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October 7, 2020

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Carmina Custom Weekend – NO MTO FEES!

Carmina’s “Custom Weekend” started today and what that means is that you can customize your Carmina shoes at the price of RTW. There are no MTO fees from today until the 12th. So now is your chance to start creating unique pieces that you have had on your mind. Carmina has started offering this twice a year and it is great to see what people come up with. Shown here is just a fraction of […]

July 21, 2020

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Carmina’s New Driving Loafer Range

In day where casual is overtaking dress style Carmina has gone on board with that idea and launched their own driving loafer range. It surprises me that it actually took them this long to do so. Being a complete shoemaker, I would have thought they would have started one ages ago. But its never too late so it is nice to see them starting now rather than never. And man, are they nice! The collection […]

June 23, 2020

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Blue Cordovan Monkstraps by Carmina: MINDBLOWING

I keep seeing these Carmina monk straps on my social media feed and the more that I see them, the more I get jealous that I do not own a pair! For those that know me, you know that my favorite color is blue. Always has been. Always will be. And the blue on this Cordovan leather is simply sublime. It is so rich, yet so subtle at the same time. It is distinctly blue […]

June 4, 2020

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All Suede Lace Boots – Carmina

I really love an all suede lace boot. Especially in snuff, polo or tobacco suede. Yet it is something you do not often see and more often than not is something you have to order solely via Made to Order. It is quite rare that a shoemaker offers one as Ready to Wear. Not unheard of, but rare. And I never understood that as an all suede boot, for me, is so versatile, at least […]

February 19, 2020

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Chelseas with a Twist – Carmina Shoemaker

Its refreshing to see Chelsea boots in some sort of dark burgundy/merlot color. In this case Plum Museum Calf. I never understood why this color has not caught on more with the extremely popular boot style: the chelsea. For me, this color goes with everything that a brown calfskin can. And potentially even more and also look better. Yet its very rare that you see one. Naturally I was excited to see this MTO option […]

December 6, 2019

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Carmina GMTO – Fur Lined Boots

Carmina has recently launched a killer GMTO run of 4 Fur Lined boots for the Winter. Those of you who live in rough weather cities will know just how crucial it is to have warm footwear during those colder-than-life days that are all too familiar come the Jan/Feb months of terror! Truth be told, I used to always say, ‘Baahh, who needs a fur lined boot!’ You know, I tend to talk a lot of […]

October 10, 2019

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Carmina’s Custom Weekend – MTO Fees Waived!!

Carmina is hosting a ‘Custom Weekend’ from today until the 13th by which they are offering Waived MTO Fees on their custom shoe/boot offerings. And on top of that, they are also providing a special shoe care kit with each pair purchased. Not a bad deal huh! The only catch is that you have 3 days to get that order in, so now is the time to get cracking on those custom shoe designs that […]

September 30, 2019

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Carmina on The Marketplace

Our ‘Buy & Sell’ Forum, the Marketplace, has a lot of great shoes at a lot of great prices. And the famous Spanish shoemaker, Carmina, has a lot of solid pairs on offer. Some at great prices for great pieces, others are a bit inflated in their pricing. But the beauty of The Marketplace is that you can make ‘offers’ to the sellers in case they are inflating the asking price. But at the same […]

August 22, 2019

Carmina’s Shell Cordovan Chukka Boot MTO in 8 Colors

Carmina has recently done a GMTO run that is apparently over but that went into regular production as you can still purchase the pairs at hand. The latest model is this Horween Shell Cordovan chukka boot in 8 colors. Put on a Dainite sole with storm welt, I can see this boot getting a lot of use in the A/W for most chaps that like chukka boots. Being Cordovan it will be hard-wearing and good […]

May 10, 2019

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The Unlined Collection by Carmina Shoemaker

I have always had mixed feelings when it comes to unlined shoes. Some make them look great as they look like normal shoes, others then make them overly deconstructed looking and that is what ruins it for me as it is just something that doesn’t sit right in my head for a dress shoe to look like a pancake. But Carmina Shoemaker of Mallorca, Spain is definitely one of those that have made a beautiful […]