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I am inspired by a boot earlier stocked by Skoaktiebolaget:

 

 http://cdn.styleforum.net/3/3a/3a82f134_Carmina80092snuffandcalf02.jpeg

 

But I'm down for any make up with a suede/leather combo on the Robert last.

 

Is there a post that consists Carminas leather swatches in this thread?

post #4142 of 24380
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Originally Posted by lovingcup View Post
 

That is too bad. I regret that I didnt pull the trigger on the balmoral boots last autumn.

 

The forest last looks more robust than the robert last so I think the latter one is more suitable for a dress boot. Its all down to preferences.

 

The robert last never seem to attract much attention here at SF, so based on that I understand if you are phasing it out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

I really like the Robert last, I think it's a bit of a shame that it doesn't get more recognition. My suede balmoral boots are amongst my favourite shoes I have. But Forest is a nice last as well, and I think most customers on here are more familiar with it.

 

 

More Robert Love

 

AppleMark

 

post #4143 of 24380
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Originally Posted by lovingcup View Post

The forest last looks more robust than the robert last so I think the latter one is more suitable for a dress boot. Its all down to preferences.



 


For a bal boot I definitely prefer Robert to Forest. Really, what's not to like?

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Very nice!
post #4144 of 24380

Very nice, keep the great pics/GMTO ideas coming!

 

Personally I also like the reverse suede makeup, with a suede mid-section. However, I think I'd like it more in the long run if the suede and leather colour were more similar.

 

 

 

These boots are not mine. The images are from a French forum mentioned somewhere in this thread.

post #4145 of 24380
Ordered a pair of those carmina balmoral boots on impulse last night.

Pictures in due course gents.
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Originally Posted by All Tatters View Post
 

Very nice, keep the great pics/GMTO ideas coming!

 

Personally I also like the reverse suede makeup, with a suede mid-section. However, I think I'd like it more in the long run if the suede and leather colour were more similar.

 

 

 

These boots are not mine. The images are from a French forum mentioned somewhere in this thread.

 

I dont know about a reverse make up, depends on the colour perhaps. I do prefer the regular suede/leather make up. I am open to colour suggestions (if we are to make this happen).

post #4147 of 24380
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

speaking of robert last, a pair of those cognac shell boots available in size uk10.5.


@roger, those boots are awesome. Where did they come from? I agree about robert, better suited than forest for bal boot

Cheers. This pair was from Leatherfoot.
post #4148 of 24380
I also purchased mine from leatherfoot - same as @RogerP
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I prefer the Forest myself if I have to chose between the two. We're slowly phasing out all Robert make ups.

That's a real pity. I have oxfords in both the Robert and Forest lasts and when seen together Forest is definitely the shorter, frumpier sister to Robert.

 

Robert reminds me of the Rain last but with a rounded toe.

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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


Just to show you guys a comparison of the Forest vs. the Robert last:

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The Forest has a slightly higher toe box, the Robert has a stronger taper from the mid-foot to the toe.

Sizing-wise, I'd say that they're roughly equivalent. But we can order the Forest in a wide fitting, and I've gotten very good feedback on the fit of the Forest last from our customers. We haven't run a makeup on the Robert last yet.

This was originally posted by Epaulet almost 2 years back.

 

I can definitely see the appeal of both. I like the forest on both derby and boots, including balmoral boots. However, if it was an oxford shoe, I would choose neither the robert nor forest. 

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All right then, let's get to work. A few months ago there was a talk about making dark brown calf with dark brown suede boot on the rain last. Let's do this makeup on Robert last.
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Originally Posted by appoooh View Post
 

That's a real pity. I have oxfords in both the Robert and Forest lasts and when seen together Forest is definitely the shorter, frumpier sister to Robert.

 

Robert reminds me of the Rain last but with a rounded toe.


Agreed.

post #4153 of 24380

Specs so far:

 

Robert last last

Dark brown calf with dark brown suede shaft - If there is a majority for this spec ill thinks its ok. Id rather see mid brown or some brown/red colour.

 

*Toe? - I think a plain toe with medallion would be nice.

*Sole? - Danite or plain rubber sole (whats it called?)

*Lining? - Im open.

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Originally Posted by lovingcup View Post

Specs so far:

Robert last last
Dark brown calf with dark brown suede shaft - If there is a majority for this spec ill thinks its ok. Id rather see mid brown or some brown/red colour.

*Toe? - I think a plain toe with medallion would be nice.
*Sole? - Danite or plain rubber sole (whats it called?)
*Lining? - Im open.

I would like perforated toe without medallion and leather soles as this would be dress boot.
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post


I would like perforated toe without medallion and leather soles as this would be dress boot.

 

I understand. I suppose I can skip the medallion but the rubber sole is essential, dress boot or not. During the winter the streets in Sweden are covered with gravel and salt.

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