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My Carmina color 4 U tip boot. As with my other Carmina MTOs, my inspirations were similar makeups from C&J and Alden. I wanted a mix of Galway 2 and @mdubs' wonderful black shell indy on Grant last. I think this has the robustness of the Galway 2 as well the refinement of Mike's Grant lasted Indy. Equally importantly the end result has unique Carmina aesthetics (taller shaft, 7 eyelets, raised heel counter), so the makeup doesn't feel like it's a clone.

One thing I would've changed on this makeup is the 4 eyelet/3 speedhook combination. I looked at these side by side next to my Amaretto NST boot (7 eyelets), and realized the balance is *much* better with all eyelets. Love the 5/4 and 4/4 combos on boots by the other makers, I feel this minor detail provides the right balance/proportion designwise.


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My Carmina color 4 U tip boot. As with my other Carmina MTOs, my inspirations were similar makeups from C&J and Alden. I wanted a mix of Galway 2 and @mdubs' wonderful black shell indy on Grant last. I think this has the robustness of the Galway 2 as well the refinement of Mike's Grant lasted Indy. Equally importantly the end result has unique Carmina aesthetics (taller shaft, 7 eyelets, raised heel counter), so the makeup doesn't feel like it's a clone.

One thing I would've changed on this makeup is the 4 eyelet/3 speedhook combination. I looked at these side by side next to my Amaretto NST boot (7 eyelets), and realized the balance is *much* better with all eyelets. Love the 5/4 and 4/4 combos on boots by the other makers, I feel this minor detail provides the right balance/proportion designwise.


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great color!
 

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