO, not so versatile.  I also like the idea of a penny loafer in loden (somebody suggested this) or a tassel loafer.

 

 

Potentially very interested if it is the Soller last.  Would you consider the 5 eyelet version or is the 3 a must?  Not crazy about the Detroit last.  I am specifically in the market for a dark cognac shell boot and/or blucher with a dainite sole.

I would be open to a 3 or 5 eyelet.

 

Mike, any thoughts on this shell chukka makeup?

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Loden Shell Makeup: Alt Wien
This would be incredibly boss. The loden shell longwings were glorious, and I totally agree on the idea of using it for a chunkier shoe with perfs. The Alt Wien would make up beautifully in that. Now, I've done it two ways, both on the Forest last:

1) Flat welt, double leather sole
2) Storm welt, york sole

Do you guys have a preference? When we did the burgundy shell makeup, I gave it the flat welt and leather sole to make it more dressy. That's the classic Alt Wien

As somebody new to this thread who is going to be advocating a lot of York/dainite -- I think the flat welt, double leather is best for this.
post #3638 of 4103
Would prefer a longwing re run in loden

If doing the ruby jumper, would like to go with forest.
post #3639 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I prefer calf as well with no medallion.

Definitely no medallion. Fully austerity-ized.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Definitely no medallion. Fully austerity-ized.

Are we going to go with the same color as in the pic? I'm not sure if its the lighting or not but the color is unusual and I like it.
post #3641 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Hey guys!

Thanks for all of the feedback. Okay, I think that I can see some consensus developing here:

Loden Shell Makeup: Alt Wien
This would be incredibly boss. The loden shell longwings were glorious, and I totally agree on the idea of using it for a chunkier shoe with perfs. The Alt Wien would make up beautifully in that. Now, I've done it two ways, both on the Forest last:

1) Flat welt, double leather sole
2) Storm welt, york sole

Do you guys have a preference? When we did the burgundy shell makeup, I gave it the flat welt and leather sole to make it more dressy. That's the classic Alt Wien shape.

Lizard Makeup: Double Monk
We have a few takers for the double monk. I think that the Inca last is probably the best choice, as it will work for most guys that take a wide fitting, and it's our best selling last in the double monk by far. It works really nicely, and using brass hardware will play off the dark brown lizard really nicely.

Navy Shell Makeups: Jumper Boot (active) and Rain-Last PTB
The Rain PTB is perfect, and it will be brilliant in Navy. With the Rain we can offer wide fittings too.

Ruby Shell Makeup: Jumper Boot
It seems like we've got a few takers for the existing "stmaier" shape in Ruby, with the Oscar last, storm welt and york sole. This will be ass-kicking in Ruby! It will have a great oxblood look, especially with a bit of wear.

Loden alt wein:  I would strongly prefer double leather sole.

 

I am all in for chocolate lizard double monk with brass hardware on inca last.

 

I am all in for navy shell ptb on rain last.

 

Would love to get the ruby jumper -- that jumper in saddle is outstanding looking.  We will have to see if I can swing that one too.  

 

Great line-up of make-ups!

post #3642 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Are we going to go with the same color as in the pic? I'm not sure if its the lighting or not but the color is unusual and I like it.

I had been thinking dark brown calf. Mike suggested cognac shell. I'm not sure what the example leather is.

Skoaktiebolaget just received a brogued (but no medalion) u-tip in medium brown.

post #3643 of 4103
What color edge trim are you thinking on the navy PTB? I would love to see it similar to the jumper
post #3644 of 4103
Have any orders been done with the Carmina commando sole? Was thinking about a slightly beefier winter boot in burgundy or maybe loden shell. Not sure about the last - probably forest. Maybe something like the Steinbeck model in loden with commando.
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There's been discussion in the past about doing an austerity version of the Carmina 922 (Rain last) in burgundy shell. Any interest in getting this going?
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