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

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

  1. Gerry Nelson

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  2. Christoph

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    Just received the Ashbery Chukkas. You can definitely dress them down, but they are a sharp boot. Very nice. Too bad they arrived with a bunch of scuffs on them... Must have been heavily tried on in the store or something...

    Either way they are a size too small for me so they have to go back anyways.

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    I recently visited the Carmina shop in paris. Must say I was a little let down. They mostly stocked shoes in the Rain last which imo is way to pointy and squrish, the Inca last is a little bit better since its more rounded but it was still too pointy for my taste.

    The one I liked best was teh alcudia last, however they only had cordovan shoes in that last which were too expensive for a poor student :(
     
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    Last time I compared my shoes on Alcudia to the ones on Rain the Alcudia was definitely the more pointy of the two. Have not compared to Inca though.
     
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    Which of these pictures is more representative/accurate of the cognac calf color? There seem to be pretty significant differences across these pictures which all appear to be the same model (Rain - Model 10051a)

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    Thanks in advance for clearing this up!! :D
     
  6. Leaves

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    Check out the Oscar last. Very nice classic round last, see picture below (repost).

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  7. moijbt

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    I'd say the color on the first one is the closest to what it really looks like.
    Here are two pictures of my cognac Carminas, built on the Rain last :

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    Cheers,
     
  8. moijbt

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    I'd say that the first picture is actually the closest to the "real" color.
    Here are two pictures of my cognac Carmina built on the Rain last:

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  9. meister

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    What a great looking shoe!
     
  10. sinfjotli

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    Based on what I remember from seeing in the store, I would say that the first picture is closest to the actual color.
     
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    I have the wholecut in cognac calf, and to my eye, the colour in the second picture is the most accurate.
     
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    The second one that I posted (wingtip) or the second one that Meister posted?


     
  13. Gdot

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    New Carminas.

    These are unlike any other Carminas that I've purchased. They are on a very thin single sole, short heal, and were quite inexpensive at about 160 Euros. I guess they are moccasin construction? Purchased from the E-store.

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    ^ those look great
     
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    thanks dude - snag yourself a pair. dirt cheap - the perfect knocking around in the summer shoe.
     

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