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post #3856 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

The gray suede would look great on the single-strap monkstrap.

I saw a great single strap sueded monstrap chukka on a crepe sole at pitti last year, not unlike the black ones that Panico wears.  I think that that model would look awesome in grey suede.

 

The attraction of those particular chukkas is the color and textural contrast between the grey suede, the dark welt, and the natural crepe.  You can play around with other things - the last, the model, etc... but you mess with that, and, imo, you take away a lot of what makes it attractive.  It's also what makes @rydenfan's chukkas attractive.  The difficult thing, imo,k in styling (because that is what it really is, design is something else altogether) is to discern what makes something interesting and attractive, and to keep those elements, while changing other things to your liking.  At the end of the day, a MTO project is yours (or a group's), but I've seen a lot of people who do MTO a bit dissatisfied because they failed to identify what they found attractive about a product to begin with.  The main material is obviously important, but ime, it's generally more than that.

post #3857 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

The gray suede would look great on the single-strap monkstrap.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I saw a great single strap sueded monstrap chukka on a crepe sole at pitti last year, not unlike the black ones that Panico wears.  I think that that model would look awesome in grey suede.

The attraction of those particular chukkas is the color and textural contrast between the grey suede, the dark welt, and the natural crepe.  You can play around with other things - the last, the model, etc... but you mess with that, and, imo, you take away a lot of what makes it attractive.  It's also what makes @rydenfan
's chukkas attractive.  The difficult thing, imo,k in styling (because that is what it really is, design is something else altogether) is to discern what makes something interesting and attractive, and to keep those elements, while changing other things to your liking.  At the end of the day, a MTO project is yours (or a group's), but I've seen a lot of people who do MTO a bit dissatisfied because they failed to identify what they found attractive about a product to begin with.  The main material is obviously important, but ime, it's generally more than that.

I'm not so sure a gray suede monkstrap shoe works for me, but I'd have to consider seriously a gray suede monkstrap chukka with a crepe sole. My next purchase should really be a slipon (monkstrap or chelsea boot, for easy on/easy off at airport security) with some type of rubberized sole for travel in wet weather. How versatile is gray suede, though? It seems like it would work for casual, but not business casual.

On the other hand, there's been a gray suede wingtip blucher on ebay for the past 2 months that I've been seriously considering and Fok, you may have pushed me over the edge with your chukka.
post #3858 of 4103
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post



I'm not so sure a gray suede monkstrap shoe works for me, but I'd have to consider seriously a gray suede monkstrap chukka with a crepe sole. My next purchase should really be a slipon (monkstrap or chelsea boot, for easy on/easy off at airport security) with some type of rubberized sole for travel in wet weather. How versatile is gray suede, though? It seems like it would work for casual, but not business casual.

On the other hand, there's been a gray suede wingtip blucher on ebay for the past 2 months that I've been seriously considering and Fok, you may have pushed me over the edge with your chukka.

It's a casual boot - grey suede could be businss casual, but not grey suede with a crepe sole.  Of course, that also depends on where you work.  Unless you work for some East Coast BIg Law or Banking institution, in a client facing position, no one is really going to care, one way or the other.

 

Chukkas are great for airplanes.  They are short enough on the angle to be super comfortable, but long enough that you can sorta of slip them on without the laces flopping all over the place (this is especially true of 3 eyelet chukkas.  

post #3859 of 4103
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It's a casual boot - grey suede could be businss casual, but not grey suede with a crepe sole.  Of course, that also depends on where you work.  Unless you work for some East Coast BIg Law or Banking institution, in a client facing position, no one is really going to care, one way or the other.

Chukkas are great for airplanes.  They are short enough on the angle to be super comfortable, but long enough that you can sorta of slip them on without the laces flopping all over the place (this is especially true of 3 eyelet chukkas.  

That's what I'm wearing now--C&J Tetburys in brown or black, as well as brown suede Rider 3-eyelet chukkas with crepe soles--but I'm hoping to score some monkstraps (or monkstrap chukkas). You may recall that I'm an academic, so I'm already grossly overdressed compared to everyone around me. People would just see gray suede chukkas with crepe soles as another of my eccentricities.
post #3860 of 4103
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Originally Posted by kayjaybee View Post
 

Trying to pay for my hatchgrain MTO balance through PayPal but when I click complete my purchase it doesnt do anything.  Anyone else having this problem from Epaulet?


I experienced the same problem, so I decided to use the other payment option.

post #3861 of 4103
Loden suede chukka sure is killer looking with the crepe sole. GMTO ANYONE?
post #3862 of 4103
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post


That's what I'm wearing now--C&J Tetburys in brown or black, as well as brown suede Rider 3-eyelet chukkas with crepe soles--but I'm hoping to score some monkstraps (or monkstrap chukkas). You may recall that I'm an academic, so I'm already grossly overdressed compared to everyone around me. People would just see gray suede chukkas with crepe soles as another of my eccentricities.

Well. in academia, especially in the sciences, all bets are off, though there are still regional flavors.  In the PNW, the "looks" is a checked shirt. chinos, some sort of sneaker-cum-hiking show, and a polar fleece.  One of the best academics in my field only wears dad jeans and running shoes.  For special occasions, like conferences and when he is making a speech or accepting an award, he will put on a collared shirt.  I think that I've seen him wear a sportsjacket once, and that was at a symposium in honor of him (and my) doctoral advisor.  Another guy mostly wears too short sweatpants (in his defense, he is about 6'3").  

post #3863 of 4103
I am up for the alt wein boot in saddle shell. I would also love the Grey suede in a single monk strap or in plain toe blucher or a medallion toe blucher.
Edited by aldenwear - 12/10/13 at 11:28am
post #3864 of 4103
I'm outside the normally stocked size range. I'd love to see some of the stock Epaulet models come back as GMTO from time to time. .... For example, a CXL Alt Wein, calf and shell Fitzgeralds, etc!
post #3865 of 4103
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Originally Posted by applky View Post
 

 

I just picked up my snuff suede chukkas and the Carmina shoe trees came with them. The initial deposit I believe covered the upcharge.

 

The snuff suede chukkas, by the way, are incredible. Soller last is a great shape for them. Props to James on that idea.

 I just received mine and I must say you're right. The Soller Last which seems to be somewhere in-between the Rain and Forest Last is just perfect for these.

 

Very happy with how these turned out.:fonz: 

post #3866 of 4103
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

 I just received mine and I must say you're right. The Soller Last which seems to be somewhere in-between the Rain and Forest Last is just perfect for these.

 

Very happy with how these turned out.:fonz: 

I received mine and think they look pretty cool too. Will inspect them closer in daylight.

 

 I'm concerned that they are not as loose as I expected. They will fit fine as I can just not wear as thick of socks. However, I ordered the WWII field boots in cordovan in the same size. The suede chukkas are in the Soller last, right? How does it compare to last for the WWII field boots (Oscar last?)? Please less me the Oscar is wider and roomier...

post #3867 of 4103
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

I am up for the alt wein boot in saddle shell. I would also love the Grey suede in a single monk strap or in plain toe blucher or a medallion toe blucher.

 

I'd definitely be up for the alt wein boot in the brown CXL as shown in the picture, or maybe a darker shell (Cognac?)

post #3868 of 4103
Epaulet & Carmina Group Buys

Hey everyone,

We've got four Carmina Group Buy styles up for preorders right now. We're planning to close them tomorrow (12/16) and submit the final orders to Carmina. When you order through our site, you submit your deposit with the order. We'll then collect the balance when they arrive. Woodlore shoe trees are included in the price. Here's a rundown of all of them:


Group Buy Cognac Shell Longwing: Deposit $355 / Full Price $710


Group Buy Hand-Burnished Scotch Grain Jumper Boot: Deposit $285 / Full Price $570


Group Buy Saddle Shell Chukka: Deposit $365 / Full Price: $730


Group Buy Navy Shell Alt Wien: Deposit $355 / Full Price $710
post #3869 of 4103

Thank again EP!
post #3870 of 4103
hey mike, i wanted to talk to you here about what color options carmina offers in the hard finish weather resistant cowhide leather?

im trying to think about my foul weather boot options, i could make up.
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