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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. forex

    forex Distinguished Member

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    My suede cap toes fit me now, I guess my feet have grown bigger over the past 5 months, still not crazy about the last shape. I think I won't branch out of English shoes and some Alden.
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  2. NORE

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    Glad to hear you are making use of these. By the way a person's extremities tend to expand in the heat.

    Regarding lasts/shape etc. when compared to English shoes, I hear you. There is something about the Carmina line in general that is just a bit more bold, simplified, straightforward, than the most elegant of the English shoes. For me, if I am looking for a super elegant oxford for wear with suits I'm sticking to England.

    However, for shell, or shoes intended to wear with odd jackets, etc. etc. Carmina hits my G-spot still. There is something about the slightly more robust nature of their lasts/styling that the English makers don't quite hit.
     
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  4. forex

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    I disagree with that, carmina is the only non english and american shoe I have and I would pick English or American any day. It just looks little clownish to me, not to say that British don't make shoes on crazy lasts, G&G is a perfect example. I would never wear their RTW shoes.
     


  5. ethanm

    ethanm Stylish Dinosaur

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    What do you mean by clownish? What last are your captoes on?
     


  6. barkingloud78

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    What USA dealers carry Carmina? I see they sell online now which is interesting, but appears to just be ready made shoes.
     


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  8. RDiaz

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    I have to post this picture here. These aren't mine (I wish!) but I believe they seriously qualify as porn...

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  9. sdolina

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    Passing Hamburg have bought the new boots.
    Model 905 in Rain last, size 8,5 (although I have 9,5 in C&J and most others) in suede in addition to cordovan in Forest-A, that I bought in Amsterdam.
    Iphone pic taken in the shop, sorry.

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  10. GasparddeColigny

    GasparddeColigny Senior Member

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    Bam ?? Damn! I really like those. The Carmina site didn't list these last time I checked. Where did you get these if I may ask?
     


  11. Liquidus

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    Is that Rain or Simpson?
     


  12. RDiaz

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    ^ That's the Simpson.
     


  13. Gerry Nelson

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    You can get them here.
     


  14. Rankiz

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    Going to Madrid next week, have been wanting to buy these jodhpur boots for some time. :nodding:
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  15. Liquidus

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    I just returned those. You're not a size 6E right?
     


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