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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. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    Hm... The total before shipping, excluding VAT, was 668€. The other pair of RTW taller shell boots (not on the e-store) I purchased last winter was 483€. So maybe the MTO markup is actually... 38%? Unless the cost of that boot has increased, which it very well may have, since the shell chukka on their e-store is only ~456€ excluding VAT, and uses significantly less material.

    Okay, this is what I think: base model would be ~320€ excluding VAT. +194€ for shell (or 60% extra, but I don't know if it's actually a % upcharge), so 514€. Then +30% MTO upcharge on top of that.
     


  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    enjoy them and post photos when you get them.
     


  3. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

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    Gdot Senior member

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    Nice!

    How do they fit?

    Seems odd to me to order two in the same color - but whaddooIno?
     


  5. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    whole lotta suede
     


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    Liquidus Senior member

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    I'm selling a pair of Carmina Suede Chelsea boots in 6.5 UK if anyone is interested.
     


  7. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

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    True to size, though the forest last seems to have a narrower instep……. ironically. Some people like variety, I like variety too…. in a different way.
    You have no idea……
     


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    sinnedk Senior member

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    thats very ambiguous statement, carmina is in UK sizing thus a UK10 is a US 11
     


  9. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

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    I wear a UK 11 and these are both a UK 11. In comparison of the two boots, one on the Simpson last the other on the Forest, the Forest last Balmoral boot has a narrower instep though it is described as "comfortable fitting" and visually looks rounder. I thought it was ironic considering the Simpson visually looks narrower and sleeker than the forest. Hopefully this clarifies a bit.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    awesome. cant wait to see them.

    btw, here is a comparison of Carmina "dainite" and regular Dainite rubber soles. Carmina has a much thinner profile, similar to single leather

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. sinnedk

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    Namor, nice bal boots buddy, i'd like to add that the carmina shape and taller shaft make for a wayyyyy better boot
     


  12. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    thanks. the carmina bal boot is crazy nice. the tall shaft gives it a very classic look
     


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    yea i plan to get the burgundy one but the steinback at epaulet side tracked me, now im having a hard decision
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    picked up a navy belt to match the navy shell carmina. not perfect but itll suffice. [​IMG] black on right for comparison
     
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