2/2/16 at 8:02am
Posts by Bakes11771
2/1/16 at 7:53am
When buying shoes from Europe in general, you really want to know you size. Returns are not easy and shipping is not cheap. If you are willing to bear those costs and bite your nails for weeks as the package sits in foreign customs, go for it. Here is the blue. I'd say that Betty is right. Their pics are pretty true to color.
1/29/16 at 3:04pm
I thought I remembered hearing something a while back about the Buger being described as Rain aesthetic but with a fit that accommodates those with less extreme foot proportions. However, when I went back to find whatever it was that I am thinking about, I came up with nothing. Maybe it was posted in the Proper Kit thread. I didn't look there...
1/29/16 at 7:26am
@GuidoTheKillerPimp also worth mentioning, the color of Carmina's blue suede looks a little different IRL than the pic you posted.
1/26/16 at 4:08pm
1/26/16 at 8:10am
I share the same understanding regarding Cognac/Ravello and Dark Cognac/Cigar, but I'm not sure that its an official color classification system. Also, the inconsistency in the use of color names across retailers and even Carmina themselves definitely confuses things even further.
1/26/16 at 7:07am
Shell cordovan is inherently inconsistent in terms of shade. No matter how specific your request, there is still risk involved. It's best to either accept the possibility that you won't get exactly the shade that you imagined, or abstain. Over the years I've seen a lot of folks disappointed over inconsistencies in the color of shoes that they spent a lot of money on. Retailers and manufacturers generally respond to such grievances with a "that's just the way it is"...
1/24/16 at 4:59pm
1/24/16 at 2:05pm
1/22/16 at 4:57pm
@mbj88 I recommend going half size down from bannock. They will make you a different size for each shoe, if you like. As you seem to be aware of, CXL will stretch considerably. IME, if you get a half size down, they will be uncomfortably tight for the first few wears, but eventually stretch to fit. Just an FYI, their leather soles aren't that great. I would never consider them for a pair, personally. Since you are already going custom, you might consider the...