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

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

  1. joiji

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    +1

    Although I do find that it is a bit hit or miss. Sometimes the customs bill comes and sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, then I just count it as a lucky strike extra. [​IMG]
     


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    Ditto to this...I've only ever received one bill from DHL for duty fees out of my many deliveries from Carmina.
     
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    Sometimes companies will pay the customs fees for the customer. I don't know if Carmina does but it's an option.
     


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    This has been my experience with some retailers in the UK as well. I decided to take the option thinking that DHL/ups/FedEx have pretty good cotrol over packages so i might save myself any hassle.
    My import duties came to about 100 bucks for 1200 worth of merchandise. From the above should I understand that it's better to just take the risk or is there some sir of discount for paying up front?

    Can someone share what their import duties have been for a shipment of similar nominal value so we can figure it out for future orders? It would be pretty useful information.
     


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    Anyone know where I can find a navy shell belt to match my navy shell Carmina's?
     


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    It isn't shell, but forum affiliate Equus do a navy bridle belt which has been quite well received.
     


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    Rancourt &Co.
     


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    I've only ordered once directly from Carmina (two pairs of shoes - one calf oxfords, one cordovan boots) and did not get hit with customs. Like everyone mentioned, I hear it's pretty hit or miss (and I consider myself lucky). However, from my understanding, ordering shoe trees some how increases your odds of getting hit with customs. I think it has to do with what the sender has to declare on the customs form.


    I bought those exact boots from the website and love them. I was looking for an alternative to the Peal cordovan boot from Brooks and these fit my requirements perfectly. I think they're the perfect rain shoe.
     


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    These are my MTO and they came out absolutely amazing...Sadly, I should have sized down 1/2 on the UETAM last as others have done, as these are too big for me. So I am going to throw them up on B&S unless anyone here is interested. If so, PM me. They are grey suede with navy tassels in size 9.5 on the Uetam last.
     


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    We have posted our picture and idea for a navy cordovan boot MTO on the Forest last in the Unipair thread. If you are interested or have questions please let me know.
    Unipair Guy
     


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    Very nice! Too bad they did not fit!
     


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    ^^^ nice............what last are those on?
     


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