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Thank you very much, gentlemen. Super helpful. To add more detail, I'm debating a color 4 shell makeup of the 973, similar to the below. Seems it might skew too formal for denim/chinos?

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Those are absolutely beautiful and yes I think they will work perfectly with casual trousers or denim.

These are two other examples ot Rain with casual trousers


 

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Thank you very much, gentlemen. Super helpful. To add more detail, I'm debating a color 4 shell makeup of the 973, similar to the below. Seems it might skew too formal for denim/chinos?

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Those are gorgeous and I absolutely think they will work well with jeans and chinos. I have a few pairs of rain shoes and wear them with chinos. I occasionally wear them with jeans as well. A lot depends on overall outfit as well. I wouldn't wear them with jeans and a work shirt, but a nice OCBD, yes.

For what it is worth, I have rain polo suede double monks, tan wingtip oxfords, and polo suede wingtip oxfords.
 

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Thank you very much, gentlemen. Super helpful. To add more detail, I'm debating a color 4 shell makeup of the 973, similar to the below. Seems it might skew too formal for denim/chinos?

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So I have a pair of those exact 973s in cognac shell from 5-6 years back. They can be worn with jeans - if done a certain way (you’re going for a certain European sharp casual look). I think you’d have a great boot there in color 4. Thought about a rain last jumper in color 4 but went with Oscar as I know what I’ll be getting.
 

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Nice shades of colors !
So chestnut edge looks like this. Thanks for the pictures !
You're welcome! Glad to be of some help.

Wearing mine today. They were my grail dress boot for a very long time until a pair popped up online from 2013 with almost no wear on the soles and easily reconditioned shell. They don't get out much due to nonexistent suit/formal needs but I still swoon every time I pull them out of the box.





They are ...precious to me. </Isildur>

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
 

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So I have a pair of those exact 973s in cognac shell from 5-6 years back. They can be worn with jeans - if done a certain way (you’re going for a certain European sharp casual look). I think you’d have a great boot there in color 4. Thought about a rain last jumper in color 4 but went with Oscar as I know what I’ll be getting.
What the heart wants may not be the practical selection. 😀 As a side note, I'd love to see how your cognac boots are looking now. The older cognac was sharp!

I have a feeling they're going to be more difficult for me to wear than I'd prefer.
 

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So which Carmina make-ups have you guys found are your most used for casual wear - with jeans and chinos etc.

I love Carmina shoes but find the general sleekness of lasts make me wear them less than other shoes when I’m dressing casual. Which is most of time.

For Colour 4 GMTO looking for a boot that will solve this. What Carmina do you most often reach for on weekends?
 

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So which Carmina make-ups have you guys found are your most used for casual wear - with jeans and chinos etc.

I love Carmina shoes but find the general sleekness of lasts make me wear them less than other shoes when I’m dressing casual. Which is most of time.

For Colour 4 GMTO looking for a boot that will solve this. What Carmina do you most often reach for on weekends?
Sadly , only the rain last fits me. I could probably get away with forest but the big toe area would need to be stretched.
 

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So which Carmina make-ups have you guys found are your most used for casual wear - with jeans and chinos etc.

I love Carmina shoes but find the general sleekness of lasts make me wear them less than other shoes when I’m dressing casual. Which is most of time.

For Colour 4 GMTO looking for a boot that will solve this. What Carmina do you most often reach for on weekends?
Maybe it's because my feet are small and normal width (slightly narrow heel), but I find the Oscar last to be very versatile. It's definitely not too pointy or sleek/dressy IMO, but yes it's sleeker than something like the Alden Fred Flintstone Trubalance or the Viberg Barney Rubble 310.
 

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So which Carmina make-ups have you guys found are your most used for casual wear - with jeans and chinos etc.

I love Carmina shoes but find the general sleekness of lasts make me wear them less than other shoes when I’m dressing casual. Which is most of time.

For Colour 4 GMTO looking for a boot that will solve this. What Carmina do you most often reach for on weekends?
In my humble opinion, any chukka suede boot or any cordovan split toe is going to look great with jeans and chinos, no matter what last you pick (Oscar, Detroit, and Llubi are more casual lasts, but beware if you have narrow feet).
 

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So which Carmina make-ups have you guys found are your most used for casual wear - with jeans and chinos etc.

I love Carmina shoes but find the general sleekness of lasts make me wear them less than other shoes when I’m dressing casual. Which is most of time.

For Colour 4 GMTO looking for a boot that will solve this. What Carmina do you most often reach for on weekends?
I'm waiting for these same boots to arrive but I guess this will be mostly used with denim. Pic is from @Berto1

 

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Really curious to see how they turn out. I went with a basic captoe boot, oscar last on dainite. all 7 eyelets.
I think finished product will look close to George Red's armagnac alonquin boot (but without the split toe). Unlike NST the split toe stitch is flat on this model, so the u tip stitch appears more prominent which makes it easier to visualize. My makeup will have 4 antique brass eyelets + 3 matching hooks. I've also asked for more prominent stitching on the u tip, simialr to Alden handsewn stitching.

 

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I think I need help. I still haven't received my Amaretto order and yet I've already planned my next Amaretto order. Have a good weekend all.
 

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