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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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Details on the longwing?
     
  2. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Model: 532
    Last: Forest
    Suede: Loden green
    Sole: Middle thick (it´s like 1.5 times a single leather sole) ,natural edge
    Open eyelets.
     
  3. sinnedk

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    just vibram/topy the sole and its way cheaper to replace
     
  4. stevent

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    Damn this sounds good, though with green maybe brass eyelets would work? I prefer a chunkier shoe most of the time, rest of the details sound amazing. Now just need to find that 3400 SEK. I'm in for sure regardless
     
  5. Concub1ne

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    I was going to suggest a loafer MTO for summer. PM sent, though I don't think it could hurt to discuss it here seeing how much interest there has been in the epaulet thread.
     
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    Those are wonderful, I wondered how they would look in person, now to decide between those and these http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/80092-robert-grain-boot
     
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    How many do you have signed onto your mto so far and what do you mean by open eyelets?
     
  8. diglett

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    Probably blind eyelets, i.e., just holes in the leather rather than metal rings lining the edges.
     
  9. Cuttingboard

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    Congrats, beautiful boots. I really love my scotch grain bal boots...and the shoehorn is a great touch.
     
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    Do you have any sort of mock picture of this?

    I'm very interested.
     
  11. justinkapur

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    +1
     
  12. thecool85

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    I want both, but should probably only order one. C'est la vie.
     
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    I was under the impression blind eyelets were metal rings inside the upper. I thought open eyelets meant no metal rings but I wanted to make sure.
     
  15. mrjester

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    I'm sure people have seen Carmina Monk Straps before and they're not MTO. But they're my first pair of 'good' shoes so I'm proud. They currently sit next to two pairs of Cole Haans, which will soon change.

    Extremely comfortable. No regrets paying over $500 for shoes any more. I've been told I should have gone with more 'staple' shoes first. But when they caught my eye, I had to go for it. Call it target fixation :-D


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  16. diglett

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    Nope, no rings inside blind eyelets.
    Those caramel monks were my second pair of "real" shoes last year. Not a bad start!
     
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    Started the work yesterday so the first is just dropping PM:s to me. By open eyelets i mean the opposite to blind...i don´t know the english term for this.



    By open eyelets i mean the opposite to blind...i don´t know the english term for this.



    No, i´m not a photoshop guy but there is pic of both the model and the suede color on skoaktiebolagets site. I just wanted to check the interest and it was bigger than i thought. I will put together a post here with pics and everything so you can see the details.



    Perfekt. This is the model but it will have a different medallion because the shoe will be on forest and not detroit like the one in the pic.
     
  18. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Carmina suede x 2 MTO info.

    Read this twice before PM me with questions, thanks :)

    Tassel.

    Model: 80287
    Last: Uetam
    Leather: Noix suede with dark brown leather tassels
    Sole: Single leather, brown sole edge
    Welt: as in pic of model
    Lining: to be decided
    Price: 3400 SEK (2720 without VAT).
    Shipping: Sweden - free, EU - 200 SEK, World - 300 SEK

    Some pics:

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    Longwing

    Model: 532
    Last: Forest
    Suede: Loden green
    Sole: Leather sole (it´s like 1.5 times a single leather sole) ,natural edge (SkoAB has asked for this before but they were brown so we can ask for it but need to expect brown edges. Not a deal breaker for me)
    Eyelets: Brass
    Lining color: to be decided
    Price: 3400 SEK (2720 without VAT).
    Shipping: Sweden - free, EU - 200 SEK, World - 300 SEK

    Some pics:

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    PM me if you want in and mark your PM with "Tassel MTO" or "LW MTO". I will wait for a few days before i set a dead line but i want to send the order asap.

    Seven people showed interest in both models so far.



    :cheers:
     
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  19. mrbrioni

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    Looks awesome!

    Count me in for the tassel please
     
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    Sounds great, Frank! I'd like to throw my hat in for brown leather tassels for the loafer. Something like the G&G Nice. I'm also a fan of the way the tassels are just seen in front as opposed to the boat shoe-like threading along the sides. I'm not sure if Carmina will do something like that, but I definitely think it's worth inquiring about if the group has interest in such a thing.


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