Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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

  1. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    Talk about a slacker. Just put in my order. I was doing some research on it and opted for the 7.5UK over the 8.
     


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    gyasih Senior member

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    I just jumped on it too!
     


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    I waited until the last possible minute but I'm in for the austerity brogues as well.
     


  4. kungapa

    kungapa Senior member

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    I think I would rather see a saddle boot than a chestnut boot - I already have the C&J for RL Lindrick - and I would be loth to drop $1000 for another very similarly colored boot. Additionally, I would prefer a dainite sole of some sort - winter weather an all that.
     


  5. Cuttingboard

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    Do you normally wear a 9US? And what info did you find that made you size down a half size?
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

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    Great photos and details from Pitti, Mike. Thanks.

    For the balmoral, looks like we need to decide on saddle versus chestnut and leather versus dainite sole. I can put together a poll today with the goal of getting the order together this week.

    Is there more information on how the Robert last sizes compared to a reference point such as the other Carmina shoes Epaulet sells or Alden?

    Personally I think I can go with either Robert or Forest for this boot. The Rain last toe just doesn't look right to me. I'm not sue how many choices we can afford to vote on here, if we want to get this settled.
     


  7. FrankCowperwood

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    OK, time to vote on the final details for the shell balmoral boot makeup. There's a lot of information from Mike on the last few pages of this discussion.



    Let's leave the voting open until tomorrow evening, Monday 1/23, so we can get this finalized and up on Epaulet's website as a preorder.

    :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
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  8. PipersSon

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    Thanks.
     
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  9. bdeuce22

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    i wear an 8.5D normally, but am an anomaly when it comes to the general rule of Alden Barrie = .5 down from normal. I just searched and searched on the MC forum, somewhere where i very infrequently visit.
     


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    Gotcha...I normally wear an 8.5D UK also and ordered the 8.5 in the Inca last and it fits a little large but this last is narrower so I'm hoping its a perfect fit.
     


  11. SeventyFive

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    Your poll indicates the Rain last is available in narrow widths. There was a post earlier in the thread that indicated that it was only available in medium. Can anyone clarify?
     


  12. Renton

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    Fingers crossed for the Forest last. I missed out on the austerity brogue because of width issues.
    :D
     


  13. FrankCowperwood

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    Look back a page or two in this discussion. Mike indicated that the rain can be done in narrow width for some styles. In the context I too that to include this balmoral makeup. Hope I didn't misunderstand.
     


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    Okay, saw Mike's post from the last page. It all makes sense now.

    I'm looking for a dress boot that I can wear so I went for the leather sole and rain last.
     


  15. Epaulet

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    Oh sorry, the Bal Boot pictured is Color 8 shell, I just mis-typed it.

    Not sure on Color 4. In theory they should be able to get it, as it's not exclusive to Alden, but we may be looking at a long lead time for that.

    Just to show you guys a comparison of the Forest vs. the Robert last:

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    The Forest has a slightly higher toe box, the Robert has a stronger taper from the mid-foot to the toe.

    Sizing-wise, I'd say that they're roughly equivalent. But we can order the Forest in a wide fitting, and I've gotten very good feedback on the fit of the Forest last from our customers. We haven't run a makeup on the Robert last yet.
     


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