Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.
What happened to the Balmoral boot order? Is it still on?
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In terms of the shell bal boot, I've got a few points:
1. I haven't seen or tried on the Robert last in person, so I'd prefer to wait until my Pitti meeting before we finalize this. That way I can see the last and provide you guys with as much information about it as I can.
2. If I didn't already mention it - this concept completely kicks ass. I don't say "epic" all that much. But this will be an epic boot. Antique edge trim will really make that shell color pop. We actually just need five people, as I'm completely ordering a pair of these for myself.
3. Just to be totally clear on colors - there's only two shades of brown that are available:
We can't order Ravello, Cigar, or Whiskey. And it's not possible to order a Chestnut that looks more like Cigar. As with Alden, these shell colors have some variation and some come in darker than others, more saturated than others, etc.
All things being equal, I'd recommend Chestnut. It's a BEAUTIFUL color, and our Chestnut shortwing was the best seller of the Carmina collection. It's seasonless and easy to match. As it's darker, any imperfections in the leather (scratches, color variations) are going to be much less apparent.
I was asking for lasts under consideration for the balmoral boot.
No problem, I'll take care of this and be able to answer you after I get back. I want to get all of the information together on this bal boot before we finalize any order. And they might have some sample makeup boots there with other details that you guys like. We'll get it hashed out the week after next.
Thanks for the answer,
So - apologies if this has been discussed - the Navy color for the shell boot is out of the equation?
Going by that, it sounds like I'm out of the running for the austerity brogue. I take a EE in the barrie so there's no way a medium in a last slimmer than a D width barrie will work on my feet. Is there any chance the Robert last can be made in wider widths?
Oh, no sorry - Navy is definitely available. As is Burgundy (Color 8), Black, Loden, and Deep Red. I believe that Navy was being discussed for a Jodphur boot.
A Navy makeup, however, wouldn't come until the late Summer/early Fall as Carmina doesn't have any stock on that leather at the moment. They'd have to get it from Horween.
Yes, I'm pretty sure that the Simpson/Rain would make up too narrow for you. Sorry about that. I'll see what we can do in the Robert though - hopefully there's a way to make up your size.
Voting is super close for the Last preference, with the Simpson last barely in the lead...
If you are seriously interested in the austerity brogue, please vote in the form below by noon tomorrow.
Austerity Brogue Last Voting Form
I am going to be seeing Mike this weekend and would be best to have this squared away and details in place before Mike heads to Pitti. Thanks to all who have expressed interest so far. The photos above look amazing!! Its going to be a great makeup.
Geez, you're making it hard to resist jumping in on that boot group buy.
Is it possible to get lasted boot trees? And how much extra would that be?
Since you're going to Pitti can you find out from them how much extra it would cost to get the boot hand welted instead of goodyear welted?
Is it possible to get more pictures of the chestnut? I love the concept of the Balmoral boot, but I have the RL Lindrick and the C&J for Brooks Brothers shell boot and the first is a 'chocolatish' color to start, the other is closer to Alden's color 8 but not quite there.
So the chestnut as I see it in the pic above would unfortunately be quite close to those two boots, there or thereabouts. Or that is what it looks like.
I just got a new job, so if the bal boot ends up being finalized in chestnut (as I already have a Carmina boot in saddle) with Dainite soles, I may very well jump in on that.
If the Simpson last does end up winning, I hope it can fit my foot. Suede does have more give so that gives me hope. Is the Simpson that much narrower than the Inca? I have the monk strap in Inca and the width is just right.
Same here...I have the monk strap on the Inca last and voted for the Rain last since its between the Inca and Simpson. The Inca is the perfect width but would like to go down one last since the shoes will stretch a little.
If the Simpson gets voted I will have to drop out. The Inca and Rain last fits me perfectly, the discussion I have with the guys from the Armoury is that the Simpson last would be too narrow for me.
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