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Does anyone have any pictures of Baker’s Russian Calf on any footwear they already own? And have some thoughts about it (how they age, etc.)?
C&J Radnor Russian Grain; first photo is when they were new. Other two are after a year or so. It’s serious boot leather, for serious boot stuff, but also simply beautiful.


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I believe this is the same leather used by C&J, for their Radnor Russian Grain boots. I can tell you from personal experience, saying the leather is amazing Is an understatement. As for the price, the only makers selling shell close to this price produce shoes nowhere near the caliber of Carmina, so their shell prices are cheap.

The KA price for this leather is a bargain, I’m all over this one. I’m just happy he’s only doing the Chukka makeups, otherwise I’d be purchasing more than one pair.
I have to disagree with you about that. At $695 its on expensive side, especially for non-shell GMTO. Winson ran a Galway GMTO with this leather and its about $450-500
 

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I have to disagree with you about that. At $695 its on expensive side, especially for non-shell GMTO. Winson ran a Galway GMTO with this leather and its about $450-500
Fair enough, but to be honest you and I are not going to agree on much, if you believe Winson is equivalent to Carmina.
 

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Fair enough, but to be honest you and I are not going to agree on much, if you believe Winson is equivalent to Carmina.
I can't comment one way or the other since I dont have any winson shoes. I can't seem to find it right now but there is a picture gallery I saw a while ago showing the construction of a winson shoes. Some aspects seemed a little crude to me maybe, although I think they are hand welted and some of them have a fiddleback waist. As far as it goes for the Indonesian makers, I actually feel that Winson is the most carmina-esque in terms of aesthetics and lasts, whereas some of the other seem to be going after more of a streetwear vibe. I've never ordered from any of them but just trying to fill in some additional detail without getting into subjective comparisons vs. Carmina or anyone else.
 

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has anyone tried the balitx last? Does it compare to the Simpson fit, low volume instep?
 

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Just got my Sineu lasted MTO chukkas through. Major happy with them. I usually wear Rain lasted shoes, so it was a gamble. The fit is very similar. The Sineu is almost like a casual version of the Rain. Loving the loden suede too!
 

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