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post #796 of 3786
Cross post from Carmina thread:

I received the navy shell Jodhpurs today. They fit more or less the same as my other Rain lasted shoes, so I'm very happy with that, as the Rain last might be the best fitting last for me from any brand. I think the boots look spectacular (as seen from stevent's pictures), and the navy shell looks as great as I imagined. Very happy with the purchase. As a first time Jodhpur boot owner, I am a bit concerned about the longevity of the strap, but hopefully it's nothing I have to worry about for a long time.
A couple of quick iphone pics (Click to show)


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Needed to replace an older pair of conservative black cap toes, so I got these from Steve.  My only question is there appears to be an faint indentation line in the toe cap.  It's most visible on the left shoe, but exists on both.  I could probably live with it as is, but would not want it to get any worse.  Looking for thoughts on whether this is acceptable or not.

 

post #798 of 3786
I can spot it on both. I think it might be the toe cap reinforcement or stiffener. I had a pair if boots that did the same. I always just an intentional part of the construction.
post #799 of 3786
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

I can spot it on both. I think it might be the toe cap reinforcement or stiffener. I had a pair if boots that did the same. I always just an intentional part of the construction.

 

Yes, that was my thought as well as this seems to be the point where the toe cap stiffener ends.  Just want to make sure I'm not missing something that is going to be a problem in the future.

post #800 of 3786
I think Steven has some loden shell if im not mistaken. If its true Steven can you talk about color and what you think of it as a loafer?
post #801 of 3786
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Needed to replace an older pair of conservative black cap toes, so I got these from Steve.  My only question is there appears to be an faint indentation line in the toe cap.  It's most visible on the left shoe, but exists on both.  I could probably live with it as is, but would not want it to get any worse.  Looking for thoughts on whether this is acceptable or not.


Nobody other than you is ever going to notice it. Ever
post #802 of 3786
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

Cross post from Carmina thread:

I received the navy shell Jodhpurs today. They fit more or less the same as my other Rain lasted shoes, so I'm very happy with that, as the Rain last might be the best fitting last for me from any brand. I think the boots look spectacular (as seen from stevent's pictures), and the navy shell looks as great as I imagined. Very happy with the purchase. As a first time Jodhpur boot owner, I am a bit concerned about the longevity of the strap, but hopefully it's nothing I have to worry about for a long time. A couple of quick iphone pics (Click to show)

Those look amazing. Is it possible to do a run in Saddle?

post #803 of 3786
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

Those look amazing. Is it possible to do a run in Saddle?

Carmina is refusing to do jodphurs in cordovan leathers any longer.  Do a search on this thread for the explanation for this decision.  

post #804 of 3786
I'm going to be listing my two eyelet Saddle shell MTO for sale. They are UK7.5, Rain last. They are as new, I wore them around the house on carpet just long enough to realize that the Rain last is not a good fit for me. Very disappointing, I love the design of these. I wish Carmina offered the Rain in narrower width.
post #805 of 3786
Simpson last is close to rain and probably even better looking with a narrower fit. I wish my wider feet would fit Simpson , but no dice.
post #806 of 3786
Simpson fits me very well. Steve sent me an oxford on Rain last before I bought into the MTO, and that seemed to fit well. The MTO model fits too loose, perhaps that is because the pattern is different.

I prefer the looks of the Rain last over Simpson, and most of the Carmina models that interest me are only offered in Rain. I have several models of G&G that fit me perfectly, so I'm going to have to stay with the G&G offerings.
post #807 of 3786

I've said it a million times about Simpson and Rain - if one fits you well, the other likely won't.  One is a wide-fitting last.  The other is a narrow-fitting last.  They are different for a reason.

post #808 of 3786
^ QFT. There is no way they both fit. If they do, then the wearer knows nothing about shoes or proper fits. That is just how it is. You don't fit a 14" wheel on a 19" rim or vice versa.

One should always learn what size feet one has before buying shoes.
post #809 of 3786
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post
 

Carmina is refusing to do jodphurs in cordovan leathers any longer.  Do a search on this thread for the explanation for this decision.  


Assist here? Didn't find it in search.

post #810 of 3786
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Originally Posted by steveyoo1983 View Post
 

All right so some of you have already heard that Carmina decided to stop making non-laced shell boots (such as Jodhpur in navy shell) due to shells 'breaking' while processing.

So I have some new MTO ideas for Navy Shell Boots.

 

Warning: Boots! (Click to show)

Below Model in Navy Shell Cordovan (possibly with speed hooks on top?)

Brown Dainite Sole

(possbily Red leather lining inside)

 

 

 


Mr. Yoo persisted though, and through his consistent hard work, obtained an exemption for this one order.  I doubt any other retailer would have done the same.

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