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Those are awesome @saurabh

How is the comfort? Does it flex well over the instep?
Thank you. Comfort is amazing and wore these yesterday all day without any discomfort whatsoever.
The rain last instep is slightly roomy for me but it's snug when I tie the strap to the second last hole. So no complaints smile.gif
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Carmina Saddle Shell Jodhpur Boots

 

 

 

 


hate you right now

post #17448 of 18854
Guys, probably this is well known but why are the shoes much more expensive at places like the Armoury or Gentlemen's Footwear vs. the Carmina site? Is it solely because these sites carry models not offered directly by Carmina? Sort of like a MTO?
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Carmina Saddle Shell Jodhpur Boots

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Wow is that an amazingly good fit or what?!! Spectacular, even better looking when worn.
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Originally Posted by ino68 View Post

Wow is that an amazingly good fit or what?!! Spectacular, even better looking when worn.

Thank you. Rain last is a very good fit for me. I love Jodhpur style boots and these are truly a special pair for me considering these are natural shell cordovan.
post #17451 of 18854

Oof, those loden suede jodhpurs are killer... very very enticing.

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Originally Posted by Butterfeet View Post

Guys, probably this is well known but why are the shoes much more expensive at places like the Armoury or Gentlemen's Footwear vs. the Carmina site? Is it solely because these sites carry models not offered directly by Carmina? Sort of like a MTO?

Where are you getting that the shoes are much cheaper on the Carmina website? Here in the US, most of the shoes on there are ~$450, which is the same for Gentlemen's Footwear. The Armoury charges $500 for some Carminas (they are known to charge a premium price on pretty much everything), but they have several pairs listed for $450 as well... even then, $50 isn't really "much" more expensive.
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

Where are you getting that the shoes are much cheaper on the Carmina website? Here in the US, most of the shoes on there are ~$450, which is the same for Gentlemen's Footwear. The Armoury charges $500 for some Carminas (they are known to charge a premium price on pretty much everything), but they have several pairs listed for $450 as well... even then, $50 isn't really "much" more expensive.
Ok I think I see the answer now -- Carmina prices the US market differently. I'm from Asia and when I go to their website, the prices are quoted in Euros. A typical pair (non-cordovans) will be EUR 318 excluding VAT. USD 450 is about EUR 395. Maybe the USD 450 price includes all taxes? When I visit the Armoury or Gentlemen Footwear sites I always see the prices in USD.
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Does any of you guys, Simpson last owners have any Bonafè on the 946 last? I'm jumping on the Etrusco Wholecut but I'm having sizing "questions"...

If yes, do you wear the same size, sized down or sized up?
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Does any of you guys, Simpson last owners have any Bonafè on the 946 last? I'm jumping on the Etrusco Wholecut but I'm having sizing "questions"...

If yes, do you wear the same size, sized down or sized up?

I do not have the 946 but the 804. From what I know, i would suggest the following. If you have long narrow feet and fill the length of the Simpson, you will need the same size Bonafe, but it will not fit you because it will be wider and have a large instep. If you have feet like me with narrow heel and wider forefoot and you do not fill the Simpson front completely, you will need to size down .5. Fit could still be an issue, because the lasts are pretty different.
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post

Does any of you guys, Simpson last owners have any Bonafè on the 946 last? I'm jumping on the Etrusco Wholecut but I'm having sizing "questions"...

If yes, do you wear the same size, sized down or sized up?

I'm a Simpson wearer and have avoided Bonafe because of the fit issues. The folks at Skoak said that there is a narrow fitting last debuting this spring, which should be better. Don't know if you want to wait and try to get an MTO on that, though.
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

Quick Question:  When you placed an order on the Carmina site for a pair that was labeled; "In Production" and that you would not receive your shoes for 45 days, did you get charged immediately for the $$$, or did they wait until your shoes were ready to ship before they charged?

 

Please Advise.

 

Thanks.


I was charged, in full, immediately,  Hope this helps.

post #17458 of 18854
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Originally Posted by Butterfeet View Post

Ok I think I see the answer now -- Carmina prices the US market differently. I'm from Asia and when I go to their website, the prices are quoted in Euros. A typical pair (non-cordovans) will be EUR 318 excluding VAT. USD 450 is about EUR 395. Maybe the USD 450 price includes all taxes? When I visit the Armoury or Gentlemen Footwear sites I always see the prices in USD.

Yeah, the USD price on the website includes shipping, duties, etc. But you're right, Carmina basically jacked up its US prices to please US retailers. There is nothing "special" or anything about the shoes offered by other US retailers. Sounds like you'd be better off going through Carmina or other non-US retailers if you can find what you're looking for that way.
post #17459 of 18854
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

I'm a Simpson wearer and have avoided Bonafe because of the fit issues. The folks at Skoak said that there is a narrow fitting last debuting this spring, which should be better. Don't know if you want to wait and try to get an MTO on that, though.

I was wondering if you are a Simpson wear what size would your rain and other last be?
post #17460 of 18854
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I was wondering if you are a Simpson wear what size would your rain and other last be?

I can't wear Rain. I can fit Alucia well and Inca averagely, but none of the other Carmina lasts work for me.
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