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post #91 of 105
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I concur with this.

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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Anyone have to size up when moving from the Inca to the Simpson last? If so, how much?

Hey, theres a Carmina Size Thread for this kind of nonsense!
post #92 of 105
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Hey, theres a Carmina Size Thread for this kind of nonsense!

not to mention the carmina shoe porn thread
post #93 of 105
Carmina shoes are fine and the back-and-forth about them is ridiculous. For one, as wonderful as EG shoes are (for example), I am not sure that every model they make is a winner. Overall, I don't think Carmina leather shoes are the equal of EG's, but they cost half as much. One can compare, for example, EG's Dover with Carmina's split toe, and Carmina does the split in the most banal fashion, similar to AS, rather than the more expensive hand sewn method (I think this is the difference, in any event EG's way is lovelier).

The main problem I have with Carmina, and this was true whether I visited either of their Madrid branches or their Paris shop, is that they never seemed to have the model I wanted, or themodels they had always had something about them that made them undesirable or less desirable. I bought two examples, I guess because I was itching to get Carminas: a suede derby with rubber not leather soles; a grain derby with lug sole and a strange contrasting stripe on the ankle. No matter what I wanted, they never seem to have exactly the model I was looking for. Some of their style decisions were questionable. Perhaps their new emarketing corrects this problem due to special orders. Assuming one can get what one needs, and one were starting a wardrobe, they are a superb foundation to any elegant shoe wardrobe.
post #94 of 105
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Originally Posted by brescd01 View Post

for example, EG's Dover with Carmina's split toe, and Carmina does the split in the most banal fashion, similar to AS, rather than the more expensive hand sewn method (I think this is the difference, in any event EG's way is lovelier).

fwiw, the carmina looks pretty much handsewn. i think some basic knowledge helps.
post #95 of 105
Not sure that there's a lot of handsewn in EGs nor in the "first range" brands.
For sure, there is in Vass, as told me Didier Martinez, formerly shoemaker at Berluti and Aubercy.
post #96 of 105
Thanks for the snark, but I was referring to the split in the toe, a feature distinctive to the EG Dover, and I believe this has to be hand-sewn the way EG does it. I was not referring to the rest o fthe shoe. In any event, basic knowledge does not help since there is widespread disagreeement on what part of which shoe is handsewn.
post #97 of 105
For sure the "split on the toe" is handsewn on the JM Weston Chasse (sorry no pics, firewall...), but not the same price than the Dover.
post #98 of 105
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

not to mention the carmina shoe porn thread

Yes, I know. I'm on the thread all the time!!
post #99 of 105
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Originally Posted by brescd01 View Post

Thanks for the snark,

no snark from my side. i don't care what you're referring to. ty
post #100 of 105
I am a die-hard EG fan but went with the Carmina over the Dover and have no regrets:

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post #101 of 105
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Yes, I know. I'm on the thread all the time!!

not poking at you, just find it funny that there is 3 separate carmina threads
post #102 of 105
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

not poking at you, just find it funny that there is 3 separate carmina threads

No worries and I agree with you!! nod[1].gif
post #103 of 105
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

No worries and I agree with you!! nod[1].gif

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post #104 of 105
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

hello boys im planning to resell carmina shoes here in our country can someone point me to the right direction? who to talk to ? thanks again!

Do you plan to be an online or brick and mortar retailer? I'm sure they have retail requirements, minimum purchase, pricing etc., so the most obvious would be to contact Carmina, check their website for contact info.
post #105 of 105
Forgive the shameless plug biggrin.gif but wanted to give a heads up that I'm selling a pair of NIB black Double Monks in 8UK.
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