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The Armoury - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yfyf, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Dear gentlemen, are you closed on January 1 and 2? I have been informed those days are public holidays and some places are closed...which happens to coincide with my time in hong kong. Why the fuck my family arranges for a "shopping excursion to HK" on those dates is beyond me, but I am trying to make the best of it
     
  2. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Dear gentlemen, are you closed on January 1 and 2? I have been informed those days are public holidays and some places are closed...which happens to coincide with my time in hong kong. Why the fuck my family arranges for a "shopping excursion to HK" on those dates is beyond me, but I am trying to make the best of it

    Shopping on the 1st might be a little disappointing. We are open on the 2nd though!
     
  3. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Those were G&G MTO samples that we had in store for a while, alas they have left us! Could still get them as an MTO order, though.

    Can you tell me what colour those G&G Antibes are?
     
  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can you tell me what colour those G&G Antibes are?

    vintage oak!

    they are sweet irl
     
  5. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Can you tell me what colour those G&G Antibes are?

    Vintage Oak. That dude above knows his stuff. (he also took the picture)
     
  6. Douglas

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    Been a while since I've ventured into MC so somehow I missed the Armoury opening, but I am looking forward to visiting my next trip to HK. SHould be in February or so. Best of luck with the venture, gents, and hope to be a customer very soon.
     
  7. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Been a while since I've ventured into MC so somehow I missed the Armoury opening, but I am looking forward to visiting my next trip to HK. SHould be in February or so. Best of luck with the venture, gents, and hope to be a customer very soon.

    Thanks Douglas, do stop by sometime. We have a couple events going on in Feb, G&G's trunk show + unveiling of their new line and also an eyeglasses maker called Nackymade from Kobe.

    Sanguis: we'll get a little diagram up showing how the chest is measured, the charts are correct, though.
     
  8. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vintage Oak. That dude above knows his stuff. (he also took the picture)

    cheers![​IMG]

    one of my better pictures too[​IMG]
     
  9. ThinkDerm

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    Thanks Douglas, do stop by sometime. We have a couple events going on in Feb, G&G's trunk show + unveiling of their new line and also an eyeglasses maker called Nackymade from Kobe.

    Sanguis: we'll get a little diagram up showing how the chest is measured, the charts are correct, though.


    eyeglass maker sounds interesting!
     
  10. Odd I/O

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    I just ordered my first pair of Carmina's. So excited! [​IMG]

    Do you have more shoes in store than on your website? I noticed a few styles here I didn't see on the website.


    Where does Carmina sit in the hierarchy of high end shoes (Crockett and Jones bench and handgrade, Edward Green, Vass)?
     
  11. FidelCashflow

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    Where does Carmina sit in the hierarchy of high end shoes (Crockett and Jones bench and handgrade, Edward Green, Vass)?
    To be honest I never even thought about it. I haven't seen the shoes in person yet so I can't judge with any certainty. Just eyeballing it from all the pics, looks better than C&J handgrades. The leather looks more antiqued as opposed to C&J benchgrade shoes where the leather colour is perfectly uniform. They have a shoe which is almost a dead ringer for the EG Dover and the apron is clearly hand-stitched (I know of only 1 C&J handgrade shoe that is done like this - it's their most expensive one and it doesn't look half as nice.) I know they are all Goodyear welted and made in Spain. I haven't seen the soles so I can't tell if they have concealed channels or not, but I would imagine they do. Price is quite reasonable. I'll post pics and my thoughts once I get my hands on them.
     
  12. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I won't draw any direct comparisons between our shoes and other makers but I do have some photos for people to get a better sense of Carmina's standards.

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  13. aj_del

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    To be honest I never even thought about it. I haven't seen the shoes in person yet so I can't judge with any certainty. Just eyeballing it from all the pics, looks better than C&J handgrades. The leather looks more antiqued as opposed to C&J benchgrade shoes where the leather colour is perfectly uniform. They have a shoe which is almost a dead ringer for the EG Dover and the apron is clearly hand-stitched (I know of only 1 C&J handgrade shoe that is done like this - it's their most expensive one and it doesn't look half as nice.) I know they are all Goodyear welted and made in Spain. I haven't seen the soles so I can't tell if they have concealed channels or not, but I would imagine they do. Price is quite reasonable.

    I'll post pics and my thoughts once I get my hands on them.


    Interesting, I was under the impression that they were comparable to CJ benchgrades rather than handgrades. Quite possibly, I am wrong ....

    Which CJ handgrade are you talking about in the bolded text ?
     
  14. Mr. Moo

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    The Carmina split toe derbies are pretty damn sweet. Is that last anything close to C&J 325? I have a wide foot. What does shipping run to the US?
     
  15. Mr Herbert

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    yeh was going to ask how the split toes fit - are they an F equivalent?
     
  16. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Carmina split toe derbies are pretty damn sweet. Is that last anything close to C&J 325? I have a wide foot. What does shipping run to the US?

    USD 45 for shipping to the USA. The Alcudia is true to size, you might feel it a bit at the pinky if you have a wide foot. The Inca last is much better for wider feet, easily my favourite last (and very successful in the store as well).
     
  17. FidelCashflow

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    Which CJ handgrade are you talking about in the bolded text ?

    The Banbury loafer, it's around 75 pounds more than the other handgrades on account of it's handstitched apron - still not as nice as the Carmina's
     
  18. Mr. Moo

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    USD 45 for shipping to the USA. The Alcudia is true to size, you might feel it a bit at the pinky if you have a wide foot. The Inca last is much better for wider feet, easily my favourite last (and very successful in the store as well).

    Thanks. That is too bad... the pinky toe is the one place that hurts for me if the shoe is too small. [​IMG]
     
  19. Odd I/O

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    To be honest I never even thought about it. I haven't seen the shoes in person yet so I can't judge with any certainty. Just eyeballing it from all the pics, looks better than C&J handgrades. The leather looks more antiqued as opposed to C&J benchgrade shoes where the leather colour is perfectly uniform. They have a shoe which is almost a dead ringer for the EG Dover and the apron is clearly hand-stitched (I know of only 1 C&J handgrade shoe that is done like this - it's their most expensive one and it doesn't look half as nice.) I know they are all Goodyear welted and made in Spain. I haven't seen the soles so I can't tell if they have concealed channels or not, but I would imagine they do. Price is quite reasonable.

    I'll post pics and my thoughts once I get my hands on them.


    Looking forward to your first hand experience with them. Does the price you quoted above include shoe trees?

    Oh and would be nice to know what brokerage/duties/custom fees you get hit with. Hopefully not a lot.
     
  20. aj_del

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    Which shoe is the split toe one in this pic, the one next to the split toe boot PG's pic from his brog [​IMG]
     

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