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Alden does one. Or at least they used to.

Image courtesy of Mayor @mdubs


Those are nice, but the quarters run differently compared to the Carminas. Those look more like Edward Green split toe monk.
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I know this hs been addressed before, but can someone who has recently returned a pair of shoes to Carmina chime in on how long they sat in Spanish customs for? Mine have been there since March 18, which seems like a fairly long time. Just curious if this is the norm...


mine were with custom for 4 weeks

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mine were with custom for 4 weeks

Yikes! You guys have it rough. I have returned stuff to Sweden (Skoak once and some denim to a different retailer) and they sat in customs for maybe 1-2 days max. Did you guys note on the box or customs form that it was a return? And that the origin of the product was Spain?

 

I tend to stick a big label on the shipping box noting it is a return. Helps speed things through imo. Or it could be just that Spanish customs is just that slow.......

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Yikes! You guys have it rough. I have returned stuff to Sweden (Skoak once and some denim to a different retailer) and they sat in customs for maybe 1-2 days max. Did you guys note on the box or customs form that it was a return? And that the origin of the product was Spain?

I tend to stick a big label on the shipping box noting it is a return. Helps speed things through imo. Or it could be just that Spanish customs is just that slow.......

I don't wanna bash Spanish customs or anything but I believe there is definitely a bit more efficieny going on in Northern European customs than with their colleagues south of the Alps. smile.gif
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So many Simpson GMTOs! Can we wide footers get a Detroit every once in a while?
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Gents - I just popped my Carmina cherry and ordered the Cordovan Cognac longing Derby.  Hoping the 10EE fits...  Pictures in a month or two!

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Mine stayed on two occasions 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for letting me know! Guess it isn't too abnormal.
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Originally Posted by SummerofLove View Post

Yikes! You guys have it rough. I have returned stuff to Sweden (Skoak once and some denim to a different retailer) and they sat in customs for maybe 1-2 days max. Did you guys note on the box or customs form that it was a return? And that the origin of the product was Spain?

I tend to stick a big label on the shipping box noting it is a return. Helps speed things through imo. Or it could be just that Spanish customs is just that slow.......

Yep, did both of those things per Carmina's instructions. Oh well... I don't really mind the delay, as long as they eventually make it through without issue.
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It's not allowed (I did that a while ago and was told not to).  Put your ad in your signature so that it shows up in all of your posts.  :slayer:

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the new gmto looks pretty good!! http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mto-groups-1224/navy-suede-penny-loafers-80158

I just ordered these - how long should I expect to wait before shipping?
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Carmina wholecuts, Rain last, love this color.

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Carmina wholecuts, Rain last, love this color.

The instep on the rain last looks a little low for you.
I hope it doesn't hurt.
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It did by the end of the day. I thought rain had a generous instep. I have come to the conclusion that shoes fit differently even if they are the same last. I have several Carmina 9.5 rain last shoes and none of them have InStep issues, why do these have in step issues, is it because they are whole cuts, is it because maybe they're not rain last, I had that issue before, my split toes we're supposed to be rain but they turned out to be Simpson
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Edited by Jazzmenco - 4/7/16 at 8:10pm
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The concept/idea of Rain being a generous last, is a misconception.
It is a difficult to fit last.
You'll need a fat heel, narrowish forefoot to fit well into that last.
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