1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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

  1. thecool85

    thecool85 Senior member

    Messages:
    566
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Location:
    Culver City
    

    There's actually a pretty big void in this particular style. Alden and Kent Wang are the only two companies (that I know of) that offer such a model using quality leather in their stock lineup. Even the Kent Wang model is somewhat squarish, albeit noticeably sleeker than the Alden model.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  2. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    

    I know right? It is supposed to be the most formal suit/tuxedo shoe (aside from the pump) and yet no one seems to really offer it.
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    what do you think of a chelsea boot with a tuxedo?
     
  4. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    

    I mean honestly, I think it would look fine when worn (Sean Connery did it in some of the bond films after all). Much in the same way I think a sleeker plain toe derby would. Neither is going to look absurd when done well, I would just kind of like one true black, plain-toe oxford when I want to up the formality a bit :D
     
  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    agreed. i was hoping to wear these

    [​IMG]

    but they wont make it in time for this weekend.

    settled for these instead

    [​IMG]

    gl, finding you plaintoe. now that you mention it, I cant remember the last time i saw a pair..
     
  6. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

    Messages:
    10,207
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Vass makes a really nice plain toe bal.
     
  7. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    

    G&G, you beast, and thank you sir. Enjoy your festivities this weekend.


    Vass is one brand I really don't know much about and their internet presence appears lacking. Do you happen to know what the model is called or where to find it? The closest thing I have seen from Vass is (on right):

    [​IMG]
     
  8. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

    Messages:
    10,207
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    [​IMG]

    You can order directly or through SF member tombrone I think. Of course the big brands will all make some variation as well (Saint Crispin, G&G, EG, etc. etc.)
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  9. nepats81

    nepats81 Senior member

    Messages:
    683
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
     
  10. thecool85

    thecool85 Senior member

    Messages:
    566
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Location:
    Culver City
    
    Perfect! Thanks man.
     
  11. thinman

    thinman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    

    Do you not like wholecuts? They qualify as plain-toe balmorals, albeit without any stitching except the back seam. I own a pair that i wear as semi-formal shoes (i.e. with a tuxedo).
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  12. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    

    Yeah, wholecuts oddly enough are much easier to find. I have no problem with them, they just aren't the traditional oxford I was looking for. Although, I must admit, those particular Vass are pretty tempting.


    I will look into this, but it looks awful pointy based on photos.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2012
  13. kidamerica17

    kidamerica17 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    54
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Has anyone heard about the most recent Carmina delivery? I thought the revised date was earlier this week, but I've yet to see a post or photos.
     
  14. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Senior member

    Messages:
    949
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012

    We are just as eager as you guys! Got word that it's HOPEFULLY landing tomorrow. We'll certainly be as fast as possible in invoicing/shipping!

    NewYorkRanger pretty much hit the nail on the head. Mike has been insanely backed up since the launch of EpauletNewYork.


    If anyone has an urgent concern, give one of the shops a call. We'll help you out any way that we can. If it isn't urgent, feel free to drop me a PM and I'll get it taken care of with a quickness!
     
  15. Epaulet

    Epaulet Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    7,702
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City / Los Angeles
    It's Official

    Ruby Shell Captoes & Pythons are in the house. Pictures to come shortly, Invoices to be sent shortly after that!
     
  16. MrDV

    MrDV Senior member

    Messages:
    2,820
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    
    Stevie Wonder would sing "that's what Christmas means to me my love!"
     
  17. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

    Messages:
    802
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    

    I saw the pic on instagram. Can't wait to get them here!
     
  18. diglett

    diglett Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    ^ For those of us without instagram, here's the photo:
    [​IMG]

    Can't wait for the more "professional" shots.
     
  19. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

    Messages:
    511
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Bay Area
    

    thanks for posting the instagram shot! damn, the ruby captoe brogue came out amazing! too bad i'm leaving town on weds, but i'm looking forward to receiving these when i return after xmas. :D
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

    Messages:
    7,072
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Location:
    The Second City
    That is simply a really fine looking shoe, ruby shell aside. Carmina and Epaulet are crushing it.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by