Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    They are Arcas, in fact.
     


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    Rock on - love 'em.
     


  3. Gdot

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    Hope I earn my keep around here with some Carmina Shell Porn.

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  4. Ich_Dien

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    TBH even those are better than the stuff the other chap polutes this thread with.
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    And Carmina in a grained calf - these are going to look sooooo much better when I put some additional color/patina on them.

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    I don't know the proper name, the upper? The material to the north of the vamp, where the laces are located. It happened later in the day, but the whole top part of my foot was hurting. I have yet to experience that with any other shoe.
     


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    Happened with my Carminas as well - NST on the Alcudia last.

    I'm still working them in a bit after 3 or so full-day wears. They are getting more comfortable now.

    I wear a 7.5E in the C&J 348/358, which fit perfectly from the get-go and I was recommended to stay with the same sizing for the Carminas (which, after they're broken in, is the right way to go, IMO).
     


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    Now that's a heck of a good looking shoe. I think that of all the Carmina models I've seen, this one stands out to me. Ver' nice.
     


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    Seems the sky is the limit with Carmina designs. Leather looks nice too!

    Gdot where did they come from mate?
     
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    Thank you gentlemen.

    Meister - Yes it seems that Carmina is a little more adventurous than their counterparts in England. Some might well say that some of their makeups are full on improper in terms of the elements they combine and the way they combine them. I found this particular combo to be charming in it's overall effect. Although if you had told me previously that I would even consider a double monk, 'austerity wingtip' in pebble grain I would have told you that you were insane.
     


  11. Pliny

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    Great photos Gdot, cheers. For me it's a case of 'I can appreciate the art, but wouldn't rock them myself' kind of thing. But off the foot it's like 'Whooa!'



    I've been ambivalent at times, but then I appreciate vintage for the sense of historical continuity and progress in styling


    Again great photography Gdot!

    ... but again II couldn't wear them without feeling like an extra in a Coppola movie from the 70s.

    I like your sentiment in the Bestetti thread, and I hope one day to have something that represents the epitome and apex of every great shoe culture.

    Wonder if Carmina is typically Spanish, or mebe a very decent riff on English styling?
     


  12. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    enjoy wearing your good looking shell monk
     


  13. Gdot

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    Cheers Pliny!

    I completely get that these two shoes are not going to be everyone's cuppa. Hell, I'm not even sure myself about the pair in pebble grain.

    As to exactly what Carmina represents in terms of styling I really couldn't say. As I know little about the history of shoes in Spain. But this is an interesting topic to look into, no?
     


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    i don't think so...
     


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    imo, the wingtip is more pleasing to the eye than the usual cap toe, which in the case of a double monk reminds me of a hippopotamus.
     


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