I got quoted 650 euro + 40 euro shipping for a MTO in saddle shell for the double monk. Really would love to do a MTO, but would like to get fitted at the store. One day I will make that trip.
I opted to get the cognac shell double monks, another pair of burgundy shell shoes, 2 sets of shoe trees (not sure if they are lasted) and a burgundy shell belt for 1071 euro total. I really liked the saddle shell double monks from epaulet's website, but could not get a response to save my life (PM and e-mail). So I purchased directly from the source. I am currently overseas and asked that she ship it closer to the date I arrive home just in case they don't fit. I originally wanted to get the black shell wholecuts, but kept reading threads stating black shell would not age like the other colors. I still need to get a nice tan/black calf shoe and really interested in the Carmina 80105 in Cuero. Just wish I knew someone that could polish them like the Armoury.
Does anyone know if CA will hit me up for duties/customs fees? I shipped a 15kg box from Beijing and insured it for $1500, but did not have to pay anything (might have been paid by hotel since it cost $600-700 to ship).