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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. naspratt

    naspratt Distinguished Member

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    There's just something about a light-colored pebble grain longwing; it's always been the most pleasing combination to me. I also think that a chukka and PTB would look stunning. For either of those, though, something like mahogany or color 4 might be better. Mahogany pebble chukka would be pretty fantastic.
     


  2. marker2037

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    How about a NST (80414) with the hatch grain on the vamp/tongue and the rear heel panel. Smooth cordovan/calf throughout the rest.

    OR

    Reverse it and put the hatch grain on the quarter and eyelets and the smooth cordovan/calf on the rest.

    This could be a boot too (80488).
     


  3. peppercorn78

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    I love my PTBs! Any hatch or pebble grain shell (but not the football) color on this model, double JR or double Dainite would be super dreamy. I'd sign up!
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  4. Misterg12

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    Polo suedes today fellas
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  5. Gabru

    Gabru Senior Member

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    They look really nice , is it soller last? If yes, can you please help with some sizing of soller compared to other shoes you wear ( Alden , E.G., c&j etc)
     


  6. Misterg12

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    They are Soller. These are 11 UK. For reference my Detroit lasts are 10.5 UK and Alden is 11.5 D in all lasts. These were outlet shoes so I took a chance with the 11 U.K. and the fit is very good. I have just a tad bit of extra room in the heal but not a half size worth.
     


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  8. Gabru

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    Thanks
     


  9. peppercorn78

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    Thanks. They are model 531, Plain toe blucher, Detroit last with reverse welt and double dainite sole (dainite with leather midsole). Cognac shell cordovan. They were a GMTO from r/goodyearwelt about 2.5 years ago.

    Imagine how killer this would look in a bourbon or dark cognac hatch or pebble grain cordovan!
     


  10. MrUnderwood

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    I think those you got there are perfect. They have a good balance of being presentable while also working with jeans in a casual setting. I really like.

    And with a cup of coffee, that is hard to beat!
     


  11. peppercorn78

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    Yes, they are definitely the most versatile pair I own.
     


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    Went the solo route on the football shortwings w/ natural welt. Trying to reproduce the AE makeup I posted on the last page (except shell so even better)!
     


  13. rbhan12

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    Is the Carmina store in NYC opening soon? Seems like quite the siesta.
     


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    Love la siesta y la fiesta.
     


  15. mirinjobra

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    Hey guys - I have a pair of Carmina's polo suede boots in the Soller last. Size 8UK for me, and with thin socks, I can fit my middle finger behind my heel comfortably. Good size for me, decent room in the toe box. They even feel a little bit loose with thin socks.

    I was planning to purchase a pair of Carmina's Jodhpur boots on the Forest last from Skoaktiebolaget in a size 8UK, but they are now sold out.. I have never tried the Forest last.

    I really like these boots and after browsing the web it seems that all other places only have this boot with a york sole instead of dainite. I strongly prefer dainite.

    These boots are still available in a 7.5UK and 8.5UK however, and I am wondering, would I possibly get a good fit with either of those sizes?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017


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