The search for high quality leather shoes often leads to Europe, and this time the journey took me to Spain. Carmina Shoemaker crafts its extensive range of leather shoes by hand in its factory on the island of Mallorca. The end result serves as a testament to the timelessness of traditional Goodyear-stitched craftsmanship. Offering a variety of styles, from loafers to oxfords and Chelsea boots, Carmina makes something for every taste.
Luckily I didn't have to travel to Spain to get a firsthand look, thanks to Carmina's newly-opened Manhattan storefront. The collection was diverse and ripe with beautiful designs, but once I set my eyes on the elegant yet modern Jodhpur Boot, the decision was made. The angled buckle and chiseled last immediately grabbed my attention and once on foot, the exceptional leather quality was immediately apparent. I love pairing a Jodhpur boot with jeans to add some polish to a smart casual look, but these would go just as well with your sleekest black suit on a night out. See how I styled the boot below and stop by their store in Midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station to take a closer look yourself.
45e E 45th St, New York, NY 10017