You're talking about the scarf right?
I have that scarf and love it.
(In for some Carminas on down the line, don't worry.)
I'm torn between the calf double monks and the chelsea boot. Very tough decision.
But it was an easy decision to go for the calf shoes. I love shell cordovan, especially rare shell, and looking at the calf Carminas next to the shell ones, it's very difficult to tell them apart. That's how nice the calf is. And of course the calf is more naturally supple than the shell. The shell is obviously beautiful, but for those of us who wear shell all the time, the calf is absolutely as nice and up to par. (That being said if I don't have a shell Carmina within a year, I'll be surprised.)
Mike was telling me that the calf tannery Carmina uses also supplies calf for Edward Green and Vass.