Carmina, Epaulet, and Styleforum Fall '12 Shortwing Boot Project

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Epaulet, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm telling you, that's the one...
     


  2. Storm33

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    Is it possible to get a pair made completely of saddle shell?
     


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    Wow. Are these to be a limited time run? I could happily see all three coming to my house but the midnight make me drool even though I have no idea what I could/would do with them.
     


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    Any plans to stock Carmina RTW in a 6 UK?
     
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  6. Epaulet

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    Yes, this is a one-time project. We'll close the edition after the order is submitted.


    Not at the moment, we don't have a lot of customers with that size. But we can certainly make up a 6UK for you as a special order.
     


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    Thanks again Mike! Great customer service!
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wish I could get in on this. Boots look amazing.
     


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    I'm eagerly awaiting the black scotch grain cap toe boot shipment in a couple weeks.
     
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    Damn you! I just purchased a pair of EG, Indy, and 1000 mile today and now I see these.

    I am very interested in the scotchgrain and possibly the midnight blue. However, I have never tried a pair of these on and I would hate to waste money on something that doesn't fit correctly.

    I best OTR fit is EG 888 in 11.5 US. Any idea as to how these compare? The C&J 337 and the lindrick last in 11.5 also fit . The trubalance in 11.5 works but not quite as well--at least not in cordovan with thick socks.

    Any suggestions on getting the right fit besides going to NY? For instance, could I order another pair of shoes with the intention of returning them simply to verify that I should be ordering a certain size?

    Thanks for any help and feedback on this and providing us with a great product that leave us with difficult choices.
     


  12. zielschuss

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    I have the Sinclair in a 9E UK and it fits perfectly. I wear a 9E UK on the C&J 337 and a 9.5D US on the Alden Trubalance. Hope that helps!
     
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    I had a similar problem to you. Bought an EG Westminster double monk black calfskin a few weeks ago, 7.5E. I think it's the 888 last as well.

    Best thing to do is go to a shoe store with a Brannock, or get sized for a pair of AE PA and drop Epaulet Mike a PM with the measurement. No doubt he'll help you figure it out. I ended up ordering the grey suede boot in a UK8/US9.

    Edit: For reference, on the Brannock my left is an 8 and my right is a 7.5.
     
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  14. Epaulet

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    Thank you sir - it was my pleasure!


    You and me both - they're in work as we speak. I can't wait for those!


    Well you've got some good fit references there, so we should be able to dial in your size. Could you drop me a PM with the following info:

    1. Your size in the 1000 miles
    2. The UK size that's stamped on your EG 888's (if that's available)

    The EG's will be a good guide, and the 888 Last speaks better to Carmina's lasts than the Tru-Balance does. And there's a wealth of info out there on how EG and Carmina sizes shakes out, so I can definitely help to guide you to the right size on these.

    And then guide you into a compulsive, obsessive Carmina addiction :devil:
     


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    Grey suede is great, but I'm afraid they'd not be suitable for the weather here. But midnight blues look equally great!
     


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