2/9/14 at 2:51pm
Posts by New Shoes1
2/9/14 at 1:48pm
2/9/14 at 1:00pm
I tried Meermin once (shell longwings) and cancelled another order (after waiting two months). I came to the conclusion that the few dollar difference between Meermin and Carmina was not worth the quality control issues and poor customer service that is discussed throughout the Meermin thread. My shell longwings should never have shipped. The medallions are different with one off-center and both shoes had finish issues. One shoe is also wider than the other. Construction...
2/9/14 at 6:57am
Andrew Lock's shoes are also made in Spain by an unknown maker. My brown captoes look and fit similar to Carmina's Rain last, but the quality is not even close to Carmina level. I wonder if they use the same maker?
2/8/14 at 1:13pm
2/8/14 at 10:51am
I tend to agree with your views on oxfords, but have found a suede oxford to be the one exception. I think a suede oxford is pretty versatile because it is perfect with a casual ensemble as well as with jacket and tie. I'm not a fan of suede with a worsted suit, though.
2/8/14 at 8:56am
2/8/14 at 7:21am
AIK: do a Google search for Carmina suede/calf (or shell) boot combinations for ideas. They do a ton of these and may inspire some combinations for your AE MTO that you might not have otherwise thought of.
2/8/14 at 6:08am
Should I be concerned that 2 of the next Hober purchases on my list just got recommended and are in single digits? JR: if you have not found a good tailor in Chicago yet, I use Maria at Golden Needle. She knows what she is doing, but is expensive.