^ Yeah, sorry, just to back up -- what is dark cognac? Is it just cognac shell with antiquing, or a totally separate shade? I haven't heard of it either. Sounds intriguing though.
The flat welt is just really versatile. Carmina's lasts, in the grand scheme of shoes, are fairly sleek, and especially with shell I think the flat welt is the way to go.
+1 for York sole.
"Dark Cognac" is how we've been specifying a dark brown shade of Shell Cordovan. Essentially this color:
Carmina tends to be liberal with the names "cognac" and "cuero," so when guys specifically call for a dark brown shell - not a medium brown - we'll ask for "dark cognac." It's very similar in tone to cigar.
I don't know about anybody else who's in on the WWII boot MTO but I'm getting excited and impatient for them to arrive. My first Carminas and curious to see if it's a brand I can look to instead of enduring some of the frustration with Alden.
Mike, are we still on track for a late September delivery?
Yup, as far as I heard before they closed for August holidays. I'll have more info in a week, but I know that the Hatch Grain leather arrived in early July, so we should be good. They actually delivered that last batch of Loden Shell styles ahead of schedule. I've got a pair on order too, so I'm personally really jazzed to see them.