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Are Carmina shoes worth it?

Are Carmina shoes worth it?

Made in Mallorca and now in the 5th generation of family ownership, Carmina produce excellent shoes (the images above are all Carmina shoes), for a fraction of what they should. Prices have stepped up in the last 2 years, but they’re still very good for what you get.

Where is Carmina made?

Our family manufactures all shoes on the island of Mallorca since 1866. Mallorca is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and is our source of inspiration for all our designs. The city of Inca is well known for the leather industry and has always been a reference in the quality footwear sector.

What is horse bit loafers?

The horsebit loafer is another one of those timeless pairs of shoes that embodies the preppy or Ivy style of dress. One of the first styles of shoe to bridge the gap between dress and casual, some would say that you never wear these loafers with socks.

Why are they called penny loafers?

Back in the 1930s, the pay phone in the phone booth cost a paltry two cents. The new loafer design allowed just enough space for a penny in each shoe, equaling the cost of an emergency phone call. Thus, the penny and the loafer were united.

What is UK shoe size in US?

Hence, a US women’s shoe size 9, corresponds to a UK size 7 and a US men’s shoe size 10.5 to a UK men’s shoe size 10….UK Shoe Sizes: UK to US Shoe Size.

UK US Women’s US Men’s
UK 6 8 6.5
UK 6.5 8.5 7
UK 7 9 7.5
UK 7.5 9.5 8

What is cordovan leather?

Cordovan leather is essentially horse leather, but not every leather that comes from a horse is Cordovan. Only the so called shells or butts, which are the rear quarters of the horse are turned into Cordovan, hence the often used name Shell Cordovan.

Are Carmina shoes Goodyear welted?

All our shoes are made using the traditional Goodyear welt stitch.

What is Shell leather?

Shell Cordovan is a vegetable tanned leather that is treated with oils during the tanning process, this creates the unique feel that cordovan has. It has the touch of vegetable-tanned leather that is slightly „spongy“ and not as stiff as chrome-tanned leather but also has an oily touch because of its high oil content.

Are horsebit loafers casual?

You don’t have to be an investment banker to pull off a pair of horsebit loafers. These shoes bridge the gap between formal and casual, so you have a variety of options when wearing them.

Why do horses use a bit?

A bit – the part of the bridle that is inserted into a horse’s mouth – enables a rider to cue a horse by placing pressure in and around the horse’s mouth. This pressure is used to control the horse’s speed and direction of movement.

Do you wear loafers with socks?

Most people will tell you that wearing loafers means no socks. Frankly, both looks (socks or sans sock) work, it’s just a matter of how you do it. When going “sockless”, we suggest no-show socks. They are the easiest way to protect your shoes and avoid sweaty feet.

Can you wear loafers with jeans?

Can loafers be worn with jeans? Casual loafers can be worn with jeans. Go for jeans and a t-shirt if you want to keep things relaxed, and a shirt and chinos if you want something with a little more class.

What kind of shoes do Carmina shoes make?

Carmina Shoemaker | Artisans shoes since 1866. We are a four generation shoemaker based in Mallorca. Our shoes combine the classic models such as oxford shoes, loafer shoes, monk strap shoes, and contemporary styles as chelsea boots and chukka boots. Specialists in genuine shell cordovan shoes and boots.

What kind of loafers are best for men?

Loafers are the most appreciated shoes for men worldwide. We want to provide you with the best loafers for men by using the best curated hides and the highest quality leather. You can choose from different styles in loafers for men that will stand out from the rest: penny, tassel and cordovan.

What kind of shoes are horse bit loafers?

HORSEBIT LOAFERS The horse bit loafer is another one of those timeless pairs of shoes that embodies the dress shoes. These loafers can be both dressy and casual. 18 Items