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Putting these to use immediately. Will be testing the theory that suede chukkas are a man's most versatile shoe by also wearing them at a wedding later tonight.
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Putting these to use immediately. Will be testing the theory that suede chukkas are a man's most versatile shoe by also wearing them at a wedding later tonight.

They look nice & sued chukka & sued in general is very versatile dressed up or down !!
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I have 2 pairs of shoes from Bonafe and they are much better than Carmina. Quality is better and for me the fit is better. I have a hard time fitting the rain which is one of their most forgiving. So YMMV

 

 

I wonder what stuck you most in seeing Enzo Bonafe superior in quality to Carmina? Leather? EB are HW but is it visibly better in quality than carminas GW?

 

PS: Just interested

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I wonder what stuck you most in seeing Enzo Bonafe superior in quality to Carmina? Leather? EB are HW but is it visibly better in quality than carminas GW?

PS: Just interested

Comfort from the first wear and continued comfort. They feel better and wear better. To someone who has the ideal comfort from the two I will let them chime in. Carmina has been hard to fit for me. I prefer Bonafes chiseled last compared to carminas in comfort in the toe box where I have the biggest challenge

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Comfort from the first wear and continued comfort. They feel better and wear better. To someone who has the ideal comfort from the two I will let them chime in. Carmina has been hard to fit for me. I prefer Bonafes chiseled last compared to carminas in comfort in the toe box where I have the biggest challenge

 

 

How you compare EB to VASS (F last)? I know from VASS thread that you appreciate them very much too. 

 

 

Love you jacket. Blue jackets as well as blue shoes are my love.

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Buy the way.... I thought Carmina rain last fits similar to 946 EB... From all the info about it and Skoak wrote it aslo as I can remember. Can you write your assesment? 

 

I haven't tried Carminas yet and thought Rain would be optimal choice....

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Got some Carmina jods from Skoak delivered today.
Glad I was home when the postal guy showed up so I don't have to wait until Tuesday to get them.
Wifey was amazed they were only about $400. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those look great, wear them in good health.
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How you compare EB to VASS (F last)? I know from VASS thread that you appreciate them very much too. 


Love you jacket. Blue jackets as well as blue shoes are my love.

Blue jackets are so necessary. I almost want another and I have 4 already.
Vass F is a rounded fuller last.
946 is definitely more of an angled last.

946 is edgy and more Italian
F last seems more English
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Originally Posted by grunberg View Post

Buy the way.... I thought Carmina rain last fits similar to 946 EB... From all the info about it and Skoak wrote it aslo as I can remember. Can you write your assesment? 

I haven't tried Carminas yet and thought Rain would be optimal choice....

I had a hard time in the toe box with Carmina on the rain. These fit perfectly fine. Enough space without being excessively bulky.
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Putting these to use immediately. Will be testing the theory that suede chukkas are a man's most versatile shoe by also wearing them at a wedding later tonight.

 

It's not a theory. :)  Very nice choice. :nodding:

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It's not a theory. :)  Very nice choice. :nodding:


i agree. the only more versatile for men is the Galway!

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I thought a Chelsea boot was the most versatile
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I thought a Chelsea boot was the most versatile

Or a calf chukka. Def not Galway.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


Blue jackets are so necessary. I almost want another and I have 4 already.
Vass F is a rounded fuller last.
946 is definitely more of an angled last.

946 is edgy and more Italian
F last seems more English
I had a hard time in the toe box with Carmina on the rain. These fit perfectly fine. Enough space without being excessively bulky.

 

 

Thanks for sharing info

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Just get a quarter brogue. Most versatile.

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Blue jackets are so necessary. I almost want another and I have 4 already.
Vass F is a rounded fuller last.
946 is definitely more of an angled last.

946 is edgy and more Italian
F last seems more English
I had a hard time in the toe box with Carmina on the rain. These fit perfectly fine. Enough space without being excessively bulky.

I always had the impression 946 was narrower than rain from reading online. Would you be able to compare them side by side? Thanks.
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