Black Double Monk - EG, Carmina or George Cleverley?

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  1. JL724

    JL724 Senior member

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    I am looking for a pair of double monks in black. I have 8 or 9 pair of G&G shoes so I thought I would try something different and these three came to the top. Price won't be the deciding factor. Any suggestions?


    Carmina:

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    EG:

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    George Cleverley:

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  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    EG Westminsters.

    Don't like the Carmina Inca last at all. Aren't George Cleverley shoes just expensive rebadged C&Js?
     


  3. meister

    meister Senior member

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    There are other Carmina lasts. Mine (don't know which one - got them on eBay years ago) is very nice a bit like a C&J 337.
     
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  4. SpooPoker

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    If I was in a blind taste test, I would pick Carmina.
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Carmina is a bit pointed for my tastes in the above photo. I've had a couple of Lobb Williams (Double Monk's) and that slightly rounded toe never seems to go out of style. I would suggest getting the one that is closest to that shape. I can't see the Cleverly toe so I'm going with EG. I also like the Alfred Sargent shape, but I'm not a big fan of their buckles.
     
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  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    if the Carmina's are on the Inca last, it's not really pointy.

    It's quite round, actually more of an almond shape. It's a very nice last for a double monk.
     


  7. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    +1

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  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^^That looks very different and better than the photo in the OP above. I like it.
     
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  9. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    On the Simpson last Carmina's doubles are quite nice. The Forrest last is attractive too, but I haven't seen it done on a double monk. Have you considered C&J's Loundes?
     


  10. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    +1. The JL williams are my favorite double monks, with the EGs (on the 202) a close second.
     
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  11. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    I have the EG double monks on the 888 last, I absolutely loved them and have worn them to death. I am not a fan of the Carmina Inca last either. If price is not a issue take a look at the Saint Crispins double monks on the classic last.
     


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