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Inspired by @grc1's fox suede and following in the spirit of @Easily Amused I'm beginning to visualise a pair of SJ II balmorals (kudu/calf) to go along with the kudu ishams. For those who have them, how have these been holding up for you? Do they look less ''dressy' than a straight calf? And how are you pairing them? Suits? Khakis? Jeans? I'm considering either rosewood/cherry or tan kudu/oak calf.

I'd love to get your input, thank you gents!
Edited by benf - 9/15/16 at 4:44pm
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Inspired by @grc1's fox suede and following in the spirit of @Easily Amused I'm beginning to visualise a pair of SJ II balmorals (kudu/calf) to go along with the kudu ishams. For those who have them, how have these been holding up for you? Do they look less ''dressy' than a straight calf? And how are you pairing them? Suits? Khakis? Jeans? I'm considering either rosewood/cherry or tan kudu/oak calf.

I'd love to get your input, thank you gents!

You can be the judge as far as kudu/calf. As you can see here, four-season (posted previously in this forum) - with seersucker and flannels smile.gif
Kudu Walkton, Seersucker, purple 2
GG Walkton Cherry Kudu top

As far as dressiness, I wouldn't wear these to "cocktail attire" or more formal events, but I have paired them with navy and grey solids and pinstripe suits to work and parties, along with khakis. Haven't tried jeans yet, but it's only a matter of time...

Go for it!
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I use it all year around but you can use it for winter I have chestnut hatch grain burnham & now thinking about short Chelsea's boot lol too many options but I am definitely done with burnham 3 is enough lol

Thanks for the input Ttown. I wanted to ask, 'cause I have a pair of Wiltshires in Burgundy Highland Grain - not the same as Rioja Hatch - and to me, it just has the "feel" of a cold weather leather. But again, Rioja Hatch has slightly different texture...
Edited by Easily Amused - 9/16/16 at 9:37am
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^^^^loveing them man they are aging nicely my man !!
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I use it all year around but you can use it for winter I have chestnut hatch grain burnham & now thinking about short Chelsea's boot lol too many options but I am definitely done with burnham 3 is enough lol

Thanks for the input Ttown. I wanted to ask, 'cause I have of Wiltshires in Burgundy Highland Grain - not the same as Rioja Hatch - and to me, it just has the "feel" of a cold weather leather. But again, Rioja Hatch has slightly different texture...
Well you are right it does have winter & fall vibe. But I guess if you are looking at it from that point of view then light color chestnut grain would be best for all year around wear.
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Hey there!

I've gotten a good amount of wear out of that pair, well...I suppose that's all relative so to quantify 6-7 times. I like to wear them with jeans mostly but I wouldn't shy away from wearing them with textured trousers (flannel,moleskin,donegal wool, ect). I've attached a picture below of them in the wild for your review.

PS: I forget who told me that hatchgrain creases more prevailently than other materials. That has not been my experience thus far.


Thanks MrVenneri! This is definitely pushing me in the direction. I love the wensum soles also!
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Well you are right it does have winter & fall vibe. But I guess if you are looking at it from that point of view then light color chest but grain would be best for all year around wear.

Haha, perhaps, but I LOVE burgundy-colored shoes, and would just have to go with this smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Easily Amused View Post

You can be the judge as far as kudu/calf. As you can see here, four-season (posted previously in this forum) - with seersucker and flannels smile.gif
Kudu Walkton, Seersucker, purple 2
GG Walkton Cherry Kudu top

As far as dressiness, I wouldn't wear these to "cocktail attire" or more formal events, but I have paired them with navy and grey solids and pinstripe suits to work and parties, along with khakis. Haven't tried jeans yet, but it's only a matter of time...

Go for it!
Coming across this forum is the worst thing I've ever done (for my wallet)😐. And I'm actually saving for my next watch purchase (a P.P).

Am leaning that way but so many choices when it comes to MTO. I prefers the SJII kudu/calf over the Walkton but i think they'll work similarly.
Edited by benf - 9/16/16 at 1:56pm
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Does anyone have experience with the Micro sole or Crepe sole? I wonder how they compare to Dainite and Wensum. I have both and prefer Wensum to Dainite, but think that it may be too thin for some more casual styles.
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just ordered Arran in Rioja Hatch.
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just ordered Arran in Rioja Hatch.


I decided to go for Arran next month since the offer stands still until Oct 15th. and just ordered a pair of Galway.

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GG just dropped the MTO fee for their 10th anniversary... we're all in trouble... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You mean, you are in the big trouble. No you have no excuses but to place an order.
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Having just looked at the MTO page as I'm about to begin a Deco order, it's not apparent to me what the MTO surcharge was before this special offer. There was no reference to it in the price of the Deco models.

Can anyone clarify?
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I was asking it before, how much was the MTO charge? From what I could see on the Skoak Site, they charge 2500 SEK which is roughly 250 EUR.
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Having just looked at the MTO page as I'm about to begin a Deco order, it's not apparent to me what the MTO surcharge was before this special offer. There was no reference to it in the price of the Deco models.

Can anyone clarify?
The regular MTO surcharge is £195.
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