- Jul 30, 2016
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In my experience, Artista line and Carmina are neck and neck when it comes to leather quality (both excellent). construction-wise both are also excellent but Artista will deliver a tighter waist and semi fiddleback, which is something you won’t find with Carmina. This is purely an aesthetic thing, though.How does TLB (Main line and Artista) compare to Carmina in terms leather quality and construction?
what it really should come down to between these excellent brands is the last and how it fits your feet, in all honesty. You’ll find some very similar upper styles from both brands. Oh, and Carmina has a much wider selection when it comes to shell cordovan, so that’s something to consider.
I don’t have direct experience with TLB’s mainline, but from what I understand, the quality remains very good and the lower price point is achieved through lesser finishing, not cutting any corners when it comes to construction.