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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. xinu98

    xinu98 Well-Known Member

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    Mike - is the navy double monk with antique brown trim mentioned earlier this year still on the table? If so, will it be MTO or will you carry a full run?
     
  2. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    Good Lord indeed! I hope this actually doesn't go through because I'd have a hard time resisting. And I REALLY REALLY do not need any more shoes! :p
     
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  3. mymil

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    So definitely in for the chestnut shell bal boot. I'll be putting my deposit in on the 15th!
     
  4. sinnedk

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    thanks for clarifying, i am highly considering the boots,

    are the boots going to have a storm welt? i noticed you said york/storm in your explanation...
     
  5. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Uh oh... I see the Navy shell Austerity Brogue taking shape! :slayer:

    I'm going to hook up that preorder next week and we'll definitely make it happen. Same last and sizing as the snuff model, so it will be easy for everyone to confidently order. The beautiful thing about properly finished navy shell is that it starts off as midnight, but then turns more and more navy with increased wear. It's gorgeous!


    I didn't order a run of navy shell, but we have a run of Color #8 coming around 7/15.

    I'll be more than happy to build out a preorder of Navy though, that's easy to do.

    Rock and roll - thank you sir!


    It's looking like the Calf/Suede bal boots will have a flat welt. It's a dressier style with the mixed media leathers, so I think that's a nice, versatile choice for it.
     
  6. Artking3

    Artking3 Senior member

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    I agree. After going through your descriptions and perusing the 2 different shoes, I do prefer the dressier option.
     
  7. scb

    scb Senior member

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    I forget - wide widths available in the austerity brogue?
     
  8. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    For the balmoral boot: if 10.5uk is tight in the width and 11uk is comfortable, but a little longer than necessary, then ergo 10.5 wide? Forest last, I believe.

    And, what last will these python shoes be on? I assume python gets tighter as you wear them... :)
     
  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Bahh!
     
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  10. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I would be in for the austerity brogue in Navy.

    I'm probably in the minority with your customer base, but I am not in need of shell for an austerity brogue.

    I would be in on a calf version if available/recommended and if others were interested.

    Thanks,

    JP
     
  11. ferguscan

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    Does the shell bal boot have a flat welt or storm welt?

    And is delivery available to Australia? What's the up charge?

    Thanks,

    Stuart
     
  12. lee_44106

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    I'm not in NEED of a navy shell shoes either; in fact, probably not in need of another pair of any shoes.......

    But if one is to go with a pair of navy shoes, might as well go all the way in the form of shell cordovan.


    I can't wait for the pre-order on the navy shell austerity brogue.
     
  13. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    I'd be good for shell or calf in navy. may not be out of the realm of possibilities to offer both if enough people are interested. i always have regretted selling my EG Beaulieus in midnight blue. They were calf and seriously awesome. brings a tear to my eye thinking about it.

    if i could pick, i'd do calf for the austerity and shell for a cap toe double monk like Epaulet's Salinger. that's just me, but any combo will be killllllller


    old photo of my EGs
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  14. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Were you aware that some forumites recently had a MTO captoe double monk done in dark brown shell cordovan by Alfred Sargent?
     
  15. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Which MTO was this?
     
  16. bdeuce22

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    it was too late when i saw it mentioned. plus i really don't know my AS sizing at all.

    zippy - i think there is a AS MTO thread much like this one over on MC. the side of the forum is Greek to me so i'm of no use for leading you to it.
     
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  17. ferguscan

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    ** IMO, a monkstrap would be the perfect vehicle for navy shell.
     
  18. zippyh

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    Yeah, there's the AFPOS AS Ramsey MTO in whiskey shell. I got in on that one. I was wondering if there was a dark brown shell order that I missed.
    The other AS dub munk MTO is the Benson but that's not a captoe.
     
  19. CHRK33

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    My strong preference would be the navy shell in the austerity brogue as I recently got a pair of AS double monk captoes in midnight calf.
     
  20. Epaulet

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    Unfortunately no, the Austerity brogue is on the Rain last, so it can only be done in Mediums.

    The Bal boot, Shortwing boot, and Plain toe blucher are all on the Forest last, and those can be done in wides.



    Yup, I think that a 10.5 wide will be spot on.

    Python shoes will probably be on the Rain last as well. I'd recommend doing an 11uk on those. They'll probably be a little long, but they should fit good in the width. And I'm all for cheesy python jokes!


    Shell Bal boot has a storm welt and york sole. You can see pics and a description at the preorder item page:
    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1385/Special-Order-Chestnut-Shell/Detail

    Shipping to Australia will be $30 for Priority and $40 for Express. Either is totally fine and very reliable. You might want to check with other members from AU, but I'm pretty sure that these boots will not be subject to any import tax as they're under $1000.


    Well, we're going to do an entire run of the Austerity brogue in Chocolate Calfskin for early September. Price on that is probably going to be $525. So we don't really need to do an MTO project on calf - but I can certainly take paid special orders if anyone needs a size smaller than 7UK or larger than 11UK. I have another two weeks to finalize that.

    Navy shell is going to be RADIANT in this style. I have a pair of Navy shell Edward Greens, and I can't believe how much I love them. They start out as a dark midnight tone, and the true navy comes out with wear. It's a brilliant leather.


    We can easily set up a Navy Shell Salinger double monk project too. The Salinger is already coming in July in Color #8 shell as a regular production run.
     

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