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Yes sir, that’s exactly my point. They’re a touch more expensive (by about $50-100), but these feel a little more refined in finish than the Alden tanker I have. The sleeker last is definitely dressier than the my Barrie tanker. My only problem is I now want more!
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Alden got me hooked on shell, and had whiskey/ravello/color 4 etc been readily available via Alden I'm not sure I would've branched out to C&J, Carmina or Bonafe. Glad I did though, and even gladder we have several high quality options.

For future Carmina purchases, it's worth trying out their customization program which allows you to pick your own last, sole, hardware, leather, color, medallion, laces etc.. Carmina runs several SF focused promotional events where they waive the MTO fee. They've also offered rare corovan colors (Amaretto, color 4) in very limited quantities to SF community, and these are available on first come first serve basis. @Carmina 's customer service is fantastic as well, and in my opinion helps set Carmina apart from competitors.
 

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Alden got me hooked on shell, and had whiskey/ravello/color 4 etc been readily available via Alden I'm not sure I would've branched out to C&J, Carmina or Bonafe. Glad I did though, and even gladder we have several high quality options.

For future Carmina purchases, it's worth trying out their customization program which allows you to pick your own last, sole, hardware, leather, color, medallion, laces etc.. Carmina runs several SF focused promotional events where they waive the MTO fee. They've also offered rare corovan colors (Amaretto, color 4) in very limited quantities to SF community, and these are available on first come first serve basis. @Carmina 's customer service is fantastic as well, and in my opinion helps set Carmina apart from competitors.
I should get sized next when in nyc
 

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Alden got me hooked on shell, and had whiskey/ravello/color 4 etc been readily available via Alden I'm not sure I would've branched out to C&J, Carmina or Bonafe. Glad I did though, and even gladder we have several high quality options.

For future Carmina purchases, it's worth trying out their customization program which allows you to pick your own last, sole, hardware, leather, color, medallion, laces etc.. Carmina runs several SF focused promotional events where they waive the MTO fee. They've also offered rare corovan colors (Amaretto, color 4) in very limited quantities to SF community, and these are available on first come first serve basis. @Carmina 's customer service is fantastic as well, and in my opinion helps set Carmina apart from competitors.
Very well put. They give the people what they want, they give amazing quality at the price point, and they deliver all this without the smug attitude they are doing us a favor.
 

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X-post from Viberg thread

Apologies in advance if this is not the appropriate thread for this question but I'm looking for advice/input on resoleing a pair of viberg boots.

I grabbed the natural/black shell scout boots and while I like the vibram soles, they don't fit my style. But I love the boot and was willing to spend the extra cash to have them resoled. I assumed I would be able to have Viberg do this before shipping the boots. However, Viberg indicates that new boots should not be resoled because it is an intensive process that puts too much stress on the leather if it hasn't been broken in. I'm certainly in no position to dispute that. However, I just saw the same boot in Garnet shell on ebay and it has been modified exactly like I was thinking.........

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The bottom shot is my boot as purchased.

My question is whether resoleing new shell is harmful to the boot? I'd rather have them resoled immediately rather than have to wear the boots for a couple of months first.

Any input is appreciated.
 
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