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

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

  1. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    For that intended purpose... Loafer. No doubt.
     


  2. europrep

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  3. jungleroller

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    I may have to disagree :D

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  4. tifosi

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    As beautiful as that shoe is I would not wear it very casually or out shopping on the weekends as the OP states, haha. Definitely a good looking shoe. I had that on the last time I visited my Carmina retailer. I was surprised how well the rain last fit me (high instep).
     


  5. ScottMC

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    Great looking shoe, thanks for the pic. So, jungleroller and tifosi, what you are saying is that I should get both? [​IMG]
     
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  6. tifosi

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    Well, no. I still think that for your intended purpose, the loafer is better. But if you also need a formal, oxford then that would be a great shoe to get in addition.
     


  7. ScottMC

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    Out of curiosity, are you of the school that believes a tan oxford is not to be worn with Navy?
     


  8. tifosi

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    I will wear tan with navy for some reason, but I typically will not wear a mid - dark brown. I will wear burgundy or black instead. I will often wear my whiskey(light tan) cordovan shoes casually with blue.
     
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  9. Monkeyface

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    Standard issue black cap toes on the Forest last. I'm very happy with the quality and construction:

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  10. meowmix1891

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    Hi, will you ever carry some shell tanker boots again? I used to think they were the ugliest things in the world and now I'm scrambling to find a pair.
     
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  11. stevent

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    Does anyone know if this is a welt issue or just cosmetic, hard to capture in photos but it appears the upper is separated a little from welt at this area:
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    Shoes have been worn around house a little and outside twice
     
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  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Something's wrong there--either a failed/damaged inseam or a poor job of inseaming. My guess is that it is not simply cosmetic.
     


  13. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    New MTO simpson lasted 5-eyelet wholecut
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  14. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  15. SidewinderX

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    Looks great! Can we get some "in the wild" photos once you start wearing them? I'm considering doing a simpson lasted wholecut in black myself.
     


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