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

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

  1. insy

    insy Senior member

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    Well, I had no option choosing the lining unfortunately. It's not customized but just from their MTO section. They are offering three styles on the Buger last in their RTW Section as well now. All of them have the same lining as I do. Any idea what I can do to fix it?
     
  2. Leaves

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    I believe you could take it to a skilled cobbler and they can replace the heel lining. It won't be ideal, but it will probably remedy the squeaking.
     
  3. Carmina

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    We have spoken to one of the craftsmen in charge of finishing the shoes and these markings are indeed made by the shoes rubbing against the box. We have decided to make some arrangements to avoid this issue in all our future suede boxing.

    In order to solve your problem, you would just have to use a small amount of alcohol with a clean cotton cloth, clean the suede carefully and then use a suede brush. We have tried with a pair shoes in our factory and I did make a great difference.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback, it will certainly help us improve.
     
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    jet-stream Senior member

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    This is no doubt sage advice, but I must admit that I really like the signature purple lining. Not sure if I'd accept constant squeaking to have it, and it's perhaps a silly thing to enjoy, but i like it nonetheless!
     
  5. insy

    insy Senior member

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    @Carmina could you please respond to that issue as well? I have emailed Betty about it but got no response yet.
     
  6. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    I just ordered my first pair in Cordovan Cognac

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  7. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Woooo! Those look very nice! Congrats! :slayer:
     
  8. jet-stream

    jet-stream Senior member

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    You must be a 12UK!

    Congrats - that is perhaps my new favorite shell color. I ordered the same model and color a few months ago, an interesting experience ... inconsistent finishing but good customer service support. At the end of the day the finishing isn't quite what I know Carmina can do but I kept them. Hope yours come through perfect, or close enough to be satisfactory. They are beautiful shoes!
     
  9. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    Ah yes I am. I went back and forth when I saw them in the outlet and said why not!
    Do you have a picture of yours to share?
     
  10. jet-stream

    jet-stream Senior member

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    Certainly. Note that these photos were taken when originally delivered; I wasn't particularly happy with the finishing/coloration (there was a stark line between light and dark on the strap of both shoes; though there were some minor leather issues the coloring is what bothered me). I sent them back to Carmina and they re-dyed to even them out (the story is longer than that but the details aren't important now). I don't have pics of the newly-dyed shoes, but they did pretty well - not much darker and the contrast is knocked down. Not a home run, but a solid base hit. I'll post in the wild photos in a couple of weeks when I wear them for the first time.

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  11. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    Thanks, I see that is definitely an issue, I am glad it worked out for you in the end. Let's hope I won't have similar issues.
     
  12. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Any burger lasted shoes in the wild?

    Sorry, I'd simply use the search feature but I still have no idea where it is :(
     

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