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Patrick1053

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Some nice color on those...
I have been gradually working on them with different color creams to make them less red and darker in color.

I also spilled a gin and tonic on them a few months ago which caused some problems to say the least.:rolleyes:
 

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Pictures from today. Interesting to see what weight does with feet by the way. I am 25 kilos lighter now than I was 5 years ago. Then the shoes felt tight and the lacings wouldn't close, now the shoes are a tad too big for my feet.

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Yup. I’ve lost out on a few pair over the last few years for the same reason. Had to let them go.
 

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Preview of my Carmina color 4 PCT boot from color4/amaretto custom gmto offering. I wanted a shorter 8-eyelet quarter brogue/PCT boot and came across this model on the internet. Sara @Carmina helped me resurrect the pattern from Carmina's archive. Will post more details and pictures later.


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A few more pictures and details. I ordered this boot during the rare shell GMTO back in September. Initially I was leaning towards getting another u-tip boot in Amaretto shell, but then came across this "WWII Field Boot" Carmina produced for Epaulet during early to mid 2010s. I'm a sucker for 8 eyelet boots and leather pull-tabs (although I neve use them) and was instantly hooked.


I'd ordered the boot with flat welt similar to original model, and had requested thick double leather soles similar to soles used in boots with storm welt. My instructions must've confused the artisans at the factory, and they ended up adding storm welt. No complaints from me though as the end product is spectacular in my humble opinion. Overall finish is near flawless, similar to my other MTOs. The biggest thing about these boots though is the fact that Carmina allowed me to place what is essentially a single MTO order for a discontinued model. I feel most other makers would've required significant upcharge.

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A few more pictures and details. I ordered this boot during the rare shell GMTO back in September. Initially I was leaning towards getting another u-tip boot in Amaretto shell, but then came across this "WWII Field Boot" Carmina produced for Epaulet in mid-2010s. I'm a sucker for 8 eyelet boots and leather pull-tabs (although I neve use them) and was instantly hooked.


I'd ordered the boot with flat welt similar to original model, but had requested use of thick double leather soles similar to soles used for boots with storm welt. My instructions must've confused the artisans at the factory, and they ended up adding storm welt. No complaints from me though as the end product is spectacular in my humble opinion. Overall finish is near flawless, similar to my other MTOs. The biggest thing about these boots though is the fact that Carmina allowed me to place what is essentially a single MTO order for a discontinued model. I feel most other makers would've required significant upcharge.

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I must say I agree with you. I am not a fan of the storm welt, it imminently caught my attention, but I like it a lot in this case.

I also love the color. There is a lot of variation on what qualifies as color 4. For me that is perfect. Well done
 

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A few more pictures and details. I ordered this boot during the rare shell GMTO back in September. Initially I was leaning towards getting another u-tip boot in Amaretto shell, but then came across this "WWII Field Boot" Carmina produced for Epaulet in mid-2010s. I'm a sucker for 8 eyelet boots and leather pull-tabs (although I neve use them) and was instantly hooked.


I'd ordered the boot with flat welt similar to original model, but had requested use of thick double leather soles similar to soles used for boots with storm welt. My instructions must've confused the artisans at the factory, and they ended up adding storm welt. No complaints from me though as the end product is spectacular in my humble opinion. Overall finish is near flawless, similar to my other MTOs. The biggest thing about these boots though is the fact that Carmina allowed me to place what is essentially a single MTO order for a discontinued model. I feel most other makers would've required significant upcharge.

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very nice pair, already giving me ideas for the next SF GMTO pair
 

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I find that most models actually benefit from the storm welt as Carmina's shoes are rather sleek.

Do you've got any experience with the Llubi last and how it compares to the oscar last?
 

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A few more pictures and details. I ordered this boot during the rare shell GMTO back in September. Initially I was leaning towards getting another u-tip boot in Amaretto shell, but then came across this "WWII Field Boot" Carmina produced for Epaulet during early to mid 2010s. I'm a sucker for 8 eyelet boots and leather pull-tabs (although I neve use them) and was instantly hooked.


I'd ordered the boot with flat welt similar to original model, and had requested thick double leather soles similar to soles used in boots with storm welt. My instructions must've confused the artisans at the factory, and they ended up adding storm welt. No complaints from me though as the end product is spectacular in my humble opinion. Overall finish is near flawless, similar to my other MTOs. The biggest thing about these boots though is the fact that Carmina allowed me to place what is essentially a single MTO order for a discontinued model. I feel most other makers would've required significant upcharge.

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Absotively, posilutely GORGEOUS!
 

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