This is a steal for someone.
Would love to ask Carmina to do a Kirkwood boot (Ravello Captoe with commando sole). Who knows when Alden will ever do this one again, or if I'll happen to be by my computer before someone on this forum will snatch them up.
I ordered a black wholecut from Carmina a few months ago. It was a very easy transaction. I forgot to order shoe trees when I checked out online on a Sunday night, and was able to follow up with an email on Monday afternoon. They emailed me back right away saying if I sent them the cost of shoe trees via paypal, that they could throw them in when they shipped my shoes. I got the shoes and shoe trees by Thursday. I lived in Philly, and shipping from Spain was very fast.
Again, I have 7 pairs of Aldens cordovan, and really do enjoy them, but sadly, I'm at a 50% defect rate when dealing with them. I really just want this last Kirkwood boot. Finding this boot online was the first time I was exposed to Aldens, and have been chasing that pair since. I don't like coming onto the forum to talk about a different manufacturer, but if there is demand from others for this, and Carmina is willing, lets try and figure something out.