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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. frezon

    frezon Active Member

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    My experience with Carmina is that the Rain last is quite wide at the waist and heel.
     


  2. NewYorkIslander

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  3. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior Member

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    Detroit feels bigger in the toe box but tighter in the insteap than Rain. I only have one boot in Rain and it´s in suede. I have UK7.5 in both shoes. I know i can´t wear a UK7 in Detroit, but i think i could wear a UK7 in Rain. My boot isn´t that snug after 8 month.

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  4. laufer

    laufer Distinguished Member

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    Guys,

    We are still working on the next round Carmina MTO, so fa we have 4 people interested in it.

    Dark Brown or Cognac cordovan leather
    Dainite sole
    Storm welt? This issue is still in discussion
    Tan lining
    Last? This is still in discussion.
    The price would be around 4640 SEK + 300 SEK delivery charges. (Excluding VAT)

    If anybody else is interested please drop me a private message so I can include you in conversation.
     
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  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior Member

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    Thanks...very helpful insights...I think I will stick with my Rain size if I get the Detroit shoe.
     


  6. chung

    chung Member

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    Just arrived, Cognac shell cordovan double monk in Inca Last
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    Compare with C&J 348 last
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    Shell color comparison[​IMG]
    Cigar, ravello, cognac and RL dark brown
     


  7. diglett

    diglett Senior Member

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    Hngggg! Chung, those look incredible! Where did you pick them up?

    Edit: And I love how sleek those Carminas look compared to the other shoes. Wonderful!
     
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  8. chung

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    I got them from Betty of Carmina with a bit of luck.
     


  9. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior Member

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    Chung they look great. [​IMG]
     


  10. TehBunny

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    Hey If you measure a tracing of your foot compared to a tracing of the sole of your feet; should the measurement of the soles waist (the narrowest part when measuring width) be a tiny bit smaller or wider than that of your actual foot?
    e.g.
    Your foots waist is 7.5cm wide while the shoes waist is 6.75cm wide?

    Thanks in advance!
     


  11. joiji

    joiji Distinguished Member

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    That seems to be on the long end of the scale. I find my feet are comfortable with ~5mm smaller lasts dimensions than my foot dimensions.
     


  12. TehBunny

    TehBunny Distinguished Member

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    Ok then; Carmina I have given up on you (nothing fits T_T)!
     


  13. joiji

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  14. Gauss17

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    What kind of shoe is it?
     


  15. laufer

    laufer Distinguished Member

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    Gauss17,

    It would be a pair of cordovan boots. We still have not decided on which last to built it. good catch I should have included that in the post.
     


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