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

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

  1. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Just checked in on skoabs site to see how the grain boots were coming. Delayed until february. [​IMG]
     


  2. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Very much so. Although I'd also suggest looking at the cap toe.
     


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  4. NAMOR

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    A common site at management level interviews include bicycle toe'd shoes and square toed shoes. I think you are leagues above the rest for simply even considering the whole cut
     


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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    What about the punched cap toe? I'm unsure how the Armoury last fits.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Extremely narrow, according to the staff att Skoaktiebolaget. Even narrower than the Simpson last.
     


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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Thanks...must be for narrow small feet.
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Many thanks...kind of brings up a dressing to your audience. Is there such a thing as being "overdressed" for an interview, i.e. wearing nicer shoes/clothing than the person doing the interviewing?
     


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    From what (very little) I understand about business environments, the big no-nos are wearing things which are usually only worn by higher ranked employees, e.g., double breasted suit jackets, or a 3 piece.
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    I foolishly miss out the first time, then the restock is delayed by two months. Classic.
     


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    Whole cut and plain cap toe would be perfectly suitable, punched cap toe a little less. I prefer the look of the whole cuts primarily because I think the rain last works better for that style of shoe than the forest.
     


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    Most likely by using a cream polish in a color darker than the original leather. Just be careful around seams and brogueing---go over them only when your applicator seems completely out of polish.
     


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    I agree and the Rain last is a perfect shape for the whole cut.
     


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    So true. More Boomer fail. Was talking to my boss the other day, who was wearing bicycle toes. Ugh.
     


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    the rain last is pretty awesome; havent seen a rain lasted shoe i didnt like, calf or cordovan.

    looks exceptional as a boot too

    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/tags/carmina?page=2
     


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    lol, my boss wears stacy madden (i think thats correct..) faux leather tassel loafers. Ive only know him for a year but apparently hes been replacing them with the same model for 5+ years
     


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