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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Beautiful. Details on the boot and resole?
     


  2. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Thanks...

    80184A on Carmina website... The shell on these are amazing.... I ordered from Betty
    Nick at B. Nelson resoled them... JR water-loc soles, antique edging, white stitching on top
    I think they turned out pretty cool... more casual than with original sole and edging but I am really happy with them....
     
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  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    You've got a great collection, sir. Well done
     


  4. Leaves

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    Thanks for the bug reports, fixed it.
     


  5. kayjaybee

    kayjaybee Senior member

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    @Leaves - saw the new additions to the website today...absolutely love the model/last combinations! The punched cap on the Alcudia last is brilliant. I have the same style on the Simpson last but I think the Alcudia last is a bit more classic. I also love the semi brogue on the Armoury last. Can't wait to see future additions!

    I'm trying to stop buying but you're making it VERY hard! [​IMG]
     
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  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    there has never been a better time to buy shoes like today. seriously. compared to 2 years ago, there are so many more options. sucks
     


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    The suede Chelsea boots I just bought are a 10.5 on the Simpson, and they fit me fine.
    I am, like you, a UK11, usually.
     


  8. hrv123

    hrv123 Senior member

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    Is VAT deducted for non-EU?
     


  9. sinnedk

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    yes
     


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    Captoe cognac shell on dainite sole let's do it
     


  11. sinnedk

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    ok so i am confused, you bought a brand new carmina shell cordovan boot and immediately re-soled it? if so why would you do this? i am not trying to be rude, honestly i dont understand. Unless this is a re-sole after lots of wear
     


  12. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I emailed with Betty in the past two days regarding a black oxford cap toe in calf on the Simpson last and the Uetam last loafers known from the Armoury.
    While the later was 295€ last time I asked a few weeks/months ago, they are now 465€ and the black calf, which I expected to be mid-high 300ish, is 510€, fuck my life.
    I honestly ask myself who is able to afford these prices, not everybody on SF earns six or seven figures a year.
    Those who do will probably go for GG, EG, JL, Vass or even bespoke.
    Also I believe most people of today who are into style are looking for information on the internet/SF, so what niche are they aiming for? :(
     
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  13. Merlino

    Merlino Senior member

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    Maybe you got quoted prices for shell cordovan shoes? I was just checking out their (Carmina's) website which state prices of 510-575 EUR for all shell cordovan and 310-340 for calfskin.
     


  14. sinfjotli

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    Are you sure those prices don't include the MTO surcharge? I am not sure the models you asked for are their standard models. The web-store prices are still within what I would call very reasonable for what you are getting. 500 EUR for a calf model is indeed very steep (you are in the CJ handgrade territory), but still pretty far from EG or JL prices.
     


  15. Louis XIV

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    Spoke to Betty again, she indeed included the 50% MTO fee.
    So the Uetam last loafers are 310€ and the calf cap toes on Simpson are 340€ if they have your size in stock.
    Those do sound a lot more reasonable.
    Now, if only they would stock my size.
     


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