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

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

  1. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Distinguished Member

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    personal taste... i prefer to have medallions or a toe cap... the large naked vamp doesnt really work for me unless its on chelsea boots
     


  2. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior Member

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    Who made that shoe?
     


  3. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior Member

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    How much would it be for a shoe that is not in their webshop, but in their collection? I want to pick up some suede monk straps :satisfied:
     


  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Probably something like 340 euro + 30% markup + 40 euro delivery less 18% vat. So around $570.
     


  5. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior Member

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    anything not in the webstore is a 30% upcharge?
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I should have been more clear. If they have your model in stock, but not on the webstore, there is no upcharge; however, if your model is not in stock and has to be MTO, there is the 30% MTO upcharge.
     


  7. easy_golfing

    easy_golfing Senior Member

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    I see, thanks for clarifying. One more question. For most of the shoes, they show a variety of leathers available. Does that mean they make all of those, and thus there is no upcharge for MTO? Or do they only make the default one that is shown in the pictures?
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I'd like to know as well. The answers to my questions thus far have either been one or two word affairs, or no answers at all. I don't understand this kind of customer service. Yes, my e-mails are short, to the point, with model #'s etc.
     
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  9. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    MTO up-charge is 30% unless they have the shoe/boot in stock ready to wear :)
     


  10. mymil

    mymil Distinguished Member

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    No, those are not all necessarily available. The default displayed is not necessarily available, either.

    Regarding customer service, I believe their volume of contacts has increased dramatically recently with their webstore and growing popularity, but it seems as though they haven't hired anybody else to cover this increase.
     


  11. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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  12. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    also betty quoted me 571€ for a mto black calf 80184b, at that rate its cheaper to buy the stock cordovan boots
     


  13. Liquidus

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    How long has it taken you guys to get a response back from Carmina through email? I emailed them asking about a direct order 2 days ago and havn't gotten a response.
     


  14. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    24 hours normally although my first email was about 2 days
     


  15. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    anyone know what shipping carrier carmine uses, how are returns handled, do they provide a shipping label back?
     


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