And what would be their versions or ravello/cigar? (Cognac and Dark brown?)
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OK the MTO being talked of has similarities to this Alden for Jcrew boot so.
ie crepe snuff brass eyelets speedhooks plain toe is close to Indy
As active as these threads are it seems Alden could PM the 20 or so regulars and offer some Color 4 boots for Christmas...
rumor is Mr Porter executives are getting color 4 boots and the site does not even carry Alden think of how many pair this sites people have sold
I just meant you'd have better chances with Carmina because they actually do group MTOs that get finished in like 6 months, whereas Alden has tons of orders from 2 and 3 years ago that haven't been filled yet. Even proposed MTOs take forever to get confirmed by Alden - like the Cigar Thor boot (read back a few pages in this thread for all the gory details). And if they are confirmed after maybe a year, you can expect at least another 2 years wait on top of that.
Carmina's dark cognac is probably as close as you can get to Cigar, and the lighter version of their cognac is sometimes a decent match for Ravello.
Is this the Ravello cap toe boot from Leffot and the Whiskey wing tip from Epaulet? I'm in on both myself. I wonder how many people are left on both lists. It could be down to just you and me. If the numbers drop below the minimum needed hopefully the respective vendors will pick up the rest for their own stock instead of letting it get cancelled which would suck for those of us who have waited so long.
Someone mentioned that Epaulet was cautiously optimistic for a year end delivery. The Leffot MTO hasn't even been confirmed yet...
I believe Carmina uses shell from Horween just like Alden. There's nothing special about Alden shell apart from #8 to which they add their own dye/pigment on top of Horween regular burgandy finishing. Don't drink the Kool-Aid. There are other shoe makers capable of making beautiful shell boots and shoes. However, if a colour is rare then it doesn't matter which shoemaker it is, they can't make it if they can't get their hands on that particular shell colour. It's been mentioned in the past that lighter shell colours like Ravello and Whiskey are in exceedingly short supply.
there is a KUDU on the modified last currently (hopefully) making its way thru the ordering process with Moulded. cant recall the specifics on it, but you might be able to jump on that one and save a bit of time (assuming ML works for your foot)
Also, an update on the proposed suede Indy, it only has 7 participants so far, and the voting is almost evenly split among all the options up for debate: pull-tab, eyelet color, 360 vs 270 welt, and even speedhooks vs no speedhooks is a pretty close debate.
If you haven't logged your info on the spreadsheet and are interested in this, here's the link: