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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

i wouldnt take it personally, Liquidus. I think Europe is on vacation.
Hungary - Vass
Spain - Meermin
England - G&G
France - Corthay
none have responded in the last 24-96 hours

Betty mentioned that they close the Carmina factory the last week of July and the first week of August. As you say Namor; Europe is pretty much on vacation. Many manufacturing companies are closed or have very limited staff from mid July to mid August.
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

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Same color as mine boots, btw!

 

A bit late, but I just came across your post about the boots you bought in Amsterdam at Sir Max. Congratulations - they're real beauties.

 

Quick question for you .... Did they have much of a selection of Carmina? I am going to be in Amsterdam in September and might call in. From their web-site I can't see any mention of Carmina though ...

 

Apologies also that this is my first post to this thread and I haven't contributed with any Carmina p0rn ... I'll borrow a camera though and post a shot later of the snuff suede brogues I picked up at the Armoury earlier this summer ... smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


Betty mentioned that they close the Carmina factory the last week of July and the first week of August. As you say Namor; Europe is pretty much on vacation. Many manufacturing companies are closed or have very limited staff from mid July to mid August.

 

I sent questions a month ago, well before the vacation period started, and never got any response. Maybe Carmina is Alden-like in its customer service, while Meermin is more AE-esque.

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Originally Posted by pekingman View Post

 

A bit late, but I just came across your post about the boots you bought in Amsterdam at Sir Max. Congratulations - they're real beauties.

 

Quick question for you .... Did they have much of a selection of Carmina? I am going to be in Amsterdam in September and might call in. From their web-site I can't see any mention of Carmina though ...

 

Apologies also that this is my first post to this thread and I haven't contributed with any Carmina p0rn ... I'll borrow a camera though and post a shot later of the snuff suede brogues I picked up at the Armoury earlier this summer ... smile.gif

 

No they didn't have much, but you'll find Carmina at Zwartjes shops on Utrechtsestraat 123  and Gelderlandplein 219 (zwartjes.nl)

At Sir Max they sell more of EG, G&G, C&J, Saint Crispins, Alden, Santoni, their private lable and a few Carminas + StefanoBi,

 

Sir Max is a must go, as well as few other shops (jojo, pauw, oger, meijers)


Edited by sdolina - 7/31/12 at 9:15am
post #1205 of 10073
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

I sent questions a month ago, well before the vacation period started, and never got any response. Maybe Carmina is Alden-like in its customer service, while Meermin is more AE-esque.

I think they are struggling to adapt to making direct sales to consumers, it’s pretty new to them and it’s a tough transition.

If you are not satisfied with the service you get from the Carmina factory then maybe you would consider contacting a Carmina Flagship Store or a Carmina reseller instead, they are listed on the Carmina website.

I’m not defending the fact that your e-mail has been unanswered, just providing a possible explanation and way forward for you if you are interested in Carmina.
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I think they are struggling to adapt to making direct sales to consumers, it’s pretty new to them and it’s a tough transition.
If you are not satisfied with the service you get from the Carmina factory then maybe you would consider contacting a Carmina Flagship Store or a Carmina reseller instead, they are listed on the Carmina website.
I’m not defending the fact that your e-mail has been unanswered, just providing a possible explanation and way forward for you if you are interested in Carmina.

be patient it takes s few emails with betty, but she was pretty good about fixing an issue for me when i received boots w/a cut on them so even though the whole purchase took forever, i was happy in the end
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


I think they are struggling to adapt to making direct sales to consumers, it’s pretty new to them and it’s a tough transition.
If you are not satisfied with the service you get from the Carmina factory then maybe you would consider contacting a Carmina Flagship Store or a Carmina reseller instead, they are listed on the Carmina website.
I’m not defending the fact that your e-mail has been unanswered, just providing a possible explanation and way forward for you if you are interested in Carmina.

 

I once emailed the Paris store, but eventually got a reply from Betty anyway. I tried again when I got no response from the main email address, but this time I got no response at all. I considered calling the Paris store, but it's kind of a hassle from the US, & settling for the navy wholecuts was a pretty good fallback. I look forward to seeing your store online.

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I've emailed Betty a number of times for various things and have always gotten a response. Sometimes if I was just asking about stock it would take a while (up to a week) but in the end she would always respond. When I was working with her on a MTO shell purchase the emails were pretty quick. I'd either try to email her again or contact one of the retail stores directly if that is a possibility. To me the value of buying direct is worth the hassle of emailing back and forth.
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New pair of wingtips on the Rain last.





Question for you guys--there are (chalk? ink?) marks on the shoes as shown below. I'm a little concerned about trying to remove them since they're so close to the suede. Thoughts?



Thanks!
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
New pair of wingtips on the Rain last.


Question for you guys--there are (chalk? ink?) marks on the shoes as shown below. I'm a little concerned about trying to remove them since they're so close to the suede.
Thoughts?

why?
post #1211 of 10073
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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

New pair of wingtips on the Rain last.
Question for you guys--there are (chalk? ink?) marks on the shoes as shown below. I'm a little concerned about trying to remove them since they're so close to the suede. Thoughts?
Thanks!

 

If it is chalk it will come off easily with just your finger or maybe a Q-Tip. If it is something like crayon your best bet is to scrape it off with a better knife or your fingernail. Beautiful shoes though. My next purchase is definitely going to be a suede/calf combo.

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

why?

inorite? i'm dissapointed the suede wasnt marked up as well. would have looked really nice
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

why?

This made me laugh more than it should have:)
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

If it is chalk it will come off easily with just your finger or maybe a Q-Tip. If it is something like crayon your best bet is to scrape it off with a better knife or your fingernail. Beautiful shoes though. My next purchase is definitely going to be a suede/calf combo.

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I've emailed Betty a number of times for various things and have always gotten a response. Sometimes if I was just asking about stock it would take a while (up to a week) but in the end she would always respond. When I was working with her on a MTO shell purchase the emails were pretty quick. I'd either try to email her again or contact one of the retail stores directly if that is a possibility. To me the value of buying direct is worth the hassle of emailing back and forth.

 

I agree completely. That's why I was disappointed that lots of 'forth' from me got nothing 'back' from her or anyone else at Carmina.

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Originally Posted by mothball View Post

New pair of wingtips on the Rain last.

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Is it just the picture, or is there barely any chisel to the Rain last?
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