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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Distinguished Member

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    Xposted from armoury affiliate thread. My new Carmina MTO's [​IMG]
     


  2. banis

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    Xposted from armoury affiliate thread.

    My new Carmina MTO's

    It does not look to be Dainite sole. Or am I mistaken?
     


  3. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Distinguished Member

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    Its called the "victoria" sole - slightly thicker than the dainite soles, which I wanted to try for these more rugged boots. [​IMG]
     


  4. medtech_expat

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    Phuck - those are awesome! Which last did you choose?
     


  5. NMW1982

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    I remember just a year ago people hated Carmina and bashed the hell out of it for its low quality. I want to know which Styleforum member changed this and made Carmina a fad here.

    Xposted from armoury affiliate thread.

    My new Carmina MTO's

    [​IMG]
     


  6. bleachboy

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    I remember just a year ago people hated Carmina and bashed the hell out of it for its low quality. I want to know which Styleforum member changed this and made Carmina a fad here.

    I don't remember this. In fact, I was in Paris about two years ago and visited the Carmina showroom based solely on the praise they received here on the forvm.
     


  7. Yika

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    I remember just a year ago people hated Carmina and bashed the hell out of it for its low quality. I want to know which Styleforum member changed this and made Carmina a fad here.

    I tried searching. Links ?
     


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  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    From what I've seen recently - I'm really digging Carmina.
     


  10. kev777

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    From what I've seen recently - I'm really digging Carmina.

    +1 Those suede boots of Toiletduck are fantastic.
     


  11. Redwoood

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    [​IMG] I thought it was ongoing love/hate feud. For example: The Great Carmina Massacre BS thread http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...hlight=carmina

    yeah, that thread was started last month, though. And people just have differing opinions, as with everything else.
    The way I see it, Carmina has had a strong run recently because you can actually buy them now rather easily, courtesy of our friends at The Armoury. People like Fidel, NORE, and, I guess, MAC, recently, bought a pair, created threads about these, which is why they seem more visible. That is all.
     


  12. NORE

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    Carmina was the ONLY brand that I bought two pair after remembering the various threads I'd seen on them and having no first-hand experience. I only did a search after pulling the trigger. When they came I was very pleased. Very nice shoes at this point in time. Can't speak for prior or if the Armoury commissions were special.

    I am very pleased with the pairs I bought and will continue to encourage other members to patronize.
     


  13. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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  14. lexmann

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    Not exactly shoes but some recent damage.

    [​IMG]


    I have been using the CREME UNIVERSELLE for a long time. It's a leather cleaner and conditioner. Good stuff. More economical than the RENOVATEUR.

    When you watch the video from JM Weston' website about a gentleman's demonstrating shoe polishing, you can see he was also using that cream to clean/condition the shoes.
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    TD - those suede Carmina boots are killer! Excellent work with the soles as well. A nice balance between elegance and rusticity.
     


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