Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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

  1. nbernie

    nbernie Senior member

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    would prefer to see a bal boot in a lighter calfskin. This + danite sole would be good for a Mar-May, Sept-Nov boot.
     
  2. makewayhomer

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    I just think people are thinking longer term. any shell boot in lighter color will take > 1 year to deliver , if it's possible at all. and if you are gonna wait that long and spend so much $$, might as well get exactly what you want, even if it happens to arrive a few months too soon/late than is ideal
     
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    I don't get the boot fixation at all. Time for a nice dress shoe that could go with a suit or with jeans.
     
  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    This SW&D, where people like cordovan boots, but I do think we need some diversity, which is why I support a nice shoe in calf
     
  5. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    You can get away with some boots in the summer (lighter colors, etc) but for the most part i'm in loafers, mocs, desert boots in the summer. There seem to be no shortage of cordovan loafers (Alden, Ralph Lauren), suede loafers (a huge varieyt of brands), moccasins (Quoddy, Oak St, etc) and desert boots (again, large variety) for the summer though. I guess custom boots are rarer.
     
  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Boot in shell

    Dress shoe in calf

    Those two options seem most popular
     
  7. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    you can find rtw dress shoes from all makers that will probably be similar to any idea this group comes up with. it's more difficult to find shell boots in the rarer colors in a style you like.

    I think the balmoral boot is quite rare. Add chestnut or saddle cordovan to it and you'll likely never see it again (unless you pay the single order premium). I prefer no hooks as I've had enough trouser hems ripped up. Dainite makes them useful in the winter for me.
     
  8. scottcw

    scottcw Senior member

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    Good call to narrow this down.
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I appreciate the explanation...not being a balmoral boot wearer I had no idea that they are rare.
     
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    Kingcarn Well-Known Member

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    Let me cast a vote for the whole-cut suggestion made above.
     
  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    the one in shell?
     
  12. MaxK

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    How about a dress shoe in a lighter colored calf, on a sleek last like the Rain with a rams-head medallion? Do it as a whole-cut.
     
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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Black boot in calf :embar:
     
  14. Pastor

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    This with no speed hooks and I could be in.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    +10000000000000
     

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