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post #7006 of 9940
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Originally Posted by pwhinson View Post

Yet another opinion - I have the Carmina balmoral boots in cognac cordovan and they are flawless. I asked for a pair in the lightest shade they could find and what they sent was more like a whisky - I think of cognac as a bit darker than what Alden would call whisky. My pair are paler than most of the photos I've seen on the forum of the Carmina boot, but close to the way they appeared on the Skoat website. From these photos, I like the shape of the toe a bit better on the EG but I see very little difference.  I've seen nothing with regard to the finish of what Carmina does with cordovan on my particular pair of boots that would differentiate it from any other high-end maker and I'm glad that use Horween, a source known and respected to most of us. On my Carmina cordovan boots the color is striking and there are no flaws in the cordovan anywhere (and there's a lot of beautiful pale cordovan in that boot!). My only complaint on the Carmina cordovan boots is that they squeak when I walk - the sound of the tongue of the boot against the shaft (I do hate using the word shaft in this context but it was used earlier in this thread, we could use throat but that leads to other problems). Or maybe the squeaking is my creaky joints.

I've got both in my collection. IMO - they're not in the same class. The EG Shannons are sublime. The cordo Carminas are excellent but they feel a bit stiff and somewhat bulky. The EG last is elegant. Both were MTOs.
post #7007 of 9940

Cordovan is always stiffer and bulkier (heavier) than calf. I still like it though; there is a time and place for calf and cordovan.  But, I agree. The Shannons look better. 

post #7008 of 9940
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post
 

Cordovan is always stiffer and bulkier (heavier) than calf. I still like it though; there is a time and place for calf and cordovan.  But, I agree. The Shannons look better. 

 

I agree which is why I find this ad to be very strange:

 

 

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post #7009 of 9940
^ might be comparing stiff cowhide to shell. Is like when Fritos potato chips says 30% less fat in their baked chips*































* compared to the fattiest chips available at market at this date__-__-____
post #7010 of 9940

When was advertising supposed to have anything to do with the truth???

post #7011 of 9940
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

I agree which is why I find this ad to be very strange:

 

 

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Nice photo

post #7012 of 9940

The cordovan on the Carmina bal boots is very stiff by its very nature as others have suggested. On my EG Galways the vamp is the most supple sublime soft but substantial calf I have never seen but that's my first pair of EGs. I don't think the stiffness of the cordovan in the Carmina boot is in any way unexpected or faulty. To me both are simply beautiful boots. Of course the Carmina boot, has a tremendous price advantage going for it. The value/quality equation in Carmina is extraordinary in my opinion. I sometimes think we have a propensity to name one item superior over another when its somewhat beside the point. Both shoes should provide great durability and wear and are excellent boots.

post #7013 of 9940
I have numerous EG and own a couple of Carmina. The calf of EG is far and above better than Carmina (which can explaint he premium in price), at least the qualities that I like in calf (e.g., thickness and flexibility, less creasing, ability to hold polish). The soles of my EG last much longer than Carmina too. Last is subjective and Carmina wins with order flexibility (only Vass I think can challenge this when price is also factored in). EG will always win with burnishing.

Both are great choices for 2 different price points. Since EG lasts work better than Carmina, the choices have not been difficult.

No cordovan from EG yet though...I have a huge stable of Alden for that. biggrin.gif
post #7014 of 9940
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No cordovan from EG yet though...I have a huge stable of Alden for that. biggrin.gif

Lots of people don't see the point in EG cordovan, but to me the finishing on EG Crup is the best in the business. Well worth the upcharge.
post #7015 of 9940
great price to whomever had the highest bid. love the falkirk

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edward-Green-Handmade-Dark-Brown-Wingtip-Oxfords-Size-9-5-E-Excellent-/171244585581?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=vkm6rbBkXa%252F3h84Oo7NEMT9cWtU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
post #7016 of 9940
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Lots of people don't see the point in EG cordovan, but to me the finishing on EG Crup is the best in the business. Well worth the upcharge.

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post #7017 of 9940
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Dude, that cigar oundle is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #7018 of 9940
yeah the cognac is immaculate. EG shell finishing is top notch, JB. a great thing even greater
post #7019 of 9940
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Dude, that cigar oundle is icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Agreed. I need Oundle in my life.
post #7020 of 9940
I agree that EG crup is the bomb...My Arlington came out particularly well, methinks!

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