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Yes glazed natural. Last is the Rain EEE :)
Just really a simple and beautiful boot.

@Carmina you all knocked it out of the park with the new model #Calway. Nothing but straight smoke coming out of your factory on the Calway platform. It’s an instant classic.
 

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Perhaps you are not the only one that believes so, one thing is for sure, Carmina is on the right track by letting the market decide. If there are enough shoe buyers that want a newly proposed last, so be it. If there is not enough interest, the idea disappears. Ultimately, Carmina engaged with their customers is a win for them, but also for us!
Yes, that's a great point and I agree completely that the market will be the ultimate arbiter of Carmina's strategy. As an aside, I think it's a novel use of the SF platform, seeing brands get real-time feedback from an exacting group of well informed consumers.

My original point was less about the new last being proposed, and more generally about the abundance of choice on the website, which for me personally is beginning to become a little off-putting. Purely my preference of course.
 

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Any chance I can get the link please?
Leather options from Solegarb for MTO by Enzo Bonafe, mentions dark cognac cordovan as a possible choice. https://solegarb.com/leather-options .

Viberg also has some boots in this color available. https://viberg.com/products/service-boot-dark-cognac-shell-cordovan .

Don't know if this leather supplier is reputable but dark cognac is also listed as available. https://www.aacrack.co.uk/horween-genuine-shell-cordovan-dark-cognac-10-20.html .

wondering how this would patina over time
 

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I wasn´t even here when Carmina sold Cognac and no expert in the matter, but it looks darker than what we used to offer.
About six years ago, I purchased a couple of pairs of "cognac" shell cordovan shoes/boots by Carmina and I was surprised at how different they were. One appeared to be cognac, the other appeared to perhaps be dark cognac.

Plain toe blucher on Detroit last:

Carmina cognac 01.jpg


Punch captoe boots on Oscar last:

Carmina cognac 02.jpg


The bluchers have darkened over time, while the boots have stayed pretty much the same.
 

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About six years ago, I purchased a couple of pairs of "cognac" shell cordovan shoes/boots by Carmina and I was surprised at how different they were. One appeared to be cognac, the other appeared to perhaps be dark cognac.

Plain toe blucher on Detroit last:

View attachment 1482107

Punch captoe boots on Oscar last:

View attachment 1482108

The bluchers have darkened over time, while the boots have stayed pretty much the same.
The boots look almost armagnac. Although runs of Dark Cognac that come out lighter are basically armagnac
 

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Did you purchase them years apart or during the same period? they do look very different although Cognac was apparently discontinued due to colour inconsistency.
I think that I purchased them almost at the same time - just two weeks or a month apart. This was back in 2014, though, so I can't remember precisely.

They were both described as "cognac" so I was quite surprised to see the difference between the two.
 

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