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

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  1. pscolari

    pscolari Senior member

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    What is that spectator like white and black in the middle? It's gorgeous.


    Looks like the women's section. When my wife and I were in the Paris store 5 years ago, we each bought a pair. I was very surprised at the variety of shoes they had for both men and women.
     
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    Looks like the women's section. When my wife and I were in the Paris store 5 years ago, we each bought a pair. I was very surprised at the variety of shoes they had for both men and women.

    I think the black & white pair are totally ugly. [​IMG] I'm so down with the all white pair though. Would rock day in day out.
     
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    On a much less inflammatory note...some real gems from Carmina's Paris store. The guys there were a real pleasure to speak with, as well.​


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    What is that spectator like white and black in the middle? It's gorgeous.
    Looks like the women's section.
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    Banis: is that stitched upper monk in the centre (above) the one you're wearing in CBD thread today?

    It looks absolutely fantastic. If yes details?

    Can u comment on whether Carmina are gemmed? How much hand-work goes into them?
    lasting? stitched feather? welting? thx
     
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    Some beautiful shoes on display here.
     
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    I suddenly feel compelled to trade in my AE Strands for those tan half-brogues. [​IMG] Anybody know what the model/color is?
     
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    Banis: is that stitched upper monk in the centre (above) the one you're wearing in CBD thread today?

    It looks absolutely fantastic. If yes details?

    Can u comment on whether Carmina are gemmed? How much hand-work goes into them?
    lasting? stitched feather? welting? thx


    Yes, those are the same shoes, albeit on the display are shown in cognac colour and mine are in ruby. Both are on the Simpson last.

    I don't know whether Carmina is gemmed or not and I don't have information about amount of handwork. I may ask Betty Albaladejo those questions, if she agrees to answer them. As for welting, all Carmina's shoes are Goodyear. They also indicate that women shoes are goodywear welted. Here is a pic of shoes that I bought for my wife.
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    damn those cognac croc chelsea boots are nice

    absolutely
     
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    On the right = [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    +1 One of the best proportioned leather and suede spectators I have seen.

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    The green spectators are nice too...
     
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    damn those cognac croc chelsea boots are nice
    absolutely

    Those were women. And these are cordovan chealseas in cognac (top row, third from the left).
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    There were also chelsea boots in green croco, red croco shoes some other fancy colours at the cash desk. But I don't have any pictures. As I was told by the store manager Luis, croco shoes are quite popular among Asian and African customers of Carmina.
     
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    If I had money to spend on things I didn't need, I'd be all over those spotty purple wholecuts.
     
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    I don't know whether Carmina is gemmed or not and I don't have information about amount of handwork. I may ask Betty Albaladejo those questions, if she agrees to answer them. As for welting, all Carmina's shoes are Goodyear.

    I believe all goodyear welted shoes are gemmed and by extension, all Carminas. Maybe DW can confirm this.
     

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