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Thank you, not my size. I would need a model number for this, maybe @Carmina can provide it.


Thank you. I do not have experience with Balitx last and the price $820 seems excessive.
Here are the two models I am aware of. Have not seen to date a Carmina with faux laces.
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80209
I think at price levels like that Carmina is pricing themselves out of at least part of the US market. Right now with regular retail prices it already comes pretty close to other makers that I consider a step up (or the new Chinese handwelted/lasted makers)
Without getting into discussion of value, we should recognize that the link is for a full priced custom boot, with JR sole and shoe trees. If you get fee waived during an MTO weekend (so regular retail), and forego shoe trees, you are in $525 - $555 for a regular leather Chelsea make-up.
 

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Hey guys,
I would like your opinion on a recent purchase. Just received the unlined horsebit loafer in navy.

The shoe fits well and the color is a great dark navy color.

I am concerned about the overall look of the shoe. I have a couple of ferragamo and AE bit loafers and they are longer And have Squarish toe. This one is very triangular, has a short tongue and larger bit. My wife commented that it looks more like a women’s shoe. I wonder if it will get much wear. I was planning to wear for evening/weekend occasions..

it also appears that the stitching on
 

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Hey guys,
I would like your opinion on a recent purchase. Just received the unlined horsebit loafer in navy.

The shoe fits well and the color is a great dark navy color.

I am concerned about the overall look of the shoe. I have a couple of ferragamo and AE bit loafers and they are longer And have Squarish toe. This one is very triangular, has a short tongue and larger bit. My wife commented that it looks more like a women’s shoe. I wonder if it will get much wear. I was planning to wear for evening/weekend occasions..

it also appears that the stitching on
Does the Ferragamo you have are the typical mocassin? The ones that look more like a driving loafer? I don't see any issue with those Carmina, the Uetam last is a dressier last than the ones mentioned in my questions (in case you answered yes to them), that's why you see a rounder toe and slightly more elongated last.

I usually don't pair my Uetam lasted loafers with denim, I kinda picture them more with dress trousers or chinos.
 

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So does anyone have a good understanding on what the process is for: (i) Color 4; (ii) Amaretto? and (iii) the shell chelsea boots?

I have been on the waitlist for Color 4 and, per Sara's message from a few days ago, I am up in this round.

She then also said that Color 4 and Amaretto are no longer being limited:


I have also requested to be on the waitlist for amaretto going back a ways, but I have not been aware of an established waitlist for amaretto like there has been for color 4.

Is color 4 and amaretto only going to be available (without limitation) for this GMTO of cordovan chelsea boots, or is it going to be available for other orders too? If there is no limitation on color 4 ordering, why did it say that only 4 people got off the color 4 waitlist?

@Carmina any clarity here would be awesome, but all is very exciting! Thanks
I think @Carmina is going to provide all the info and a link in a post later this week, once all the details are finalised.
 

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Does the Ferragamo you have are the typical mocassin? The ones that look more like a driving loafer? I don't see any issue with those Carmina, the Uetam last is a dressier last than the ones mentioned in my questions (in case you answered yes to them), that's why you see a rounder toe and slightly more elongated last.

I usually don't pair my Uetam lasted loafers with denim, I kinda picture them more with dress trousers or chinos.
Thanks for the feedback. My ferragamos are moccasin like. I guess I haven’t worn similar shoes before. Do you wear them with shorts ever? Do you wear them sockless or with socks with trousers and chino?
 

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My lizard cap toe shoes came today but the leather on the side looks very wrinkled. Is this normal?View attachment 1451514

It looks nothing like what they show on their website:
https://www.carminashoemaker.com/cdnassets/lizard_oxford_carmina_80197_ladl-2.jpg
UPDATE: So this is the reply I got from carmina today


"
Thank you for your email. We would like to kindly remind you our outlet or sale shoes are single pairs that have not been sold in our stores for a couple or seasons in our stores and are sold in our sale/outlet section at lower prices. Therefore the quality of outlet shoes could be slightly lower that our main collection.
We do not have another pair in stock, but we can offer you a 10% discount for your next order for your trouble"

There was literally no information whatsoever that shoes sold on the summer sale were of a lesser quality.
I am shocked, I got butchered shoes and all they offer me is a 10% discount on a future purchase?
 

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UPDATE: So this is the reply I got from carmina today


"
Thank you for your email. We would like to kindly remind you our outlet or sale shoes are single pairs that have not been sold in our stores for a couple or seasons in our stores and are sold in our sale/outlet section at lower prices. Therefore the quality of outlet shoes could be slightly lower that our main collection.
We do not have another pair in stock, but we can offer you a 10% discount for your next order for your trouble"

There was literally no information whatsoever that shoes sold on the summer sale were of a lesser quality.
I am shocked, I got butchered shoes and all they offer me is a 10% discount on a future purchase?
We'll offer a remake immediately, sorry for our internal miscommunication.
 

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Good afternoon gentlemen,

As promised, our NEW STYLEFORUM GMTO is now live!

We have various options, please read carefully and make as many questions as you need.

Firstly, the much-awaited Cordovan Chelsea boot is back for a limited amount of time.

We suggest four Chelsea models with various boot shat heights. Simply use the comment box if you’d like a different Chelsea model.
For your reference, these are the different Chelsea models side by side. More details below.

DSC_9150_pq.jpg


You’ll be able to place orders for the cordovan Chelsea boots online here, (customisation fee already waived).
https://www.carminashoemaker.com/styleforum

Secondly, preorders on rare Shell Cordovan colours.

We are opening preorders for colour 4 and amaretto Horween Shell Cordovan only while the GMTO is open. Orders for these particular leathers will have extended delivery times (1-2 months + 45 days, our usual manufacturing lead time).

You can select any model in these rare colours.

Please send us a DM via styleforum with a screenshot of the make you’d like in these leathers and we will prepare a code for you which will waive the customisation fee.

GMTO closing the 30th September.

Have fun!
 

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