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Shoes: C&J or Carmina?

post #1 of 146
Thread Starter 
I'm stuck between my next shoe purchase:

Crockett & Jones Hallam:



or, Carmina Black Punched Captoe Oxford:



While I prefer the styling of the Carmina shoes, how do they compare in quality?
post #2 of 146
tough one...........can't go wrong either way, and the pricing is almost on par. Get both!!
post #3 of 146
^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper
post #4 of 146
Thread Starter 
The Carmina are £307 from The Armoury, and I can get the C&J for £200. Is it worth the extra £100 to go with Carmina? I really want to. Please justify it for me. Regarding quality, are they both on par?
post #5 of 146
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper

from what I understand, the US-dollar equivalent for both would work out to be within $50 or so, after takes, shipping, duties, etc.
post #6 of 146
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^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper

I know a girl who works at Kurt Geiger, so I can get the Hallams for £200. But, I want the Carmina shoes.
post #7 of 146
The Carmina is 487 USD plus shipping. The Hallam is 377 USD including shipping. I am assuming the OP is based in the US
post #8 of 146
Thread Starter 
I'm in the UK.
post #9 of 146
I had the Hallams in brown but sold them. I didnt like their shape. I have the Prestwood (same last but a blucher) and I really like it.
post #10 of 146
I would go with Carmina. Unless you have access to their stores in Paris or Spain, there hasn't been a place to buy online in about 5 years. Not to mention those shoes are awesome.
post #11 of 146
Quality? Sure the quality is there. However, unless you plan to wear these shoes for the next 15 years daily and run them into the ground, I think that either one at this level would not fall apart. Dont concern yourself so much with "quality" - get which one you like looking at better.
post #12 of 146
I would buy the C&J.
post #13 of 146
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Quality? Sure the quality is there. However, unless you plan to wear these shoes for the next 15 years daily and run them into the ground, I think that either one at this level would not fall apart. Dont concern yourself so much with "quality" - get which one you like looking at better.

Thanks Spoo, that's what I wanted to hear.

Poll added.
post #14 of 146
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
I had the Hallams in brown but sold them. I didnt like their shape. I have the Prestwood (same last but a blucher) and I really like it.

Were they too elongated?
post #15 of 146
For a black shoe like this I much prefer the style and last of the Carmina.
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