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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. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Haha, thanks! After Satorial Splenders pepp talk i decided that this was the right thing to do :-D
     
  2. Gdot

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    He was right!
     
  3. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    CARMINA MTO!


    Since we will have a store in Sweden selling Carmina from 11 october (http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se) i wanted to do a MTO. I sent NAMOR a PM since he said in this thread that he was thinking the same. We decided to do a copy of the boot Nick at Horwwen got from Carmina, except with dark green lining. If you want in you are more than welcome, if we are six people we avoid the MTO fee. I you want in write in the thread so others know but please PM me so i don´t miss anyone.

    The design is set and not up for discussion.


    This is the details:

    Model 80184
    Cognac Shell
    Dainite sole
    Green Lining
    Speedhooks
    Flat Welt
    Last: Oscar
    Price in SEK with VAT: 5700
    Price in SEK without VAT: 4560

    Regarding price. I need to get final confirmation from Leaves since Carmina did raise their prices this week.


    This is the boot:

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  4. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    ^ That boot will be totally awesome, and that's an amazing price for an MTO.


     
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  5. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    From Skoaktiebolagets web:

    "...We will also accept “group MTOs". If you have a group of friends or colleagues who would like to create a certain model, we are happy to oblige. A minimum of six pairs in any model/colour/last is required to do a “group” MTO. This way, we won't have to charge you the extra MTO surcharge. This service is available for all of our three major brands; Carmina Shoemaker, Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling."


    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/store
     
  6. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Looks phenomenal!
     
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  7. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Here are some better pics of my resoled Carminas.....I wanted a more casual boot... can I still wear with a suit?


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  8. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    PM'd
     
  9. jerrybrowne

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    Nice boot, but not a good idea.
     
  10. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    In and green lining is for sure the best lining color
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    do we know how long it takes to produce? 3-5 months?
     
  12. stevent

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    Epaulet seems to be getting stuff in under 2 months? They have so many mtos going but it's quick, 5 months would be on the longer side I think
     
  13. justinkapur

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    okay for sure. still waiting for the AS MTO and its been almost 4 months so thats why i assumed the same. I am in though, sounds amazing. Anyone have idea on fitting of oscar last?
     
  14. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Nope, sent a pm asking to frank though
     
  15. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Oscar is a little wide, as many Carmina lasts are. Certainly wider than the incredibly sleek last looks. Slightly higher instep than Inca, I think (though I'm comparing very different makeups). Fortunately, open laced boots are the easiest thing to fit. Probably ordering your Inca/Forest/Robert size in Oscar would be the way to go.
     
  16. stevent

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    Great to hear, need that wider fit and higher instep. Would I take barrie size? So 10.5D in barrie, 9.5 UK?
     
  17. justinkapur

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    ive only tried simpson in suede and i feel they are a little snug in the toe box. i wear a us 10 but ordered them in a uk9. do you guys suggest size 9 in the oscar or step down to 8.5?
     
  18. sinnedk

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    i just dont understand why do that to a pair of carmina boots trickers makes clunky stuff like that, that contrast sole will work with a "country" look but not a day to day city look, i almost thing the boots are sw&d now and should be worn w/jeans
     
  19. Frank the sheep

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    Update on the Carmina MTO boot.

    The following people are in right now,:

    Me :)
    NAMOR
    justinkapur
    stevent
    Calikid

    One more and we have a GO :slayer:


    I have sent LEAVES a PM and will get back with info regarding final price, time to produce and sizing on Oscar last as soon as i hear from him.
     
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  20. NAMOR

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    My G&G MTO is 5 months and counting :crazy:
     

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