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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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    Hey guys!

    We shipped out about 15 orders for Ruby Shell Captoes & Python Austerity Brogues today. We'll rock the balance of that tomorrow. Enjoy the shoes, and please let me know what you guys think!

    I'm working to get our final shipment for the year from Carmina sent within the next week. We'll keep tabs on all of those shoes and I'll post updates once I have them.
     
  2. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and got one other makeup to be invoiced and ship shortly. The 2-Tone Shell & Scotchgrain Sinclair Wingtip Boot. These are seriously dapper in person. We should have a few extra pairs on these too.

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  3. ncdobson

    ncdobson Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^
    Dude! You're like a crack dealer at a junkies' support group. "My name is N, & I'm a Carmina addict..."
     
  4. applky

    applky Well-Known Member

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    Even better would be a Simpson last lizard chelsea boot...

    Two-tone Sinclairs came out incredibly well!
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    So in a little less than two months from conception to my feet, I give you:

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    Trousers are rust steep twill Walts. Not positive this is entirely the most advisable color combination, but I was very excited to try these on.

    Queens last shape and fit are outstanding. Thanks Mike, Adele, and team. These are some really special shoes
     
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  6. diglett

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    ^ Lovely! I can't wait to finish finals, so I can go home and try on my pair.
     
  7. REguy

    REguy Well-Known Member

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    Some awesome Carmina goodness lately. I'm curious, does anyone know if "ruby" is just Horween #2? They look like the same color to me.
     
  8. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Same comment was made on the Alden thread in the context of ruby shell and #4. Opinion was also that ruby is #2.
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Ruby is far from #2...more like its THE #2.
     
  10. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    What's number 2 exactly? Straight out red?
     
  11. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    third from left
     
  12. Renton

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    Is that a purple in the middle?
     
  13. Renton

    Renton Well-Known Member

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    -dlb post
     
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  14. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    From left to right – Dark Cognac, Natural, Color #2, Color #4, Color #8, Intense Blue, Dark Green, Black, and Natural Chromexcel
     
  15. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is #2, and Sergio at Carmina sent me an email, suggesting I look at the updated "e boutique". Whether because of Mike's MTO program or other reasons, Carmina's forgotten little site was just updated with a Ruby shell perf cap on the Simpson last. I just purchased in 12 uk (a rare size) for just under $630 shipping incl. Waiting to hear from Betty regarding shipping as the duty disagreement often depends on Fed Ex vs. EMS . Worst case scenario is appr. $62 in duty, but personally have never been charged by either Carmina or Meermin. Regardless, a truly rare Horween color, reserved for guys like Rider and other MTO shell makers. The Carmina e site pricing cannot be matched, but in no way does that impugn Epaulet. They generally sell non shell at $525? And while their shell goes for $820+, it is generally a unique, Mike designed product, or group buy, inclusive of trees and without hassle. My order has no trees. STP and the $9 trees are perfect for me. I have a Paris Simpsonshell purchase #100800 that is about 60 eu more expensive , but as I have stated before, Miho is an incredibly helpful, patient saleswoman and Paris inventory is incredible- pay more, yes. RUBY SHEL!, get it now- won't see again for a while as stock Horween
     
  16. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Well-Known Member

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    These are the shoes, only not Queens. God, they are gorgeous, minus the trousers. The Ruby quarters were obviously dwindling in inventory as they moved to the tighter Simpson
     
  17. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    Something like this?

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    These would be pretty awesome IMO in cognac or dark brown shell. Does Carmina do a dark brown shell? The ones above could very well be dark brown, though they might be burgundy.
     
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  18. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Well-Known Member

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    One in sadel shell.

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    One in suede

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  19. sdolina

    sdolina Well-Known Member

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    I'll be in for the group order for these in cognac or dark brown shell, with York sole

    Although would rather have some sort of grained calf like Russian calf, Willow calf, Peccary leather, even country calf

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  20. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Well-Known Member

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    papa, yea that looks good
     

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