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post #17806 of 18851
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Originally Posted by insy View Post

Its too tightly for me, same for Soller. Rain is very close, Llubi as well. i I think that means I have a low instep?! (Pretty new to high quality shoes ☹️) I hope the Forest works better, Oscar seemed ok.

CJ Tetbury has a decent lacing, too bad they are a bit too long, therefore on ebay.

Im wondering which other brands around 400-500 EUR are worth looking at, which can compete with CJ and Carmina?

Perhaps you could give Simpson or Alcuda one more try? Not many competitors outshine Carmina in terms of cost/quality esp Shell.
post #17807 of 18851

Gentlemen,

 

Believe it or not these are supposed to be Carmina "New Cognac" shell cordovan.  Obviously, very different.  My wife is infatuated with them.  I tend to be very awed by their beauty as well:

 

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Happy Friday!

post #17808 of 18851
Has anybody had the string on their string loafers break? If so how did you go about repairing it?
post #17809 of 18851
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post

Perhaps you could give Simpson or Alcuda one more try? Not many competitors outshine Carmina in terms of cost/quality esp Shell.

Yea, Carmina is pretty much still underpriced.

I dont know whether the Simpson ladt is gonna work or not for me. Ive been avoiding it for the most part because Rain is already a bit tight around my small toe.

Im getting confused though because Uetam, which is just E fitting (my Rain is EE), fits really well. The difference I see there is the more rounded Toe-Box compared to Rain.
post #17810 of 18851
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

Believe it or not these are supposed to be Carmina "New Cognac" shell cordovan.  Obviously, very different.  My wife is infatuated with them.  I tend to be very awed by their beauty as well:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

photo IMG_2880_zpsvfwrebp0.jpg

 

photo IMG_2886_zps3mr5ezym.jpg

 

photo IMG_2882_zpsrnwbsga0.jpg

 

photo IMG_2884_zpsy1ydriph.jpg

 

photo IMG_0734_zpssypon2jm.jpg

 

Happy Friday!

I really like them, and they appear to be slightly mottled like a very faint museum effect.  They will age wonderfully! 

post #17811 of 18851

congrats, Joel!! color looks like my cognac PTBs. very lovely!

 

how do you find the Inca fit? I thought you had wide-ish feet.

post #17812 of 18851
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post
 

congrats, Joel!! color looks like my cognac PTBs. very lovely!

 

how do you find the Inca fit? I thought you had wide-ish feet.

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

I really like them, and they appear to be slightly mottled like a very faint museum effect.  They will age wonderfully! 


Thanks Gentlemen.

 

@peppercorn78 

 

I was properly measured on a Brannock device last year by a young lad who sold me a pair of New Balance trainers.  I am a US 11 from heel to ball and a US 10 from toe tips to heel.  But, I have a wide foot that borders a 2E on the left foot and a 3E on the right.

 

So, I have found that my best option is to go with a standard US 11D and I have a little more room from ball to toe tips, but that is ok with me.

 

Thanks.

post #17813 of 18851
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Originally Posted by insy View Post


Yea, Carmina is pretty much still underpriced.

I dont know whether the Simpson ladt is gonna work or not for me. Ive been avoiding it for the most part because Rain is already a bit tight around my small toe.

Im getting confused though because Uetam, which is just E fitting (my Rain is EE), fits really well. The difference I see there is the more rounded Toe-Box compared to Rain.


The Simpson will most likely not work given that the Rain is already a bit tight. Most people size up half a size for the Simpson though I suspect you will still find it not to be the most suitable for your feet even after sizing up. 

post #17814 of 18851

What's options does Carmina offer for re-crafting?

post #17815 of 18851
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Originally Posted by papa kot View Post
 

What's options does Carmina offer for re-crafting?

 

I asked them on Reddit before. Here is what Jaime Albaladejo said:

 

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j_albaladejo View Post

 

2- Yes you can ask for a resole, through any of stores, retailers or directly by email. Normally we take from 4-6 weeks for a resole service depending on how busy it's the factory

post #17816 of 18851

Definitely, they are not well prepare for such a service.  Not long ago, the shop in Madrid was taking shoes to a poor local cobbler!! that I refuse to use .  Maybe today they accept such a service in the Palma de Mallorca factory (many complaints over here at that time) but I think they do not have a resole station ad hoc like so many other premium brands.  Would like to know how things work today and prices ( I do not live in Madrid anymore). I am sure that if you take your shoes to a good local cobbler, you are doing them a favor.

 

Edit.  I just called the shops in Madrid and Palma (factory is closed).  Unless you are specific with the repair at the factory , they continue to send the shoes to a local cobbler, at least in Madrid.  Prices upon previous inspection and starting at 70€.  This is the major issue for Carmina from my point of view.  If there is no apparent need for recrafting (inseaming) I would not hesitate to take them to him for resoling. Just my 2 cents.

post #17817 of 18851
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Definitely, they are not well prepare for such a service.  Not long ago, the shop in Madrid was taking shoes to a poor local cobbler!! that I refuse to use .  Maybe today they accept such a service in the Palma de Mallorca factory (many complaints over here at that time) but I think they do not have a resole station ad hoc like so many other premium brands.  Would like to know how things work today and prices ( I do not live in Madrid anymore). I am sure that if you take your shoes to a good local cobbler, you are doing them a favor.

Edit.  I just called the shops in Madrid and Palma (factory is closed).  Unless you are specific with the repair at the factory , they continue to send the shoes to a local cobbler, at least in Madrid.  Prices upon previous inspection and starting at 70€.  This is the major issue for Carmina from my point of view.  If there is no apparent need for recrafting (inseaming) I would not hesitate to take them to him for resoling. Just my 2 cents.
This is crazy Zapasman so you telling me some one want there carmina redrafted & wanted it done by carmina. They will take you shoe & send it to local cobbler & charge you premium fee lol
post #17818 of 18851
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

Believe it or not these are supposed to be Carmina "New Cognac" shell cordovan.  Obviously, very different.  My wife is infatuated with them.  I tend to be very awed by their beauty as well:

 

photo IMG_2880_zpsvfwrebp0.jpg


photo IMG_2886_zps3mr5ezym.jpgphoto IMG_0734_zpssypon2jm.jpg

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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Happy Friday!

These look stellar, not many makers do double monks in shell

post #17819 of 18851
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

This is crazy Zapasman so you telling me some one want there carmina redrafted & wanted it done by carmina. They will take you shoe & send it to local cobbler & charge you premium fee lol

I Will call the factory on monday. Cheers
post #17820 of 18851
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Gentlemen,

Believe it or not these are supposed to be Carmina "New Cognac" shell cordovan.  Obviously, very different.  My wife is infatuated with them.  I tend to be very awed by their beauty as well:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
photo IMG_2880_zpsvfwrebp0.jpg


photo IMG_2886_zps3mr5ezym.jpg


photo IMG_2882_zpsrnwbsga0.jpg


photo IMG_2884_zpsy1ydriph.jpg


photo IMG_0734_zpssypon2jm.jpg

Wow, these are stunning.
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