Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ in terms of width Inca>Forest>Robert>Rain>Simpson

    Inca is indeed an interesting fit. Its labeled as a "wide" shoe and is incredibily comfortable without sacrificing anything in the looks department. I usually take a normal width shoe but was pleasantly surprised with Inca. Hell, i didnt know it was a "wide" last until after I bought it.
     


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    MIke, have you tried the Alcudia last and any plans to use it? For those who havent seen it, its a round, chiseled (sexy?), toe. yumm
     


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    I saw the Alcudia last in person in Carmina's Paris shop and absolutely loved it as well. I would be all over that in any Ruby makeup we could consider. Would look spectacular in the makeup you posted earlier, Namor.
     
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    I bought the suede austerity brogue in the Rain last and was hoping the Forest Last in the scotch-grain special order boot was a little narrower. Just curious whether I should order a half-size smaller since the Rain is a little big. Although, the Salinger (Inca Last) fits me fine. Bizarre!

    I have always ordered a 8.5UK in Carmina Inca or Rain last but bought a Grenson Loafer in 8UK and fits great.
     
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    Oh yes, I've seen it, it's very nice. It looks pretty similar to the Rain last in person, with a slightly more rounded toe.

    I'm definitely open to it. The only consideration is that certain patterns are only available on certain lasts, so I'll need to find out (1) how much Ruby we can get for this season and (2) what lasts we can do that wingtip shape on. But I'll present all of the possibilities and roll with whatever you guys prefer :)



    The boot won't necessarily be narrower, but boots as a rule are easier to fit then shoes. You still have closed lacing, but I'd recommend buying the same size that you take in the Austerity Brogue. Even if the Forest last isn't narrower, the fact that it encloses you ankle and moves with you will make it a better fit. I'm pretty sure that sizing down will make the boot too small.

    Weird that the Inca fits you, but that goes to show - for the most part, the Carmina lasts are more about looking different than fitting different. For guys coming from the Alden world, the mainstream Carmina lasts are much less extreme in their sizing.

    And for Grenson, yes, it's tough to compare across brands directly. I know that Grenson's fittings also differ substantially from their Made in England styles and Indian-made (Rose) styles. But that's good to know - me may release a Carmina sizing Wikipedia sometime in the future!
     


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    The broguing does not suit the last in either of these shoes, IMO. Better of with a cap toe or plain to or have balmoral lacing for these lasts. Inca might be allright, definitely not simpson.
     
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    The Inca last is not wide in the traditional sense, but it does have a relatively high instep (like Vass F last), which is part of the reason it makes such a good monk.
     
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    Quick update guys:

    1. Cognac Shell Bal Boot is going to get cut within the next week or so :slayer:. We're on point for the September Delivery on that.

    2. We've hit the minimums for every Fall makeup project so far, including the python brogues. So everything is officially going into work. Thanks again for all of your orders and enthusiasm!

    3. There's no Ruby Shell in stock at the moment, but we've got a line out to Horween on putting together a new order. Chances are good that it may be "on the shelf" in Chicago. It's a rare color, but not a commonly used one. Hopefully we'll get word on that soon, and then we can put together an MTO project or two and assign a realistic delivery date for it.

    4. Our next big Carmina delivery will be in mid-November, so any additional MTO projects will ship with that one. We've got a bit of time on it.

    I think that we should definitely roll with the Caramel calf brogued wholecut.

    What do you guys think of scotchgrain? We could put together a seriously tough ass boot with that, and the pricing would be really good. Hooks and eyes, storm welt, maybe a captoe.
     


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    How would it be different that the current special order scotch grain boot?

    Thanks for the update!
     


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    Ahhh right. Brain fart there - we're already doing a scotchgrain boot.

    Well, we could do a very high captoe blucher one with an extended shaft - the "Jumper" style. Since the bal is black scotch, this could be Cognac or Dark Brown.

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    Brown Chromexcel could also be another well-priced option for this boot. It would be really heavy, but a great late Fall/Winter piece.
     
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    Well put. Happen to be wearing mine today. Mmmmm comfy [​IMG]
     


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    Carmina Scotch Gran Bal Boot Deposit Paid!! :D This is my first boot that's not a cowboy boot. I look forward to wearing these on cold days in the fall/winter with charcoal flannel pants.
     
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    Loving these trousers. This is a good look.
     


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    Maybe a calf austerity brogue?
     


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