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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    actually, i'm not aware ot these mistakes. can you tell us, so we can avoid them...
     
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  2. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior Member

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    actually, i'm not aware ot these mistakes. can you tell us, so we can avoid them...
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  3. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

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    I have some shoes :slayer:

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    Carminas seem to have replaced CJ HGs as an igent's preferred shoe in the 500 USD segment.
     


  5. Prince of Paisley

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    Very nice shoes.
     


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    forex -- I recently purchased both the Robert and the Forest (my first Carminas). I had a similar experience with heel slippage when I initially tried them on around the house -- and more so with the Forest (as you mention). However, I wore the Forest all day today for the first time, and by the end of the day, I didn't want to take them off.

    I could be totally wrong here, but it seems to be that the soles and leather are stiffer/firmer than most shoes out of the box. And this is definitely more true of my Forest (vs. Robert), as the Forest's sole is somewhat thick. Once it had some time to break in a little bit today, the heel slippage that originally seemed so pronounced was almost entirely unnoticeable.

    Has anyone else noticed a bit of a break in period for Carminas?
     


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  8. Burton

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    Is that the cap toe shoe shown in the e-boutique on the rain last?
     
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    Good, I might try a pair again and see how it feels.
    Gyasih, what size did you get? 10.5?
     


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    Couple of John Lobb tassels....can't decide which style I prefer

    Is it possible for a cobbler to shorten the lace on the first pair's tassels so they fit closer like the second pair?

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  12. gyasih

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    Yes
     


  13. Pliny

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    I was thinkin 'FUGLY as hell'
    until I saw that little shin.

    then I thought 'So Cuuuuuuute' [​IMG]
     


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    Wow - those are wild! In a good way.

    Details? For some reason look sort of like Corthay Arcas but not quite?
     


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    In that price point I think you mean CJ BGs. As most of the Carmina calf shoes are just a wee bit lower in price than the CJ benchgrades.

    I've only had mine for a day so I'm not going to offer much of an opinion yet. I do like the fact that the stitching is closed on the soles on the Carminas - other than that my initial reaction is that they are of very similar quality in terms of finishing (stitching, etc.etc.)
     
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