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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. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    After looking at pics of saddle and cognac shell my opinion is that this is cognac but a very light version. I was the one who manage this MTO and i talked to Skoaktiebolaget several times about what boot we wanted. I did send the pic that we had for ref. and i know SkoAB sent that to Carmina because we wanted to be sure they could do it (i know this because Carmina made a comment when we wanted rubber soles and said that it was leather soles in the pic).

    Here is a shoe in saddle that SkoAB sells. Even lighter than our boot.

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  2. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Dear all,

    I understand some of you have concerns about the colour of the PT Group MTO. First of all, let me post some pictures.

    Old run of Saddle Cordovan from Skoaktiebolaget:
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    Old run of Cognac Cordovan at Skoaktiebolaget:
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    New run of Cognac Cordovan for SF PT boot:
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    There are great variations in shades for different batches of Horween Cordovan. We all know this. This Cognac batch did turn out light, but it is still Cognac. If you have any concerns, we will answer you all personally, just e-mail us or call us, we will help you.

    To further illustrate my point, have a look on these Burgundy Cordovan batches:

    Old Burgundy Cordovan run (some would say this is close to Ruby):
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    New Burgundy Cordovan MTO (very dark):
    [​IMG]
     


  3. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Senior member

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    If anyone is disatisfied with the colour of their 8UK cognac boot, I would be happy to purchase the pair from them
     


  4. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    are you getting a run of these? how much?
     


  5. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    It seems like a lot of us are a bit annoyed with the color of the MTO boot, but keep in mind (like Leaves said) that shell is all over the place. I definitely knew beforehand that Cognac could take on lots of different shades, and because I want a darker one, I'll probably be applying some sort of darker (black, maybe?) waxes.
     


  6. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    +1 i think they look good, im a uk10 (us11) if you want to give me a good deal :D
     


  7. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    you've nailed it digs. shell shading varies A LOT from batch to batch and should have been a consideration from the beginning.
     


  8. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    Any one not happy with their 8UK pm me before you have them shipped. I live in Stockholm and could pick them up if you want to sell them.
     


  9. Jagger_On

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  10. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    The first time I tried to order a cognac boot from Carmina, I got saddle. (The boots up-thread are mine.) Betty told me that they sometimes refer to "light cognac" and "dark cognac," so since then I am careful to add that modifier.
     


  11. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    anyone in the states not liking their 8UK let me know :)
     


  12. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    given the apparent oil content of shell, i wonder how difficult / easy it would be to darken the color shade.
    i'm wondering because of an idea rolling around in my head involving navy blue shell.
     


  13. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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  14. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    thanks. that makes sense to me as shell doesn't seem to take well to 'sealing' in any way
     


  15. Cuttingboard

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    I need the loafer summer, anyone know where I can buy it?
     


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