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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I love the extra eyelets
     


  2. unipair guy

    unipair guy Affiliate Vendor

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    Simpson last but they do look look a little like rain.
     


  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    same here. not a fan of 2/3 eyelets when i can have 5 instead. just looks better imo not to mention a little more support
     


  4. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Yes, same for me. I think those are great while most 2-3 eyelet chukkas do little or nothing for me.
     


  5. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    ^Color a bit off in this pic, just trying to show the edge stain^


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  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ww2 jumper boot wow. did you preorder?
     


  7. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    No, just did an MTO of the same design. Paid a fortune.

    As you seem to already know, Epaulet did a GMTO. They let a few people back out due to production delays. One of them happened to be my size. I went down there to buy it, but they sold it to someone else a day earlier. Would have just bought it online, but their website says NOT RETURNS and I wasn't aware at that time of their special exemption for SF members.

    TBH, I get very cold welcomes from the folks at Epaulet, so it helps ease the pain of missing the initial opportunity and having to pay a different retailer significantly more to get it.
     


  8. Nullson

    Nullson Well-Known Member

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    Cross post from Gentlemen's footwear.
    Navy shell MTO boots.
    Excellent service from Steve.
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  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Wow so awesome :slayer:
     


  10. halfnhalfnhalf

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    FU[​IMG]K I want those.
     


  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    @Bakes11771 is that the loden suede? How do you like the color?
     


  12. RogerP

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    The shell tanker and shell jumper boots above are both freaking awesome.
     


  13. Bakes11771

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    I like it a lot. When I first saw them, I thought it wasn't for me.

    I actually had the guys at the Armoury have a pair of grey string loafers sent over from the the HK store, but when I got them, they were really more blue than grey. Practically speaking, you would have to wear them as blue shoes. I brought em back and exchanged them for the loden, and I'm happy that I did.

    I think there may be some variation with the loden. I think mine is on the lighter and greener side. I think sometimes it can turn out to be darker and more grey.

    Short answer, I really like the color, especially for this kind of shoe. Plan to wear them with navy trousers, but they would go great khakis as well. Got a matching (not an exact match) belt from Steve at Gentleman's footwear.
     


  14. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Thanks roger. You have a lot of enviable Carmina's as well.

    Did the jury ever reach a verdict on whether or not neutral wax prevents water welts on Carmina shell?
     


  15. dcjohnson

    dcjohnson Well-Known Member

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    Might have missed it but where are these from?
     


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