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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. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior Member

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    Already bought 4 pairs of shoes this month, but thanks to this thread I'm gonna drop by Skoaktiebolaget tomorrow afternoon to try out the last. If it fits well I too am gonna sign up. You will be the ruin of me styleforum.
     


  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ this reads like a chapter out of my short biography

    All of a sudden Sweden has become a destination for me
     


  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    Frank did you get my stuff?
     


  4. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior Member

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    You´re most welcome! Then we can meet and take that beer :)
     


  5. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior Member

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    Yes.

    I´m going to reply to everyone before sending the chart to the store. Just to double check everything.
     


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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    Carmina
    Model 80092
    Last Robert

    iam contemplating...........
     


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    ^^ What's holding you back? That's gorgeous! Where did you find it?
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Looks like a pic from Betty??
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    I was actually going to order that same exact boot but they discovered a gash in the shell. Went with the navy shell instead :slayer:
     


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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    the gash was discovered via photo or in person when you received boot

    pic is form carmina paris
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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  12. Noonan

    Noonan Active Member

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    Frank the Sheep -

    I want in. Put me down for the MTO and let me know what information you need from me.

    Thanks.
     


  13. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior Member

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    Alright then, just back from the store after having tried the Oscar last. FWIW my experience of other lasts is pretty much limited to Alfred Sargent, where I am a 7.5 in last 99, 109, and 724.

    This is the shoe I tried: http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/carmina-80188-oscar-marron. What was immediately apparent was that it was real snug around the heel, snug enough that I would hesitate in wearing my normal size if I were to walk around in it all day. It was also a bit tight around the instep and the waist, though this could be alleviated by lacing the shoes a bit looser than I might normally like. I imagine this might not be quite as pronounced in a derby, but I am by no means an expert.
    I then tried the same shoe in a size 8, which pretty much resolved every issue I had with the 7.5 without making the shoe too big in other areas. In retrospect I of course should have compared it to other Carmina lasts, unfortunately I did not. In conclusion I will be going up half a size. My thinking is that I will likely want to wear a thicker sock in the winter, and as I was a bit hesitant of my normal size to begin with, this fact put me over the edge.

    EDIT: Oh and for those who were wondering the cognac is pretty damn attractive in the flesh.
     
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    diglett Senior Member

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    I like how helpful this was...or would have been, if you had tried on other Carmina lasts [​IMG]
     


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    stevent Distinguished Member

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    He talked about the heel, instep and waist and general sizing for him. Better than what you are offering in terms of sizing.



    Welcome to the forum Concub1ne, and thanks for the info. Plenty of smartasses all over but you'll get used to it.

    Did you find the last to be longer / shorter than normal? What about the width in toe box?
     
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