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All sound amazing!! Black calf or cxl with a Dainite sole could be awesome also
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Ask and ye shall receive......





It's actually a fairly new shape and they're finalizing the pattern work on it.

Damn, that is one fine looking shoe. Carmina just may give Vass a run for their money
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So that new scotchgrain leather would look perfect in this boot.  My erection has lasted well over four hours, and the doctors are running out of ideas...puzzled.gif

 

Can Carmina build something similar?  These are St. Crispin

 

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Damn, that is one fine looking shoe. Carmina just may give Vass a run for their money

two different aesthetics. i dont think you would confuse the two
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two different aesthetics. i dont think you would confuse the two

You're being pedantic.
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Edited by NAMOR - 6/19/13 at 8:13pm
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Damn, that is one fine looking shoe. Carmina just may give Vass a run for their money

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You're being pedantic.

 

Maybe he is, but not really.  I immediately noticed what, to me, is a drastic difference in the spacing of the U-cap from the adelaide.  I prefer the Vass' overall aesthetic as it looks more balanced.  I think the Carmina model looks a little cluttered.  I will reserve final judgement until it's actually produced.

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Maybe he is, but not really. I immediately noticed what, to me, is a drastic difference in the spacing of the U-cap from the adelaide. I prefer the Vass' overall aesthetic as it looks more balanced. I think the Carmina model looks a little cluttered. I will reserve final judgement until it's actually produced.

to be clear, I think both Carmina and Vass make wonderful looking shoes. I own neither brand but if given the opportunity to buy one i'd choose Carmina because of accessibility and variety. I'd buy Vass if it was more widely available. The Vass U-Cap is not widely available, and now that Carmina is offering a shoe that is similar I'd lean towards that one instead.

As for the Carmina lookig cluttered, are you referring to the amount of broguing on the shoe itself when compared to Vass?
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to be clear, I think both Carmina and Vass make wonderful looking shoes. I own neither brand but if given the opportunity to buy one i'd choose Carmina because of accessibility and variety. I'd buy Vass if it was more widely available. The Vass U-Cap is not widely available, and now that Carmina is offering a shoe that is similar I'd lean towards that one instead.

As for the Carmina lookig cluttered, are you referring to the amount of broguing on the shoe itself when compared to Vass?

 

There was probably a better way to explain it than "cluttered."  I don' like how close the u-cap brogueing is to the lacing brogueing.  I can't tell if it's just because of difference in shoes sizes on the models photographed, or if the lacing goes further down the vamp on the Carmina model, but it seems significantly more compressed than the Vass model.  I think the U-cap on the Vass model is closer to the front of the toe, which creates a little more open space.  Just visually more appealing to me. 

 

I'm sure it's the exact opposite reaction for others.

 

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post #3447 of 4103
The vass mainly looks better because of the lack of broguing on the toe, and what's mentioned above. And the heel too. They should just copy the vass
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The vass mainly looks better because of the lack of broguing on the toe, and what's mentioned above. And the heel too. They should just copy the vass

This...I always prefer no toe broguing.
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I've got more photos to show, but the other thing that I really liked was a hand-tinted scotchgrain...



This is amazing. It's a first quality calfskin from Annonay in France that's sent to Carmina in a neutral tan color. They then hand burnish and tint it into a beautiful rich brandy tone. It knocked us out in person. Price is about the same as regular calf, and it's really something special.

Wow...I'd be up for MTO style using this burnished scotchgrain calf. Anyone interested in a captoe, PTB, or double monk?
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The vass mainly looks better because of the lack of broguing on the toe, and what's mentioned above. And the heel too. They should just copy the vass
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This...I always prefer no toe broguing.

in that case, Carmina should come out with something similar to the Saint Crispin's 523

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