Epaulet x Carmina MTO

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  1. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    Navy shell is one thing, even blue suede I can handle but green? I'll admit that the green shell looks great on the website but I would have trouble wearing it. I may be biased as i'm not a fan of the color green on anything (except cash). I will say that Carmina has opened my world to a whole new range of shell colors. Navy and Ruby are examples. Before Carmina I though shell only came in Black, #8, Ravello, Cigar, and Whiskey.

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    OOO, have you seen the green? Its GORGEOUS. Saw a pretty dressy brogue in the Carmina Pron thread, and I think they gold eyelets would rock that well. The dark green could be even more versatile than any color as it could sub for black or brown...
     


  3. NAMOR

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    I'd argue that navy is the most versatile shoe color.
     


  4. NAMOR

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    Carmina navy shell austerity bal boot!!!!!!!!!!!!
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Agree here. I think you'd be surprised how versatile dark green could be. You probably aren't going to wear it your board meeting or a funeral, but I'd argue in most other cases there are going to be plenty of occasions on which to wear it.
     


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    Is there a color pant that a navy shell would by go with? I can't think of one...
     


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    Man, you are close to reaching obsession level.

    I've seen your (extremely nice and nearly identical) navy shell bal Carmina boots.

    I vote for a simple staple not available anywhere: dark brown cap toe or brogue cap toe blucher, forest last. Hell, make it a boot if need be. The wingtip pattern obsession is maddening. I've always dug the plain/cap/brogue cap profile more; I find wingtips busy as hell most of the time.
     


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  9. Epaulet

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    Love it! I think that a Loden Shell piece should be in our future.

    We can also do it as a Longwing. I have this guy coming in about two weeks. It's the same sole & last as the Thompson.

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    No sir, we have not abandoned the idea of a new Python shoe! I actually received some photos of a gorgeous Navy python skin last week. We can set this up as the first Spring makeup. Still into the idea of a captoe bal for the next run?


    Oh yes, this is a given, we have to offer it in Navy shell :slayer:

    I was also thinking snuff suede and some kind of calfskin - maybe caramel or chocolate? That would be a nice lineup for the launch.
     


  10. Epaulet

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    And how about an off-white "Milkshake" suede? We did an Indy boot in that last year and it was KILLER. Any wishes for a milkshake shoe from Carmina? Could be a double or single monk with brass hardware. Or a tassel loafer.
     


  11. zippyh

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    Green shoes are awesome.

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    This. Perhaps in a milkshake suede w/ leather or dainite soles.

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    zippy, can we see a couple of pics of your collection?
     


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    Burgundy shell cordovan austerity brogues have been on my wish list for several years, so I'd be in. Tom at Leathersoul did a make-up with Edward Green, but they prefer not to use shell so I don't think he'll do another. I saw this make-up after the fact and it whetted my appetite. I'm looking for a dress shoe rather than something casual and I'd like something more red than color #8, so I think ruby would be killer!

    I own one shell cordovan chukka boot with a Dainite sole (RL MacCallum) and I'd like another, in a color different from dark brown (no black either) or a style obviously different from the MacCallum (so a wingtip would work for me).
     


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    longwing balmoral in navy calf
     
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