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

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  1. tifosi

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    I know what material @bkotsko wants them in.....
     
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    Snuff suede chelsea MTO?
     
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    As much as I would love shell, I would worry about the creasing.
    The vamp is the whole front of the shoe in a Chelsea, and this may not hold its shape all that well.
    Then again.... maybe it would look amazing with extra rolls....

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    Photo borrowed from: http://shellcordovanshoes.blogspot.com/2013/03/shell-cordovan-basics.html
     
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    ^^^ I have NEVER had a shell shoe roll like that. I can only surmise that these shoes must have been WAY too big for their owner.
    My Carmina navy shell wholecuts after a great many wearings: [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like a Shar Pei!
     
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    Shar pei MTO chelsea? Guys?
     
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    That doesn't even look like a shoe...
     
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    Looks like the start of a sweet ass Snickers bar. But I wouldn't walk around wearing Snickers bars, either.
     
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    I have been working on an MTO Chelsea in grey suede. I was thinking of doing a bit more casual Chelsea for travel, weekends, etc.
    My thinking is:
    Chelsea in grey suede on Sollar Last
    Reverse welt in natural edge trim
    light brown Dainite sole
    Elastic in either charcoal grey or navy

    suede color
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    welt & sole color
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    anyone interested??
     
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    That's exactly what I was looking for
     
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    Huh - a departure from what I normally wear but I could be on board with that. Very cool idea.
     
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    You guys should consider Simpson for Chelsea's, fit is more forgiving than balmorals instep wise and they are sharp as hell. I think my black calf ones are my fav pair of boots
     
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    I would be more interested if I had any clue how the Sollar last fit.
     
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    I actually had a chelsea MTO in mind which I spoke with Steve (Gentlemen's Footwear) about. I thought about more of a spring/fall/mild winter makeup.

    This is what I had in mind:

    Last: Inca/Forest (dosen't really matter)
    Dark brown (chocolate) suede
    Single Dainite sole

    Anyone interested?
     

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