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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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    what are your guys thoughts on an unlined shaft?
     


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    joiji Senior member

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    I don't have enough knowledge to comment on the advantages/disadvantages, seems off for quite a formal boot though?
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Would prefer it to be unlined until the bottom area given Cali weather and a bit more flex with the higher shaft
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    unlined shafts are fairly common with high-end boots. some examples: EG Galway, JL William Boot, G&G Arran Chukka. Would this affect sizing? just curious
     


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    joiji Senior member

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    Would an unlined shaft still get the 10mm or so edge inside the boot like unlined Alden's do?

    I think I just answered my own question.
     


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    mymil Senior member

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    For those asking for comparisons between Oscar and Barrie or Simpson: I don't know, sorry.

    I found these boots extremely comfortable. I like that I can lace the shaft tightly enough that it's close to my leg (but you don't have to). And I've never had a problem with lack of flexibility impinging on my ability to walk.
     


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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Just to throw it out there, any information regarding oscar last? I really like the robert last. is there any opinions on that?
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    What's the advantage in an unlined boot?
     


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    I am in favor of unlies shafts. The ones from both EG & G&G are wonderful. Also, I have a Lobb cukka that is unlined and it fits and feels nice.
    I need furtehr info on this MTO as I joined this thread late.
     


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    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    I am interested, but being size US 13, I need specs on this one. Help!!
     


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    Again, I would be in, but I need info. whether they can do US13 and price???
     


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    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Glad to see you back!
     


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    I am not familair with Carmina lasts, but anything like the C&J 348 would be great for me. I am not a fan of very rounded toes.
     
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    I think the Simpson would be closest, no?
    I can put up a pair of Tetbury's on the 348 next to a pair of Simpson lasted Chelseas, if that would help any?
     


  15. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    QUOTED FOR THE LAZY PEOPLE
     
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