Epaulet x Carmina MTO

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. JCPhoto

    JCPhoto Well-Known Member

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    By Adelaide I assume you mean the Alcudia last?

    I'll have to look into sizing on those a bit more, if I recall correctly those are both narrow lasts? I'm usually on the slightly wider side of normal, not extreme mind you, but enough to make it so I would have to adjust sizing for narrower lasts.
     


  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Sounds good to me. Perfect for Bay Area winter, too!

    I'd prefer all eyelets and just plain calf.
     
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  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    guys so where are we at in terms of this ruby shell? it seems exotic and amazing and I would love to see what we can come up with to hopefully get the ball rolling on it.
     


  4. nepats81

    nepats81 Senior member

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    Ruby shell - split toe derby??

    What happened to the plans for these by the way? Would look very nice in navy calf...

    [​IMG]
     


  5. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    This might be a bit too similar to the Scotchgrain bal boot for me, but it still sounds like it's shaping up to be a beautiful boot.
    I don't think anything concrete has been decided. We've tossed around a few ideas, but there hasn't been a consensus on any one design (let alone the last and all that), or even if we want it to be an all-out crazy shoe, or a conservative shoe in a wild color. I'd still love to see a single monk, but would totally be down for a pair of oxfords. Maybe Mike can take the reins on this one.

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    It's just personal preference, but I hate split toe shoes; my vote goes against that idea, but we'll see what everyone else thinks.
     
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  6. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    What about that in ruby? thats a pretty sweet looking shoe



    Mike probably has a good idea for these, paging mike!!
     


  7. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    Ooh, you just reminded me that I would (possibly) kill for a ruby plain-toe wholecut.
     


  8. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    It would look very similar to this (in burgundy shell on the Rain last):
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  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    I think a simple open lace derby or loafer would work great or even a classic monk strap. Red is a casual color best suited for a "less professional" style of shoe. This is def not a color that you'd wear with a suit. Oh yeah... [​IMG]
     
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  10. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    Yup, I love it! Wholecuts actually first appealed to me when I saw The Armoury's tan Carmina on Inca:


    [​IMG]

    I don't like Rain, but would love a wholecut on Inca, Forest, or maybe Robert.
     


  11. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Love this shoe. I thought Epaulet was going to stock this shoe in black calf on one of their next shipments.
     


  12. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

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    For the ruby shell cordovan, in a effort to get more pairs of shoes out of the stock, perhaps a spectator wingtip, with burgundy (or similar to the ruby) color suede. Something like the Gaziano & Girling pictured below. [​IMG]
     


  13. CHRK33

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    Brilliant idea!!! I would definitely be into that.
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

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    I'm prob in the minority, but I think it'd be much better to wait for the whole shoe if the shell is that rare.
     


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