Best retailer I've dealt with.
Worst retailer I've dealt with.
I had the same experience as Zippyh. Fast shipping and no customs/duty problems whatsoever.
Not calling you a liar by any means, but I'll believe this when I see it.
I'm pretty close to 100% sure that Nettleton's in Pittsburgh (of all places) stocks both Vass and Carmina. Perhaps Frank can confirm this, as I know he's been there. Scott, the proprietor is a GREAT guy if anyone ever has the pleasure of dealing with him. He called me up in Nov/Dec to alert me of 3 makeups he just received. I know at least 2 of them were Carmina, I think one of them was shell, but don't remember if it was one of the Carminas or whatever the third one was. He doesn't stock a whole lot of anything, so the selection would be limited, but if anyone ever has the misfortune of visiting that excuse for a city, Nettleton's definitely deserves a look.
I had their business card on my desk for a while at my job when I was living there. Pretty sure it was listed on there, but could be wrong. Let me know what you find out.
Edit: If he says he doesn't, ask if he ever did.
Edit Edit: Also, not sure if he does the mail-order thing, but maybe.
...Maybe he should start, not a lot of demand for expensive shoes in PGH.
those alpine v-tips are the closest i have come to appreciating alpine grain...i love the v-tip, too! on my short list, but i have some more shell models to buy first.
I think this may only apply to displaying the rare shell offerings online. I noticed Leffot took down their blog posts about the Day Tripper boot and Whiskey Tanker. I inquired about it, hoping that a new pre-order might be soon, and Che told me that they we told they were not allowed to post pictures of the rare (Ravello, Whiskey, Cigar) shell colors.