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Oh my. Is that Navy Shell?

My oh my.


Yes, it is sweet navy shell.  nod[1].gif

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Fresh out of the box from Skoak:




Great looking model Roger. Thanks for your help as well. Might be ordering one shorty.

What's the take on U Wing, can it be combined with denim for casual wear?
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Fresh out of the box from Skoak:

 

Very nice, Congrats Roger.

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Wingtip 922 Brown and Black on Simpson last rubber sole

Perforated captoe 10051 Brown and Black on Simpson last rubber sole

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great weekend!

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Some new arrivals at Unipair.

Carmina Longwing tan scotch grain Detroit last

Carmina plain toe blucher tan scotch grain Detroit last

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I'm looking to purchase a pair of cordovan chukkas from carmina's own webstore, but reading the last few pages have made me rather apprehensive of potential ridiculous custom charges. anything i should do in particular to ensure that i don't get charged some $200 purely for shipping? who is this "betty" who seems to be able to do away with these charges?

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She's from the family that own and run the business and wont do away with any charges. I pay some duty every time I ordered from her.

 

Other retailers might be more agreeable....talk to them but keep it on the Q.T.

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Thanks for the comments, gents.

 

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What's the take on U Wing, can it be combined with denim for casual wear?

 

Others may take a different view, but to me, this is still a dress shoe - suit or sport coat, yes.  Dressy trousers and a crisp shirt, yes.  Denim?  I have better choices in he rotation.

 

The appeal to me of this pair is the U-tip / U-wing which adds just a bit of a variation amongst the more prevalent cap toes and wing tips.  And it's a beautiful, rich colour that should prove to be extremely versatile.

 

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Others may take a different view, but to me, this is still a dress shoe - suit or sport coat, yes.  Dressy trousers and a crisp shirt, yes.  Denim?  I have better choices in he rotation.

 

The appeal to me of this pair is the U-tip / U-wing which adds just a bit of a variation amongst the more prevalent cap toes and wing tips.  And it's a beautiful, rich colour that should prove to be extremely versatile.

 

I agree with you. I would choose something else for wear with denim. I would stick to dress trousers with these.  I don't typically like to combine balmorals and denim, personally.

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I agree with you. I would choose something else for wear with denim. I would stick to dress trousers with these.  I don't typically like to combine balmorals and denim, personally.

 

Indeed.  Now, those tan scotchgrain longwings that Unipair posted above - I'd happily rock those casual style all day long.

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Indeed.  Now, those tan scotchgrain longwings that Unipair posted above - I'd happily rock those casual style all day long.

I'd rock either of those casual all day!  I hope to get a pair of Carminas soon. I'm just worried about the sizing. I did read thru about half of the Carmina sizing thread.

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She's from the family that own and run the business and wont do away with any charges. I pay some duty every time I ordered from her.

 

Other retailers might be more agreeable....talk to them but keep it on the Q.T.

Are you based in the U.S.? If so, may I ask how much the duties were? 

 

With their calf shoes starting at 260 euro (350 usd) after VAT deduction, I'd imagine it'd still be less expensive to order through Carmina direct than through other retailers like epaulet.  

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Others may take a different view, but to me, this is still a dress shoe - suit or sport coat, yes.  Dressy trousers and a crisp shirt, yes.  Denim?  I have better choices in he rotation.

 

The appeal to me of this pair is the U-tip / U-wing which adds just a bit of a variation amongst the more prevalent cap toes and wing tips.  And it's a beautiful, rich colour that should prove to be extremely versatile.

 

 RogerP - those shoes f-ing rock!! very, very nice.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifand a big +1 to your comments above.

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Are you based in the U.S.? If so, may I ask how much the duties were? 

 

With their calf shoes starting at 260 euro (350 usd) after VAT deduction, I'd imagine it'd still be less expensive to order through Carmina direct than through other retailers like epaulet.  

 

Duties should be around 8.5% for shoes imported from Spain to the U.S.  The carrier may charge a nominal broker fee in addition. Agree that Carmina direct will be less expensive than going through a retailer (at least in the US).

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