Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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

  1. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    ^ Lovely! I can't wait to finish finals, so I can go home and try on my pair.
     


  2. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    Some awesome Carmina goodness lately. I'm curious, does anyone know if "ruby" is just Horween #2? They look like the same color to me.
     


  3. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Same comment was made on the Alden thread in the context of ruby shell and #4. Opinion was also that ruby is #2.
     


  4. NewYorkIslander

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    Ruby is far from #2...more like its THE #2.
     


  5. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    What's number 2 exactly? Straight out red?
     


  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    third from left
     


  7. Renton

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    Is that a purple in the middle?
     


  8. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    -dlb post
     
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  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    From left to right – Dark Cognac, Natural, Color #2, Color #4, Color #8, Intense Blue, Dark Green, Black, and Natural Chromexcel
     


  10. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Senior member

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    Yes, it is #2, and Sergio at Carmina sent me an email, suggesting I look at the updated "e boutique". Whether because of Mike's MTO program or other reasons, Carmina's forgotten little site was just updated with a Ruby shell perf cap on the Simpson last. I just purchased in 12 uk (a rare size) for just under $630 shipping incl. Waiting to hear from Betty regarding shipping as the duty disagreement often depends on Fed Ex vs. EMS . Worst case scenario is appr. $62 in duty, but personally have never been charged by either Carmina or Meermin. Regardless, a truly rare Horween color, reserved for guys like Rider and other MTO shell makers. The Carmina e site pricing cannot be matched, but in no way does that impugn Epaulet. They generally sell non shell at $525? And while their shell goes for $820+, it is generally a unique, Mike designed product, or group buy, inclusive of trees and without hassle. My order has no trees. STP and the $9 trees are perfect for me. I have a Paris Simpsonshell purchase #100800 that is about 60 eu more expensive , but as I have stated before, Miho is an incredibly helpful, patient saleswoman and Paris inventory is incredible- pay more, yes. RUBY SHEL!, get it now- won't see again for a while as stock Horween
     


  11. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Senior member

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    These are the shoes, only not Queens. God, they are gorgeous, minus the trousers. The Ruby quarters were obviously dwindling in inventory as they moved to the tighter Simpson
     


  12. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Something like this?

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    These would be pretty awesome IMO in cognac or dark brown shell. Does Carmina do a dark brown shell? The ones above could very well be dark brown, though they might be burgundy.
     
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  13. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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  14. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    I'll be in for the group order for these in cognac or dark brown shell, with York sole

    Although would rather have some sort of grained calf like Russian calf, Willow calf, Peccary leather, even country calf

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  15. Omar1223

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    papa, yea that looks good
     


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