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Shoes: C&J or Carmina?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mac, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Mac

    Mac Senior Member

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    I'm stuck between my next shoe purchase:

    Crockett & Jones Hallam:

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    or, Carmina Black Punched Captoe Oxford:

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    While I prefer the styling of the Carmina shoes, how do they compare in quality?
     


  2. Viral

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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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    The Carmina are £307 from The Armoury, and I can get the C&J for £200. Is it worth the extra £100 to go with Carmina? I really want to. Please justify it for me. [​IMG] Regarding quality, are they both on par?
     


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    ^^ 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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    ^^ I thought the Hallam would be cheaper

    I know a girl who works at Kurt Geiger, so I can get the Hallams for £200. But, I want the Carmina shoes.
     


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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.
     


  11. SpooPoker

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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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    I would buy the C&J.
     


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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.

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

    Poll added.
     


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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.

    Were they too elongated?
     


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


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