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Good day.

They are style 80209. I saw them a few years back on a site for the Japanese market.
https://tradingpost.jp/aoyama/9542/

As the Costitx last was unfamiliar to me at the time, I MTO'ed in Rain D.

They are great for air travel, and look good anytime.
I really like these as well. Thanks for the detail. I've never seen this model before.
 

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Firstly we hope you are in good health and safe.

As you know Carmina manufactures and has its main office in Mallorca, Spain. Sunday night our government approved tighter lockdown measures where all non-essential workers will be confined to their homes.

We would like to thank you for trusting Carmina in this challenging times, specially with your pending order. Do know, as soon as our staff is back in the factory we will resume working on your order but unfortunately there may be some delays in our delivery date.

Our team is still working from home and online orders for items in stock are working as usual.

Keep safe everyone!
Thank you for keeping us informed, sending positive vibrations y’all’s way.
 

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Ok, fellow addicts, here is the state of the shoe collection as requested by some. Apologies for the amount of thread space I'm about to take up and for the less than great quality of the pics. It would take too long to do close-ups of each shoe.

If a brand is not indicated it is Carmina.

The Oxfords
View attachment 1363643

Top Row from L-R: Edward Green Dark Oak Captoe (82), Black Boxcalf Quarter Brogue Captoe (Rain), Tan & Bone Vitello Spectators (Simpson), Polo Suede Captoe (Rain D)

Middle Row from L-R: Black Wholecut Cordovan (Rain), Cognac Full Brogue Cordovan Wingtip (Rain), Burdeo Full Brogue Cordovan Wingtip (Rain)

Bottom Row from L-R: Tan Vegano Full brogue Wingtip (Rain), Tan Grain Semi Brogue Captoe (Simpson), Midbrown Vegano Blind Wingtip (Rain D)

The Derbys
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Top Row from L-R: Alden Natural Chromexcel Longwing (Barrie), Alden Navy Unlined PTB (Barrie)

Middle Row: Edward Green Dover Dark Oak Split Toe (606)

Bottom from L-R: Chestnut Karangrein Split Toe (Rain D), Green Vegano 3-Eyelet Derby (Simpson)

The Monk Straps
View attachment 1363647

Top from L-R: Burdeo Shell Cordovan Double Monks (Philadelphia), Cognac Shell Cordovan Double Monks (Philadlphia)

Bottom from L-R: Pompei Vegano (Deia), Brown Vegano (Deia), Black Boxcalf (Simpson)

The Loafers and Slip-Ons
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Top from L-R: Santoni Black Deerskin Penny blake construction, Santoni Burgundy Penny blake construction, Harry’s of London Brown Kudu Tassel

Second Row L-R: Cognac Calf Unlined String Loafer blake construction (Uetam), White Karangrein Unlined Bit Loafer blake construction (Uetam), Snuff Suede String with Tassels (Uetam), Navy Suede Full-Strap Penny (Uetam)

Third Row L-R: Brown Crocodile Braided Tassel (Uetam), Rubi Cordovan Half-Lined Penny (Uetam), Brown Vegano Full-Strap Penny (Uetam)

Bottom from L-R: Polo Suede Braided Tassel (Uetam), Brown Suede Penny (Simpson), Brown Lama Calf Venetian with contrast stitching (Uetam)

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L-R: Brooks Brothers Cotton Slippers, Dark Cognac Cordovan Side Gusset Quarter Brogue (Rain D), Black Rusticalf Slip On (Simpson)

...and finally....

The Boots
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Top from L-R: C&J Chestnut Grain Coniston Captoe Derby Boot (341), Meermin Dark Brown Waxy Calf Plain Toe Derby (Hiro), Alden Natural Chromexcel Indy (TruBalance)

Middle from L-R: C&J Brown Tetbury Chukka (348), Alden Brown Unlined Chukka (Leydon)

Bottom from L-R: Cognac Calf Chelsea (Simpson), Brown Suede Chukka (Detroit), Black Jodhpur (Alcudia)

The Shell Cordovan
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These where featured in the prior pictures, but I feel that shell merits its own space. Btw, I'm selling the burgundy double monks and cognac wingtip to make space (wife's orders) for two incoming MTOs. Please message me if interested.

So what am I missing to put this obsession to rest? The incoming Carmina MTOs - who knows when they can be fulfilled at this juncture - are a Calway boot in brown vegano & dark brown karengrein, and an Austerity Brogue in burgundy vegano (both in Rain D).

Suggestions and questions are welcome.
@officine this is a beautiful collection! The ones I am, by far, most jealous of are the Cognac shell double monks. I wish that Horween/Carmina still offered this color, as it really, to me, is the perfect color for brown shoes. Bourbon and Armagnac are both nice, but this was the perfect mid brown and I don't own a single pair in it. I am jealous of everyone who does!
 

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@officine this is a beautiful collection! The ones I am, by far, most jealous of are the Cognac shell double monks. I wish that Horween/Carmina still offered this color, as it really, to me, is the perfect color for brown shoes. Bourbon and Armagnac are both nice, but this was the perfect mid brown and I don't own a single pair in it. I am jealous of everyone who does!
Thank you for the kind words. And, I agree that Cognac is a color that would fit nicely into their already substantial cordovan options. Its the perfect mid-brown, easily dressed-up or down.
 

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Good day.

They are style 80209. I saw them a few years back on a site for the Japanese market.
https://tradingpost.jp/aoyama/9542/

As the Costitx last was unfamiliar to me at the time, I MTO'ed in Rain D.

They are great for air travel, and look good anytime.

I was at Trading Post in December and they still had these. Unfortunately, I’m a UK 9.5 and very few Japanese shops stock that size. Also, the taxes make them horrifically expensive. Might be good for a MTO request to buy direct from Carmina.
 

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I was at Trading Post in December and they still had these. Unfortunately, I’m a UK 9.5 and very few Japanese shops stock that size. Also, the taxes make them horrifically expensive. Might be good for a MTO request to buy direct from Carmina.
I also found Carmina shoes' price are incredible expensive in Japan, Why?
 

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I also found Carmina shoes' price are incredible expensive in Japan, Why?
Most non-Japanese brands are very expensive in Japan. It imposes import taxes on foreign-made shoes so as to protect Japan's domestic shoe-making industry/brands, and that pushes up prices significantly. Foreign brands can cost twice as much in Japan as they would in other places.
 

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Hey guys, we’re going to have a chat with Carmina of Carmina shoes at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern on Instagram Live. Any questions you’d like us to ask?
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I was at Trading Post in December and they still had these. Unfortunately, I’m a UK 9.5 and very few Japanese shops stock that size. Also, the taxes make them horrifically expensive. Might be good for a MTO request to buy direct from Carmina.
Is there an option to translate the website into English? My Japanese is horrible 😓
 

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Your browser should offer to auto translate if you're using chrome
Or, if the auto translate doesn't happen (maybe the user previously checked the "don't offer to translate" prompt), you can right click on the page and there should be a "Translate to..." option available.
 

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