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post #1276 of 8959
vote for 1
post #1277 of 8959
What's the price difference between 1 and 2, out of curiosity?
post #1278 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Looking for some advice:
Based on pictures and a lot of research, I believe that the Rain last in a size 6 is what I'm looking for. However, I have never tried one on or seen it in person.
What I want is a dark brown punch cap oxford and a dark brown chelsea boot. Both of these would be MTO only. The closest thing available RTW is this.
Should I:
1. Buy the pair of shoes from the e-store, and return it after I verify the fit and design. I would lose out on shipping and return shipping, and it would take up to a month in customs.
2. Get it MTO and sell it on B&S if it doesn't work.

Alternate option: Buy Rain-lasted shoes from Epaulet, get free shipping, only pay return shipping.

 

Or do they not stock a 6? I honestly don't know.confused.gif

post #1279 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Looking for some advice:
Based on pictures and a lot of research, I believe that the Rain last in a size 6 is what I'm looking for. However, I have never tried one on or seen it in person.
What I want is a dark brown punch cap oxford and a dark brown chelsea boot. Both of these would be MTO only. The closest thing available RTW is this.
Should I:
1. Buy the pair of shoes from the e-store, and return it after I verify the fit and design. I would lose out on shipping and return shipping, and it would take up to a month in customs.
2. Get it MTO and sell it on B&S if it doesn't work.

I would do option 2, but perhaps order the pair that you want first instead of both at the same time. That way you won't have to sell them both if you need to size up/down.

The punch cap oxford is a great style. I have a pair in saddle shell that I special ordered from the Armoury since my size was sold out. It took about 3 months. They actually have your size (UK6) in stock.
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-saddle-cap-toe-oxford-robert-last

I don't have any Carminas on the Rain last (yet), but I've heard it's slightly narrower than the Robert last. You might just shoot the guys at the Armoury an email and see what they have at the store. I think their online shop doesn't show their entire inventory. Ethan and Alan are both very helpful.

Good luck getting these two pairs of Carminas.
post #1280 of 8959
Nothing too hardcore but a lovely birthday present from my wife.

post #1281 of 8959
Beautiful.
post #1282 of 8959
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

vote for 1

I'm leaning towards 2 since I think there's a good chance that the last will work out.
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

What's the price difference between 1 and 2, out of curiosity?

Well, with 2 there's a definitely loss of about $100 for shipping and return shipping. If option 1 works out, there no loss. If it doesn't, it depends on how much I have mark down on B&S.


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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Alternate option: Buy Rain-lasted shoes from Epaulet, get free shipping, only pay return shipping.

Or do they not stock a 6? I honestly don't know.confused.gif

Epaulet doesn't stock size 6.

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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post

I would do option 2, but perhaps order the pair that you want first instead of both at the same time. That way you won't have to sell them both if you need to size up/down.
The punch cap oxford is a great style. I have a pair in saddle shell that I special ordered from the Armoury since my size was sold out. It took about 3 months. They actually have your size (UK6) in stock.
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-saddle-cap-toe-oxford-robert-last
I don't have any Carminas on the Rain last (yet), but I've heard it's slightly narrower than the Robert last. You might just shoot the guys at the Armoury an email and see what they have at the store. I think their online shop doesn't show their entire inventory. Ethan and Alan are both very helpful.
Good luck getting these two pairs of Carminas.

Thanks, I think I'm going to get the punch cap oxford MTO.
post #1283 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Nothing too hardcore but a lovely birthday present from my wife. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Simpson punch cap from the Armoury right?
post #1284 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

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Simpson punch cap from the Armoury right?

Correct!
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Beautiful.

Thanks. Can't wait to take them out for their maiden voyage although I think it's supposed to rain for the rest of the week.

I'm a heavy toe wearer - should I consider steel toe caps?
post #1285 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post


I'm a heavy toe wearer - should I consider steel toe caps?

I just had toe taps put into my Inca lasted Epaulet monks, and I'll be doing the same for the suede pair I just got. Considering the cost of sunken taps (~$50), I don't see why you wouldn't just go ahead and get it done.

post #1286 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Correct!
Thanks. Can't wait to take them out for their maiden voyage although I think it's supposed to rain for the rest of the week.
I'm a heavy toe wearer - should I consider steel toe caps?

If you're thinking of B Nelson, it may be a better value to just wait until you need a resole and get the toe taps along with that.
post #1287 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Nothing too hardcore but a lovely birthday present from my wife. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Either your wife has excellent taste or she is good at taking suggestions.

In either case - cool for you!
post #1288 of 8959
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Either your wife has excellent taste or she is good at taking suggestions.
In either case - cool for you!

My thoughts too!! Congrats! cheers.gif
post #1289 of 8959

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a pair from Carmina. I'm looking for something that will be worn primarily with denim and chinos - would a wingtip be the best bet or something else? I like these the best, Carmina Brown Punched Captoe Oxford - Simpson Last but I'm afraid they might be too dressy for denim and chinos.

 

Any thoughts?

post #1290 of 8959
They are beautiful - but in my opinion too formal for denim/chinos.
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