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Epaulet x Carmina MTO

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Well-Known Member

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    You're being pedantic.
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    admittedly, i know more now than I did 12,000 posts ago
     
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    :fistbump:
     
  4. MRMstl

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    Maybe he is, but not really. I immediately noticed what, to me, is a drastic difference in the spacing of the U-cap from the adelaide. I prefer the Vass' overall aesthetic as it looks more balanced. I think the Carmina model looks a little cluttered. I will reserve final judgement until it's actually produced.
     
  5. gaseousclay

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    to be clear, I think both Carmina and Vass make wonderful looking shoes. I own neither brand but if given the opportunity to buy one i'd choose Carmina because of accessibility and variety. I'd buy Vass if it was more widely available. The Vass U-Cap is not widely available, and now that Carmina is offering a shoe that is similar I'd lean towards that one instead.

    As for the Carmina lookig cluttered, are you referring to the amount of broguing on the shoe itself when compared to Vass?
     
  6. MRMstl

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    There was probably a better way to explain it than "cluttered." I don' like how close the u-cap brogueing is to the lacing brogueing. I can't tell if it's just because of difference in shoes sizes on the models photographed, or if the lacing goes further down the vamp on the Carmina model, but it seems significantly more compressed than the Vass model. I think the U-cap on the Vass model is closer to the front of the toe, which creates a little more open space. Just visually more appealing to me.

    I'm sure it's the exact opposite reaction for others.

    Carmina
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    Vass
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  7. spicycho

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    The vass mainly looks better because of the lack of broguing on the toe, and what's mentioned above. And the heel too. They should just copy the vass
     
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    This...I always prefer no toe broguing.
     
  9. runningfrog

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    Wow...I'd be up for MTO style using this burnished scotchgrain calf. Anyone interested in a captoe, PTB, or double monk?
     
  10. gaseousclay

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    in that case, Carmina should come out with something similar to the Saint Crispin's 523

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  11. MRMstl

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    Really, if you took the Carmina version above and just got rid of the cap punches, and adelaide brogeuing in lieu of plain stitching, it would be pretty similar to this model already. Slightly different, obviously, but pretty similar.
     
  12. aldenwear

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    I would love PTB in this scotchgrain. Also like PTB in shell cordovan.
     
  13. SoGent

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    i'd be all over the hand tinted scotchgrain in the Carmina wholecut

    or THIS without the toe medallion
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  14. OIx

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    I've just purchased exactly this style in Barcelona shop - 3 eyelet chukka on Rain in snuff suede. Could post live pic later.
    Looks quite nice and dressy, but I think for perfect hatch grain autumn boot I would prefer less pointy / more rounded last ( forest / soller smth) + dainite sole.
     
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    mmm, i'd probably be down for a wholecut in the burnished scotchgrain.
     
  16. spicycho

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    I think the u cap MTO should just rip off Vass completely. I wouldn't want a toe medallion.
     
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  18. gaseousclay

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    TSM?
     
  19. Snidely Whiplash

    Snidely Whiplash Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for being late to the party, but does anyone know how I can get my grubby mitts (er, feets) on (in) a pair of black scotchgrain balmoral epaulet x carmina boots, in US 9.5, medium width? Is it too late to order these? Many thanks in advance.
     
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    Since the WWII JL is a go will we get to see mockups this week (not that I really need to see one as I know I am ordering at least one of the versions)?
     

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