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Shoes: C&J or Carmina?

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tough one...........can't go wrong either way, and the pricing is almost on par.

Get both!!
 

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^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper

from what I understand, the US-dollar equivalent for both would work out to be within $50 or so, after takes, shipping, duties, etc.
 

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The Carmina is 487 USD plus shipping. The Hallam is 377 USD including shipping. I am assuming the OP is based in the US
 

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I had the Hallams in brown but sold them. I didnt like their shape. I have the Prestwood (same last but a blucher) and I really like it.
 

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I would go with Carmina. Unless you have access to their stores in Paris or Spain, there hasn't been a place to buy online in about 5 years. Not to mention those shoes are awesome.
 

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Quality? Sure the quality is there. However, unless you plan to wear these shoes for the next 15 years daily and run them into the ground, I think that either one at this level would not fall apart. Dont concern yourself so much with "quality" - get which one you like looking at better.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Quality? Sure the quality is there. However, unless you plan to wear these shoes for the next 15 years daily and run them into the ground, I think that either one at this level would not fall apart. Dont concern yourself so much with "quality" - get which one you like looking at better.

Thanks Spoo, that's what I wanted to hear.

Poll added.
 

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For a black shoe like this I much prefer the style and last of the Carmina.
 

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