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

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

  1. sinnedk

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    Does anyone have any pics of Carmina's Deep Red Cordovan? I am thinking of doing a balmoral boot in Deep Red but I have only come across one picture of yuketen's
     


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    why did you return them?
     


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    i thought they were a bit too delicate looking for my tastes and i wouldnt wear them
     


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    Beautiful last IMO despite or because of luck of ruggedness.
     


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    I have the Ruby cordovan from Carmina. The other one is bordeaux, which is definetely not red and more close to Alden's #8.
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    I just received a pair of shell "bordeaux" monks straps. Sitting right next to a pair of Alden No.8. I would say the Carmina is just a touch more "rich" or darker, but very similar to the No.8s...
     


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    Thanks! Ok, It's called Ruby Red, I managed to find this picture originally posted by someone on SF i think:

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    The second from left is the one I meant. Looks much redder than the burgundy
     


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    trust me in person these were Mr. Burns type shoes
     


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    Not sure if you still need an answer to this, but I have one pair of Carminas on the Forest last and I would say the toe is NOT chiseled. It is a rather high toe box, with what I guess you could call a rounded point. You can get a good look from the side in the photo of the suede boot above. Here are a couple shots of my pair.

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    Balmoral on Simpson last. Very good fitting (to my feet) and nice leather.

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    ^ Very nice. Am I correct in assuming they were MTO?
     


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