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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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I was in the Orchard street store on Saturday and there were a bunch of Carmina boxes stacked up, which were the preorders. Matt and Logan were pretty busy with instore customers (partly my fault[​IMG]), but I'm sure every one will hear soon.
     
  2. shaunw

    shaunw Senior member

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    Hey guys, I'm interested in the plain toe blucher on the Oscar last but have never seen nor tried on a pair of Carmina shoes/boots.
    In Alden I am:

    Trubalance = 9.5D (I can do a 10D too but a little roomy)
    Barrie = 9.5E (I can do a 10D but 9.5E fits better)

    Thanks!!
     
  3. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I would say 9Uk and stick to some of the wider fitting lasts
     
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  4. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    These are just friggin awesome.[​IMG]
     
  5. scb

    scb Senior member

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    the Kudu boots are unbelievably comfortable

    i'm an 11E in Alden's Barrie and Trubalance. went with an 11 wide in the Forest last and I think it was the right move
     
  6. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    They look like great boots. I've done the same conversion: 10.5E Barrie to 10.5 wide Forest and been very happy with it.
     
  7. scb

    scb Senior member

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    Were trees supposed to come with the hatch grain and kudu jumpers?
     
  8. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Interesting. ^ 8.5D Barrie boots fit me nearly perfectly. 8 regular width Forest is definitely roomier and I doubt I could wear 8.5. Hope to get Kudu boot next time a round is done.
     
  9. BootSpell

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    Yes, I'd like to get on the next round of the Kudu boot as well. But I think I'd rather have the Kudu on the Oscar last as they did on the first run of it. Think EP went with the Forest on the 2nd run as some folks wanted the wider widths that are not offered on the Oscar. But I think the Oscar fits the more casual orientation of the Kudu boot than the Forest.
     
  10. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Yes Epaulet trees I believe
     
  11. applky

    applky Senior member

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    By "11 wide" do you mean "10UK/11US" as indicated on the Epaulet site?
     
  12. scb

    scb Senior member

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    I mean 11UK wide
     
  13. applky

    applky Senior member

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    A special order then? My understanding is that all stock shoes are regular width.
     
  14. scb

    scb Senior member

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    There are 5 Carmina special orders that just came in to Epaulet. One was the Kudu jumper. I got a wide width
     
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  15. OIx

    OIx Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely be up for those.. Altough have yet to figure out my sizing for carmina.. Last few commissions are too small
     
  16. BootSpell

    BootSpell Senior member

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    I got my shipping notice that the WWII boot in scotchgrain has been shipped. Although the photo of the boots that was posted does indeed show them to be quite gorgeous, I was quite surprised (and maybe somewhat disappointed) at how dark they are. I know there was a disclaimer about variance and I read Mike's comments on the EP thread but I wasn't quite expecting there to be such a dramatic difference from the example that was provided at the time of the order. The color was described as "dark caramel".

    I'm hoping that they may show up not being quite as dark as in the picture. I know in the future that I will ask more questions when ordering so I can set my expectations correctly. Having said all that, I am still incredibly excited to receive my first Carminas.
     
  17. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    I've had some private back-and-forths with Mike and Adele over the course of the day...

    I feel bad for Epaulet and gang because I'm not sure there was anything they could do to prevent this somewhat extreme colour variance issue.

    That said, there are some other prominent retailers on this forum that have been adamant for years that there's only this one (mid-brown, orange-ish) shade of hatch grain.

    All in all, I guess this is what one gets for being on the bleeding edge as they say.

    (BootSpell, are you an 8UK by chance? Want to trade? :embar:)

    ...and, with that, I'll speak of this issue no longer.
     
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  18. BootSpell

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    Sorry, Notreknip, I'm a 7UK. And I might have actually considered trading, too.
     
  19. Todd V

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    Deleted. Wrong thread.
     
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  20. sarteaga

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    Hello Gentlemen, I recently made my first Carmina purchase (will post in Carmina thread). I know that their was an Austerity Brogue in Python done about a year back and regret not buying it when a friend of mine told me it was being done a second time. As I don't know if I'll post often, please, if there is every interest in doing this particular pair again, I'm in. I may consider going straight through Carmina if it doesn't happen in the next year.
     

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