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post #4006 of 4102
I understand your point but don't agree with it. It should be implied that if I say a pair of shoes is outlandish, that is my opinion, not fact. I stand by my opinion and stand by my right to have an opinion in a public forum about such matters. Honestly, I'm not sure what the big deal is. Is everyone on this board above being critiqued? If I put a pair of Alden PTBs up and someone said they look like security guard shoes, I'd take it in stride. I see so much pent up tension across some of these of threads. It's like, lighten up people. I come here to learn and have some fun, not get into pissing matches.
post #4007 of 4102
Anyone interested in getting some loafers made up for summer? I was thinking something in brown Cordovan, if Carmina still has any.
post #4008 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

Anyone interested in getting some loafers made up for summer? I was thinking something in brown Cordovan, if Carmina still has any.

I'd like a boat shoe-ish loafer with done in grey/bluish suede with a crepe or rubber sole. I don't a tassle or penny one though.

post #4009 of 4102
I would be down for the same type of loafer they have on the website, just without the moccasin-type contrast stitching so it looks more formal.
post #4010 of 4102
Randomly scanning through carmina shoe porn and stumbled across this navy shell single monk...http://www.styleforum.net/t/241469/carmina-shoe-p0rn/1455#post_5741680




It got me really excited for this is such a beauty that I have not come across for a long time. Am wondering if Epaulet has stock for this or through MTO only? Anyone wanna revive this MTO or selling?
post #4011 of 4102
Leathefoot has a pair not exactly like these but close

http://www.leatherfoot.com/store/navy-shell-single-monk/dp/1251
post #4012 of 4102
The single monk is a good looking shoe
post #4013 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

Leathefoot has a pair not exactly like these but close

http://www.leatherfoot.com/store/navy-shell-single-monk/dp/1251

Thanks saw that before but am looking at cap toe design which set it apart....
post #4014 of 4102
After 2 wears, a lace on my hatch grain jumper already ripped. They came with an extra pair, but where can I get another pair just in case?
post #4015 of 4102
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After 2 wears, a lace on my hatch grain jumper already ripped. They came with an extra pair, but where can I get another pair just in case?

 

Also interested in this. Those speed hooks are murder on the laces. Would like to stock up.

post #4016 of 4102

^ I know from experience that it is hard, if not impossible, to get replacement laces from Carmina/Epaulet.  I switched out the Carmina laces for Alden's flat waxed laces and was happy -- they do not tear nearly as quickly (though they will eventually wear down).  Agree that the laces are not well suited to those super-sharp speed hooks.  

post #4017 of 4102

You could try using a small, fine file to knock the sharp edges off the inside of the speed hooks. Even if they're plated/painted that edge would be invisible with laces installed.

post #4018 of 4102
I have complained many times about Carmina's weak laces and sharp speed hooks. I love everything about the footwear except for the fact that I have to swap out laces every month or two.

Sadly, I know that it's not an either/or issue with the laces and speed hooks as I've had breakage problems with shoes as well. That said, there is a synergistic effect on boots with speed hooks that make things even worse.

For what it's worth, I've asked Mike (Epaulet) and Steve (GF) to both put pressure on Carmina to make improvements in this area.

Lastly, I agree with the others, Alden boot laces are excellent in both looks and durability.
post #4019 of 4102

Interesting. Would any of you mind posting a pic or two of a Carmina high jumper boot with Alden flat waxed laces?

post #4020 of 4102
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Originally Posted by Notreknip View Post


Lastly, I agree with the others, Alden boot laces are excellent in both looks and durability.


Any suggestions for where to get the Alden flat waxed bootlaces - preferably somewhere that will ship outside the US without charging a fortune??
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