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Dress Shirts: 15.5 x 35
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Dress Shoes: 12

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Love the video. Size 45? Impressive, never figured you for a hulk of a man 😉
    Anyways, I was actually just thinking of buying the black cordovan jumper boots on Carmina's website.
    Wondering what you thought about getting black shoes in shell cordovan? The boots themselves are sort of a military style, and I don't want them to look too shiny.
    Also, Carmina have the option to order the shoes with metal toe caps. If I'm going to put down this much money, I'd probably want them to last. Any advice on metal toe caps? Pros and cons, or something to that extent.
    Congratulations on hitting 50k subs. You deserve it!

  2. Thanks for finally going for a real, quality brand. Please do more established brands. The fast fashion stuff is fine and all, but you don't know what you don't know (quality wise). You must see the best to judge the rest.

  3. Coincidentally, I went there last night for the first time. Yeah, they're not especially friendly, I noticed that too. But the shoes are nice, the suede felt great, and the shell was obviously striking.

  4. Very nice shoes. The AE Cordavan Park Avenues are currently on sale from $695 down to $495. But I still feel the same way you did (biting your finger) before saying the price in this video….

  5. I asked you this a while ago, but have you tried on same AE and other shoes in 11.5 opposed to the 12s you have? I wear 10.5 for Meermin and Carmina and Paul Evans but an 11.5 in AE and others in U.S. sizing. I'm also always seeing a bit of heel slippage in your 12s, and I once thought I was a 12 and then through trial and error realized I'm 11.5D. Do you know your brannock sizing? I'm 12D but 11.5D in all my U.S. sizing dress shoes.

  6. Yeeess to another level! I absolutely loved this new review and so glad to see you seemed to be very happy with such purchase! Definitely there is a higher standard on the pair you've just shown and like tou properly said "people in the know" sums it up perfectly!
    Just one thing though, even if an expensive pair can worn out if not taken care properly. I've seen many people treating luxury items as lifetime warranty or it will never break, so they can wear it without any care or just expecting it to last forever. Just because you wear it like you would from a fast fashion brand, it will break anyways because you are not careful enough. But I am confident that will not be the case, but just wanted to stress this out to set expectations from luxury goods.
    Nice pair of shoes for xmas holidays! Great Santa gift! haha

  7. Dude. Your shit is great. I enjoy watching your videos and love how you keep developing as a creator and a gentleman(everything except mvmt watches tho haha). Keep it up, boss.

  8. Nice vid. I think someone mentioned it in your Hanger Project unboxing, but make sure you’re using the Saphir Cordovan Cream rather than one of their regular leather creams or Medaille d’Or polishes—I can attest from experience that it makes a HUGE difference. Also a real pain to get the wrong polish off! Kirby Allison did a really nice cordovan care vid that is worth watching if you haven’t already.

  9. They’re douchey in the Carmina store. Typical Nyc snowflakes. Doesn’t bother me I don’t need my ass kissed to buy a pair of shoes. I’m not there for them.

  10. I bought a calf leather derby from madrid for 150 euro with great customer service. So far it is my favorite brand and a better value than allen edmonds but it makes sense because i am not from USA

    and they are extremely comfortable and use them when i travel.

  11. Follow up video. Clearly these are a lifetime investment. The initial purchase and subsequent show care will be a great value for you. Shell Cordovan will last your lifetime and probably your kiddos too if you resole them as needed. Love the shoes!!

  12. Quality business dress shoes are meant to be worn. With proper care, the shoes should be resoled multiple times. Goodyear welted shell cordovan shoes have a slightly longer break in period than calfskin. Once totally broken in they should be awesome.
    NOTE: My experience is from Allen Edmonds and Alden.

  13. Thanks for the great video! I've heard some words about Carmina's shoes being very narrow and shallow (as far as the instep depth goes), uncomfortable if you have wide and/or high feet. Based on your experience of trying out several different lasts, do you find this to be the case?

  14. Any impressions on the normal leather carminas? I already own one pair of meermin shoes (black) and I need a brown pair of shoes. I'm considering stepping it up to carminas or should I keep with meermin tier shoes because it's only my second ever pair of quality shoes?

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