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Interested in prices and what models are available in the factory shop. I will spend a week in Mallorca in April and would like to know if it's worth to make to trip to the factory.
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post

Interested in prices and what models are available in the factory shop. I will spend a week in Mallorca in April and would like to know if it's worth to make to trip to the factory.

There's no factory shop to my knowledge. There's a Carmina store in Palma though.
post #3348 of 8977
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post

Interested in prices and what models are available in the factory shop. I will spend a week in Mallorca in April and would like to know if it's worth to make to trip to the factory.

Is there a factory shop? Tried to find the factory two years ago without success, if there is a shop they can´t sell much smile.gif
post #3349 of 8977
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.... Any requests for photos or intel?

 

Yeah -  ask them when the 2nd round of the cognac boot will be shipped  smile.gif.  I was hoping to pick mine up on a recent trip to Scandinavia, but alas it was not to be .... 

 

Any information you can pick up also on options for different types of hatch-grains (or pebble grains) will be great. The talk earlier in this thread about a textured chukka boot has piqued my interest.

post #3350 of 8977
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There's no factory shop to my knowledge. There's a Carmina store in Palma though.

I know the shop in Palma. Last time I was there was in 2009. At the time I did not know much about the brand and did not want to pay full price. After a first pair last week, now I'm converted :-)

I think I read in a guide or Internet that there is some factory shop in Inca. But I see your reason to go there is not to buy samples or seconds.
post #3351 of 8977
A pricing mystery on the Carmina web store: why are the Inca-lasted shoes €63 more than others?

For example, this brown plain captoe on Inca is €338.

Yet this brown brogued captoe on Rain is €275.

Anyone know why, or at least have an entertaining theory?
post #3352 of 8977
Yes, the Inca is more expensive because they use a different welt that is of higher quality and is more flexible. This also makes the Inca the most comfortable last (in theory at least). That's what they told me at least, I have actually not tried it on myself.
post #3353 of 8977
^Interesting! Thanks, Leaves.
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Tell me about it! nod[1].gif I got another one in the production line due in May. A kid that is, not a MTO smile.gif
Congratulations Leaves! Succession in Skoaktiebolaget secured :-)
post #3355 of 8977
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

Back on topic, I'm going to be at the Carmina factory in Inca on Monday (March 4). Any requests for photos or intel?

 

If you could get some photos of their range of leathers (suede in particular) that might be good. From what I understand from Epaulet, Carmina has an extensive range, and only parts of that range have yet made it into online photos, and thus common knowledge. Intel wise I'd love some info on the whole grain leather quagmire if they're willing to share. Will it be resolved in the near future? Are they looking for a new supplier?

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I'm pretty sure Manton mentioned on AAAC that the 888 is the same as the 82 except with a square toe.  Is it the chisel toe that's not to your taste?

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I'm pretty sure Manton mentioned on AAAC that the 888 is the same as the 82 except with a square toe.  Is it the chisel toe that's not to your taste?

It is, but to my eye, chiseled toes always look a bit sleeker than their round toe counterparts. The 606, for example, looks a bit sleeker than the 202. I don't know if anyone else has ever had this impression, but this is how it's always looked to me.

Regarding Carmina, I mispoke earlier. Where I said Adelaide, I meant Carmina's Alcudia. Sorry for the confusion. Does anyone know how Carmina's Alcudia last compares to any of the EGs, JLs, or C&Js? Or how it compares to Carmina's Deia?
post #3358 of 8977
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

Tell me about it! nod[1].gif I got another one in the production line due in May. A kid that is, not a MTO smile.gif

Congrats man, when I met you, you were pushing a stroller.
post #3359 of 8977

Ok, I'd agree with that.  The sharper lines through the toe make the 888 more suitable for particularly dressy shoes (such as black plain-toes or wholecuts) IMO, not to imply that the 82 wouldn't work as well.  I don't have enough personal experience with EG shoes to say one way or the other.  I was just curious what your preferences were because I'm planning on order Carmina wholecuts on the Rain last shortly.  

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

It is, but to my eye, chiseled toes always look a bit sleeker than their round toe counterparts. The 606, for example, looks a bit sleeker than the 202. I don't know if anyone else has ever had this impression, but this is how it's always looked to me.

Regarding Carmina, I mispoke earlier. Where I said Adelaide, I meant Carmina's Alcudia. Sorry for the confusion. Does anyone know how Carmina's Alcudia last compares to any of the EGs, JLs, or C&Js? Or how it compares to Carmina's Deia?

I wear the same size Alcudia as EG's 82/888. However, the Alcudia has a more agressive and sharper toe than the 82. I actually think a very good comparison to the Alcudia is Alfred Sargent's 106 last.

Picture below is from the AS website:


Compared to my jodhpurs:
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