Originally Posted by kev777
Fantastic thread with some beautiful shoes !! Anyone with both Carmina's and Edward Greens care to comment on how they stack up against each other? I'm in the market for a couple of pairs of shoes and was just going to get EG's job done but after all the recent instances of "bad press" i'm thinking if Carmina is anywhere near the quality i may just let them have my hard earned. I know it can be a very subjective subject but any thoughts would be helpful.
Shoes i have in mind is calf brown double monks & brogue (EG would be Westminster & Inverness).
May be able to help you here. Let me start by saying that EG's are objectively a better brand of shoes. If money is not an issue, I would recommend EG's. However, although nicer, EG's are more than twice the price and I do not feel that they are really worth the premium. I find that Carmina hits the sweet spot in regards to price and value. I would go for carmina if you find a last that fits and appeals to you.