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post #9976 of 23741

This might sound like a ridiculous question to ask regarding the Tomir or any partial rubber sole, but would it be laughable to have a layer of topy glued on top of the rubber. I normally go for leather sole but sometimes a certain make up appeals to me all but the sole. 

 

There is a dearth of competent resole craftsmen where I live and economics would suggest to me that the cost of resoling/ recraft and back and forth shipping can amount to up to 75% of the cost of a new pair of shoes, which in my book, I'd rather get a new shoe. Now, the guys are all quite capable of apply a topy or vibram sheet on the soles of the shoes and that cost me like $25 per pair, I wonder if I would be laughed out of the shop if I brought a Tomir soled shoe there suggesting such a proposition. 

post #9977 of 23741
"Colour could be dark burgundy (as in the picture above), burnished brown or dark brown."

All those are ok with me too, as would be a pebble grain. Pretty much any last other than Simpson is ok I think. The more casual the leather (i.e. hatch or pebble grain), the more I'd prefer Tomir or Dainite, but I'm ok with leather if it's just a dark calf.
post #9978 of 23741
@Leaves @GabrielOB

I wear Simpson for shoes. Which Carmina boot last is the most similar? I have a low instep.

Thanks!
post #9979 of 23741
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@Leaves @GabrielOB

I wear Simpson for shoes. Which Carmina boot last is the most similar? I have a low instep.

Thanks!

The most similar boot in fit compared to Simpson last would probably be Robert. The Simpson is a narrow fit and Carmina seldom produces those kind of lasts for their boots. However, the Simpson last is available for some chukka models, like the 905.

post #9980 of 23741
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That's great! There are 3 types of Dainite soles according to a previous post by Leaves.
50 - single
505 - double
500 - basically single weight with a thin leather midsole

Maybe we could all compromise and do Dainite 500? @Leaves do you have a definitive comparison photo between the 3 Dainite weights? I tried searching the thread but came up empty handed in the Dainite 500.

If we get the GMTO order in by Friday it'll be SEK3200 exl vat. After Friday there will be a 3% increase. In USD that's roughly anywhere between $380-400 + shipping.

 

I think I prefer the single or the double over the single with leather midsole. This would be the single correct? http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/new-arrivals/products/carmina-loden-suede-chukka

 

I also think what is throwing me off with the thin leathe midsole is the storm welt that was pictured with them.

post #9981 of 23741
Too bad EG doesn't have GMTO anymore... Nevis... Wait, Thorpe... argh, a few more days!
post #9982 of 23741
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Ultimate Flannel Suit Suede Balmoral Boot

 

Gents, hopefully we're close to confirming this Carmina GMTO.  I think if you own and wear a flannel or tweed suit, or even just pants, these would definitely complete the look!

 

As a reminder, here are the deets:

 

Carmina Suede Balmoral Boot, Model 80092 in the Robert last:

 

 

In Polo Suede and Danite Sole: 

 

So far we have 4 interests: myself, @djdanniedee, @JARB, @itraxx

 

Just need 2 more to finalize!

Apologies if this is elsewhere on the thread, are these single danite? 

post #9983 of 23741
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Apologies if this is elsewhere on the thread, are these single danite? 

 

It's looking like this makeup is heading toward Dainite 500 (single with a thin mid sole) actually.

post #9984 of 23741
Getting towards deadline of G&G price increases. Thorpe/Wigmore/Oakham/Arran 3 people each.

G&G Arran Chukkas in Dark Brown/Espresso Highland Grain - badsha, Pbayvip, NewYawker

G&G Thorpe Boots in Vintage Oak Calf/Oak Hatch Grain MH71 - badsha, Pbayvip, Nullson

G&G Oakham Double Monks in Deep Cherry & Burgundy Highland Grain TG73 - badsha, aldenwear, NewYawker

G&G Wigmore in Racing Green Calf/Green Hatch Green DG70 - badsha, stevent, dmbthomson
post #9985 of 23741
Regarding the G&G and EG price increases, does the percentage increase apply to the MTO fee? Or just the shoe cost, itself?

Sorry if I missed this explanation.
post #9986 of 23741
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Originally Posted by Macs View Post
 

 With the recent interest of @Fred G. Unn and the potential interest of @Jazzmenco we shoul be ready to go.

 

Interested people are:

-Me

-@cowsgomoomoo

-@urban

-@bamgrinus

-@Fred G. Unn

-@Jazzmenco (if persuaded)

 

If everybody agrees, we can star to ask @Leaves which lasts (between Rain, Soller, Detroit or any other of they generous fitting lasts) Carmina is willing to use for model 80189 and if they can source hatchgrain in brown or dark burgundy


Sorry to quote myself, just to inform that we probably have another person on board as a friend of mine is interested in participating depending on the final price.

post #9987 of 23741
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Originally Posted by striker View Post
 

This might sound like a ridiculous question to ask regarding the Tomir or any partial rubber sole, but would it be laughable to have a layer of topy glued on top of the rubber. I normally go for leather sole but sometimes a certain make up appeals to me all but the sole. 

 

There is a dearth of competent resole craftsmen where I live and economics would suggest to me that the cost of resoling/ recraft and back and forth shipping can amount to up to 75% of the cost of a new pair of shoes, which in my book, I'd rather get a new shoe. Now, the guys are all quite capable of apply a topy or vibram sheet on the soles of the shoes and that cost me like $25 per pair, I wonder if I would be laughed out of the shop if I brought a Tomir soled shoe there suggesting such a proposition. 

 

I wouldn't pay much attention to whether you'd get "laughed out"; if it's effective, it doesn't really matter if it seems slightly excessive. But the issue w/ the tomir sole is that it's not flat; there are ridges, etc. to provide traction, so I don't know how well gluing another layer on top of a not-smooth surface would work. I would just go ask your cobbler.

post #9988 of 23741
I am probably one of the biggest EG supporters out there, with that said the Thorpe may be the superior of the Nevis.
post #9989 of 23741
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I am probably one of the biggest EG supporters out there, with that said the Thorpe may be the superior of the Nevis.

Hogwash. shog[1].gif

That's just crazy talk...
post #9990 of 23741
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Sorry to quote myself, just to inform that we probably have another person on board as a friend of mine is interested in participating depending on the final price.

I'd be interested if everyone decides on a brown makeup.
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