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are there customs fees when ordering from skoak/carmina directly? how bad are they? anyone from canada with experience?

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are there customs fees when ordering from skoak/carmina directly? how bad are they? anyone from canada with experience?

 

I don't have any experience ordering directly from Carmina, but I've ordered two pairs of shoes from Skoak and aside from the awesome service, I didn't have to pay any customs fees. That's not to say you won't, but that has been my experience. I'm in California, btw.

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Carmina 80184 boot/Cognac shell/Oscar last group MTO update:

We now have FIVE firm participants and two "maybes".

The two maybes, both of whom posted their expression of interest publicly, are:

WiredAndTired
easy_golfing

Gentlemen, if either of you say "I'm in", we have six firm participants and a green light.

And/or is there someone else lurking out there?

Can you post of pic of the boot?
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Originally Posted by spicycho View Post

are there customs fees when ordering from skoak/carmina directly? how bad are they? anyone from canada with experience?

 

I have only dealt with Skoak, and I had to pay HST when I received the shoes.

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I ordered from Carmina directly and had to pay 18% duty plus GST. I was ready for that. What I wasn't ready for was a pair of cordo chukkas they built on the wrong last. What a disappointment and what a PITA.
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

I ordered from Carmina directly and had to pay 18% duty plus GST. I was ready for that. What I wasn't ready for was a pair of cordo chukkas they built on the wrong last. What a disappointment and what a PITA.
That sucks, thanks for the info though
post #4492 of 9788
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

I was in Madrid this week for work and went to the Carmina store there.  There was a sale!  I picked up 3 pairs of Carmina's for less than half of the retail price.  If you are near Madrid, you need to be all over this.  

Can anybody proxy?
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Navy carminas from Epaulet:










Also anybody have any Navy wax / cream recs? Shoes came with a small nick / cut and I want to fill it in
post #4494 of 9788
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Carmina 80184 boot/Cognac shell/Oscar last group MTO update:

We now have FIVE firm participants and two "maybes".

The two maybes, both of whom posted their expression of interest publicly, are:

WiredAndTired
easy_golfing

Gentlemen, if either of you say "I'm in", we have six firm participants and a green light.

And/or is there someone else lurking out there?


Can you post of pic of the boot?

 

Here is the best pictures of the boot: http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/43189990833/carmina-jumper-boots-in-shell-on-the-oscar-last

 

The leather can sometimes be lighter and darker, here is the same boot in the same color (but a darker batch)

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/241469/lightbox/post/6406325/id/848221

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Navy carminas from Epaulet:

Also anybody have any Navy wax / cream recs? Shoes came with a small nick / cut and I want to fill it in
 

nice!! i'm a sucker for navy shoes myself biggrin.gif

 

we have you covered on navy saphir shoe creams! (free shipping too)

 

http://www.gentlemensfootwear.com/collections/saphir-shoe-care/products/saphir-medaille-dor-cream-polish

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Originally Posted by steveyoo1983 View Post

nice!! i'm a sucker for navy shoes myself biggrin.gif


we have you covered on navy saphir shoe creams! (free shipping too)

http://www.gentlemensfootwear.com/collections/saphir-shoe-care/products/saphir-medaille-dor-cream-polish

Thanks, will pick some up later this week!
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Thanks, will pick some up later this week!

Hmm, the navy on those shoes seem light. I think the Saphir cream may be darker than that.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Thanks, will pick some up later this week!

Hmm, the navy on those shoes seem light. I think the Saphir cream may be darker than that.

I've used the Saphir navy cream and wax polish on my Carmina single monks in the same leather and I didn't think it darkened the shoes. I would have actually welcomed a little darkening but either way I've been happy with the results.

Here's a pic with the the Saphired navy monks under bright sunlight:


Here's a pic of the navy monks outdoors but out of direct sunlight (not yet worn in this pic but has Saphir cream & wax treatment):
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HOLY SHIT

 

THAT LOOKS AMAZING

 

Glad I got in on the Group Buy.

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Group Buy Update

 

Burnished Burgundy Austerity Brogue (Calf)

  • Simpson Last
  • Darker Sole for formal occasions
  • Darker lining
  • No Shoe Trees (although can be purchased from Skoab at extra cost)

 

Pending one confirmation, we have enough to set this in motion. I will put the order in Friday with Skoak. Please let me know if you are in for this. It's 2720+300sek for shipping worldwide. That's $467ish total, the paypal invoice for the 50% deposit will be about $233 USD.. for those of you in USA.

 

Personal note: This officially puts me at having as many MTOs going as shoes that I own (4 for 4). facepalm.gif

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