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CrashBurner

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Wow, phenomenal. This will make everyone forget about all the "defective" shoe posts lately. I can't wait for mine to arrive. going on 32 business days.
I’ve just received shipping notification too and it was a little outside the 30 days - it’s the only order that missed their 30 day quote. I’m not complaining, as all previous 6 pairs were shipped within 30 calendar days.....ridiculously fast.
Looking forward to seeing if they could decipher my requests in the comments section - ‘twas before the Calway GMTO announcement and I ordered the 80184 Jumper with all the attributes I wanted, but specified the Calway pattern in the comments.
Sara helped tidy it up.
 

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What exactly is saddle cordovan? how does it compare to natural or bourbon?
 

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Seems Carmina stock these as have on an item for sale for the gent who was asking the other day.
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Two MTO pairs arrived today, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here are the specs of both (comments redacted):
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Overall impressions? Holy fuck. Impeccable. The shoes are sublime, from the depth and suppleness of the leather, to the finishing details on the soles. I’m particularly fond of the derby’s JR soles with toe plates and full rubber heel (you can request this makeup in the comments and Carmina will execute it at no additional charge). Interestingly, while both are brown vegano, the derby is a darker, richer shade. It’s a very deep brown with slight hints of mahogany red). Here’s some pics (tried to capture indoor and outdoor lighting).

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Those derbys are a MVP. My next purcharse will be something similar but in suede. I’m still trying to decide the last ( forest or queens) . Someone familiar with Queen last? Any recommendations?
 

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Two MTO pairs arrived today, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Here are the specs of both (comments redacted):
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Overall impressions? Holy fuck. Impeccable. The shoes are sublime, from the depth and suppleness of the leather, to the finishing details on the soles. I’m particularly fond of the derby’s JR soles with toe plates and full rubber heel (you can request this makeup in the comments and Carmina will execute it at no additional charge). Interestingly, while both are brown vegano, the derby is a darker, richer shade. It’s a very deep brown with slight hints of mahogany red). Here’s some pics (tried to capture indoor and outdoor lighting).

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Cracking shoes 👍 I do love a pair of NST. I’ve got a Navy suede pair incoming. Already got a brown suede and snuff suede pair. Carnina do a lovely NST..
 

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Cracking shoes 👍 I do love a pair of NST. I’ve got a Navy suede pair incoming. Already got a brown suede and snuff suede pair. Carnina do a lovely NST..
How do you plan to pair the navy? Been on the fence for a while trying to decide between navy, loden or neither.
 

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How do you plan to pair the navy? Been on the fence for a while trying to decide between navy, loden or neither.
Navy I wear with denim or olive chinos. I have them on the sineu last, so more smart casual. I have the loden too on a chukka. Again jeans and also tan chinos. I’d recommend both colours. Something a bit different without looking wacky 😂
 

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What exactly is saddle cordovan? how does it compare to natural or bourbon?
Saddle is a bit more golden brown. See below for a photo of my jumper boots (saddle shell) next to my bourbon shell double monks. Now I will say, when these were new, they were pretty mush indistinguishable. Now that they’re both roughly a year old, they have both gotten darker but the saddle has developed into more of a chestnut brown while the bourbon is more of a straight brown. The lighting is bad so neither color shows up that well here, but the bourbon almost has a tiny tough of green in it, whereas the saddle has more orange/gold hues.
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