Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. Jimbosaurus

    Jimbosaurus Senior member

    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012


  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,579
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    ^ nice! thanks a bunch. what a great makeup. just one of many by those guys
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012


  3. joiji

    joiji Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Welcome aboard Gerry!
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,578
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish

    Looks like that HTS code = 10%.
    I believe the correct HTS code will end up being 8.5%.
    Or at least a correct code since they're all so vague many seem to apply.
    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/128/kw/duty rate error/related/1
    Is it really worth the effort for 1.5% though?

    DHL seems to be hit and miss both with getting charged at all and with how much they asses for.
    I got hit with an HTS code that was 12% for one pair. But another time I didn't get assessed for anything and only had to pay the brokerage fee.
     


  5. heterophilous

    heterophilous Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    

    Sounds like bad luck. Without fail, I get slammed for customs and brokerage fees whenever shoes are shipped via FedEx and UPS, but I've yet to be charged for 7+ shipments that have originated from Spain and the UK via DHL.
     


  6. SHS

    SHS Senior member

    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012


  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    9,768
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    

    Yeah, that's exactly the calculation I'm doing: even with the duty, the shoes are still a good value. If I protest, I might get it reduced to zero, but I might only save 1.5% or some other amount depending on which HTS code Customs thinks is appropriate in this case. My time is probably worth more than I'll save, but it does bug me. Thanks for the link to the page about how to file a protest. I'd been looking for that.
     


  8. diglett

    diglett Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    About the Oscar-lasted MTO: Is the different appearance of the Cognac shell color on the boot we're emulating and the cognac boot in the shop (http://skoaktiebolaget.se/news/80090-robert-cognac1) just due to lighting? We'll be using the same shell as in Franks and NAMOR's pictures above, right?
     


  9. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

    Messages:
    6,578
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Seattle-ish

    Here's some info regarding goods sent by courier.
    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/919/kw/personal exemption-/session/L3NpZC9XQU5LU284bA==
    The $800 exemption is for items you carry with you when you enter the country.

    It looks like you want CBP form 19.
    http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_19.pdf
     


  10. mymil

    mymil Senior member

    Messages:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Location:
    Morgantown, WV
    Lighting, the camera, how the image was processed, different batches of shell... there are many potential reasons for the difference in color.
     


  11. diglett

    diglett Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Okay, thanks. They just look completely different at first glance, and I wanted to be certain that they were actually the same type of shell.
     


  12. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    If I'm not mistaken Skoaktiebolaget has 29 Carmina models, that is almost as many as are on the actual Carmina webstore…. well about 10 less, but the styles are better. I made a purchase with them, service is ABOVE par. In other news, ordered a pair from Carmina on the 29th… shipment was delayed because it was out of stock, then later received a size 8. Fit would be TTS if I were to walk on my hands. In the process of the return and exchange now, a bit of a hassle. Will say though... my last order arrived within 48 hours of me clicking the confirm payment, so they'll get a pass on this one.
     


  13. Patek

    Patek Senior member

    Messages:
    2,969
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Location:
    Delawhere?
    

    Interesting. I'm waiting for my Carmina order from Epaulet for the grey suede boots. This will be my first pair of Carmina's--albeit on the Forest last. I hope I can get those in before this closes out so that I can figure out if I want another pair.
     


  14. diglett

    diglett Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Weren't the grey suede boots a pre-order? The order for the shell boots you're talking about closes in two days, so you won't get the suede pair before then.
     


  15. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

    Messages:
    12,434
    Likes Received:
    2,532
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    spoiler tags

    please use them
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by