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these came saturday and I finally got around to posting a pic.


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post #10592 of 19548
Just returned from a short trip to Spain. I spent two mornings doing some shopping in Madrid. As I did not have much time, I went first to Salamanca, to El Corte Ingles department store. As there were still some items left from the winter sale (50% off and another 10% 'tourist' reduction), I purchased a Corneliani blazer, Jacob Cohen jeans and 3 pairs of shoes (Santoni boots and cap toes, Lottusse single monks). There were plenty of tempting shoes on sale (F. Rossetti, Bruno Magli, Santoni, A. Testoni, Church's, Yanko, etc). They also had a decent selection of Carmina.

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There were indeed (as other member mentioned a few weeks ago here) lots of interesting small shops in the Salamanca area. I checked the Meermin shop on A. Coello street, GY shoes starting from 140 euros (finishing and leather quality not so great) to some more expensive (270), beveled waist, nice last. There was even a 7eme largeur shop (unfortunately closed when I passed). In the Chueca area there were plenty of outlet shops with GY shoes made in Spain but with dubious English names (prices around 100 euros). For a bit above this price range I preferred Lottusse.


I visited 2 Carmina shops in and was really charmed by the offers. I would have probably bought a pair if I would have not blown my budget before. Not sure if a pair of Carmina would be preferable to 2 Santoni on sale.


A few phone pics of Carmina window shops

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post #10593 of 19548
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

these came saturday and I finally got around to posting a pic.
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Very nice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10594 of 19548
those carmina tassel loafers are the secks.
post #10595 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

Picked these up today at Saks in NYC. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Model is the Belphegor - A Ghillie version of the Arca.
They have a nice style selection (about 8 styles including a black Arca with red piping accents; an Arca monk; an Arca ankle boot; an Arca Chelsea boot)

Good taste aside, please spill on price.
post #10596 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

Picked these up today at Saks in NYC.
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Model is the Belphegor - A Ghillie version of the Arca.
They have a nice style selection (about 8 styles including a black Arca with red piping accents; an Arca monk; an Arca ankle boot; an Arca Chelsea boot)

drool.gif great toe.
post #10597 of 19548
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Good taste aside, please spill on price.

Pretty standard for Corthay I think (when looking at Leffot prices)

Prices ranged from 1300-1450 with trees. I think these were about 1400.

I assume Leffot will continue to carry Corthay and host MTO events. At present Leffot's stock is pretty depleted. It was great to see Saks stock such a nice range. I am an impulsive shopper, and the six month lag time on many MTO ends up being a little off-putting.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

these came saturday and I finally got around to posting a pic.
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Hai Derek.

Shooz be hot!

Corthay?
post #10599 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

Pretty standard for Corthay I think (when looking at Leffot prices)
Prices ranged from 1300-1450 with trees. I think these were about 1400.
I assume Leffot will continue to carry Corthay and host MTO events. At present Leffot's stock is pretty depleted. It was great to see Saks stock such a nice range. I am an impulsive shopper, and the six month lag time on many MTO ends up being a little off-putting.

Got it. Thx!
post #10600 of 19548
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post

Just returned from a short trip to Spain. I spent two mornings doing some shopping in Madrid. As I did not have much time, I went first to Salamanca, to El Corte Ingles department store. As there were still some items left from the winter sale (50% off and another 10% 'tourist' reduction), I purchased a Corneliani blazer, Jacob Cohen jeans and 3 pairs of shoes (Santoni boots and cap toes, Lottusse single monks). There were plenty of tempting shoes on sale (F. Rossetti, Bruno Magli, Santoni, A. Testoni, Church's, Yanko, etc). They also had a decent selection of Carmina.

There were indeed (as other member mentioned a few weeks ago here) lots of interesting small shops in the Salamanca area. I checked the Meermin shop on A. Coello street, GY shoes starting from 140 euros (finishing and leather quality not so great) to some more expensive (270), beveled waist, nice last. There was even a 7eme largeur shop (unfortunately closed when I passed). In the Chueca area there were plenty of outlet shops with GY shoes made in Spain but with dubious English names (prices around 100 euros). For a bit above this price range I preferred Lottusse.
I visited 2 Carmina shops in and was really charmed by the offers. I would have probably bought a pair if I would have not blown my budget before. Not sure if a pair of Carmina would be preferable to 2 Santoni on sale.
A few phone pics of Carmina window shops


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Thx for the sic pics-  carmina is  inlove.gif

 


 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

these came saturday and I finally got around to posting a pic.
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damn these are sweet!  something about the coloring

post #10601 of 19548
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

drool.gif great toe.

The color contrast is less dramatic in most lighting situations...the direct sun and the camera really plays up the contrast.
post #10602 of 19548
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

This is the original 'Windsor' (with the cricket club medallion) which hasn't been in production since the 1980s. Tony Gaziano (when he worked for EG) did run a special edition for the members of the London Lounge. As the punches for the original perforations have been lost, they were substituted with stock designs.
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http://www.styleforum.net/t/255661/vintage-edward-green-john-hlustiks-windsor
Here is member 'PhiloVance' (who must be the world's leading authority on the 'Windsors') discussing the design features.
http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2011/07/vintage-edward-green-john-hlustiks.html
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Just saw this - damn nice find Ishi. I'll be PM'ing regarding the availability of those Windsors shortly :-)

And thanks for the kind words, Bengal-Stripe, although "authority" might be a bit much - but certainly the world's biggest Windsor fan.

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post #10603 of 19548
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

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nephew,
enjoy wearing
who is maker?
post #10604 of 19548
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have a question. If it is a Wednesday and really humid, is it ok to use lasted shoe trees? Because the leather should be a bit swollen due to the moisture in the air and it might stretch out the shoes too much. Of course, if there is percipitation in the air on a Wendesday one shouldn't use trees at all, however if it is a Saturday during the winter, the dryness would require the use of lasted trees, correct? But, what about if the axis of the earth is changing like in spring and it is a Friday and not humid yet like in August, should I use lasted or regular trees, if regular how tight should they be that the dryness won't crack the leather, or over stretch the shoe? confused.gif

always use shoe trees
post #10605 of 19548
I spy a croc carmina up there.....

and YAY! Its Corthay day! bounce2.gif
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