With a long history dating back to 1866, Carmina shoemaker set out with a goal upon their brand rebirth in 1996: create the best hand-crafted shoes with traditional methods to compete with the best English and American shoemakers. With a construction process that has over 190 steps performed by skilled craftsmen, Carmina does not sacrifice on quality, including using a Goodyear Welted stitch. Carmina can proudly say they have found success despite overcoming many challenges and create shoes with excellence and honesty.
There's black tie shoes and then there are these black tie shoes. The formal pump has history dating back to the early 19th century when wealthy European men would wear formal pumps in the evenings. The early versions had a silver buckle across the top. However, Beau Brummel, and his everlasting influence on men's clothing, liked a more minimalist approach and insisted on his formal pumps with a grosgrain bow. To this day, formal pumps are still worn in England with "court dress" and are still often refereed to as "court shoes". It is the only style of shoe which came from the 19th century to the 21st without any change in appearance. In fact, you could say you are walking(dancing) around in history while wearing these special shoes.
Charol Last - We recommend taking your usual size.
Our Carmina Shoes are Sized in US sizing.
100% Patent Leather
Made in Spain
Style No. 80445