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post #16 of 28

What is the reason for rubbing something hard to get a shine on cordovan? I have seen deer horns being sold for the same purpose.

 

Does it draw the natural oils out of the leather, but if so they will surely dry out after a while?

post #17 of 28

Thank you!  The converters give me something entirely different.  I assume the comma needs to be changed to a decimal point.
 

post #18 of 28
I just visited the Carmina site and am curious to know more about how the lasts fit. Can anyone provide some background, please?
post #19 of 28
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post #20 of 28
Would love to have the black suede whole cut and the lizard chelsea boot.
post #21 of 28
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The next shoe on my list.


Sole detail on the cordovan boot.

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post #22 of 28
Very interested in Lizard chelsea. nice job
post #23 of 28
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The boots just arrived...sorry for link, didn't want to upload the pics again as they are big:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/46592044126/my-new-carmina-shell-boots-i-saw-them-at-pitti

Really really happy with these. Only sad that there isn't much cold weather left.
post #24 of 28
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The boots just arrived...sorry for link, didn't want to upload the pics again as they are big:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/46592044126/my-new-carmina-shell-boots-i-saw-them-at-pitti

Really really happy with these. Only sad that there isn't much cold weather left.

Beautiful boots, I have the same and really enjoy wearing the. Only thing is that the laces do not last that long with me so I changed them to some unbreakable laces but have to get the eyelets changed so the lace can go through.

Enjoy and wear in good health.
post #25 of 28
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Beautiful boots, I have the same and really enjoy wearing the. Only thing is that the laces do not last that long with me so I changed them to some unbreakable laces but have to get the eyelets changed so the lace can go through.

Enjoy and wear in good health.

Thanks - they sent along an extra pair of laces, but I'll monitor for this issue. For me, I have to unlace them pretty far to get my foot in, so having eyelets all the way up would be pretty inconvenient. Hope it doesn't come to that.
post #26 of 28

Taken from the Skoaktiebolaget thread

 

 

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Fun facts about Carmina you may or may not know.

José Albaladejo is, apart from being the owner of Carmina, of course also a renowned shoe designer. He’s a gentleman in his sixties of a very subtle and kind demeanor and every time I’ve met him he wears a shirt and tie under his work robes.


Mr. Albaladejo’s wife’s name is Carmina and this is where he got the name for his company from. What a tribute to his beloved!


The majority of Mr. Albaladejo’s large family works at Carmina Shoemaker in Inca. Betty is his daughter and most of you have heard her name, she’s the sales manager at Carmina and she also handles all direct sales. Betty’s sisters; Carmina and Magda are both shoe designers and work for their father’s company. Antonio Albaladejo (or Tony as some of you may know him as) is José’s son and the man in charge; he is the Managing Director of the company. Mr. Albaladejo’s passion is for design so he seems more than comfortable to let his capable son Antonio run the company. One of Antonio’s kids name is…yeah you guessed it: Carmina.


Adam a.k.a Earnest with Betty Albaladejo

José Albaladejo has two more sons (Mr. Albaladejo is productive in several fields of expertise as it seems biggrin.gif) and they own Meermin. Pepe Albaladejo is José Albaladejo's grandson.

The primary language spoken in the Carmina factory is actually not Spanish; it’s Mallorquin. This is a completely separate language from Spanish, not a dialect, but Mallorquin is similar to Catalan. The written language is similar to Spanish but anyone who knows Spanish can testify that spoken Mallorquin/Catalan is very, very hard to understand.

Natural sole edge Spanish: canto cuero Mallorquin: cant cuir
No pull tab Spanish: sin tirador Mallorquin: sense tirador
Flat laces Spanish: cordones platos Mallorquin: cordons plats
Excuse me Spanish: perdón Mallorquin: perdoni
How are you Spanish: cómo está Mallorquin: com va

Mr. Albaladejo used to travel in the US and this is where he got the inspiration for the names of some of his lasts; Detroit, Philadelphia etc. After that he switched to Majorcan cities and villages; Inca, Soller, Alcudia etc. The new lasts though…no one knows but him.

Inca used to be a major shoe manufacturing center back in the days. At one time over 50 shoemaker factories where open for business here, now only two remain.



These two shoes were owned by José Albaladejo's grandfather, so they must be over 100 years or so.
post #27 of 28
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The boots just arrived...sorry for link, didn't want to upload the pics again as they are big:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/46592044126/my-new-carmina-shell-boots-i-saw-them-at-pitti

Really really happy with these. Only sad that there isn't much cold weather left.

Wow!! Great stuff... Will have to buy.
post #28 of 28
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Carmina now has a Facebook page, for those who want more pics and info:

http://www.facebook.com/Carminashoemakermallorca
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