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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. djoser

    djoser New Member

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    Is this the exact same shoe as the group MTO?
     
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  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    New PTB on Oscar Last from Carmina... purchased fm Paul & Friends. It says Cognac Shell and am sure it is but I love how they change in the light...at one time they had a caramel hue...then it got kind of like Ravello. Great fit.


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  3. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    ^ Nice! I'm not sure if I've ever seen a PTB from Carmina. I nearly ordered one MTO from Betty earlier in the year (it would have been cordovan #8 on the forest last). Fortunately for my wallet, Paul & friends doesn't stock my size (6.5 uk).
     


  4. malwear

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  5. zielschuss

    zielschuss Well-Known Member

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    MTO had a Dainite sole, green lining, a flat welt and was on the Oscar last. That Epaulet jumper has a double leather sole, purple lining, a storm welt and is on the Forest last. Same color, leather and style though.
     


  6. malwear

    malwear Senior member

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    Edited.
     
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  7. sinnedk

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  8. diglett

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    Purple lining* as Carmina was apparently out of green.

    Also, what's the difference between a storm welt and a flat welt? I feel silly for not knowing this, since I'm in on that MTO.
     


  9. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    i believe thats the storm welt, its a piece of rubber (i think) that goes around the welt so no water can come through

    the below have a flat welt
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  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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  11. diglett

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  12. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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  13. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    They're beautiful, man! Thanks for letting me know of their availability. Those are the Epic twin tube model and they fit the shoe nicely.
     
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  14. Fiddler

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    I got a pair that looks like this....but this cognac is slightly different from the one on my PTB above. They're one of my favourites.


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  15. Gdot

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    My pair of Carminas in cognac shell is much more like those in Fiddler's second photos (cap toe) than those in his first photo (ptb). Seems to be a fair bit of variation. At first I was a bit dissapointed that mine were not as light as I thought they would be. But they have become my favorite pair of shell shoes over time. Lots of life to the color.
     


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