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Thanks. Hopefully they release sooner than later. I want a pair.
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post
 

MTO for my friend from The Proper Kit finally came. Here's how they looked after I polished them up and a few wears.

 

I got these recently from Carmina's outlet section on their website. The suede is phenomenal, very soft and I love the color. Haven't put a mirror shine yet, but here's how they look after about 5 wears. 

 

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These look way better in real life than on the website. Nice pickup! 

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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post

Dear @justonemore Hi,

I would appreciate if you could share details on this longwing; I know it isn't CARMINA, but it's a very handsome pair of shoes. I just hope that if this is a web image that you have somewhere saved the shoes' provenance!



Cheers

Dimitris

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/3330#post_5267078

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The AEs are derbies whereas the picture above is a saddle Oxford. Some photoshop magic?
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

The AEs are derbies whereas the picture above is a saddle Oxford. Some photoshop magic?

Saddle oxford? Perhaps you meant a different photo? Would those not be better desribed as a longwing oxford?

These are saddle oxfords...

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Dear @Bakes11771 and @watchidiot

Thank you very much for your contribution.

Unfortunately this is not the one; very similar, but not the one. Two differences: the latter gentleman pointed out the first one, the original being an oxford while the AE picture being a derby. The second difference is the most important one for me at least; the oxford has a six-eyelet configuration whereas the derby a five-eyelet, and there lies the fundamental reason for my enquiry as I firmly believe that the six-eyelet is a more balanced and handsome proposal.

Cheers

Dimitris
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

Saddle oxford? Perhaps you meant a different photo? Would those not be better desribed as a longwing oxford?

These are saddle oxfords...


Hi,

I think he meant saddle colored oxfords; indeed, yours are saddle type oxfords.

Best

Dimitris
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We've had a few MTO/GMTO Chelsea boots recently.  Here's one more for the list.  Black lizard Chelsea, Forest last, style 810. Set a personal record today for the most 'first-day-out' compliments received. 

 

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Hey everyone,

 

my first post over here, hopefully in the correct manner ;)

 

I just received two Carmina Boots (Jumper Oscar and the Cordovan Soller) as well as one from Meermin.

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/jumper-brown-80184

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/jumper-codovan-burgundy-80179

 

https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4736

 

First general question I have is, the Meermin Leather just feels soooo much harder compared to the Carmina Jumper Boot. The Meermin last fits very well but because the leather is very hard they are not as comfortable at the same time. What is the main difference between the leather of those Boots? I guess the pricing is already the answer?

 

Secondly, the Carmina Oscar last is a bit too tight in the toe and in the back. The Soller fits very well overcall. However I think there is an issue with the cording. Can you give me your opinion please?

 

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Originally Posted by insy View Post
 

Hey everyone,

 

my first post over here, hopefully in the correct manner ;)

 

I just received two Carmina Boots (Jumper Oscar and the Cordovan Soller) as well as one from Meermin.

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/jumper-brown-80184

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/jumper-codovan-burgundy-80179

 

https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4736

 

First general question I have is, the Meermin Leather just feels soooo much harder compared to the Carmina Jumper Boot. The Meermin last fits very well but because the leather is very hard they are not as comfortable at the same time. What is the main difference between the leather of those Boots? I guess the pricing is already the answer?

 

Secondly, the Carmina Oscar last is a bit too tight in the toe and in the back. The Soller fits very well overcall. However I think there is an issue with the cording. Can you give me your opinion please?

 

 

  1. Meermin is a cheaper alternative so you answered your own question.
  2. Oscar last i find in general a bit shorter than normal with low instep and generous toe box. If it is tight in the toe and back, it sounds the wrong size imo and you should try the next 0.5 size up.
  3. Cording - not sure what you mean by this. If you are referring to the stitching/sewing on the toe cap being slightly curved, then it is not an issue (to me anyway)
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Thank you for the info Beskpoke DJP
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Originally Posted by ecwy View Post
 

 

  1. Meermin is a cheaper alternative so you answered your own question.
  2. Oscar last i find in general a bit shorter than normal with low instep and generous toe box. If it is tight in the toe and back, it sounds the wrong size imo and you should try the next 0.5 size up.
  3. Cording - not sure what you mean by this. If you are referring to the stitching/sewing on the toe cap being slightly curved, then it is not an issue (to me anyway)

Thank you for the quick response.

 

I just checked and the Oscar is indeed a bit shorter than the Meermin (both in 10.5 UK), as well as my Langer&Messmer. However, the Oscar has the same length as the Soller. The Soller Cordovan fits, as said quite well though. How is that possible?

 

I guess "Cording" is the wrong meaning. I am sorry for my poor English but Google-Translator does not seem to be smarter :D I have made more pictures and marked the area I was talking about. Maybe "tying" or "lancing" is the correct word. Hope you can see the difference between the actual Soller Cordovan and my other Boots.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by insy View Post
 

Thank you for the quick response.

 

I just checked and the Oscar is indeed a bit shorter than the Meermin (both in 10.5 UK), as well as my Langer&Messmer. However, the Oscar has the same length as the Soller. The Soller Cordovan fits, as said quite well though. How is that possible?

 

I guess "Cording" is the wrong meaning. I am sorry for my poor English but Google-Translator does not seem to be smarter :D I have made more pictures and marked the area I was talking about. Maybe "tying" or "lancing" is the correct word. Hope you can see the difference between the actual Soller Cordovan and my other Boots.

 

 

 

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Soller last to me is wider in general than Oscar in the same size. Also, shell tends to be a slight bit looser too imo.

 

Oscar has a quite low instep (the top area between toes and ankle) for me though some other members disagree. It looks like your instep area is low hence the extra space from Soller last closes up the lacing area. In general for boots, even if it is slightly too loose, the high lacing would still make the boot wearable but not ideal.

 

I can\t quite tell but it looks like there is a vertical crease for your soller boot on the left which would clearly indicate the instep is too high for you.

 

You should try to get the lasts that suit your foot shape. For example, I have wide toes and high instep so prefer Soller and Detroit lasts for Carmina.

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I am trying to find a well fitting last but it is fairly difficult :(

 

I have a wide toe as well so figured that Rain would be way too tight and so on. Yet there are so many lasts which are very similar, so trying them all out is the way to go I suppose :)

 

I might order the Llubi Boot

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-boots/jumper-boot-burgundy-80462

 

And go for one size up with the Oscar, as recommended.

 

I took a picture of my feet, maybe you can recommend more :)

 

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Well I would recommend going to a retailer and try on the shoes in person if you can. It can cost a fair bit of money to make returns. Of course that depends on where you live.

 

IMO, I don't think your toes are that wide. My feet are V shaped in comparison. Maybe u can try the inca last.

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