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what color elastic to go with for color 4 chelsea?

chestnut edge?
 

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My Carmina MTO group picture. Took trial and error to figure out lasts, patterns and different options (sole, storm welt etc.)

Amaretto Jumper boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Color 4 U-tip boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Bourbon NST boot on Forest double JR with flat welt, Amaretto NST boot on Forest EEE York sole with storm welt



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Does anyone have a preference between the 80488 and 80478 NSTs? Or between the 80414 and 757 NSTs? And if so, why?
 

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Does anyone have a preference between the 80488 and 80478 NSTs? Or between the 80414 and 757 NSTs? And if so, why?
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I think the 80488 is a more balanced Look with the heel counter definition. More casual. Also with speed hooks. I have it in Navy Suede/Forest. Most comfortable of all my Carminas. Perfect fall weekend boot.

Though in the right leather and last the 80478 would be the more formal choice. But it just seems very vamp heavy, if that term could be applied. No booty. The 80488 has a nice, um, back side to balance the front.

Ill show myself out now.
 
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My Carmina MTO group picture. Took trial and error to figure out lasts, patterns and different options (sole, storm welt etc.)

Amaretto Jumper boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Color 4 U-tip boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Bourbon NST boot on Forest double JR with flat welt, Amaretto NST boot on Forest EEE York sole with storm welt



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Spectacular. Just spectacular.
 

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I think the 80488 is a more balanced Look with the heel counter definition. More casual. Also with speed hooks. I have it in Navy Suede/Forest. Most comfortable of all my Carminas. Perfect fall weekend boot.

Though in the right leather and last the 80478 would be the more formal choice. But it just seems very vamp heavy, if that term could be applied. No booty. The 80488 has a nice, um, back side to balance the front.

Ill show myself out now.
Agree, the u-tip/NST stitching looks odd coupled with a large plain panel in the back half. A derby boots with a plain toe is perfect though.
 
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I think the 80488 is a more balanced Look with the heel counter definition. More casual. Also with speed hooks. I have it in Navy Suede/Forest. Most comfortable of all my Carminas. Perfect fall weekend boot.

Though in the right leather and last the 80478 would be the more formal choice. But it just seems very vamp heavy, if that term could be applied. No booty. The 80488 has a nice, um, back side to balance the front.

Ill show myself out now.
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I think the 80488 is a more balanced Look with the heel counter definition. More casual. Also with speed hooks. I have it in Navy Suede/Forest. Most comfortable of all my Carminas. Perfect fall weekend boot.

Though in the right leather and last the 80478 would be the more formal choice. But it just seems very vamp heavy, if that term could be applied. No booty. The 80488 has a nice, um, back side to balance the front.

Ill show myself out now.
I have two pairs of the 80488, one in suede and the other in the superb Elbamat, both on Forest. I really like the boots, but find them too casual for anything but more casual chinos or jeans for my use, but they do look superb.

The 80478 is actually my favorite boot style Carmina makes as it strikes the perfect balance for me, both aesthetically, and in what I wear for work. I have two pair on order in shell, one being color 4, both on Oscar and double JR soles. This boot has only the three panels of leather, versus the six of the 80488 model, thus striking a sleeker cut with fewer sewn together panels, and thus better able to be worn with dressier slacks which works for me more often than not. While a plain toe would make this boot even dressier, I don’t need that. I need the sleek rear end for the dressier side, but an NST toe to ensure it‘s not quite as dressy as a plain toe would be; striking my perfect balance in the end. For the next MTO, I’ll probably get a third pair of the 80478 in shell, but would like hatch grain shell or perhaps a couple cognac panels if they can find any laying around.
 
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My Carmina MTO group picture. Took trial and error to figure out lasts, patterns and different options (sole, storm welt etc.)

Amaretto Jumper boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Color 4 U-tip boot on Oscar last double JR with storm welt, Bourbon NST boot on Forest double JR with flat welt, Amaretto NST boot on Forest EEE York sole with storm welt



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@flylikeneagle Can I ask what colors/trousers you wear your amarettos with vs. other colors like bourbon or natural (if you have any natural shell)? I am on the fence (I am considering either a boot or a brogue oxford) and am wondering how much utility I would get from either.

Thanks!
 

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@flylikeneagle Can I ask what colors/trousers you wear your amarettos with vs. other colors like bourbon or natural (if you have any natural shell)? I am on the fence (I am considering either a boot or a brogue oxford) and am wondering how much utility I would get from either.

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I don't own anything in natural shell. My response here from a few weeks back re. Amaretto

 

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