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post #8311 of 23720
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

By broguing you mean the hole punch? So austerity uwing boot?

 

Yes, and yes.  I think the contrasting stitching will be a nice touch, and together with the suede, give the boot a lot more pop than a standard calf austerity boot would have.

post #8312 of 23720
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The original borgued U- wing is cool boot, but a fairly busy one.  Not knocking it - I have it coming in burgundy.

I have never felt that brogueing looks as good on suede as on smooth calf or shell - the punching just looks less crisp due to the nature of the material.  And suede is adding texture of its own, with contrasting stitching adding another visual element to the equation.

I think suede plus contrasting stitching plus the already bold design of the U wing is plenty for this boot - I'd be inclined to forego the brogeuing all together.  And for those who already have one or both versions of the U-wing, an austerity version would make it a less repetitive addition.

As for colour - dark brown is out for me, as is a very light tan.

I like the way this is sounding. I'll be watching this develop.
post #8313 of 23720
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

By broguing you mean the hole punch? So austerity uwing boot?

 

Yes, and yes.  I think the contrasting stitching will be a nice touch, and together with the suede, give the boot a lot more pop than a standard calf austerity boot would have.


What color are you thinking for the stitching?  And which suede, snuff?

post #8314 of 23720
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Originally Posted by etostano View Post
 


What color are you thinking for the stitching?  And which suede, snuff?

 

I suppose we decide on suede color first  - I'm open to anything in a medium brown or reddish brown - so snuff, tobacco, nutmeg and the like.  I just don't want a dark brown or a tan.  I'm open to the wide range in between.

 

For contrasting stitching, I'm not sure that is something we select in terms of color or just leave to Carmina

post #8315 of 23720
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I suppose we decide on suede color first  - I'm open to anything in a medium brown or reddish brown - so snuff, tobacco, nutmeg and the like.  I just don't want a dark brown or a tan.  I'm open to the wide range in between.

For contrasting stitching, I'm not sure that is something we select in terms of color or just leave to Carmina
I guess this is going in a direction different than what I originally proposed. My preference was for something in burgundy or reddish brown calf. I'm sure the suede will look good regardless, but trying to fill up other holes on my rotation first. So I'll probably seat this one for now.

Of course if there are 5 other folks interested in a burgundy/reddish brown calf u wing boot then we can get 2 separate GMTOs going.
post #8316 of 23720
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

I guess this is going in a direction different than what I originally proposed. My preference was for something in burgundy or reddish brown calf. I'm sure the suede will look good regardless, but trying to fill up other holes on my rotation first. So I'll probably seat this one for now.

Of course if there are 5 other folks interested in a burgundy/reddish brown calf u wing boot then we can get 2 separate GMTOs going.

I would be interested in a burgundy or reddish brown u wing. As I understand it, is there less upcharge with a GMTO?
post #8317 of 23720
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Originally Posted by etostano View Post


What color are you thinking for the stitching?  And which suede, snuff?

contrast stitching for outsole? light brown or tan perhaps?

so carmina uwing boot as seen here:

last: Rain (as seen below)
outsole: rubber i prefer double to be safe but open to other suggestions
leather: suede (no shell available unfortunately)
design: see below




@Leaves

do you have any updated suede swatches from Carmina? is polo lighter than snuff? and could you give us a ballpark price?
post #8318 of 23720
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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

I would be interested in a burgundy or reddish brown u wing. As I understand it, is there less upcharge with a GMTO?

That makes us 2. We need 4 more to get some traction on this.

@Leavesdoes Carmina have any brown calf with reddish tones? Maybe something similar to EBs Etrusco calf?

Thanks.
post #8319 of 23720
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

That makes us 2. We need 4 more to get some traction on this.

@Leavesdoes Carmina have any brown calf with reddish tones? Maybe something similar to EBs Etrusco calf?

Thanks.

Could aways do burgundy then put mahogany polish on it. Or navy polish on burgundy.

Polo suede and tobacco suede would be my picks.
post #8320 of 23720
Thread Starter 
How about this:


...but finished in the custom Siena patina by Dandy Shoe Care. Now that will be a great make up! Price will be about 3900 SEK ex VAT including patina service.


It will have to be a limited run though, something like 10 pairs because Alexander does not usually do large runs in the same color.
post #8321 of 23720

@Leaves, if this goes as you suggested, I am in.

post #8322 of 23720
I'd be all in if it wasn't for that cognac shell boot. Patrik, do you have a preference for suede? Is there one that's more likely to satisfy the gmto requirement?
post #8323 of 23720
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Just sent payment for the Bonafe MTO museum calf austerity brogue blucher, whoo!

Fred,

 

If you don't mind me asking, what was the model number on this one, and what last did you choose? Sorry if you've mentioned these already.

 

Thanks!

post #8324 of 23720
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

That makes us 2. We need 4 more to get some traction on this.

@Leavesdoes Carmina have any brown calf with reddish tones? Maybe something similar to EBs Etrusco calf?

Thanks.

I am also interested in this, more so than suede. Need more details but am definitely interested.
post #8325 of 23720
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

How about this:


...but finished in the custom Siena patina by Dandy Shoe Care. Now that will be a great make up! Price will be about 3900 SEK ex VAT including patina service.


It will have to be a limited run though, something like 10 pairs because Alexander does not usually do large runs in the same color.

Slightly confused. Does your post mean the U Wing looking just like the second shoe?
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