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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. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    Haha, she's the best. You down for this shoe as a mens style? :slayer:

    They actually have a (somewhat) restrained python skin that's a few shades of brown. The thought of a makeup run has crossed my mind...
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    great price.

    Mike, when can you give us an update of the F/W12 Carmina offerings? Cant wait to see what you guys came up with :bounce2:
     
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  3. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    Epaulet Fall 2012 Makeup Projects

    Okay, let's kick this off once again! We've got leather and production blocked out, so we can start getting some new styles into work for the Fall. Our minimums are pretty low - we only need six guys to sign on for a Shell style and 10 guys for a non-shell style. With these makeup projects we can create some great styles together and offer you guys a solid price for the item.

    First off, let's start with the Bal boot style that we cooked up a few months back. I reactivated the item in Chestnut:
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    Special Order Chestnut Shell Bal Boot DEPOSIT

    The preorder is going to be open until June 16th. We've also dropped the final price to $950 with Carmina shoe trees included.

    So far, Chestnut has been our best-selling color of shell, but if there's enough interest then it's no problem for us to run this style in another color like Saddle or Color 8.

    Second, you guys may have seen the "Sinclair" wingtip boot that we introduced in April:

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    This is an exclusive style that we developed with Carmina. I was speaking with Fok (La Guy) last week, and we're going to work on a site-wide promo for this style. I'm thinking of offering four different "Styleforum" makeups that members can choose to order for delivery in October. We can do anything. Navy suede with brass eyelets. Two-tone Chestnut and Color 8 cordovan. Natural or Brown Chromexcel. I'd love to hear your suggestions. We'll look to put this up around the middle of June.

    Third, another style that I really like is the Thompson Plain Toe.
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    I love this shoe, and it's been really well received. Doing a chunky PTB like this with Carmina is something new that we wanted to bring to the market. Would you guys be interested to do something here? It could be really simple (Chestnut shell, brass eyes) or kind of crazy. I'd love to put together some makeups with this.
     
  4. theinsider

    theinsider Well-Known Member

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    I would really like a Chestnut shell Thompson PTB
     
  5. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Mike that Bal boot looks GREAT. Does Carmina have any access to Navy Shell? Its a color I'd love to have in my rotation. if some of my sales go through on here, I'll def be pouncing on the Bal boot pre-order...
     
  6. gracian

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    Would love to see a Thompson ptb in cognac shell with a chunky lug sole or even dainite.
     
  7. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    Mike, sounds like tons of amazing stuff in the works with Carmina.

    We discussed previously a calf/suede balmoral option similar to the following:

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    Are you still interested in putting something like that together? I would be all over that.

    Also, Sinclair two-tone makeup in chestnut and #8 sounds fantastic. Definitely would be interested in that.

    And I can vouch for the Thompson plain toe, which I have in navy suede. My go-to shoe on my recent trip to Paris. Chestnut shell with brass eyes would be nice and simple and work well in lots of situations.
     
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    +1 for the suede/calf bal boot
     
  9. Epaulet

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    Agreed. We can do either a Dainite sole or the "York" combo Dainite sole that's currently on the Thompson.

    Carmina has a lug sole, but it's nothing like the Alden Commando. It's solid black - like the Alden Kudu Indy - and not all that attractive IMO.


    Yup, let's absolutely do that combo Bal boot! I love this makeup. The price is going to be great too.

    Question on the sole for guys interested in ordering: are you leaning more towards double leather and flat welt or York sole and storm welt?
     
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    ^ double leather and flat welt.
     
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    I would be happy with either, but my preference actually is combo York sole with flat welt in a light antique brown.
     
  12. Epaulet

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    Very cool. The only note is that York soles can only be done with a storm welt.

    Double leathers can be done with a flat welt or storm welt.
     
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    Fair enough. I would be happy with either then with a light antique edge trim/welt color; whatever others want is good by me.
     
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    ^ i like this edgetrim
     
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    Double leather sole with a flat welt in antique edge trim sounds good to me.

    Mark me down as interested in anything on the forest last
     
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    I'll be definately interested in this. I don't really know the differences between the soles and welts. I particularly can't find any info about York Soles. Can someone please help explain it to me or point me to a site which does? Thanks.
     
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  18. Epaulet

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    Oh absolutely, and I have Navy shell bought and blocked out for our Fall production.

    Which leads me to my next pitch... a Navy shell Austerity Brogue with antique brown edgetrim. Good lord!


    No, the Bal Boot that's online is the Chestnut Shell Cordovan model, as pictured and described in the listing.

    The Suede/Leather model will be an additional boot, I'll put it online next week. As it's not shell, it's going to be significantly cheaper, and it will be delivered in the same October 2012 timeframe. I'll have to get final pricing from Carmina, but I'm thinking around $695 with Carmina shoe trees included.


    Oh sure, these are the two options in play for the suede/leather bal boot:

    York Sole and Storm Welt
    The York sole is a combination of leather and rubber. It's thick, long-wearing, and water resistant. The storm welt gives the boot a wider profile and rises up to protect the edge of the upper. It gives the boot a chunkier shape. You can see it here.

    Double Leather Sole and Flat Welt
    This is a dressier and slimmer option for the boot. The picture posted above has a flat welt and double leather sole. So do our Fitzgerald Shortwings.
     
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    I remember suggesting that a while back. I'd be in for sure. Either an austerity or a cap toe double monk would be sweet as hell


    NYR - any style preference?
     
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    I'd be all over the austerity brogue. I saw navy shell in person at the Carmina Paris store and its super dark. More midnight than navy and in certain lights looks black. With the antique brown edgetrim, that would be killer.
     

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