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

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  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    I took mine as well and I am quite happy with them. I really loathed the shoelaces that came with the shoes. I don't generally have a visceral reaction to laces (they were really red) but once I removed those and put regular laces in the shoes looked fantastic.

    PS - I should add that I think Skoaktiebolaget did a great job handling a difficult situation.
     
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  2. eddiemczee

    eddiemczee Senior member

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    That's how I've been doing it, but I'm no linguist.

    Really, REALLY wanted those Noix chukkas but they're all OOS now. Here's hoping that GF does a restock. I also really want a pair of the chocolate chukkas from Skoat, but they're OOS in my size and they don't have plans to restock any time soon.

    My kingdom for some suede Carmina chukkas!
     
  3. aglose

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    I got the Noix Suede chukkas in an 8uk. Super happy with them. Beautiful shoes.
     
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    What about the tobacco suede chukkas from Skoak? Their current stock is the "old" reddish color that is pictured on their site.
     
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    nice whats the makeup?
     
  6. europrep

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    Recent pick-ups (X-Posted)

    Edited: @Mr. Six The hatch grain came with a lot of color distortion (although different from yours). If this discoloration was on a loafer or proper lace-up, I wouldn't be happy, but I really like it on the boot and wasn't phased given your helpful pics.

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    deets on the boots? What's the leather, it doesn't look like the normal scotchgrain
     
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    europrep Senior member

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    Hatch grain. I just edited my post with a little detail on them.
     
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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Are those string loafers blue or grey?
     
  10. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Cool. Looks like they did more work on the finish of the boots (can't remember if Epaulet described them as hand burnished, but it kind of looks like that). It suits them. Nice pick up!
     
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    Those epaulet boots are sick, wish my size was available. Not sure why they were listed for sub $400. the quality and condition looks good?? they look great from here
     
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    Blue
     
  13. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    To my U.S. peoples who've traveled to Spain and visited Carmina's retail shops:

    1. What is the VAT situation if I purchase a pair of shoes in store? Is there a 20% VAT discount that I can get reimbursed like in London and Paris?
    2. Are their prices slightly cheaper than Skoak/GF/Epaulet/LeatherFoot for similar shoes? Yeah the US dollar is bad right now for Euros but I still assume non-Carmina sites have a markup.
    3. Which shop(s) should I visit in Barcelona and Madrid? I know Carmina has multiple stores and retail space.
    My wife and I are headed to Madrid/Barcelona/Ibiza in September for our anniversary [​IMG] so I am planning on stopping by to stock up since shoes on the Rain last seemed to be a rare siting.

    Thanks!
     
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    eddiemczee Senior member

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    Not sure about Spain, but Paris Carmina shop actually only has a 15% VAT discount.
     
  15. eddiemczee

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    I find those chukkas a little harder to wear since they are "warmer" compared to the dark brown and noix colored, which I considered to be "cooler". Really, really, hoping that either Skoat restocks or that the GF chocolate MTO gets enough peeps.
     

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