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post #1981 of 8806
Since a few people have been wondering about the name I recorded myself saying "skoaktiebolaget". As previously mentioned by Frank the word "Skoaktiebolaget" consists of three different words, so I begin with the separate words.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ijZ0up4MPE

If anyone has any other questions regarding the Swedish language then go ahead and send me a message rather than asking in this thread, I'll answer your questions to the best of my ability.
post #1982 of 8806
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Forest last looks slightly nicer, almost a smart round. Good MTO.

 

Thanks! I agree, though I think Oscar looks very nice as a boot. Just not quite as nice as Forest. biggrin.gif

post #1983 of 8806
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

 

Cuts deep, dig. I size down a full size in Forest (UK8), and should have sized down a full size in Inca and Oscar. I'm sure there is no size of Inca that would fit me well, however; the last just doesn't agree with the shape of my feet. An 8.5 would have been too short/narrow in the toes (it would squeeze my pinky toes), and the heel would still be too wide. Forest vs. Oscar: Oscar seems slightly wider (even imagining it as half a size smaller), and has a less tapered toe box (which might be the reason for that perception). Forest seems to have a lower instep. But isn't there an entire thread dedicated to these issues?

There's a thread, but the Oscar questions are (currently) most relevant within this thread, so it seemed reasonable to resolve the sizing issues here.

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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

I purchased an MTO bal boot direct from Carmina in September, before their price increase, and to my pleasant surprise it arrived just over a month later... Balmoral boot on Forest last in cognac shell with Dainite soles (i.e. this, only shell: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465222) Too much text, not enough pictures. Happy Monday!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The square red box is always a joy to see.

 

Two vivid red dust bags will be practical, since my others are brown.

 

And the money shot(s):

 

 

 

The small perforation on one side looks incompletely punched.

 

 

 

Oscar (center) next to his new sibling, Forest.

Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?

post #1984 of 8806
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

There's a thread, but the Oscar questions are (currently) most relevant within this thread, so it seemed reasonable to resolve the sizing issues here.
Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?

Correct 50% MTO up charge. Just verified last week.
post #1985 of 8806
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?

 

Yes, I believe that's right. PMed.

post #1986 of 8806
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

Skoaktiebolaget is three words put together (this is common in swedish and a example would be, rain and fall makes the new word rainfall)
The words are:
SKO = Shoe
AKTIE = stock (like in stockholder)
BOLAGET = company (the exact mening is "the company")
AKTIEBOLAG is the swedish term for Inc.
So to conclude this swedish lesson. If you translate it directly to english it means "Shoe Inc.".
Hopefully someone understood what i just wrote smile.gif

Thank you Frank. It is nice to learn something new from a different language and culture.
post #1987 of 8806
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

There's a thread, but the Oscar questions are (currently) most relevant within this thread, so it seemed reasonable to resolve the sizing issues here.
Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?

Nice avatar. I watched the movie last weekend.
post #1988 of 8806
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Nice avatar. I watched the movie last weekend.

Aw yeah. I didn't seem to be as hyped as everyone else was about Hardy in Inception, but Bronson made me start loving the guy.

post #1989 of 8806

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post #1990 of 8806

The above just arrived from Skoaktiebolaget the on Saturday.  Adam helped me out with all my questions about fit and was very helpful.  These are on the Robert last with a full Dainite sole.  My first dress boot, first dainite sole and first pair of Carmina's.  Definitely very happy with the last, its an excellent fit.  I have a narrow to medium foot and the Robert last fits well without being too loose and giving plenty of toe room.  Very happy with Carmina quality, and the Dainite sole is a treat.  Feels very durable and will be perfect this winter. 

 

Oh and first class service from Skoaktiebolaget.  Will continue to do biz with them in the future. 

post #1991 of 8806
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

Aw yeah. I didn't seem to be as hyped as everyone else was about Hardy in Inception, but Bronson made me start loving the guy.

I'd watch any movie with Hardy. He's good. In the movie, I was surprised that he wore a suit most of the time when he wasn't incarcerated.
post #1992 of 8806

Hey guys thinking of getting a dark brown semibrogue in the simpson last; though I have a wide and short foot. Would I be swimming in the shoe 'lengthwise' and Is it ok if the northern most point of my feet end just at where the 'toe-cap' starts or will I get some crazy unsightly creasing (heard simpson last had an extended 'toe-box'; assuming it means the 'hard-bit' is longer.

P.S.

Sorry for the crude representation of my question; will try on at the local tailors :)

Thanks

post #1993 of 8806
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys thinking of getting a dark brown semibrogue in the simpson last; though I have a wide and short foot. Would I be swimming in the shoe 'lengthwise' and Is it ok if the northern most point of my feet end just at where the 'toe-cap' starts or will I get some crazy unsightly creasing (heard simpson last had an extended 'toe-box'; assuming it means the 'hard-bit' is longer.
P.S.
Sorry for the crude representation of my question; will try on at the local tailors smile.gif
Thanks

The Simpson is the opposite of the shape of your foot. I'd recommend the Robert or Forest last. Oscar may be a possibility as well.
post #1994 of 8806

Don't know about Robert Last as it looks kinda elongated to me, although Oscar will be nice for you.

 

And while Oscar is great I think Detroit Last might suit a short-ish, wide-ish foot even better:

 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/news/532-detroit-grain1

post #1995 of 8806
mymil, I've seen my fair share of balmoral boots. This Carmina model, along with EG's similar one, is my all-time favourite. Wear them in good health!
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