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GentlemensFootwear.com (CARMINA, EDWARD GREEN, DRAKES, CAPPELLI) - OFFICIAL AFFILIATE THREAD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by steveyoo1983, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

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    I agree and might have proposed it at some point. There wasn't much interest. And now I want that burgundy museum. I can't believe that only Steve and I are interested in this shoe! :confused:
     
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    I would prefer a wholecut in burgundy museum calf but might be interested in this.
     
  3. mimo

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    How about doing that slick wingtip derby in the burgundy museum? Suits the style, I think. Perhaps without the brogueing? But please, a leather sole!
     
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  4. Mr. Six

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    I am proposing doing the wingtip derby in plum museum. I can see that my last post might have been a little confusing. I would definitely do it on a leather sole. So far only Steve and I have expressed any interest.
     
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    OK, yeah, I'm interested. How would you feel about it being an "austerity" version i.e. no brogueing? It's quite elegant and light, so I think it would suit the style. Rain last..or?
     
  6. Steel28

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    If no other takers for these amazing boots, I might try for a single MTO.
     
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    @ScottMC , you are a genius. And so is @patliean1 .

    No, that's not the whole idea of boots. It's only part of the idea. The rest of the idea is (1) ankle support and (2) unparalleled awesomeness when you sit down, put your feet up, and your pents rise up revealing the full splendour of these magnificent boots.

    As to the Rain naysayers, just look at the photo folks. It's the elegant outward flare of the Rain last at its widest point which "makes" this design, along with the wavy U-brogueing. This design is elegance personified, and for that reason - sorry to bore you all - my vote is again for leather sole, to avoid the invetible (if slight) increase in clunkiness bestowed by Dainite.


    I'm happy with either.

    Steve, I'm in. (But see if you can get six people wanting a leather sole! haha)
     
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  8. laufer

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    I think single MTO is x 1.5 of the base price.
    They look great but SF has been on boot binge lately that's why is so difficult to get a GMTO going.
     
  9. RogerP

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    Okay - fair enough - not the whole idea. But for me it is an essential part of the idea.
     
  10. Steel28

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    Thanks laufer, you are right. The price of a single MTO is a bit too much.
     
  11. RogerP

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    Clunkiness you say? Hmmmmm.....
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    I can soooooo live with clunkiness like this. [​IMG]
     
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  12. mimo

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    Considering how puritanical SF is on other matters of tradition, the insistence on plastic soles is surprisingly common. Must be the time of year, but still.
     
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    I didn't know Dainite was plastic. Assumed it was some kind of treated rubber.

    Anyway I do own a baller pair of Carmina jumper boots with Dainite soles, and yes, there's no question they are a little thicker than a leather sole. No question at all.

    The burgundy U-wings just look so svelte in that mock-up photo. I'm assuming it's a leather sole. If it's Dainite, then ok I stand corrected.
     
  14. mimo

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    I have some too, more than one, and I've even caved on the scotchgrain adelaide just to have it. I've also got three plastic-soled pairs of boots on order. But leather is nicest, and the smarter the shoe, the more true I think that is.
     
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    It's not leather. I definitely recall it being synthetic - but it might have been that combination Tomir sole.

    Even in leather, I don't like a super-thin sole in a boot. Even a dress boot. Just my preference.
     
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  16. laufer

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    Guys there is a single dainite soles and double dainite soles. Maybe those of you who find dainite clunky were looking at double dainite soles. Single dainite soles especially those from Carmina are not that much different from single leather soles.

    I am not on this GMTO, just giving you my opinion.
     
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  17. New Shoes1

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    So, when are we going to officially rename this thead the Leather Sole vs. Danite Debate Thread?
     
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    The original photo I used for the Burgundy Museum mock-up was on the Tomir hybrid sole, which is about the same as single Dainite IIRC. My vote was for leather sole, but, after reading some of the arguments, I'm ok with single Dainite. I'm just pleased that my rudimentary photo editing skills helped this GMTO happen.

    Having said all that, if there is a Dainite rebellion that wants to break off and get 6 people together for leather, count me in.
     
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  20. RogerP

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    I hope that the leather fans can form a group of 6 - these boots will be killer and I'd be happy to see both "sides" get their choice.
     
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