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

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

  1. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    I think the grain tassels make for a nice contrast. I'm just not in love with the color of noix suede. Too yellow imo. I'd like something a bit more like these. What do people think about having a medallion btw?

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  2. diglett

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    "Too yellow."

    Proceeds to recommend the most yellow goddamn shoe anyone has ever seen.
     
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    thecool85 Senior member

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    - I like the idea of doing something closer to snuff suede, but I have no real problem with noix either.
    - I agree with your assessment about the grain leather.
    - My preference would be sans medallion.
    - Maybe we should take the discussion about these MTOs to PMs so we don't clog up the thread.
     
  4. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Medallion is no option. Carmina don't offer the same freedom in the MTO program as G&G for example, you can't change an existing design.
     
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    That makes it simple enough!

    BTW what's the expected delivery date?
     
  6. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Don't know for sure until we place the order so Carmina can plan the production. They say 12 weeks as a standard time.
     
  7. mrjester

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    Thanks!

    And I'd be down for a snuff suede, somewhat G&G lookalike from Carmina. I'll PM my interest.
     
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    I PM'd Frank about a snuff color. I'd be down for this.. 'yellow' as well though.

    This will be the first case of me buying shoes I might never wear and the second case of me buying shoes that I should be considering after I have staple shoes.
     
  9. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    11 posts since i wrote all info about the two MTOs and the suede color already changed :)

    Please read post 3239. It's Noix suede for the tassel and not snuff. IF there is six people who want snuff i can order both but i will fill the orders for Noix first.

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  10. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    It's too something (orange? saturated? I'm not a goddamn painter, why am I on trial? [​IMG]). Also, roses are grey, violets are grey, my color vision is partially fucked.

    Anyhow, I'm more not sold on noix then I am sold on any other particular color. As I understand it carmina has a rather extensive selection of suede, so why not try something new. I mean look at the recent grey adelaides, they turned out fantastic.

    I now remember you mentioning this for our last MTO. Was this carminas response to you asking, or to skoab asking? Cause I could understand them saving that option for resellers wanting to differentiate their offerings. I also happened across the photo evidence below just recently, though their policies could have changed since the shoes in question were made.



    Sans medallion.
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    With medallion.
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    I think the last ones are Namors btw.
     
  11. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Maybe it's unwise to float another competing MTO loafer idea, but I'd like one for late spring... what do people think about exactly this model and makeup (snuff suede string loafer on Uetam last) on single Dainite soles instead of leather soles? What do you think, Frank?

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    the last ones are indeed mine. made from cognac shell. like, actual brown cognac shell.. i like the flat laces on the first pair. nice touch
     
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    the last ones are indeed mine. made from cognac shell. like, actual brown cognac shell.. i like the flat laces on the first pair. nice touch
     
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    the last ones are indeed mine. made from cognac shell. like, actual brown cognac shell.. i like the flat laces on the first pair. nice touch
     
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    How's uetam last fit compared with the forest? Does the uetam have a wide fitting?
     

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