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Oops so I would get my Bourbon shell derby at Sep then...

Jamie early indicated that their ambition was to get the GYW GMTO out before they close for summer but at this stage I guess you can only assume they didn't manage this.

Was the grain nubuck also a GYW model? Seems like a regular Carmina stock item on their webpage, quite nice actually
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Jamie early indicated that their ambition was to get the GYW GMTO out before they close for summer but at this stage I guess you can only assume they didn't manage this.

Was the grain nubuck also a GYW model? Seems like a regular Carmina stock item on their webpage, quite nice actually

Russian football grain afair for GYW. Seems they haven't got it from Horween yet.
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Russian football grain afair for GYW. Seems they haven't got it from Horween yet.

Ouch! Must be quite a few waiting by now. They might still be way better then many other manufacturers but still...

Waiting for some shell longwings myself from last round
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Is the web shop also on August holidays? I put in an order for some loafers on the weekend and apart from the order confirmation I haven't heard anything else yet!
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Is the web shop also on August holidays? I put in an order for some loafers on the weekend and apart from the order confirmation I haven't heard anything else yet!

 

I think thats normal for them - for my last order it took them 2 weeks to ship it.

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I think thats normal for them - for my last order it took them 2 weeks to ship it.

 

Oh I see! Thanks for the info!

 

I guess I'll have to wait patiently :satisfied: Where's my instant gratification at? haha

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Picked those beauties up in the Palma Store, it does have some scratches, hopefully I can fix it a lilttle bit (Cordovan). Their pricing is the same for Cordovan (those were on sale) other models, which cost online 385 are around 340 range.
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Bah, that's nothing, enjoy those and excellent deal!

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Picked those beauties up in the Palma Store, it does have some scratches, hopefully I can fix it a lilttle bit (Cordovan). Their pricing is the same for Cordovan (those were on sale) other models, which cost online 385 are around 340 range.

 

 

@insy

 

Congratulations.  That is an amazing makeup.  Both practical and profound at once.

 

One of Carmina's finest expressions.  

 

May I ask, how long have you been on your sartorial journey in wearing proper mens footwear?

 

Thanks.

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Who can help me locate some non-tassel loafers on the forest last? Can't fit in the regular or wide versions of Uetam last (former too narrow, latter with an instep too low). Rain last fits reasonably well, but instep still a little low in the Oxford.

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Who can help me locate some non-tassel loafers on the forest last? Can't fit in the regular or wide versions of Uetam last (former too narrow, latter with an instep too low). Rain last fits reasonably well, but instep still a little low in the Oxford.

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Steve of GF may have some split toe penny loafers on Forest. My tobacco ones were from him.
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@insy


Congratulations.  That is an amazing makeup.  Both practical and profound at once.

One of Carmina's finest expressions.  

May I ask, how long have you been on your sartorial journey in wearing proper mens footwear?

Thanks.

I think I bought a pair of Loake 4 years ago but mainly just to have proper dress shoes for special events.

For a year or so Ive been really trying to only buy shoes which fit great and are of good quality. As far as I can tell its fairly pricely as well as addictive 😎
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Hi gents, I am trying to figure out whether I will fit in the Simpson last. Unfortunately, I do not own a lot pairs of branded shoes so the only comparison I have is with Yanko 915 last (also rather narrow width), in which case 8UK fits very snugly but not to the point where the daily wear becomes uncomfortable. Anyone of you guys tried both lasts and can compare the width?

 

Alternatively, I am also considering oxfords on Rain last. I have a Carmina chukka on Rain last in 8.5UK which is very comfortable and not super snug. Should I size down to 8UK for the oxford or keep it at 8.5? Thanks!

 

edit // or maybe do you know where I could try Carmina in London? I read online that Hackett in their Jermyn St. store stocked them. Do you know if that is still the case?


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I think I bought a pair of Loake 4 years ago but mainly just to have proper dress shoes for special events.

For a year or so Ive been really trying to only buy shoes which fit great and are of good quality. As far as I can tell its fairly pricely as well as addictive 😎

 

 

Well, congrats on stepping up your shoe game.

 

There is something admirable about a gentleman who desires to wear fine footwear.

 

One thing to keep in mind, especially concerning shell cordovan.  You will scarcely find a pair that is totally free from all blemishes and defects.  In all the pairs that I have handled from every reputable maker, I can count on 1 hand the pairs that were totally pristine.

 

Cordovan is not like calfskin at all.  I was recently told that a mere 9 of 100 Horween shells are able to be made into Whiskey.  That tells me the lighter shells are very hard to get in immaculate condition.

 

So, you can appreciate the nuances of small blemishes and such because of the sheer amount of work and science that goes into making a pair of cordovans.  

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by existor View Post
 

Hi gents, I am trying to figure out whether I will fit in the Simpson last. Unfortunately, I do not own a lot pairs of branded shoes so the only comparison I have is with Yanko 915 last (also rather narrow width), in which case 8UK fits very snugly but not to the point where the daily wear becomes uncomfortable. Anyone of you guys tried both lasts and can compare the width?

 

Alternatively, I am also considering oxfords on Rain last. I have a Carmina chukka on Rain last in 8.5UK which is very comfortable and not super snug. Should I size down to 8UK for the oxford or keep it at 8.5? Thanks!

 

edit // or maybe do you know where I could try Carmina in London? I read online that Hackett in their Jermyn St. store stocked them. Do you know if that is still the case?

Sorry can't help with the sizing , but can confirm that hackett stocks carmina but all their shoes were on Forest last when I visited them in June this year.

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