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The Armoury - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yfyf, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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  2. JakeArmoury

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    Hello all,

    Jake from The Armoury here. I will be doing my best to respond to any Armoury related queries posted in this thread.

    For personal questions or comments regarding knot preference or ankle colour please use the private message function!


    Jake
     
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  3. chobochobo

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    It wasn't you. I know what you look like - not Chinese and not skinny :)
     
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    Are you sure it was you getting the attention from 'young' girls while you are in the shop?

    However, I rarely see any young girls in there, more likely someone's young wife.
     
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  5. Hampton

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    Finally someone is here, welcome!
     
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  6. nepats81

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    any new carmina styles on their way? You guys doing the chukka again?
     
  7. JakeArmoury

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    New styles are a way off yet, however, I will post them here when they do arrive. We have recently received our cordovan Uetam penny loafers, cordovan Detroit last Longwing and our Simpson calf tan Chelsea boots.

    No plans to do another run of Chukka boots just yet!
     
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  10. JakeArmoury

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    As requested, here are our new Carmina arrivals.

    A classic casual moccasin in taupe suede on the Xim last.

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    Suede brown cap-toe brogue on the Rain Last. Featuring a Dainite sole for all year round use.

    [​IMG]


    Jake
     
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  12. hrv123

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    Looks like the prices on Carminas have gone up considerably...
     
  13. kayjaybee

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    I noticed that as well...bummer. Was thinking about a pair of those suede brogues but almost six bills shipped is hard to swallow. I purchased four pairs of Carmina shoes from them in the past and was supirsed to see the increase.
     
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  14. hrv123

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    Ditto. Especially with all the new competition coming onto the B&M and online markets, it's a surprise.
     
  15. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I have been told about that a couple of moths ago by the Armoury ladies. Not surprised really.
     
  16. JakeArmoury

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    Another new addition, a soft calf tassel loafer on the Uetam last.

    [​IMG]

    Jake
     
  17. cchen

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    Was gonna pull the trigger on the suede loafers. Had my eye on them for a while. Darn. Guess ill pass now.
     
  18. jhilla

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    I'm not really sure why you'd consider it a surprise. Quite a few people believe that Carmina offers a great value and, as a result, the demand for them has gone up significantly over the past few years. The increased price is a reflection of Carmina's own margins and business practices, not The Armoury's.
     
  19. hrv123

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    Price is driven by both supply and demand. The supply of Carmina's has been steadily increasing over the past while and so I wouldn't expect such an increase in price, especially when every other retailer is able to offer more competitive pricing in spite of Carmina's slight price increase. Don't get me wrong, The Armoury is completely within their right to adjust prices as they see fit, I was just a bit surprised to see it with the recent influx of Carmina retailers in many cases offering the exact same products. I've purchased two pairs from The Armoury and can vouch for their exceptional service, but more recently I've found myself exploring other options, partly because of the greater variety from places like Skoaktie, Unipair, etc., but partly now because of the better pricing.
     
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  20. GusW

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    Beautiful!
     

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