Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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  1. pistolero

    pistolero Senior member

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    Dammit, I had a feeling these would go quick.
    You fckers better post pics when they come in.
     


  2. Epaulet

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    Hey everyone,

    Got a bit of news! To start, our first Styleforum MTO project of Fall '12 has arrived! Everyone who ordered these beauties should expect an invoice for the balance over the next two days. We'll ship them out to you guys on Tuesday:

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    Navy Shell Cordovan Austerity Brogue

    Please note, there is no extra inventory on these. But if we've got guys interested in them, we can certainly set up a new round for delivery in Jan-Feb. They are freaking glorious in person!

    Second, I have a follow-up shipment coming from Carmina in about two weeks. All of our balmoral boots should be in there. Waiting for confirmation on the other styles. I imagine that the Navy Shell Double Monks will be inside, and the Pythons should be coming once they sort out the customs thing.

    And third is our latest receipts from Carmina, all of which are in-stock and shipping now:

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    Carnegie Austerity Brogue Caramel Calfskin: $545

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    Whitman Split-toe Loafer Caramel Calfskin: $545

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    Sinclair Shortwing Boot Burgundy Shell Cordovan: $895


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    Saddle (Whiskey) Horween Shell Cordovan Dress Belt: $295

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    Cognac (Cigar) Horween Shell Cordovan Dress Belt: $295
     
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  3. gyasih

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    Stopping by tomorrow to see those Austerity brogues in person, although no money for them.
     


  4. Pastor

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    Can't wait to get the balmoral boots in! I was hopeful they would be in this shipment.
     


  5. Epaulet

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    It should be soon, I know that they're all finished. Carmina is just consolidating the next shipment so that it all ships at once. I imagine about two weeks.
     


  6. justinkapur

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    approximately how long was that MTO? Just wondering cause im in on the navy jodhpur and want to know how much longer I have. Obviously its a while but just out of curiosity.
     


  7. diglett

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    My suede/calf order was placed on July 16, which I think was the last (or second-to-last) day that the order was open. So it'll be about 3 months from order to delivery to Mike, then probably a week to get them shipped out to the customers, assuming that everyone promptly ponies up their cash.
     


  8. applky

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    ^ I think Mike, though, said that Carmina closes for several weeks in August, if not the whole month -- so perhaps that led to increased lead time?
     


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    Oh yeah, you're right. Hopefully Mike can shed some light on how long of a break that was.
     


  10. randomkoreandude

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    yeah if the navy shell austerity and the ruby shell are going for another run im in :nodding:
     


  11. Epaulet

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    The Navy Shell Austerity brogue was actually surprisingly fast. Most likely because they were able to cut them alongside my long-standing order for the Caramel Calf Austerity Brogues that we just receive.d

    In general, these MTO projects run about 12-16 weeks. Shell Cordovan can take a bit longer or be subject to delays if Horween is slow with the leather, but about 3-4 months for the product to arrive on your doorstep is pretty reliable.


    Yes, Carmina closes for a little over 3 weeks in August, and that definitely slows things down for early Fall deliveries. Next time around, we'll set up Fall styles in May, and we can get delivery before they close for the August holiday.


    Awesome! I believe that we should absolutely do that. Ruby Shell is tapped out for the next few months, but I'll check on Navy shell and see what we can do.

    The Balmoral Austerity Boot sample is in work right now, so hopefully I'll get a sample in November. That will be a rad piece to make up.

    And Matt & I are compiling some new ideas to present to you guys. We'll work to get something going next week. At this point, we're looking at a January-Feb delivery, so if you guys have any ideas for early Spring styles that you'd like to see, please toss 'em out!
     


  12. Akeem

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    Any interest in a different shell shade for the austerity wingtips like cognac or burgundy? Always wanted a pair of shell austerity brogues, but I just can't picture myself wearing navy shell on a regular basis.
     


  13. Pastor

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    The navy is more versatile than you may think. I too thought that it would be a shoe with limited wear but the pair of Carmina Navy Shell shoes I have fit with a lot of choices. I've worn them with Navy Blue suits, charcoal gray slacks, dark denim, black slacks (when I did not have to go outside much), and even lighter color tan khakis.
     


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    How about that Dark Green Shell PTB with brass eyelets (I guess its the Thompson shoe) for Spring? I'd be down for that in a heartbeat.
     


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