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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. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    ^ Those actually look darker than the cognac [​IMG]
     


  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    I have two pairs of Carmina shell cognac shoes that I bought in a haste...from different sources. I was worried that I'd be stuck with two pairs having the same colour. Luckily the inconsistency in cordovan from batch to batch played out in my favour.

    Pair #1:

    [​IMG]

    Pair #2:

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  3. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    ^ Nice on both counts. The Saddle still looks pretty dark; did you treat it with any kind of cream?
     


  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Here's a current side by side look, as far as I can tell, each of those 4 shoes is a different shade in that light:


    [​IMG]
     
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  5. diglett

    diglett Senior member

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    I meant the Saddle boots [​IMG]
     


  6. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

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    saddle vs cognac. the mto boot seems closer to saddle, but slightly darker. of course, the white balance and lighting make a huge difference. the cognac wingtip from epaulet is a dark brown, but not as dark as alden cigar. the saddle captoe is from the armoury.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Gerry Nelson

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  8. Calikid

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    some reno and lots of brushing
     


  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Carmina does not have a resole service, do they?
     


  10. Renton

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    I asked Mike if Carmina offers a recrafting service and he was pretty certain that they do.
     


  11. SuitedDx

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    Thanks for the info!
     


  12. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Wow, this is some pretty damning evidence imo.


    Not long ago I found a post on some blog about someone having found their grandfathers Albadejo shoes (not sure if they had the name carmina then). They were in somewhat poor condition from having spent a few decades in a closet, so he sent them to the factory for a touchup. Don't think they were resoled though. Unfortunately I don't remember how I stumbled upon it in the first place so I am unable to link it at this time.
     


  13. sinfjotli

    sinfjotli Senior member

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    I remember asking the shop assistant in the Paris shop about resoling, and he specifically mentioned that Carmina does resole the shoes they make.
     


  14. sinnedk

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    thats ridiculous that they sent saddle as cognac shell, cant be any clearer in pics that its not cognac
     
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  15. badsha

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    I ordered a cognac shell belt. Received more of a saddle shell color. Will try to post pix tomorrow.
     


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