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post #9616 of 19548
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

WTF is up with those 99 cent shoe trees, friend???? Spring for at least $20 & consider it a wise investment!!!

It´s not shoe trees. This is how the Carmina shoes are packed. Paper inte the toe and then a plasic stick... Hopefully the OP is using real trees home smile.gif
post #9617 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

It´s not shoe trees. This is how the Carmina shoes are packed. Paper inte the toe and then a plasic stick... Hopefully the OP is using real trees home smile.gif

I wish Carmina offered lasted trees...................

They offer trees - but only in two shapes.
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post


I wish Carmina offered lasted trees...................
They offer trees - but only in two shapes.



The trees on the pair I have fit very well into the shoe, maybe I just got lucky with the last, but I believe all of their lasts have a similar "basic" shape. Still very expensive for what they are frown.gif
 

 

post #9619 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I wish Carmina offered lasted trees...................
They offer trees - but only in two shapes.

well than these are lasted, i assume...
post #9620 of 19548
I have an email from Betty stating they are lasted.
post #9621 of 19548

This is my very first post, so go easy on me...  Much to my wife's surprise, I've made a concerted effort to upgrade my entire wardrobe to one that's a bit more in line with my age!  Over the last few weeks, I've added the following shoes to my collection.  Would love your thoughts on how I've done so far.  I'm thinking of adding some black whole cuts in the near future. 

 

The full collection:

 

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Magnanni Benito monkstrap

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Ermenegildo Zegna Agreste wing-tips

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Prada Wing-Tip Detail 

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Crocket and Jones Hallam Cap Toe

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Magnanni Brogues

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post #9622 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

It´s not shoe trees. This is how the Carmina shoes are packed. Paper inte the toe and then a plasic stick... Hopefully the OP is using real trees home smile.gif

Yes I do.

Was planning to buy Carmina branded trees but was worried with my luggage weight.
post #9623 of 19548
hmmmmm.............

I guess we should refer to them as 'semi-lasted' then? This is pretty much the same way C&J does it (two lasts fits all) - and I was told by some members here that this was NOT to be considered a lasted tree.

I just don't buy that out of all of those many, many lasts that they offer that only two tree shapes can serve as what I would call a true lasted tree.

Perhaps I'm just being too picky?
post #9624 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

It´s not shoe trees. This is how the Carmina shoes are packed. Paper inte the toe and then a plasic stick... Hopefully the OP is using real trees home smile.gif
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

Yes I do.
Was planning to buy Carmina branded trees but was worried with my luggage weight.

Good Show!
post #9625 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Fabulous! May I ask where one has occasion to wear such things?
Interesting that you feature the buckles. As yo know, (but for the benefit of the forum) shoe buckles were once prized possessions. I have a copy of one of my ancestor's last will and testament in which he willed his silver shoe buckles to one of his sons, such was their value.

Where does one wear such shoes?

How about a Robbie Burns Dinner?

467
post #9626 of 19548
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

This London-Paris trip's damage:
Avenue l'Opera Paris:
1. Carmina - Dark Brown Simpson Last - 360 Euros
2. 263
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Love the Simpson toecap like the vintage French toecap as they called it then.
post #9627 of 19548
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

Yes I do.
Was planning to buy Carmina branded trees but was worried with my luggage weight.

As i suspected since you wrote you bought them on your trip. Great shoes! I own one par of Carmina, a black cap toe on Detroit last, and since i´ve got that one last spring i want more. All the pics posted here last couple of weeks don´t help smile.gif Your brown cap toe is one of the "best" so far... Please post some pics after a couple of wears.
post #9628 of 19548
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Originally Posted by aon View Post

Was planning to buy Carmina branded trees but was worried with my luggage weight.

this makes 500 gramm/half a kilo. no need to worry, imo.
post #9629 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Perhaps I'm just being too picky?

hmmmh, no. you're "struggling" with the definition...
post #9630 of 19548
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Where does one wear such shoes?
How about a Robbie Burns Dinner?
467

Ah!

There is a wonderful old house here in Atlanta that was built by and for the local Robert Burns Society. I've been told it's an approximate replica of a home he lived in at one time, although I couldn't verify it.

In any case - WELL played!
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