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

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

  1. NAMOR

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    x-post from rock your socks [​IMG]
     
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    I wrote to Carmina about the availability of ruby shell cordovan, and was told that they "have style 80105 , Oxford toecap punched , in Ruby shell cordovan" available (though not on the website). A little Googling brought up this pic from a Japanese website:


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    Anyone know what last that is?
     
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    You should ask what last they have it available in.
     
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    Looks like rain
     
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    Can I bump my own question?

    Anyone?
     
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    I did. I couldn't find it on site & haven't heard back yet.
     
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    That's the Simpson last, I have the model in Black. Ruby Shell would look :slayer:
     
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    What's the difference between rain and simpson? Rain and alcudia are identical with exception to the toes
     
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    I've seen the Simpson in person and the toe cap is quite narrow. Reminds me C&J 348 last. Too pointy for me. My guess is that the Rain is wider. Also, I thought Alcudia is like Simpson, not rain.
     
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    Hi Namor,
    Proxy from Spain.
    Bought the Suede Chelsea boot yesterday. Implored Betty not to include an invoice/printed price tag, but she is quite adamant about marking full invoice....means At least $200 in duty to me...on a $400 shoe!
    I would request RKD, but I can't find him..
     
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    I've ordered twice from Spain with Dhl as carrier and never got hit with fee. What I paid carmina was the total price. Shipped to Cali
     
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    What could RKD due for you?
     
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    We get slapped with 50% on Invoice PLUS 30% duty on shipping cost!
     
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    Yeah Simpson is the narrowest. I believe only difference between rain and alcudia is toe, square vs round (disproportionally large) round toe, respectively
     

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