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

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

  1. steveyoo1983

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    oh man...sorry mrjester :( That MTO was already ordered and we dont have extra pairs coming...
     
  2. mrjester

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    You snooze, you lose. What can I say.
     
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    Is it possibly the stormwelt you're talking about?
     
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    ^ They just restocked a lot of their shoes
     
  7. JezeC

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    Great looking pair of dark cognac shell. I would have purchased it if I wasn't in the process of MTO-ing a similar looking pair.

    http://cdn.styleforum.net/2/2d/2d403a55_900x900px-LL-eeee5697_DSC_0229.jpeg

    The only difference in my pair is using cognac (not dark cognac) and double sole leather, rather than dark cognac and danite sole...so just a tad different.

    Does anybody have a side by side comparison to cognac and dark cognac. I'm sure it's the lightning but dark cognac looks pretty light - ligher than cognac from my attached link. How does dark cognac compare to Alden's cognac if somebody has a comparison on that as well?
     
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  8. tifosi

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    They do look great. I need to warm up to PTBs because I'm missing out on some great makeups.
     
  9. Bakes11771

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    Dark Cognac
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    Light Cognac
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    Not side-by-side, but both pretty accurate IME.
     
  10. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    So what's this color?

    http://cdn.styleforum.net/2/2d/2d403a55_900x900px-LL-eeee5697_DSC_0229.jpeg

    I was told that this is cognac, but this color seems even darker than "dark cognac" from your picture and much, much darker than your "light cognac". Is my picture not a good depiction of cognac?

    I know lighting can be an issue when the picture is taken, so I want to compare it apples to apples.
     
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  11. halfnhalfnhalf

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    Among their other virtues, they're comfortable as hell. I'm very curious about Carmina's interpretation - I suspect it's sleeker than an Alden or AE while still maintaining that nice wide toebox - but I didn't have the patience for the restock so I did an MTO brown shell through AE instead.
     
  12. Bakes11771

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    Thats dark cognac when its not in natural light. Your pic is in low-light conditions with a flash. Also, may be a particularly dark example of dark cognac. As you must already know, shades vary shoe to shoe. You never know what you might get in terms of a darker example vs a lighter example. Shoes from the same batch can even have significant variance among them.
     
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  13. jungleroller

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    less one of these :slayer:

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    Quote:+1. There is more variability as to shade with shell in general than with calf.
     
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    Shell Greeley Boots from Epaulet

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