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

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    I need two shoes, a black wingtip (922) and a tan summer shoe. Skoak has some good prices but I need to brush up on their shipping policy. I'm looking at the following but would love to find a single monk in tan calf:

    Carmina 80105 in Cuero
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    wow. if i didnt know better, I would have thought one pair was a couple hundred more than the other. this on finishing alone
     
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    ^^ this! This is beauty.
     
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    Ive kind of lost track. Are there any MTO's going on at the moment?
    I am interested mainly in a boot, shell or not.
     
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    The ankle boot in lama is having its details ironed out via PM right now, assuming that Carmina still has the leather on hand.
     
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    Only 3 more people to go...

     
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    I have a confirmation from Carmina that we can do the specified boot with a plain toe on the Oscar last.
     
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    I want to know how one does to create that finishing! The Skoaktiebolaget tan balmoral is a nice model, but with fairly flat and uninspiring finish.
    The Armoury one is fantastic!
     
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    Is the shoe to the right with the "factory" finish, and the left (viewers left that is) after some local magic?
     
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    This is the first I've clicked on this thread. It looks like (financial) trouble
     
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    Correct, with the "local magic" apparently having been applied by the folks at The Armoury.
     
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    Amazing! Please, teach me!
     
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    That's been antiqued by Armoury, that is not how it looks from the factory. I think it's a mood pic more than anything else to be honest, I doubt they go through all shoes like that, it would take months.



    Correct.
     
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    God, I want to know how that antiquing is done! Then I would buy your balmoral immediately Leaves (even though my target shoe was a suede chukka :)) and spend some hours on it. But, may well buy it anyway and get some practice...
     
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    Found several Carima's on Skoak's website that are very appealing. Do you guys consider black whole cuts appropriate for a suit and a job interview?

    Carmina 910 Black Whole Cuts
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