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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. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Distinguished Member

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    The delivered boots are nice, but not what I was expecting. I'll be pretty disappointed if they really look more like saddle than cognac.

    (I understand that shades of shell vary, but that seems like a fairly significant variance.)
     
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  2. frezon

    frezon Active Member

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    They are definitely lighter than the cognac shell from Epaulet, but the same colour as the cognac balmoral boots from SkoAB. The box says cognac shell cordovan.

    I was so excited when I received mine that I did not even think about the ressemblance to the original Horween pics. They are really not the same colour.
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Distinguished Member

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    I've got the Carmina saddle shell wingtip boot above and these C&J Conistons which are calf but a similar lightness to the saddle shell:

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    That's why I wanted something darker but in a similar style.

    I thought the boot below (Nick Horween's Carmina Cognac Shell Boot) was what we were aiming for with this MTO but I don't know if anyone made that clear to Carmina:


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  4. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior Member

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    That anyone would be me and I made it 100% clear since I put that exact pic in the order sheet.
     


  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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  6. frezon

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    I have them right before me and believe me they are beautiful, but it's not what we signed up for. Given the material used I would accept minor deviations, but this is a completely different colour.
     


  7. djoser

    djoser New Member

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    Judging from the pictures I was also expecting something much darker.
     
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  8. Roguls

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    If there is a pair that is 9.5 UK that somebody ordered and wants to sell because it's not the color they wanted, pm me.
     


  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    could you post pics?
     


  10. stevent

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  11. frezon

    frezon Active Member

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    It is in the middle of the night here, but I sure can tomorrow
     


  12. frezon

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  13. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior Member

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    Found these pics on google when i wrote saddle shell cordovan. Both Carmina boots, both saddle but very different. One is what i would call cognac.

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  14. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    the top pair is saddle shell (sf'ers), the bottom pair is brown calf

    the oscar saddle shell boot looks nice nonetheless
     
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  15. Calikid

    Calikid Senior Member

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    I agree the boot looks really nice but if we ordered cognac and these are in fact Saddle what are we going to do?
     


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