Personally don't like the Carmina version ... I'd only be in if it was the G&G model.
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I vote for the Carmina style.
The G&G looks nice but I don't trust Meermin to do a good looking perforated toe cap. Sorry to say, but the quality of toe caps that were shown on the brown museum calf look like shit.
Maybe a compromise? Take the brogue style of G&G but have it punched on the upper without the cap toe, sort of similar to the shoe below.
Here are some examples of Meermin's adelaide ala G&G:
With regards to last (as some have sent emails asking which last will we go for the MTO), below is my suggestion:
Adelaide : Olfe/Hiro
Single Monk : a modified Olfe/Hiro last to make it sleeker, similar to the John Lobb Vale
So far it seems a lot of people prefer the G&G look. An adelaide in plum museum calf reminds me of the G&G St James II in cherry