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Looks blue to me. Oh no this is another, what is the color of the dress scenario :P
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Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post

Carmina posted a new picture on Instagram, looks stunning and their description seems to indicate something not to far from the rain last. Carmina's description on the webpage to me is really strange....

Wonder if Carmina are opening up a somewhat new segment given the higher pricing pricing and better quality sole that they otherwise only have on their cordovan offerings


Hi,

Thanks for sharing this photo because some of us are not so much into Instagram. The higher slope of the shoe (than the image on the site) highlights its handsome shape and especially its six-eyelet construction that some gentlemen are really fond of; apart from the Simpson spilt-toe Derby, there are no currently other CARMINA models offering that. Perhaps this is a departure from the five-eyelet that exists in so many models! I estimate that the two constructions will co-exist both in the company's lines and in the gentlemen's collections.

I have no information as to the product positioning of the Buger shoes, but I think you are right! Perhaps the choice of the JR sole signifies the establishment of higher-tier offerings, something indicated by the increased price as well.

Cheers,

Dimitris
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Remember exactly the same thing, same challenge with figuring out where

If that statement is true I'm all for the new last. I'm one of those finding rain to wide in the heel and somewhat lower instep would not hurt

Hi,

Although this is yet to be proved and we can only speculate on fitting details, I have been instructed that one should go with his Rain size. However, you raised an interesting point: instep, and how does Buger's compare to that of the Rain.

Not wanting to monopolize Jaime at CARMINA, could you drop a line to them, and then share the info?

Cheers

Dimitris
post #16519 of 18822
The $50 surcharge is probably because of the JR sole, the flex welt, and probably a Cuban heel. The same reason why the Inca last is a $50 surcharge. Supposedly the inca last is Carmina's "signature" last, and the clicker is instructed to use only the best parts of the leather for the shoe.

Buger is probably just another signature last.
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

The $50 surcharge is probably because of the JR sole, the flex welt, and probably a Cuban heel. The same reason why the Inca last is a $50 surcharge. Supposedly the inca last is Carmina's "signature" last, and the clicker is instructed to use only the best parts of the leather for the shoe.

Buger is probably just another signature last.

Hi,

I think that your approach is precise, and perhaps this is why their initial instruction was that the fitting is similar to Inca; in a way this is a combination (welt, overall construction) that works out well.

I am glad that SF gentlemen are generous enough to share their knowledge and experience!

Best

Dimitris
post #16521 of 18822
I'm strongly considering pulling the trigger on these buger's, kind of taking one for the team biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post

Hi,

I think that your approach is precise, and perhaps this is why their initial instruction was that the fitting is similar to Inca; in a way this is a combination (welt, overall construction) that works out well.

I am glad that SF gentlemen are generous enough to share their knowledge and experience!

Best

Dimitris

I think the fit being similar to Inca is a function of the last shape rather than the welt or construction.
post #16523 of 18822

Unexpectedly ended up with these after passing by a store with deep discounts today. Balmoral boots on the Rain last.

 

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Lucky you Erik Great pick up nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by ErikJN View Post
 

Unexpectedly ended up with these after passing by a store with deep discounts today. Balmoral boots on the Rain last.

 

Do they have a website?

post #16526 of 18822

It's a brick-and-mortar store in Norway, unfortunately!

post #16527 of 18822
Incoming damage from Skoak @rain last. Please let me know what you think of the fit since they are a little snug around the pinky toes. Length is fine.



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Your pinkies where it bulges out on the sides? How does it look/feel when standing?
post #16529 of 18822
From that pic it looks too narrow. Your pinky toes are bulging.
post #16530 of 18822
Maiden voyage. Thanks Robin of Oakroom TW
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