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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Hello, yes they are but I called and spoke to Betty a few times before ordering them. Great boot and yes they are a great colour.
     


  2. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Just recieved my first pair of Carmina's and they are on the Forest last. These were the Faulkner Shortwing Natural Chromexcel from Epaulet. It appears as these are just right in my typical shoe size. So I was wondering is the Forest last Carmina's widest last?
     


  3. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    The forest last comes in 2 fittings and i believe the wider fit is the most generous carmina last widthwise.

    I think the regular width forest is a great last and a good starter choice (due to the trueness of its size i.e. subtract 1 from US sizes) for carmina shoes as long as you do not have high instep. Carminas last in general, do not favor those with high instep especially with balmorals.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    Good to know, thanks for the information.
     


  5. Swede66

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    Very nice!
     


  6. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Senior member

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    Farhad,

    Is the first picture the closest match to the boots true color?
     


  7. sinnedk

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    is the sole leather?
     


  8. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    Yes the sole is leather and also expensive to resole, Euro 200 ouch!
     


  9. Farhad19620

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    Yes Joshua, the first picture is the correct colour they are much darker then what they look like in the second picture. I have to admit I have several pairs of EG, JL's and Berluti's but the colour on these boots are the best I have ever seen, this may be because the are shell Cordovan but honestly the colour and feel of the leather is very nice in the real.

    I will post better picture if I can later on the weekend
     


  10. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    There has been a lot of talk about doing a Carmina tassel loafer MTO.

    I´m doing a tassel MTO at Skoaktiebolaget...PM if interested.

    I´m also doing a suede longwing MTO...
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Details on the longwing?
     


  12. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Model: 532
    Last: Forest
    Suede: Loden green
    Sole: Middle thick (it´s like 1.5 times a single leather sole) ,natural edge
    Open eyelets.
     


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    sinnedk Senior member

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    just vibram/topy the sole and its way cheaper to replace
     


  14. stevent

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    Damn this sounds good, though with green maybe brass eyelets would work? I prefer a chunkier shoe most of the time, rest of the details sound amazing. Now just need to find that 3400 SEK. I'm in for sure regardless
     


  15. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    I was going to suggest a loafer MTO for summer. PM sent, though I don't think it could hurt to discuss it here seeing how much interest there has been in the epaulet thread.
     


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