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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. vmss

    vmss Senior Member

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    Bonafe would be a great choice. Their 946 fits similar to rain last.
     


  2. Misterg12

    Misterg12 Distinguished Member

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    That looks incredible!! I have “built” that boot a hundred times on the Carmina Custom site but still have not made it to adding it to my bag. Bravo to you Caligula. What are your specs?
    Matt
     


  3. Caligula77

    Caligula77 Senior Member

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    Matt,

    Specs below:
    NST Boot
    Bourbon Shell
    Forest Last
    JR Double Leather Sole
    Storm Welt
    Brass Eyelets
    Copper Hooks

    ***Carmina's version of the NST is great, but doesn't come close to Alden's handstitching.
     


  4. WilYa

    WilYa Well-Known Member

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    Just saw a GMTO live.
     


  5. Misterg12

    Misterg12 Distinguished Member

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    One thing I’ve been wondering about. Is it possible to do all brass eyelets and hooks ? It doesn’t give the options for the brass hooks.
     


  6. Caligula77

    Caligula77 Senior Member

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    Same dilemma I had, but I was later told you could request all eyelets in the "comments" section of the MTO site. I got these when they ran a promo which waived the upcharge for MTOs.
     


  7. Misterg12

    Misterg12 Distinguished Member

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    Ah thank you. Whilst I have you on the line. Did you get hit with duties ?
     


  8. chrfi

    chrfi Well-Known Member

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    I have no need for more shoes, but still somehow ended up ordering the last pair in Skoak sale:

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  9. Caligula77

    Caligula77 Senior Member

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    No, I did not.
     


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    What's the advantage of ordering from Soak?
    The Carmina website and other seller usually includes a pair of Carmina shoe trees with the same price.
     


  11. chrfi

    chrfi Well-Known Member

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    Well, in this case the advantage was around 100 euro, as these were on sale. This is not from personal experience, but a lot of people seem to swear by the Skoak service - I only have experience ordering direct with Carmina and their customer support was a bit lacking. Also, my regular price shoes from Carmina direct did not include shoe trees - maybe it's MTO only?
     


  12. Vinsep

    Vinsep Well-Known Member

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    Carmina no longer give the trees for free. At least in the US
     


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