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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. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    Better photo with natural light outside on maiden voyage. Love the color.

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    Which do you all prefer? The Ellison on Rain Last (top) or the Brown Captoe on Simpson (bottom)? I prefer Simpson lasts, but I like the darker brown color of the Ellison (I am not a fan of wearing brown or tan shoes with Navy, but I will do so with dark brown shoes).

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  3. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

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    Partagas did you go true to size on PTB??
     


  4. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    Yes, I did. I am 10UK in in most Carmina lasts.
     


  5. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Senior member

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    What is the name of the colour of the Simpson? I have these shoes in "brown calf", which is a very dark brown (some might even call it black brown).
     


  6. ftw90240

    ftw90240 Senior member

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    It's from the Armoury website. They called it "brown calfskin" - perhaps it is the same. Would you mind PM'ing a pic of yours so I can see the color?

    If it in reality is as dark as the Ellison, I might go with that bc I prefer that last as the toebox on the Rain is a bit wide for my liking.
     


  7. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    What you have is model# 80105 in "Natur Marron". The other version is "Vegano Marron". In fact, the Ellison depicted above is in "Vegano Marron". I'm not sure what the Simpson above is, depending on light, as it seems lighter than the Ellison on the Rain last. Maybe it's tan. I know member jungeroller received a batch of dark tan Carmina shoes, or at least darker than normal.
     
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  8. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Senior member

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    I don't have them with me right now, I could send you a picture tomorrow.

    The product code is 080105T011. I just googled it and found the shoes in their online store (they're not quite as black as in the picture), but they aren't available:
    http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.co...oma=230&idfamilia=12124347&idarticulo=5387041
     
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  9. rydenfan

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    You know I love me some grain...but, Carmina grain does nothing for me. I know they have had some QC and sourcing issues and nothing I have seen us as good as other brands I also purchase. So I would be more interested in a different leather for that NST makeup
     


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    While Carmina's hatch grain looked sorely disappointing to me, I have to vouch for the scotch grain; I have those black grain bal boots that Epaulet did for 2 runs last year, and the texture and quality are phenomenal.
     


  11. Burton

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    That NST is AWESOME! Doesn't anyone know what last?
     


  12. Fiddler

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    Nice....a light cognac....is this detroit last...looks generous.
     


  13. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Everyone! Here is our current MTO update :) #1 & #2 will close this Sunday 06/22/2014 so let me know if you want to jump in!

    #1. Snuff suede unlined shaft captoe boots / Rain Last / all eyelets / Dainite Sole
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    #2. Burnished Burgundy U-Cap / Rain / Choice of either Leather sole or Tomir Sole
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    #3. Same Boots as above in #1 (unlined shaft perforated captoe boots) but in Dark Brown Suede / Rain / Commando Sole

    #4. Adelaide with Toe medallion in burnished vegano brown calf / Simpson / Leather Sole - 5 interests
    (pictured below in cognac shell but out MTO will feature burnished brown calf)
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    #5. 3 Eyelet Chukka / Soller Last / Dark brown suede / Dainite Sole - 2 interests
    (pictured below in loden suede but the MTO will be on dark brown suede)
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    Cheer & have a great weekend!
    Steve
     
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    Regarding loden suede, what color pants do you guys believe work best? Do you find the color limiting?
     


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