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Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior Member

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    Like I said, Carmina is not very accessible in the US and very few peopel have them or see them. I am familiar with them, but never bought a pair.
    I like the quality of the Lindrick and I know C&J siezes are true. I heard Carmina size are very different for different lats.
     


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    Im a big fan of Carminas, but Ive got no shell or boots from them to offer a valid comparison to the Lindricks I also own - though I will say the quality to me is pretty much even. Lindricks are a C&J make, and thats what Carmina is offering. But, lets keep the thread to G&G.
     


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    No. We can discuss whatever come around in this thread. Chill out.
     


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    ^ Which one are those?
     


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    canterbury gg06 black shell
     
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    Super nice.
     


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    superb.
     


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    Wut
     


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    these look great. havent heard back from Nick on my pair :/
     


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    For what its worth, I did a comparison a few months back of Carmina and C&J split toe loafers - I know its not the Lindrick or Darlton versus comparable Carmina model, but I was surprised at how the Carmina shoe more than held its own. I'm a big C&J fan, but truthfully, the C&J did not compare favorably. In terms of the shell, I liked C&J's whiskey color better, but Carmina's burdios was also very nice. In terms of construction, this is where Carmina seemed to outpace the C&J model. Closed-channel soles, a much more bevelled waist, and the stitching on Carmina's uppers seemed cleaner as well. Finally, Carmina's Forest last was much more elegant/refined than C&J's 325.

    However, please take all of this with more than just a grain of salt - I've never been a big fan of the Darlton, and I find the Lindrick aesthetically displeasing.


    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/04/got-shell-comparing-cordovan-offerings.html
     
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    Great feedback. I went ahead and ordered the grey suede boots as I want the full saddle or nave boots--either of which I would have to order MTM. Grey suede will have to work for this fall :).

    I will let you know how the quality/fit compares to C&J--especially since I have the C&J for BB cordovan boot (which I love).
     
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    This should be in the Carmina thread; but we'll carry some models in UK 12, but you're a 12.5 right?
     


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