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post #841 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I believe the pebble grain is calf...and I would prefer to have the same details.

Are these boots pebble grain or scotch grain?

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Here's a pic of my favorite scotch grain shoes, Alden Longwings #8 in Scotch Grain.

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post #842 of 4052

I always thought those terms were interchangeable. I did some digging and found some info that seemed to back that claim. I guess it may be a minor pattern variation though?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/31603/quick-question-scotch-grain

post #843 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

SWATCH FOR PYTHON AUSTERITY BROGUE
Hey guys, check this out:
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This is the "Cognac" python that I was thinking for the Austerity Brogue makeup. How do you guys like it? The other colors (green, red, black/white) are all really bold, so I think that this will be a cool way to make up a shoe which is really special, but not completely screaming at people.

hellz yeah! biggrin.gif
post #844 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Solid advice right here. Even if they make up on the more navy side of midnight, they'll look ace with a black suit. And outside of suiting, Navy Shell is a great match to denim and chinos.

Hi Mike - What are your thoughts on antique brown vs medium brown for the double monk soles?
post #845 of 4052
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I always thought those terms were interchangeable. I did some digging and found some info that seemed to back that claim. I guess it may be a minor pattern variation though?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/31603/quick-question-scotch-grain

Same here...I just wanted to be sure.

Since this is a late fall/winter boot...what are your thoughts on a late October - early November delivery date? I'm assuming 8-10 weeks for the shoe means we would have to have final orders completed by late August?
post #846 of 4052
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I'm extremely excited about that pebble grain bal boot. I don't know if this has already been answered but what last is it going to be on?

I believe that we'll stick with the Forest last so that customers can order it in wides as well. About 1/3 of the Shell Bal Boot customers needed a wide fitting, so I'd prefer to use that and allow them to get onto these MTO projects as well.
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I always thought those terms were interchangeable. I did some digging and found some info that seemed to back that claim. I guess it may be a minor pattern variation though?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/31603/quick-question-scotch-grain

I believe that scotch grain and pebble grain can be used interchangeably. The exact structure of the leather is going to vary by manufacturer to manufacturer.

Carmina just has one type of scotch grain though. I have the leather swatches and I'll post a close up photo when the item goes live so that you can see it up close. I'm just waiting on pricing before I activate the item, it's otherwise ready to go.
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Originally Posted by xinu98 View Post

Hi Mike - What are your thoughts on antique brown vs medium brown for the double monk soles?

Carmina actually just has three brown finishes:

Dark Brown - I've never used this. Not really much point IMO when you've got....
Medium Brown - this is used on pretty much every Carmina shoe that we've released so far. It's what was used on the Austerity Brogue too. It's a beautiful color, and similar to Alden's antique brown, but a tiny bit darker.
Natural (Cuero) - this is the lightest edge. It's not a huge contrast like you might see from Trickers or McNairy/Sanders, but will be similar to the edge trim of our Alden Natural CXL Brixton Boot: , but a bit lighter than that.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Same here...I just wanted to be sure.
Since this is a late fall/winter boot...what are your thoughts on a late October - early November delivery date? I'm assuming 8-10 weeks for the shoe means we would have to have final orders completed by late August?

We'll need to organize things a bit sooner than that. For a mid-October delivery, we'd need to have everything wrapped up around the end of June. I'm just waiting on pricing for the makeups and I'm going to build them out on the site immediately after that. I'll do all of them at the same time so that you guys can see the whole range at once. I'm then going to Mallorca on the first week of July, so I can review our orders with them in person among other things.
post #847 of 4052
Cross-post from our Epaulet Affiliate Thread....

Carmina Handsewn Preview Pics


This coming July, we're going to introduce two exclusive handsewn loafers with Carmina. The retail is going to be around $335, and their quality is absolutely phenomenal. Here's some preview pics below. Our shoes will be done in different materials and with a thicker sole, but this is the basic shape.

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Beefroll Penny Loafer - ours will be in Caramel calfskin.

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Rolled English Moc Loafer - ours will be in Snuff suede. Using this kind of moc on suede is nice, as you won't see the rough interior of the suede around the edge of the moc toe. This design covers it and gives you a cleaner overall look.

I can't wait for these. I know that a lot of guys were disappointed when we discontinued the Sewn by Hand loafers, but hopefully this will make up for it. These will be the finest quality mocs for the price that I've seen anywhere. The fit on them is excellent too.
post #848 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

I'm then going to Mallorca on the first week of July, so I can review our orders with them in person among other things.

And you promise to bring back ensaimada for everyone, right? Enjoy that trip.smile.gif
post #849 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

We'll need to organize things a bit sooner than that. For a mid-October delivery, we'd need to have everything wrapped up around the end of June. I'm just waiting on pricing for the makeups and I'm going to build them out on the site immediately after that. I'll do all of them at the same time so that you guys can see the whole range at once. I'm then going to Mallorca on the first week of July, so I can review our orders with them in person among other things.

Thanks Mike, look forward to seeing the makeups...have a good trip!
post #850 of 4052
Also, how does the Forest last fit compared to the Rain last?
post #851 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Also, how does the Forest last fit compared to the Rain last?

 

I find them very close in width with the Rain just a smidge wider. Comfort-wise, they feel the same to me.

post #852 of 4052
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post


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Carmina's website describes these Jodhpurs as having a "half rubber sole." What does that mean? Is it just the heel that's rubber, or does the whole sole look like that of these boots?:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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post #853 of 4052
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Carmina's website describes these Jodhpurs as having a "half rubber sole." What does that mean? Is it just the heel that's rubber, or does the whole sole look like that of these boots?:

May look like this. Note: these are not carmina.

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post #854 of 4052
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post


May look like this. Note: these are not carmina.
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Thanks, but damn, I've always disliked how those soles look.

post #855 of 4052
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

And you promise to bring back ensaimada for everyone, right? Enjoy that trip.smile.gif

Haha, I'll see how much I can fit into our bag. Just booked our hotel yesterday, we're staying an a renovated fort on the seaside. I've never been to Mallorca before, so I'm really looking forward to it! Plus it's a opportunidad muy bueno para practicar mi espanol.
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Also, how does the Forest last fit compared to the Rain last?
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I find them very close in width with the Rain just a smidge wider. Comfort-wise, they feel the same to me.

I wholly agree with Gerry - most of our customers find the Forest and the Rain to be fairly consistent. Forest is a touch higher, Rain is a touch wider. Nearly everyone would take the same size in both lasts, and they both have a really excellent fit.
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