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post #3916 of 4064
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post
 

Can you explain to a newb why you would want to break them in indoors rather than just wear them normally? Is it just that a full day of wear when they're new will be too hard on your feet?

Well, I am not an expert on this, so many other more knowledgeable SF members can correct me if I am way off.

 

I don't know how essential breaking in on carpet is, but many very experienced and expert members on this forum believe it is the best route to go, and I see no reason to doubt them.

 

Breaking them in while indoors on carpet and also for a limited amount of time I believe allows the shoe leather sole to start to flex and loosen a little (allowing it to bend). The leather sole breaking in and starting to flex allows you to walk without digging your toe into the ground. If you break them in on concrete then you may start to get irregular or excessive grinding on the toe of your shoe/boot. Also, if you wear them inside on carpet, in some cases if the seller allows returns, then you are able to not scuff the soles, and if you also do not bend enough to create creases in the leather or rolls in cordovan, then you may be able to return them if you find they don't fit.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post
 

 

Leather soles, particular double leather soles, are usually quite stiff when very new.  If you wear them out on asphalt, concrete and other rough surfaces, your gait will not bend the soles very much as they're still quite stiff.  That could cause undue and accelerated wear at the toe edge.  If you break them in on carpet for the first few wears, the soles will flex more easily so as to decrease the wear at the toes when you finally do wear them out.

 

At least, so goes the theory...

Oops, missed BootSpell's previous thorough and concise explanation.

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Here are some close ups of my Saddle Shell Jumper



post #3919 of 4064

^^ Very, very nice.  Congrats on getting those.

post #3920 of 4064

Got the Greeley Boot in from Epaulet today:

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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

Here are some close ups of my Saddle Shell Jumper
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Very nice. I really like the lighter colored shell.

 

 

Congrats.

post #3922 of 4064

Do any of you have any experience using a sleeking bone on calfskin? Not a deer bone (which you can't use on calf), but a sleeking bone, like this one at KAHP: http://www.hangerproject.com/abbey-horn-sleeking-bone.html

 

I don't have welts on my calf, but it does get scuffed quite a bit.

post #3923 of 4064

It has been a bit since the last carmina mto. Any ideas on what would make a good next one?

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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post
 

It has been a bit since the last carmina mto. Any ideas on what would make a good next one?

I would love to see a dark cognac loafer with either a natural or antique edge trim

post #3925 of 4064
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post

It has been a bit since the last carmina mto. Any ideas on what would make a good next one?


 



Python Austerity Brogue again?
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Originally Posted by sarteaga View Post
 
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post
 

It has been a bit since the last carmina mto. Any ideas on what would make a good next one?

 



Python Austerity Brogue again?

This has been run before? What does it look like? How much did it run for a pair?

post #3927 of 4064
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post
 

It has been a bit since the last carmina mto. Any ideas on what would make a good next one?

Depends...is everyone here looking for something that screams unique or is anyone ever looking for something a little more utilitarian?

I've got my eyes open for a workhorse, durable, all-weather, fairly-casual shoe. Specifically a shoe and not a boot. It would look something like:

  • Natural CXL / #8 Shell / (maybe a brown CXL or shell)
  • Blucher
  • Semi-brogue or shortwing
  • Dainite / commando sole

 

This Faulkner makeup from last year sometime would work for me pretty much as-is. Unfortunately I missed that window and now I keep thinking of how perfect it was.

 

 

I asked about a possible remake in the main thread a while ago and here is what Mike had to say:

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post
I like the sound of that. We don't have anything like this on order for Spring, but we can float that idea as a Carmina group buy. Carmina's in CXL usually do really well as group MTO's, so I'm sure that we can get that off the ground.
 
Prove him right!!
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Python Austerity Brogue
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Originally Posted by rgweiser53 View Post

Python Austerity Brogue

This gets my vote.

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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post
 

This has been run before? What does it look like? How much did it run for a pair?

 

Not 100% sure how much it ran but I been wanting to do it but the price for 1 pair is about $150-200 more than the Epaulet price. I know their were 2 runs and on the first run the python was relatively darker than the 2nd MTO run. I personally really would like it to be more the color of the 1st MTO run:

 

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