Thanks for the prompt delivery.
As some feedback, I think it might be worthwhile double-boxing shoe deliveries. The box arrived a little worse for wear. I don't keep them, but I can imagine that if I did, I would be annoyed.
Gotta say Alan went above and beyond in helping me with a very satisfactory experience with the Armoury. Since I have tried to purchase the Carmina Suede Captoes in UK7.5 and they ran out of stock, I then tried the Carmina Wholecuts suede in UK7.5 and they ran out of stock as well. Alan saw the opportunity and offered to sell me a UK8.0 Carmina Captoes that was worn by the photoshoot model once at half price, allowing me to try a different size at a very very reasonable price. Shipping was super fast (only took 4 days) and the shoes fit better than I expected. Armoury definitely earned themselves another repeat customer
For those curious about the sizing, I do fit well in a US 8.5D, but this UK8.0 Carmina fit me better than I thought it would. The Simpson last is actually quite a narrow last and turns out UK8.0 works too.