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Can't remember. Just selected a random boot and indicated in the notes section to make the model 10087 instead.
What does Carmina call this leather? I don't seem to recall hatchgrain leather as an option when doing a MTO via their website.
 

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I'm normally pretty patient but I sold a couple of pairs of rubber soled shoes and we've already had something like 3 snow storms this year...I need my new boots purely for practical reasons!
yeah, its around -5°C now here and I'd appreciate the boots now too - I might need to switch to my Red Wings and Jeans :eek:Kirby MTO is getting 3 months old now? Thats quite a margin from the first people getting their shoes from the last event (~2weeks?). I calculated around 8 weeks, just got excited as people here got their shoes so fast..
 

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What does Carmina call this leather? I don't seem to recall hatchgrain leather as an option when doing a MTO via their website.
It's not an option displayed at the web. I saw it in a pair and asked for it via email. They told me they had some of it so i ordered it putting it in the notes section in the cart. It's very similar to utah but I don't know if it's Utah or something else. Somewhere I read they source their hatch grain from Horween in chicago.
 

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Hi fellow carminiers, my MTO zip boots arrived yesterday and I thought some of you would be interest in the style since it's not what you typically see from Carmina. I wanted some rugged boots I could wear casually with jeans and I really like how these turned out.
Model 10087, Oscar last and black hatch grain leather from horween.
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I remember @Carmina did a GMTO of wholecut sidezip for reddit last year, which doesn't have any seams compare to yours.

@Carmina how can we MTO that model?
 

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This statement might hold true in some parts of the world, but I have the impression that is rapidly diminishing.

I work in NYC financial district and I see people rocking dark color oxfords with chinos, nice jeans or suits almost every day of the week.

Likewise, the opposite is also true. I had a meeting with a C level person from a large financial institution at the beginning of September and the guy was rocking a Banana Republic suit and wearing black Nike sneakers. My initial impulse was to walk out of the room.

Nowadays, 99.99% of the population does not give a crap on what you have on your feet.
Does not give a crap *about* what you have on your feet...I think we're all thankful that people dont give a crap onto what we have on our feet.
 

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Hi guys -- I suspect this question has been asked and answered, but it's a little tough to navigate through 1800+ pages of posts in this thread...

Is Carmina now purely made to order even for the more popular cap toe models on the Rain (and Forest) last? Seems like every model I try to order online in a US size 9.5 is "in production" with a 45 business day wait. When I e-mailed Carmina to ask, their response seemingly implied that there isn't some ongoing production of a large batch of inventory, rather the 45 day wait is applicable to any order. Was surprised given that I imagine the plain cap toe on the Rain last has to be one of the most popular shoes.
 

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I’m waiting on two pairs and a remake
I sent mine back for a repair (tear in leather by the heel) after I was told to allow 2 weeks for the repair. I asked for an update because it has been 3 weeks and was told that they will be shipping them to Spain in a few weeks and then it will be 2-3 months for the repair. I am not very happy at the moment. I feel like I should have just asked for a remake.
 

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I sent mine back for a repair (tear in leather by the heel) after I was told to allow 2 weeks for the repair. I asked for an update because it has been 3 weeks and was told that they will be shipping them to Spain in a few weeks and then it will be 2-3 months for the repair. I am not very happy at the moment. I feel like I should have just asked for a remake.
If they’re new shoes, you should request a remake. There’s no way I’d accept a repair for split leather on a new pair of shoes. That’s bonkers. I’ve requested a remake but they’ve not confirmed whether they’ll oblige. My one annoyance with Carnina is that they sometimes allow obvious defects to slip through. They’re an excellent manufacturer but they let themselves down with silly QC issues. Any example of a previous flaw is shown below. Note the mark. These should never have left the factory.
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Today I received the new shoe trees and put them in my double monks. Both are sized 6.5 UK, I noticed some tension in the toe. When I tried to remove the shoe trees, it was impossible for me to remove them by hand and had to use a belt as leverage to remove the shoe trees!

Anyone with the new shoe trees with an opinion on this matter?
 

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Today I received the new shoe trees and put them in my double monks. Both are sized 6.5 UK, I noticed some tension in the toe. When I tried to remove the shoe trees, it was impossible for me to remove them by hand and had to use a belt as leverage to remove the shoe trees!

Anyone with the new shoe trees with an opinion on this matter?
My unlined chukkas came with trees that I can’t get back into them at all, and barely fit into another pair on the Rain last. Way too much tension or too large. I emailed but was told they couldn’t help since they were the “right” size. Sticking with other brands.
 

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My unlined chukkas came with trees that I can’t get back into them at all, and barely fit into another pair on the Rain last. Way too much tension or too large. I emailed but was told they couldn’t help since they were the “right” size. Sticking with other brands.
I had the opposite problem. My shoe trees are too small! 😩
 

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Gorgeous boots. Also interesting - 5 speed hooks instead of 4. My balmoral boots have 4 and the models I see online are all 4. Was this a special request?
Yes, it was. Well spotted. I wanted to reduce the number of eyelets in favour of speed hooks - simply for the sake of making it easier putting the boots on
 

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