Epaulet x Carmina MTO

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    Did you pick up your Ruby shoes yet? I'm dying for some pictures here. I was hopeful that they would be shipped out today.
     
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    Nope, hopig to drop by this weekend, but haven't gotten the call that they landed in store yet
     
  3. Gauss17

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    This may sound bland, but what about a black plain-toe balmoral on a traditional round toe last, like maybe the oscar? I feel like finding a quality one of these is seemingly impossible without a cap-toe on it.
     
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    What about the stock Alden model in black calf on the plaza last? It does have that soft square plaza last toe, so maybe not exactly the classic you had in mind.
     
  5. Gauss17

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    It has a square-toe as you said, of which, I am not a fan. They have one on the aberdeen, but it is just too narrow for me to fit into.
     
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    There's actually a pretty big void in this particular style. Alden and Kent Wang are the only two companies (that I know of) that offer such a model using quality leather in their stock lineup. Even the Kent Wang model is somewhat squarish, albeit noticeably sleeker than the Alden model.
     
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  7. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    I know right? It is supposed to be the most formal suit/tuxedo shoe (aside from the pump) and yet no one seems to really offer it.
     
  8. NAMOR

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    what do you think of a chelsea boot with a tuxedo?
     
  9. Gauss17

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    I mean honestly, I think it would look fine when worn (Sean Connery did it in some of the bond films after all). Much in the same way I think a sleeker plain toe derby would. Neither is going to look absurd when done well, I would just kind of like one true black, plain-toe oxford when I want to up the formality a bit :D
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    agreed. i was hoping to wear these

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    but they wont make it in time for this weekend.

    settled for these instead

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    gl, finding you plaintoe. now that you mention it, I cant remember the last time i saw a pair..
     
  11. cyc wid it

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    Vass makes a really nice plain toe bal.
     
  12. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    G&G, you beast, and thank you sir. Enjoy your festivities this weekend.


    Vass is one brand I really don't know much about and their internet presence appears lacking. Do you happen to know what the model is called or where to find it? The closest thing I have seen from Vass is (on right):

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  13. cyc wid it

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    You can order directly or through SF member tombrone I think. Of course the big brands will all make some variation as well (Saint Crispin, G&G, EG, etc. etc.)
     
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    Perfect! Thanks man.
     

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