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post #2176 of 10314
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

These are perfect. Did you MTO?

Wearing the same pair right now. Got them from Paul&Friends. Quickly becoming one of my favorite pair of boots, but the stiff dainite soles and stiff ankle collar did not help with the break in time.
post #2177 of 10314
Yep got them at paul & friends. Free world wide shipping too!


And yes, those are cognac shell.
post #2178 of 10314
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Originally Posted by legendofthepanda View Post

Yep got them at paul & friends. Free world wide shipping too!
And yes, those are cognac shell.

Thank you. I may have to splurge.
post #2179 of 10314
- VAT it ended up at around $734.
post #2180 of 10314
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Originally Posted by legendofthepanda View Post

Yep got them at paul & friends. Free world wide shipping too!
And yes, those are cognac shell.

Did you go TTS?
post #2181 of 10314
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Did you go TTS?

I have wide feet, and I size 9E for the barrie. I went with 9UK and it fits great.
post #2182 of 10314
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Originally Posted by legendofthepanda View Post

I have wide feet, and I size 9E for the barrie. I went with 9UK and it fits great.

Perfect - I'm a 10E barrie, and I went 10 UK. I'll post pics when mine come in.
post #2183 of 10314
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I have about 10 pair of shell shoes but none look as bad after a little rain than the navy blue shell Carminas I have. They are absolutely beautiful when they have been polished but a few drops of rain makes them look like junk.
My other shell shoes don't do that.

...and people say that shell is maintenance-free confused.gif
post #2184 of 10314
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post
...and people say that shell is maintenance-free confused.gif

 

I don't think I've ever heard that on Styleforum.

post #2185 of 10314
Both of my Carminas in shell respond poorly to water drops. It buffs right off with a little conditioner - but they look pretty bad until then.

It has to be in the way they are finished - as Alden and Carmina use the same supplier. Aldens have a super shiny finish on them like plastic - that seems to resist this water spotting. Carminas do not.

This is not to say that I do not love my Carmina shell shoes - as a matter of fact I much prefer them to my Aldens (style, last, 270 degree welt etc.).
post #2186 of 10314
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post


...and people say that shell is maintenance-free confused.gif

 

Where did you hear this? Shell is low maintenance, not maintenance free. All the shoes need is a good brushing after being worn.

post #2187 of 10314
All I want to do it give Carmina/Betty my money in exchange for a couple pairs of shoes, however at 12UK, this seems to be a problem.
post #2188 of 10314
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post

All I want to do it give Carmina/Betty my money in exchange for a couple pairs of shoes, however at 12UK, this seems to be a problem.

Get in on a MTO. Epaulet has them running fairly often, so check out the Epaulet x Carmina thread.

 

Also, email her and ask what the stores have in stock in a 12UK; the web shop listing is far from complete, from what I hear.

post #2189 of 10314
I've emailed her styles and sizes that I would like from their website (not boutique) and have been shot down both times. I'd prefer to buy from Carmina (apparently may not be possible) versus Epaulet, because I'd be looking at ~$400 instead of ~$550.
post #2190 of 10314

Skoaktiebolaget recently had a MTO boot order that was wonderfully priced, so keep an eye out for any more of their stuff (username Leaves on this forum).

 

If not, then your choices are pay extra through Epaulet, or don't get Carminas at all. Up to you.

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