Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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  1. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

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    I might be down for this Carmina boot in saddle shell. One concern is the speed hooks though. Do you guys ever get them caught on your trouser hem? Are the hook edges rounded? I love my Brixton boots with all eyelets and I don't feel they are that much slower to put on or take off. Since it's almost February, will the boots arrive ~ June if the order is placed soon?
     


  2. Renton

    Renton Senior member

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    The speed hook issue was discussed earlier in the thread. Apparently Carmina's speedhooks don't catch on trousers as badly as Alden's speedhooks.
     


  3. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    Pastor, hell yeah on shell/suede balmoral boot!!! :fistbump:

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    Basically this with chestnut shell. So an April order for early Sept. delivery is a perfect time frame, right, Mike?

    Antique edge trim and combo (low-profile) dainite sole.

    Perfect fall boot. Brilliant.
     
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  4. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    I'd steal the money fo that boot! Let's get this going for fall.
     


  5. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

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    great, thanks. now i need to decide between these boots and maybe a special order through the armoury. the saddle cap toes i wanted are already sold out in my size and there is no restock planned as they were a special make-up. :(
     


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    I'm on team chestnut. I could get down with this chestnut shell/suede bal boot for the fall. Why not a semi- brogue boot? I think the boot above would look so much better with a medallion.

    -Semi-Brogue Balmoral Boot

    -Chestnut Shell/Suede

    -Forest Last

    -Dainite Combo Sole

    -Blind Eyes & Hooks.

    -Antique Edge & Pull Tab

    -Forest Green Leather Liner



    Any takers? :thumbs-up:
     




  7. rmspawn

    rmspawn Senior member

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    I think Epaulet x Carmina uses a purple lining. I had suggested green to customize the boot a bit more (Epaulet x Carmina - styleforum edition). I have no problem with a purple lining but I would prefer green.
     
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  8. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Ah, these are mine when they were new, also posted back on page 5 of this thread:
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    Pretty sure these are saddle, though they have been variously described (by Carmina) as brandy or light cognac. I've been meaning to snap some quick shots of them now that I've worn them for a few months... I think they're aging beautifully, and I'm very pleased with how their color has darkened, thanks to occasional applications of Renovateur. If you'd rather they not darken very much, I suspect applying Renovateur less frequently and just using a polishing bone would keep them lighter. But since I take them out into the rain pretty regularly (Portland!), I've wanted to make sure they are clean and conditioned.
     


  9. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    Do you have a photo of a semi-brogue style? I was unsuccessful, even with some deep-Googling. HA.

    How about a burgundy or navy leather liner? I agree we might as well be unique with that as well.
     


  10. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    i had a dream about navy blue austerity brogues last night.............just saying.
     


  11. sahbryant

    sahbryant Senior member

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    if i take a 9D on the plaza last, what would i be on the forest last?
     


  12. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I remember this. Great looking boots. Thanks for the refresher photo. And if you do get a chance to snap a few photos of them now that you've been wearing them, that would be great to see.
     


  13. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Wikipedia has a nice page about brogueing (not sure how one spells that...): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogue_shoe

    A punched cap toe is also known as a semi-brogue it seems:
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    The actual pattern punched into the cap toe can vary, I suppose.

    A quarter brogue, in which just the cap's edge is punched, is what's proposed for this balmoral boot:
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    Of course, since we're still batting ideas around here, I'd always thought a simple straight cap toe would look good too.

    In re. the lining color, I think I'd like the forest green or burgundy. Would add a little more character, while not really being flashy.
     


  14. Cuttingboard

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    My idea for our next Group Buy for next spring or whatever season these are appropriate.

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