The rake

The modern voice of classic elegance


There aren’t many footwear brands still committed to using traditional techniques - carving lasts from wood, drawing the designs with pencil or hand-nailing toe tips - but at Majorca-based Carmina, they’re still held in high regard. Spanning four generations, the business is family-run, which perhaps explains how it’s managed to maintain such practises, passed down from father to son. Using quality materials, including shell cordovan leather, the brand creates classic Oxfords, loafers, monk straps and boots as well as pieces made-to-order.