Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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  1. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Yes they are. The Double Monks in caramel and chocolate and the shortwings in chocolate and Chestnut shell are basically restocked every three months. Other colors and materials kind of go in and out according to demand.

    Good to here...do you intend to carry the short wings in a brown calf?
     


  2. stevent

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    Going off these list, if I have wider feet would the Robert, Inca and Rain be best for me right?

    My sizing as follows:
    Alden Barrie: 10.5D or 10E, 10D on non boots is a little tight but could be doable, 10D on boots is too tight
    Alden Grant: 10D on lwb, a bit tight by toes but good snug fit otherwise
    Alden Modified: 10.5D a bit long but good fit otherwise
    Alden Trubalance: 10.5D, good fit with slightly thicker socks
    Allen Edmonds (5 and 7 lasts): 11D, never tried on wide but decent fit here
    C&J 325 (RL Marlows): 10.5D ok fit
    Grenson: 10E UK a bit long
    Mark McNairy / Sanders: 9.5E UK
    Meermin: Hiro last 10UK
    Quoddy: 10D, super tight / painful for first few wears but after a while great sockless fit, pinky toes do poke out a bit though
    To Boot NY: 11D kinda long
    Trickers: 9.5 Fitting 5 UK
    Yuketen 10E or 10.5D
     
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  3. Epaulet

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    Sorry, I left those out. Yes, the Fitzgerald shortwings in chocolate calfskin is also a regular restock item for us.


    Whoa, what a lineup!

    It seems like you're on the border of Medium and Wide. I'm recommend a 10UK in the Rain or Inca last, I think that's going to work well. You can opt for a 10UK Wide in the Forest if you like.

    I haven't personally had any experience with the Robert Last, but since it's similar to the Simpson last - which is on the narrower side - I'd recommend trying a 10.5UK there. It may feel a bit long, but I think that you'll need it for the extra width.
     


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    Holy crap, Navy Shell Austerity brogue...count me in, even if I have to sell a kidney.
     


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    I'll take that kidney because I'll sell both of mine for this. Count me in on the navy shell austerity brogues. Or the dub monks. With antiqued soles? Either way, navy shell goodness.
     


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    Thanks for the info. My feet length are more in the 10 or 10.5US but usually go up a bit to get width. Do you think the 9.5UK would work or would it be too tight? Lots of the MTO ideas sound great so I want to get my sizing dialed in.
     


  7. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I not a fan of most balmoral boots but would love to have a pair of one these for fall/winter...anyone know anything about them or interested in MTO?

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  8. Pastor

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    Here are some more pics of my Suede Brogues.

    In a casual setting
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    Here they are with a charcoal suit
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    Mike,
    Can you give us a head's up of what's coming down the pipe with Carmina. I'm going to be game on the bal suede/calf boot and also probably on the navy shell brogue. BUT, if there is something coming for regular stock (without a MTO) then I may hold off on one of those two. I love the suede brogues but had I know a suede double monk was coming at the same time I would have opted for the monks. I just don't want to get caught like that again. Thanks!
     


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    Anyone have a pic or mock-up of the navy shell brogue?
     


  11. Kingcarn

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    Those balmorals above with vibram sole are pretty great. as a custom order, maybe you do a mixed-media boot with only the upper-uppers (the part where the laces are) in the textured grain leather.
     


  12. 0waterbouys

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    Please count me in on the Navy Shell Austerity Brogue! What last is it going to be on?
     
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    ooof those balmorals are cool
     


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    Wow, those pebble grain bals are sick! Which last is that?
     


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    Yes those are so nice - assuming you're talking about the boot? Haven't ever tried bal boots before - I wonder if they would work better for someone with a lower instep :)
     


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