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post #31 of 77
I have two pairs of SM captoes, and they fit my 9US feet true-to-size, or maybe just very slightly roomier than true-to-size. No complaints about the quality whatsoever.
post #32 of 77
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I have heard of Carmina, can you link me to there online store or an online store that carries them? How is the shape of the SM cap toes, which C&J last is it closest to?
post #33 of 77

The link was in my original post.  Here it is again: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/

 

I can't help you with your second question.

post #34 of 77
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The link was in my original post.  Here it is again: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/

I can't help you with your second question.

Beautiful shoes, how do they compare with C&J in terms of construction quality? Do they use a good year last?
Also what do you gents think of the Meermin quality?
Thanks in advance for all the great help.
Edited by mrmonday - 3/26/13 at 5:07pm
post #35 of 77
Vass shoes has the best quality/price ratio in my opinion.
post #36 of 77

Allen Edmonds seconds have the best value IMO.

post #37 of 77
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I have heard of Carmina, can you link me to there online store or an online store that carries them? How is the shape of the SM cap toes, which C&J last is it closest to?

Unipair, an affiliate vendor here, carries them

 

http://unipairstore.com/shop/goods/goods_list.php?category=005

 

I believe they are also offerring free shipping and a 10% deducation due to VAT.

post #38 of 77
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Do you have any experience with SM sizing? Are they TTS? Also are the ones I linked good year or blake last? Thanks for the website suggestion which brands on that website do you suggest? I like these ones http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=1082471&category_id=81083253317#.UVFSS1sjojc

Also are the Peal & Co. C&J shoes any different from regular C&J shoes in terms of quality?

mr monday before you go any further. Search SF for threads for info concerning goodyear and rapid blake construction.
post #39 of 77
You can also do a search for "gemming". nest.gif
post #40 of 77
Allen Edmonds.
post #41 of 77
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Vass shoes has the best quality/price ratio in my opinion.

Agree - Vass is best for price/quality ratio in my opinion amongst all other top end brands I have owned.

 

PM me if you require contact details for Vass Proxy I use in the UK who are offering 20/30% off.

OR direct contact with Vass themself. 

post #42 of 77
I think the most important thing to consider when buying shoes is fit and comfort first. Without those, price or style mean nothing. I wouldn't buy shoes without trying them on first or without having a very easy return policy. So online purchasing should only be pursued for shoes if you have experience with the exact shoe or if the seller offers a simple, no hassle return (many do but not all).

Also, remember that not of styles within a brand fit the same. For example, some John Lobb shoes fit me great and others in the same size but made with different lasts (shape) don't work at all.

When doing your research be sure to compare apples to apples. Good luck!
post #43 of 77

Best bang for your buck is probably Vass at retail, but it's hard to find them at that price unless you go to Budapest yourself frown.gif

post #44 of 77
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I think the most important thing to consider when buying shoes is fit and comfort first. Without those, price or style mean nothing. I wouldn't buy shoes without trying them on first or without having a very easy return policy. So online purchasing should only be pursued for shoes if you have experience with the exact shoe or if the seller offers a simple, no hassle return (many do but not all).

Also, remember that not of styles within a brand fit the same. For example, some John Lobb shoes fit me great and others in the same size but made with different lasts (shape) don't work at all.

When doing your research be sure to compare apples to apples. Good luck!

My thoughts exactly. 

post #45 of 77
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I think the most important thing to consider when buying shoes is fit and comfort first. Without those, price or style mean nothing. I wouldn't buy shoes without trying them on first or without having a very easy return policy. So online purchasing should only be pursued for shoes if you have experience with the exact shoe or if the seller offers a simple, no hassle return (many do but not all).

Also, remember that not of styles within a brand fit the same. For example, some John Lobb shoes fit me great and others in the same size but made with different lasts (shape) don't work at all.

When doing your research be sure to compare apples to apples. Good luck!

 

You are spot on about the fit being 100% perfect before budget and everything else is considered.

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