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post #17296 of 18878
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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post
 

I've found that my soller shoes, which are a half size smaller than my rain shoes, fit similarly in length but the instep is a bit tighter in soller.  The general recommendation is to size down a half size when going from rain to soller.  I did and it worked well.  


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post #17297 of 18878
I thought this might be a thread to share a few pics of one of my favorite pairs in my rotation at the moment. Carmina brown calf leather double monks on the Simpson last. During the winter they got beaten up pretty badly thanks to rain, slush, salt etc.

But luckily with some proper clean-up, nourishing and most of all that quality leather of the uppers I got them to look alright again.

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How-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-how-to-get-salt-stains-from-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-salt-damages-in-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-shoe-polish-for-brown-shoes.jpg

How-to-maintain-your-shoes-Carmina-calf-leather-double-monks-.jpg
post #17298 of 18878
Can anyone give advice on what my Carmina size would be? I wear a 8EEE in AE
post #17299 of 18878
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Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post

Can anyone give advice on what my Carmina size would be? I wear a 8EEE in AE

It may be tricky for you. I'm an AE EEE and Alden EE and the only last I can wear is Detroit EEE which is offered as MTO only.
post #17300 of 18878
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Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post

I thought this might be a thread to share a few pics of one of my favorite pairs in my rotation at the moment. Carmina brown calf leather double monks on the Simpson last. During the winter they got beaten up pretty badly thanks to rain, slush, salt etc.

But luckily with some proper clean-up, nourishing and most of all that quality leather of the uppers I got them to look alright again.

How-to-take-care-your-shoes-remember-to-moisturize-your-leathers-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-how-to-get-salt-stains-from-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-salt-damages-in-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-shoe-polish-for-brown-shoes.jpg

How-to-maintain-your-shoes-Carmina-calf-leather-double-monks-.jpg

That's a great before and after pictures comparison. That says a lot of the quality of vegano leather that Carmina uses on their pairs.

Thanks for the pics!
post #17301 of 18878
Quote:
Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post

I thought this might be a thread to share a few pics of one of my favorite pairs in my rotation at the moment. Carmina brown calf leather double monks on the Simpson last. During the winter they got beaten up pretty badly thanks to rain, slush, salt etc.

But luckily with some proper clean-up, nourishing and most of all that quality leather of the uppers I got them to look alright again.

How-to-take-care-your-shoes-remember-to-moisturize-your-leathers-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-how-to-get-salt-stains-from-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-salt-damages-in-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-shoe-polish-for-brown-shoes.jpg

How-to-maintain-your-shoes-Carmina-calf-leather-double-monks-.jpg

 

Wow, beautiful! Would you mind sharing your clean-up process? 

post #17302 of 18878
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Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post

I thought this might be a thread to share a few pics of one of my favorite pairs in my rotation at the moment. Carmina brown calf leather double monks on the Simpson last. During the winter they got beaten up pretty badly thanks to rain, slush, salt etc.

But luckily with some proper clean-up, nourishing and most of all that quality leather of the uppers I got them to look alright again. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

How-to-take-care-your-shoes-remember-to-moisturize-your-leathers-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-how-to-get-salt-stains-from-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-salt-damages-in-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-shoe-polish-for-brown-shoes.jpg

How-to-maintain-your-shoes-Carmina-calf-leather-double-monks-.jpg

 

 

I think you just convinced me to have a go at cleaning my boots that got soaked through with salty slush a couple of weeks ago.  I've been lazy...

post #17303 of 18878
Quote:
Originally Posted by A.J.V View Post

I thought this might be a thread to share a few pics of one of my favorite pairs in my rotation at the moment. Carmina brown calf leather double monks on the Simpson last. During the winter they got beaten up pretty badly thanks to rain, slush, salt etc.

But luckily with some proper clean-up, nourishing and most of all that quality leather of the uppers I got them to look alright again.

How-to-take-care-your-shoes-remember-to-moisturize-your-leathers-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-shoes-how-to-get-salt-stains-from-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-salt-damages-in-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes.jpg

How-to-take-care-of-your-dress-shoes-shoe-polish-for-brown-shoes.jpg

How-to-maintain-your-shoes-Carmina-calf-leather-double-monks-.jpg

 

Great job! Glad to see that no matter how bad the beating was, there's a good chance to get my Simpson double monks back back into business.

Looks like you had a cobbler replace the sole as well, correct?

post #17304 of 18878
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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post

I've found that my soller shoes, which are a half size smaller than my rain shoes, fit similarly in length but the instep is a bit tighter in soller.  The general recommendation is to size down a half size when going from rain to soller.  I did and it worked well.  

100% in agreement
post #17305 of 18878
Wow is that a restoration or what!!

A few years back I had a pair of carminas get thoroughly soaked...it took a few weeks for them to dry out, but eventually they were back to new.

Resilient indeed but man it's scary when you know how much they cost smile.gif
post #17306 of 18878

Great repair job. Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #17307 of 18878
I was never a fan of loafers untill I bought these snuff suede string loafers. These loafers are very versatile for spring and summer season. Carmina does a great job on both quality of materials and design.
post #17308 of 18878
Lovely - I have them in snuff suede and I'm a huge fan.
post #17309 of 18878
Hi guys - bit of a noob question - how is the value proposition of carmina shoes these days in Europe with the Euro? I'm in Amsterdam next few days and was hoping to pickup a couple pairs of work shoes.
Any other recommendations for shoes or Amsterdam also appreciated! Thanks.
post #17310 of 18878

Hi guys,

 

I'm thinking about getting a new pair of loafers for the upcoming warmer days.

 

I'm am UK 9.5 in the Simpson and Forest last, while the Forest last fits me the best.

 

What Size whould I go for in the uatem?

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