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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. watchidiot

    watchidiot Well-Known Member

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    Seriously people need to eat more horse meat :)

    I've already asked my wife to make sure we eat 2-3 servings of horse meat per week. Haha.
     
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    I might have to take matters into my own hands. There is a farm by my house with a couple horses. They may go "missing".
     
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  3. ElliottN

    ElliottN Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    i was looking around on carmina's IG page and found this:

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    would anyone be interested in doing the right-hand chelsea boot as a GMTO? (rain last if possible, flexible with the soles, open to suggestions regarding colour) just an interest check...
     
  4. badsha

    badsha Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have shoetrees stretch their Carmina Suede shoes? Or even calf for that matter?
     
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  6. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    I have a question, gentlemen. Hope you can help me out. For oxfords I'm a size UK7,5 in Rain and UK8 in Simpson. I've purchased a pair of chelsea boots in suede on the Inca last in size UK7,5. I got them for a reasonable price. Should I have sized down for chelsea boots, or are they going to fit according to your experiences? Thanks.
     
  7. bkotsko

    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    I would have to say 7.5 is likely to fit best.
     
  8. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine. I find that Inca is not much wider than Rain, but where it really differs is the lower toe box and instep.
     
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    steveyoo1983 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Yes!!! for the sake of shell cordovans making a comeback soon! haha
     
  10. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I feel more at ease with my purchase now. Looking forward to receive it.
     
  11. clevesinho

    clevesinho Active Member

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    Got this awesome pair from The Armoury. Rain last.
     
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  12. golfinz

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    So the toebox and instep are lower on the inca compared to rain? How about the heel? I find the heel on the rain to be a little large, especially compared to simpson
     
  13. techaview

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    My first carmina from skoab. 2nd batch of tobacco suede Adelaide 80391. This suede changes to different tone of brown under different lighting condition. Just in time for the autumn season. Love them!

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  15. TexasDan

    TexasDan Well-Known Member

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    Tech - beautiful shoes. Can you share which last?
     
  16. golfinz

    golfinz Well-Known Member

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    They are on the rain last. It's an amazing shoe! My pic of the same shoe:

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  17. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that tobacco suede pulls some serous color shifting. I was worried about the color of the "new" batch, but those look awesome.
     
  18. golfinz

    golfinz Well-Known Member

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    Ya dude, the "new" tobacco is no slouch. I love it! It's soft, supple, and down right gorgeous. For anyone wondering if the "new" tobacco is worth it, I say a resounding yes
     
  19. Todd V

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    I find the inca heel to be quite narrow which
    Is the best part. Every though inca is supposed to be the "widest" last, it fits so comfortably because there is zero heel slip but luxurious toe room.
     
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  20. TweedyProf

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    Does carmina recraft their shoes? Not on their website.
     
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