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Today - Carmina oxfords on the Inca last:
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was about to post chocolate rain youtube link aaaand then i saw "inca".
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

I've searched Tomir sole and haven't found any complaints (which is great), but any other input on wear? The front section looks thin compared to other options. Leaves, Dragu, Roger, others with experience? Thanks


 



I'm not sure if I have experience - is the pic below a Tomir sole?
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If so, there is very little wear evidenced after a full winter of fairly frequent use. I have no complaint about the sole or any other aspect of the boot. It's a pure winner in my books. When it comes time for sole replacement, I'm pretty sure B. Nelson could give me anything I want from double leather to full Dainite.

I think that's the York Sole.
post #7458 of 10391
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

They are nice! But not better than a full brogue since they are a full brogue:)
Well its actually a cross-over between an Adelaide and a full-brogue. A so-called U-wing. smile.gif
post #7459 of 10391
Sure, it's a U-wing but still a full brogue.
Not the traditional wingtip full brogue, but a full brogue nevertheless 😉
post #7460 of 10391
I'm curious to how everyone would compare the u wing made by vass, and that of carmina. (Main difference seems to be the cap of the vass is closer to the toe, while the carmina is farther towards the vamp)
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As long as you are happy, Swede66. But I secretely think you are wrong. We could always agree to disagree on this one? Now, what do you think compared to a standard full-brogue?
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

Sure, it's a U-wing but still a full brogue.

Not the traditional wingtip full brogue, but a full brogue nevertheless 😉

 



Yes. And regardless of the label, I see no difference in versatility. Nice shoes, to be sure.
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Originally Posted by Shoeproject View Post

As long as you are happy, Swede66. But I secretely think you are wrong. We could always agree to disagree on this one? Now, what do you think compared to a standard full-brogue?
Agreed 😉. I think they're great, but personally prefer either a wing tipped version or an Adelaide.
post #7464 of 10391
^ I agree with swede; it's a u-cap full brogue
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As an aside, is broguing and pinking both required for a brogue?
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As an aside, is broguing and pinking both required for a brogue?
I'd say yes to that, but am I sure? Nope.
post #7467 of 10391
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

Agreed 😉. I think they're great, but personally prefer either a wing tipped version or an Adelaide.

That is what I am beginning to think as well. I fell for the shoe in the store, but in retrospect I'm beginning to think about changing it to the "normal" full brogue. And then go for the C&J Westbourne Adelaide. Maybe two in one is not the way to go (I know it isnt when it comes to schampoo).

The guys at Skoak said they would change it if I wanted to. Great service and really nice people working there.

Let's agree on "full-brogue-U-wing-Semi-Adelaide" wink.gif
post #7468 of 10391
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Originally Posted by Shoeproject View Post

That is what I am beginning to think as well. I fell for the shoe in the store, but in retrospect I'm beginning to think about changing it to the "normal" full brogue. And then go for the C&J Westbourne Adelaide. Maybe two in one is not the way to go (I know it isnt when it comes to schampoo).

The guys at Skoak said they would change it if I wanted to. Great service and really nice people working there.

Let's agree on "full-brogue-U-wing-Semi-Adelaide" wink.gif
Now that's a great name :-)
I am not that excited over the U-tip though I know many are. Follow your gut.
And yeah, the guys at SKOAB are great.
post #7469 of 10391
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

Now that's a great name :-)
I am not that excited over the U-tip though I know many are. Follow your gut.
And yeah, the guys at SKOAB are great.

I'll try although my gut is unreliable (that sounded wrong?).. These bad boys are nice, right?

The Westbourne:



The Carmina full-brogues:



post #7470 of 10391
Very nice both of them. Really like the Adelaide. Another great alternative is AS Moore.
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