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Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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

  1. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Thanks guys...if the price isn't too much higher, I'd love to keep my money in NYC. Any future plans for a stock item like this Mike?
     
  2. hanoiboy

    hanoiboy Senior member

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    Thanks guys...if the price isn't too much higher, I'd love to keep my money in NYC. Any future plans for a stock item like this Mike?[/quote

    +1
     
  3. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey guys!

    Apologies for my missing in action status as of the last week. As Matt posted, I was fully mired in my own personal hell of annual tax and bookeeping procrastination, but it's all behind me now. Let's talk about some shoes!

    I've got a big order from Carmina coming in about a week. Inside is:

    Incoming MTO Projects
    1. Ruby Shell Balmoral Boot
    2. Grey Suede Steinbeck Boot
    3. Navy Calfskin Alcudia Last Wholecut
    4. Dark Brown Suede Jodphur Boot

    Thanks to everyone who ordered! We'll drop you a line once the shoes come in.

    Open Stock Styles:
    1. Hawthorne Handsewn loafer in Snuff Suede & Navy Suede
    2. Rand Single Monk in Chocolate Calf and Snuff Suede
    3. Alt Wien in Caramel Calf
    4. Fitgerald in Chocolate Calf and Saddle Shell Cordovan

    Over the next few months, we should get a new delivery every 4-5 weeks, typically around this time.
     
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  4. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    And let's get some new styles cooking this week. Frank the Sheep was kind enough to forward me two styles that a few guys were already interested in. And then we've got some great ideas floating around here.

    LONGWING IN LODEN SUEDE

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    We're looking at this model with (1) a dark green suede upper and (2) a slightly thinner leather sole. We'd keep the antique brass eyelets. It's going to be fantastic!

    UETAM TASSEL LOAFER IN FOX SUEDE

    This will be a clean venetian tassel loafer with dark brown tassels. I'm waiting to see if Carmina can supply a "fox" colored suede with has a really handsome butterscotch tone. The shoe would look very much like this G&G loafer, but without the perfs at the toe.

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    BLACK CALF DRESS SHOE

    I'd love to do something interesting here. It would have to be calfskin, as Carmina doesn't actually offer black Shell Cordovan.

    We've got the idea of the brogued wholecut or a captoe. I was thinking - if we go with the captoe, then we could use that Queens last model that we made up in Ruby. That shape is really great, and the Queens last fit is solid. If there's enough interest, I could certainly put up both styles.

    MIST SUEDE LOAFER
    Since we have the tassels going on the Fox loafer, how about rolling with the UETAM last penny for these? It's a fantastic shape. We could also do it as a handsewn on the XIM last, which would be considerably less expensive. Here's an image of that:

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  5. Jagger_On

    Jagger_On Senior member

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    Hey Mike,

    Are you bringing back the snuff suede double monk? If so, any idea when and is it possible to pre-order a pair and get them sent direct from Spain to the UK or is this only possible on MTO's?

    Thanks
     
  6. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    And let's get some new styles cooking this week. Frank the Sheep was kind enough to forward me two styles that a few guys were already interested in. And then we've got some great ideas floating around here.


    UETAM TASSEL LOAFER IN FOX SUEDE

    This will be a clean venetian tassel loafer with dark brown tassels. I'm waiting to see if Carmina can supply a "fox" colored suede with has a really handsome butterscotch tone. The shoe would look very much like this G&G loafer, but without the perfs at the toe.

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    Well done Mike, well done. In for this one.
     
  7. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, I've got it on order. That might be possible to do for you - let me check.



    Glad that you dig it! I love this style too, but I can't take the credit for it, this idea came from the guys on the Carmina thread, I'm just trying to source the suede for them. Hopefully we can make this happen! If I can get my hands on this color, we should toss around some other ideas for it too. It would make a rad captoe.
     
  8. thecool85

    thecool85 Senior member

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    Glad your tax nightmare is behind you, Mike. I'm in for the Uetam Penny.
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Regarding the Uetam Tassel Loafer in Fox Suede - Would it be possible to order this shoe without the tassels?

    Regarding the Black Calf Brogue Wholecut Captoe Dress Shoe - How does the Queens last fit compared to the Rain last?

    Thanks Mike!
     
  10. superfishy8

    superfishy8 Well-Known Member

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    Big supporter of Xim last especially for the mist suede
     
  11. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Will the longwing have a storm welt as pictured? Will the loafers be on a single leather sole? Do you have any insight into what makes the xim last so inexpensive?


    Step 1: Buy tassel as is
    Step 2: Cut of tassels
    Step 3: Profit
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  12. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Then you have 2 holes on the top of your shoe where the tassels come out.
     
  13. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    This is the MTO that i put in motion two weeks ago and there will not be a storm welt unless Mike changed that, and i´m pretty sure he hasn´t. The pic is to show the model of LW.
    The shoe will not have double leather soles, it will have a sole that is like 1.5 x singel leaher sole. Think Carmina calls it leather sole.
     
  14. elwood49

    elwood49 Well-Known Member

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    Would it be possible to offer the tassels in mist suede as well?
     
  15. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    The mist suede is a penny loafer.
     
  16. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    I'd prefer a brown color on the Rain. Would be in depending on color.
     
  17. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Brown or tan?
     
  18. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    The concept of tan sounds pretty solid. just not black
     
  19. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Something like this?

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  20. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    I like those colors yes, but the top one doesn't look as good as the other pics with the darker color. Odd.
     

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