just an anecdote: the few EG's i have seen in person didn't impress me much. actually some of their standard oxford brogues in e.g. edwardian.
the shop carried several brands also a mto service in cooperation with cordwainer, another spanish manufacturer, who does a lot under special labels for boutiques etc. all of the shoes e.g. ludwig reiter, alt wien, c&j... had a better look and feel to me.
but my carmina experince is one of it's own and i'm very picky with shoes. there is a small boutique in vienna and they always have one shoe on display. it really peaked out to me - it was a carmina.
just my two cents.