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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.

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    Zapasman Distinguished Member

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    A good resole is comin soon.
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    The speed hooks rip the stock laces apart. I bought some sovereign grade laces from The Hanger Project and they're holding up. But beware, they're a little too thick for the eyelets and are had to get through.
     

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    I recently purchased a pair of suede chelsea boots - I've have several pairs on the rain last and I've found that it fits me well. For some reason, I feel that these chelsea boots are a bit looser than the other pairs I have.

    I tried them on at the end of the day when I got home from work so I feel my foot is pretty much as swollen as it will get... is this the typical experience with chelsea boots?
     

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    Thanks :)

    Congratulations! They look very nice.

    Thank you. They turned out well.

    Thank you. I will share more photos when I wear them outside.
     

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    I placed a custom order on the Carmina website the other day and within 24 hours sent them an email asking to change the last on the order. Haven’t heard back three days later now. A little disappointed with their responsiveness. Has anyone else had any luck modifying their custom order after placing it?
     

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    When I placed an order for boots a year ago, I wanted to change the sole a day after. Emails confirmed acceptance of the request. When I received the order, the change had not been implemented. I accepted that as there was no obvious manufacturing defect. Just wanted to tell you that even if your emails are answered in favor of your request, be ready to accept what you initially ordered.
     

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. Good to know.
     

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    Looking to purchase the Carmina double monks (Inca last). I’m typically a 10.5 EEE on Allen Edmonds St Johns Double monks or 11 EEE in their Oxfords.

    What size should I get for Carmina in the Inca last since I didn’t see wide sizes available on their site. Thanks!
     

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    Why does every AE customer think his feet are extra-wide or extra-narrow?
     

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    Same here, corrections made and acknowledged a couple of days after ordering were not implemented. Still happy with how my boots came out!
     

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    I'll let you know come April when I go to NYC to try them on at their store.
    Because some of us genuinely do. I wear 2E/3E in Rancourt and Alden was well. J.Fitzpatrick was a tight fit even with his MTO only wide fittings.

    There's plenty of AE people shoved into D widths just to sell shoes.
     

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    Does Carmina still do the line drawing last comparisons? I asked for one via their office email a week ago and have yet to hear back.
     

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    Maybe some of them are? Like me. My feet are EE brannock, and I’m not willing to wear shoes that are too long just to cram my foot into a standard-width last.

    Also, AE runs narrow relative to most makers.
     

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    Depends on the shape of your foot. Are your toes fanned out, pigeon toed, or spade shaped?
     

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