Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.
Mike - Do you plan on carrying a Carmina black calf wingtip (short-wing) anytime soon?
New Carmina for Epaulet Styles
We just received two exclusive Carmina styles into the shop. We are IN LOVE with them!
Back in January at Pitti, I sat down with Betty & Antonio to plan out how we can introduce Horween Chromexcel into our co-branded line. I'm sure that you guys know this leather well, and I'm a huge fan of it. Although most of Carmina's business is in elegant dress shoes, I thought that it would be cool to take their production capabilities in a beefy, casual direction as well. The result is a tough-as-nails style that retains its refined shapes and really stands out from the pack. I'm thrilled with how they came out:
Carmina for Epaulet Faulkner Shortwing in Natural Chromexcel: $525
Carmina for Epaulet Steinbeck Wingtip boot in Brown Chromexcel: $595
are we still moving forward with a midnight navy wholecut shoe?
What about a gray calf brouge?
I would like to include a carmina mto suggestion. How about the steinbeck wingtip boot, as recently released in brown cxl, but in burgundy cordovan - same as the recently releases double monk straps.
I would be ready to move forward with such a boot if we could get the required critical mass.
My Jodhpur order is in! Not sure whether I'm more excited about this or the scotch grain bal boot.
I checked out the Steinbecks in the store today and they look fantastic. Very tempting but I think I'm all boot-ed up this year with these special orders. I was tempted by the snuff suede double monks though. How'd you run out of a UK9 so quickly?!
got my order in for the Navy Jodphur's ! Excited for this one
I'm to blame for that (for one pair, that is)
was thinking about preordering the navy jodphurs, but ive never worn boots with suits before and just unsure. Someone needs convince me that I should order them for this winter. As of now I rotate between black edward green captoes on the 82 last, c&j chestnut malverns on 348 last, burgundy ferragamo tramezzas, and brown magnannis. Not sure if I should buy some more basics before going down the navy road...
sounds like you have the basics covered man...time to have some fun.
I wear boots with suits and more formal clothing all the time. Carmina lasts are perfect for them. They should be versatile. Refer to NAMOR's post: http://yolowastaken.tumblr.com/post/26180542031/what-to-wear-with-navy-colored-shoes
What about the chromexcel wingtip boots?
The Steinbeck and Faulkner are as close as CXL has ever come to working with a suit, no?
So, would you wear them with a suit?
I wouldn't...mainly jeans or Khakis.
I'm thinking along those lines as well - chromexcel seems to lend itself to a more casual shoe.
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