Originally Posted by 0waterbouys
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.
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.
Originally Posted by xinu98
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.
Originally Posted by Cuttingboard
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.