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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. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Senior member

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    Ruby Punched Captoe on a rounder toed last would be my vote. I like the uniqueness of the shoe, Ep does monks (albeit doubles) and has a few austerity brogues. The Punched Captoe could dress up or down and would SICK in Ruby. I'd be down for that.
     
  2. kidamerica17

    kidamerica17 Well-Known Member

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    Agree completely. This would be an amazing shoe in Ruby.
     
  3. CHRK33

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    Ditto...Ruby Punched Captoe on the Alcudia last would be choice.
     
  4. UnreasonableMan

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    +1

    Edit: that makes 4 thus far.
     
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  5. nepats81

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    Ruby punched captoe on Alcudia last sounds like the best option. Im wondering how it will look with navy trousers...probably awesome!

    Wholecut - Caramel sounds nice, definitely down for a medallion. Would also love to see burgundy on this...Carmina's burgundy calf is AWESOME! Would love to see it on the Alcudia last like the one below:

    [​IMG]


    Also Mike - are we holding off on the black balmoral austerity brouge boot?
     
  6. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    This is my preference as well.
     
  7. thecool85

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    Ahh, I see it now. Thanks.
     
  8. pistolero

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    I'd probably be down with this. Mike, how does the sizing for Alcudia last compare with Forest?
     
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    I'd be down for this too. Also the caramel wholecut on the Inca, medallion or no. I'd rather no medallion, but may like it if I see it mocked up.
     
  10. Epaulet

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    It was great meeting you too - I was glad that I was at the BK store at the time that you stopped in. And I'm definitely taking your requests to heart, I think it would be great to come up with some dressy new styles to offer via this thread that are special but can still be worn in a relatively conservative setting. Carmina has a lot of capabilities in this area, and this is the perfect venue to make it happen. Welcome again to Brooklyn! If you ever want restaurant/bar/activity recommendations, feel free to call my shops any time - our dudes will be happy to tell you about some spots.


    Yes, sorry about that, I did mean the Rain last for the Jodphur boot. Looks like this is the consensus.



    OK guys, I think that this one is decided. Ruby Shell Cordovan Punched Captoe Bal on the Alcudia last. This one is going to be completely bonkers! And these shoes will really light up on Navy trousers, grey trousers, chinos. They'll be a very versatile and cool style.

    The fitting of the Alcudia is pretty similar to the Forest (although it cannot be ordered in wides), but it's closer to the Rain last, but with a rounded toe rather than a chiseled one. Kind of like the Forest and the Rain had a child.

    And in terms of the wholecut, I actually found a photo of the medallion model in Caramel calf:
    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking that we should lose that medallion on the heel and just keep it simple with the one on the toe. Medium brown double leather sole. Want to do the Inca last on these? That's the best-selling last that we have in the store, and it's really an excellent fit.
     
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  11. NewYorkIslander

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    Gigity.

    So stoked for this. Thanks Mike!
     
  12. FrankCowperwood

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    ^looks like I may NEED two more pairs of shoes. I have reached such a nadir that I am considering ordering a special cabinet in which to keep them.. A cry for help. Surely.
     
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  13. NAMOR

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    Too many captoes for me so I'll have to opt out of the ruby red makeup. But I can't wait to see it
     
  14. nepats81

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    Can we just do 1 pair thats acceptable for a finance guy in NYC? Pretty please? (Burgundy, Dark Brown, Black) ( wear w/ Gray, Navy Suits) (Balmoral). Love these makeups and Im interested in both the ruby captoes, and the caramel wholecuts, but I'll only be able to wear those on fridays at work...
     
  15. UnreasonableMan

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    Carmina has some stock models that will fit the bill, checkout their site (the one with the collection) or the online store. May be worth the look.
     
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  16. FrankCowperwood

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    ^Does the new spirit of austerity in finance really preclude wearing a pair of red shell/python spectators?:) Kidding of course. But have you had a look at Carmina's web shop? They offer a number of straight forward styles in calf and shell. Of course you may be seeking to influnece EPs stock Carmina program. That would be the place for the most work friendly styles. I think you might even be able to special order a size if it isn't typical or you want to be sure to get ahold of a certain style. Mike can correct me if I'm wrong about this last point. Think it's a matter of letting your needs be known at the right point in the restock cycle.

    Seems UnreasonableMan beat me to the Carmina web example. Should learn to be more concise.
     
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  17. Moocow9

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    Can the Alcudia last be made in a wide fitting?
     
  18. Epaulet

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    Well, the other members are right - most of the "basics" are either covered by the Carmina web shop or the Armoury. I think that this thead is probably best suited to doing really special makeups that you wouldn't ordinarily see outside of a single-pair MTO. By pooling everyone's orders here, we can get a quicker delivery and a much cheaper price on something that would be rare or impossible to find off the rack.

    That said, we're currently stocking the Ellison captoe, which is an excellent dress shoe. And we'll soon receive the Austerity Brogue in chocolate calfskin, which might be up your alley. I'm open to doing more styles as well if you have any ideas.

    It would be great to do a burgundy shoe actually. We ran our first Chelsea boot in Carmina's burgundy calfskin, and it's radiant.


    Unfortunately no, only the Forest last is available in wide.

    I shot an email to Carmina to get an exact count of how many Ruby shell pieces we can make. Hopefully I'll find out tomorrow and we can get this rolling on Thursday.
     
  19. diglett

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    Well, I've been meeting and getting phone numbers from plenty of nice, pretty girls at my new school, but it looks like this weekend's activities will be "Pay for Ruby shell deposit," followed by "sit on now-broke butt in dorm."

    No regrets. [​IMG]
     
  20. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    would love to see mikes mock up of the ruby.

    anyone have a comparison picture of the ruby shell?
     

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