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post #2191 of 9853
I found a basic black wingtip on Carmina's E-Boutique website that's quite a bit less expensive than other online retailers. I'm curious whether anyone has had experience buying from the E-Boutique?
post #2192 of 9853

Hello,

 

I'm discussing with a Carmina retailer via email a purchase of this boots (here in cognac cordovan):

 

700

 

Here in saddle cordovan:

 

 

Here in natural cordovan (not really sure):

 

 

Cognac is out of stock and not an option. I'm not interested in black.

 

Can anyone comment on the differences between natural & saddle? I've never seen any in person. I'm looking forward to wear those on an informal attire (navy peacoat, OCBD, denim) or even ToJ black leather bomber & tee (this might not be possible, weird combo?).

 

IMHO, on paper the saddle one looks much better than the natural one for my usage. The other one might look too formal. Another doubt is whether to wait for the cognac one to be restocked.

post #2193 of 9853
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

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.

I'm on Skoaktiebolaget's site and it seems they have the same taste as me! Thanks for the heads up.
post #2194 of 9853
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I found a basic black wingtip on Carmina's E-Boutique website that's quite a bit less expensive than other online retailers. I'm curious whether anyone has had experience buying from the E-Boutique?

 

I've ordered 2x from the E-tique, & the process was easy & response quick. Any aspect of the process in particular you're interested in?

post #2195 of 9853

Has anyone contacted Carmina and gotten lucky finding a size that wasnt listed on the estore?  I have read different email adresses.  Can anyone tell me what address is most recent.  Thank you for information anyone can give!

post #2196 of 9853
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

I've ordered 2x from the E-tique, & the process was easy & response quick. Any aspect of the process in particular you're interested in?

Not really, I found the same shoe on the E-tique website for 20% less than other retailers and was wondering if there was a catch, i.e. service and shipping terrible, etc.? Although, I find Drakes ties to be less expensive on their website that other e-retailers too.
post #2197 of 9853
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Originally Posted by sask boot View Post

Has anyone contacted Carmina and gotten lucky finding a size that wasnt listed on the estore?  I have read different email adresses.  Can anyone tell me what address is most recent.  Thank you for information anyone can give!

 

betty@carminashoemaker.com will take you right to the person you want to speak to.

post #2198 of 9853
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post


Not really, I found the same shoe on the E-tique website for 20% less than other retailers and was wondering if there was a catch, i.e. service and shipping terrible, etc.? Although, I find Drakes ties to be less expensive on their website that other e-retailers too.

 

Their web operation is good...altho they dont hold your hand like Mr Porter et al. You will have your order in around 5 days after you order. They will seldom give you a tracking no even if you ask but the shoes will arrive and be well packed. Expect them to be valued 100% accurately so you will have to pay import duties. I have ordered 3 times and all three times I got exactly what I wanted.

post #2199 of 9853
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Their web operation is good...altho they dont hold your hand like Mr Porter et al. You will have your order in around 5 days after you order. They will seldom give you a tracking no even if you ask but the shoes will arrive and be well packed. Expect them to be valued 100% accurately so you will have to pay import duties. I have ordered 3 times and all three times I got exactly what I wanted.

Do we pay import duties in the US?
post #2200 of 9853
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Do we pay import duties in the US?

 

I have yet to pay duties on any shoes ordered from England, Spain, or Hungary, but it sounds like I must just be lucky. Lots of otherr SFers describe getting duty notices from the shippers.

post #2201 of 9853
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

I have yet to pay duties on any shoes ordered from England, Spain, or Hungary, but it sounds like I must just be lucky. Lots of otherr SFers describe getting duty notices from the shippers.

On average, how much are duties for a pair of $500 shoes?
post #2202 of 9853
The duty is 18%.

Sometimes you get charged, sometimes not. Really no control over it. Although requesting that the shipper avoid DHL and Fed Ex seems to help your odds of not being charged.
post #2203 of 9853
I've been dooodi free in my 3 purchases from Carmina
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I'm getting the itch for another pair of Simpson shoes. Easily my favorite last in my fleet.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I'm getting the itch for another pair of Simpson shoes. Easily my favorite last in my fleet.

 

Ruby shell brogues now on the website. I'd buy them if they WEREN'T on the Simpson.

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