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My shell family after some brush and deer bone.
5 carmina + 1 CJ

1- Carmina Ruby, Rain

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2- Carmina Armagnac+ brown lama, Rain

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3 - Carmina Natural, Oscar

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4 - Carmina Navy, Rain

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5- Burgundy, Rain

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6 - CJ, Dark brown



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Very nice. Do you know how Oscar last compares with C&J 325? I like the look of the Carmina PTB’s and thought Oscar or Detroit seemed the best lasts for it
 

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Very nice. Do you know how Oscar last compares with C&J 325? I like the look of the Carmina PTB’s and thought Oscar or Detroit seemed the best lasts for it
In my experience, the 325 last is more generous than the Oscar last. I found the 325 last on my shell C&Js to have plenty of room from the very beginning, but the Oscar last felt a little tight at first and took a little while to wear in and feel comfortable.

The Detroit last is more generous than the Oscar last and so in that sense is more similar to the 325 last.
 

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How do you find them? Do you rate the shell? I know Trickers don’t use Horween. Colour is great
I got it form trickers online store, according to trickers the shell are make by Compiel, compare the horween the compiel one are a bit hard but still a great shell 😉
 

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Very nice. Do you know how Oscar last compares with C&J 325? I like the look of the Carmina PTB’s and thought Oscar or Detroit seemed the best lasts for it
I think 325 has more volume in general but It’s a little bit shorter. Oscar fits me better.
 

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My shell family after some brush and deer bone.
5 carmina + 1 CJ

1- Carmina Ruby, Rain

D6F52DA3-B10C-4E12-8E2E-94708FDC637E.jpeg


CAC757E1-2BE3-43AA-8796-9AD71C7836FE.jpeg


2- Carmina Armagnac+ brown lama, Rain

6778C668-17D1-4492-8981-0C2B349A4226.jpeg


0C499CD0-1B07-4189-B3ED-9E217C0D0E87.jpeg


3 - Carmina Natural, Oscar

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8EE62E2B-08B9-4EE8-8CD5-6B057168F4BF.jpeg


4 - Carmina Navy, Rain

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36F4E240-73FC-452A-B534-B512741F76F3.jpeg


5- Burgundy, Rain

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6 - CJ, Dark brown



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Particularly like the Carmina in natural. Noticed on the Bradford's that the quarters on the right shoe are slightly off. That's like the 3rd pair of CJ where I've seen the quarters off in less than 2 weeks.
 

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In my experience, the 325 last is more generous than the Oscar last. I found the 325 last on my shell C&Js to have plenty of room from the very beginning, but the Oscar last felt a little tight at first and took a little while to wear in and feel comfortable.

The Detroit last is more generous than the Oscar last and so in that sense is more similar to the 325 last.
Detroit might suit me better by the sound of it. Or go up half a size from my 325 C&J.

Thanks
 

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For those who have cordovan boots, would you recommend a boot tree such as one by Woodlore or AE to be used? Or a regular cedar shoe tree is more than enough.
 

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Are these shoes shell? Thanks in advance!
They did make a brown shell PTB with a style number of CT240. Not sure if they later added other style numbers. These look like shell to me. With that said, here is the interior shot of the genuine shell cordovan PTB.

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Here is the interior of the shoe in question.

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It would be nice to know what word is being cut off in the second picture.
 

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