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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    It is likely to be 'silver pen', a leather marker that comes off easily with shoe polish.
    Use a bit of neutral polish on a Q-tip, covering the suede with a bit of masking tape (and be very careful).
     
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    ^ Bengal, I'm continually impressed by your knowledge.

    Curious, is that you in your avatar?
     
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    Iirc, bengal was in a picture of a London SF meetup. Still wearing the same glasses, I believe. :laugh:

    I used to get bengal and luckystrike confused bc of their avatars.

    And bengal: I too, am grateful for the wealth of shoe knowledge you share with the forum.
     
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    I think I'm just guilty of bad photography. Gdot has a picture of his green shell on the same last earlier in the thread. It shows the chisel much better.



    Thanks!
     
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    Hey Guys,

    Since you all appear to be the Carmina experts I thought I would post this here. I recently got a pair of Carmina punch toes on the Simpson last. The problem I am having is that although they are a good fit in the width and length and actually a little tight across the top of my foot, I find my heel still lifts a little bit when I walk. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea why this would be?

    Thanks
     
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    You're obviously a mutant
     
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    narrow heels
     
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    I just received navy shell Rain wholecuts, & ONE of them looks less chiseled than the other. I prefer less chiseled, so I was pleasantly surprised when I took the 1st rounder shoe out, & then puzzled when I got out the other chiseled shoe. The colors of the shell don't look the same to me either; 1 looks lighter, almost blue-green, while the other is very dark. I'll try to post pics next week.
     
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    That's the nature of Cordovan more often than not...just embrace it... :) Cordovan looks best after half a decade or more of wear and tear.
     
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    The variation in the color doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I had assumed that the navy would start out too dark & lighten over time, & I thought I might speed it up by leaving them in a sunny spot. There's a cool pic from Nick Horween showing this sunning effect.

    I'm more surprised by the apparent variation in shape, but again, I'm not really bothered by it.
     
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    Thanks very much for the information! I will certainly call in then to one of the Zwartjes shops as well as Sir Max - and add the other shops to my list of places to look for during my trip.
     
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    I'm going to be in Amsterdam Labor day weekend, and I will most definitely be stopping by both these stores.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    sir max carries SC. this will be a great day for you :slayer:
     
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    Sir Max can install the metal taps on your soles, but needs 3 days, so if you have a time and planning to do this - go there the first day you come, not the last day as I did [​IMG]

    Again - highly recommend he Jojo shop, private shop leading by old-style gentlemanm it's near Sir Max (Huidenstraat 23, cross-road with Keizersgracht)[FONT=arial, sans-serif] [/FONT]- very attractive prices on high-end shirts.
     
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