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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. mymil

    mymil Distinguished Member

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    I've been thinking of picking up that very same one! Beautiful. I'm just concerned that it rains too much too far into the summer here to get enough wear out of another pair of leather soled shoes...
     


  2. Concub1ne

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  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    They are quite nice. And honestly they are quite reasonably priced. Under $330 after VAT is a pretty solid deal. Especially when you consider the cheapest the BBs went for was still $100 more on the highest markdowns.
     


  4. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior Member

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    Never tried the BB ones so I know nothing about the quality, but looks wise I think the carmina just kills them dead.
     


  5. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Agreed. BB's are C&J, btw.
     


  6. Junior

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    I find the rain last quite narrow, however not as narrow as the alcudia which I couldn't get on my feet. Maybe I have very wide feet =)
     
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    Alcudia Adelaides after a few coats of saphir:

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  8. circumspice

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    Tried these on, and the last felt short to me. There wasn't a 10.5 to try on. I wear a 10 in most lasts, including the Simpson
     


  9. pikachoo

    pikachoo Senior Member

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    Considering these for MTO. Probably going for cognac (cigar?) shell - thoughts?

    Also, anyone interested to join? :embar:

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    (borrowing Roguls' pic)
     
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  10. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Alcudia is a queer last. Not sure who Carmina had in mind when the they designed it
     


  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Get it started. Should be no problem getting to
    6 (assuming that's the minimum)
     


  12. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Distinguished Member

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    Any chance you're planning to offer the Rain last wingtip like the one above (model 922) but in the darker brown Natur Marton? If not, would anyone else be interested in an MTO of that shoe?
     


  13. justinkapur

    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    [​IMG]

    I think this would be an awesome boot, anybody want to start something up? I tried posting in the Epaulet X MTO thread but theres too much going on there so I figured id try here
     


  14. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    No, not any plans as we have it in Vegano Marron. If you get a minimum of 6 people together for a Group MTO the price is 3400 SEK (2720 SEK ex VAT, approx. $400).



    We're doing exactly this boot for fall in "Camel Grain", but with a York sole or possibly a brown Commando sole.
     


  15. justinkapur

    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    What exactly does "Camel Grain" look like? And what/how does it compare to the grain used in the picture above
     


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