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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. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Something like this I would love to wear in the spring summer with no show socks !
     
  2. Frank the sheep

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    It's a good idea but nothing for me. I have both a penny loafer and string loafers so i'm in the market for a tassel.
    You know you can choose York sole? That might be better for a loafer.
     
  3. Frank the sheep

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    Thanks, it's 100% irony. Hope your post isn't :)
     
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    1. The colors that SkoAB has in theire swatch are: Black, grey, dark brown, snuff, noix, navy and loden green. (They are going to ask if there is more avalible).

    2. Yes, we had that discussion with the last MTO and that´s what SkoAB told me after asking Carmina. Of course it´s possible to make changes it´s just about if Carmina want to do them or not and i think they can have two policies. One for big stores like The Armoury and Epaulet, they can make special orders and even own designs. Then you have the regular customer who has to stick to the given design. I don´t know this but it´s what i would do i i were Carmina. If they told the MTO customers that they can redesign the shoes all hell would break loose. Just the people from SF would break Betty in less than a week with questions about design changes :nodding:
     
  5. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Why would you want a loafer with rubber soles? :paranoia: We have this model inbound in Snuff, Brown, Loden Green, Navy (all suede, all leather soles).
    It's just that any changes to an existing pattern will be a bit of a negotiation. They would probably not do it for a single MTO but if we get like 8-10 people on board I'm sure it can be discussed with Carmina. Still, the Carmina MTO program is not as flexible as say G&G.
     
  6. Frank the sheep

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    After this post, it will be called Leaves box :)

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  7. tchoy

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    The Uetam last is narrower and with a lower instep than the Forest last. I don't believe the Uetam comes with a wide fitting but the Forest last do.
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ha ha, sorry Frank.
     
  9. Pastor

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    Here are my Ruby Shell MTO from Epaulet on their Maiden Voyage.

    First thing in the morning in the morning sun
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    In the office under florescent light
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    Outside after all day wear with the sun going down
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  10. Pastor

    Pastor Senior member

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    I also thought some of you may be interested in seeing how may Carmina Direct MTO Navy Shell Single Monk looked about about 15 wears. I sent them off to B. Nelson to get sunken toe taps installed and they look great.

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  11. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    BUMP!

    There is still time to get on board. PM if you want in.



     
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    Brass looks solid, thanks for adding that in
     
  13. hrv123

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    What's the typical delivery time to North America from SB? I'm talking about shoes they have in stock, not MTO.
     
  14. Concub1ne

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    I think this is the same one I posted yesterday. Needless to say I like it.


    As was mentioned by someone else in this thread I too would prefer if the string attached to the tassels was hidden in a way similar to these.

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    Looks like this will be the case from the prospectus photo below, but I've seen carmina tassels that are strung boat shoe style, such as the ones at the bottom. Which one are we aiming for?

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  15. diglett

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    ^ Based on the photo, I, too, would presume that the laces would be "hidden," but I'd also appreciate confirmation of that before any money gets thrown down.
     
  16. Cuttingboard

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    Leeves - I really want a pair of the suede loafers, just can't decide what color. When is estimated arrival and last? Thanks.
     
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    Because it rains so much of the year where I live that even if it isn't raining heavily it might be drizzling, and if it's not drizzling the ground is likely wet, and I don't want to rapidly wear down leather soles by getting them damp. And I already have several pairs of leather-soled shoes that I can only wear during a few months of the summer. Does this not make sense to anybody but me?
     
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  18. SHS

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    Makes perfect sense.
     
  19. CHRK33

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    Anybody interested in a MTO mist suede tassel loafer with navy calf tassels? I can rally the troops if folks are interested. We would only need 6. PM if interested.
     
  20. Leaves

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    We're hoping for an early March delivery on the String Loafers. They will all be on the Uetam last. More info here: http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/store#orderinfo



    If it makes sense to you, go with it. ;)
     

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