Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    I'd order from Skoatktieboleget.
     


  2. Gdot

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    good choice on the shoe.
    my personal experience is, unless you're going to save a massive amount of $ somewhere else -
    it doesn't get much better than dealing with Betty directly.
     
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  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I bought those off the Carmina web store - took about two weeks to get to Australia and I didn't get an indication of when they were shipped. They just turned up with no warning.

    Betty was helpful in chasing up the shipping information for me. The only thing was that I asked for her help in following this up about two weeks after I'd bought them. She got back to me within a day but the shoes arrived a couple of hours before her message did [​IMG]

    I guess the point here is that although no communication was sent, the purchase went through without any issues. I don't recall having that issue with a previous pair of shoes I'd bought from the Carmina website though.
     


  5. The False Prophet

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    Thanks Gerry. I'm moving house in about three weeks so I'd like them before then, although I may have them delivered to work to be on the safe side.

    Sko AB is about $40 dearer than the Carmina website, but if the difference means quicker/more reliable shipping, I'll consider it.
     


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    The holidays are over in Sweden, back to normal work week today.
     


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    Carmina uses DHL to ship (this means duties will be incurred if you're above the limit)...charged me 50 Euro for shipping i think...Oz will be a little more. SKAB uses swedish post which can take 7-10 days but chances are you will pay no tax. I didnt.

    There's nothing better than buying from Carmina...if they have the model you want. The other dealers are good for the designs that Carmina doesnt display on their estore.
     
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    I was very impressed with Skoaktiebolaget's service.
     


  9. tchoy

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    It's 50Euro as well for postage by DHL. It got here in about 5 days, no duties here for products under $1000.
     


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    Anyone know what a Brown Vergano is? How is it compared to Calf Leather?

    Thanks.
     


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    What I know personally is that it's very soft and the brown is beautiful. Here's a pic of one of my two pairs in the leather

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  12. Gdot

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    I find 'Vegano Burnished Calf' as a product of the Tannerie d'Annonay.

    http://www.tannerie-annonay.fr/en/index.htm

    I am TOTALLY guessing here, but I'm betting this leather is chrome tanned and veg retanned/dyed. (Thus the name 'Vegano') This is a good method for producing a slightly softer leather with a 'deeper' finish effect than chrome tanned and analine dyed. And a leather that is softer and more flexible than a typical all vegetable tanned leather.
     
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    I agree. Neutral should be used very little as it will dry the shoes in the long run and crack the leather (it lacks any pigments by design). Use it on the soles of the shoes and once a year only on the upper. Use a shade lighter or darker of teh original color on the uppers depending on your patina building taste and goal.
     
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    What about creasing? Less so?

    Creasing keeps me away from CXL. Shell waves are so nice, especially in black.
     


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    cross post from Epaulet x Carmina MTO

    omg omg OMG!!!

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    these two MTOs came out amazing. my crappy iphone pics don't do them justice. don't sleep on the next round of pre-orders. you NEED python and ruby! :slayer:
     


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