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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ you lucky bastard: you live so close to skoak, and the weather this time of year isnt deathly cold
You are so right namor 😄. It is great to finally have a great shoe store in Stockholm (or in Sweden alltogether for that matter...). Great selection, wonderful people. The only weak spot is that they do not have the EG Dover in my size (listening Leaves ;-)?)
post #4157 of 8942
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Originally Posted by itraxx View Post

 

My boots also came with bags that don't really fit them - I think they must use the same ones for all shoes/boots, or we both got short changed!

Most of my boots came in smaller sized bags that just oh so barely fit, but my Skoak jumper boots came in marvelously big bags; it's actually a genuine pleasure to use them.

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Shoe trees are 640 SEK extra, made in Northampton, available in four colours: Acorn, Forest, Cherry and Cloud.
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...those Navy shell ones further up in the thread looks bloody marvelous.

Thank you for the info. What color are those trees?

Wrt navy shell, I have those double monks and they are as marvelous IRL as they are in the pic. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #4160 of 8942
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Dark navy shell is the most versatile color for a shoe and I think most all owners would agree. Initally, i was worried that over time the color would fade to a lighter blue with green hues but the navy is as dark as the first wear

I have dark navy shell wholecuts and love them.  I don't find them to be as veratile as, say a medium brown, but have no difficulty working them into the rotation.  Rubi shell on the other hand... love the look but wouldn't have many opportunities to wear it.  Not in a dress shoe, anyway.

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

"...IMO coloured shoes are much more "wearable" if they're in suede, like the Loden green and Navy green offered by Carmina. ..."

 

This, I can agree with. That's why I'm fighting so hard not to get the Loden suedes from you. I want the brown ones as well but if I got the Loden, then the brown, I will have four out of five possible color combinations of the exact same loafer. And that's just nuts now.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Is anyone up for an MTO?

 

Burnished Burgundy Austerity Brogue (Calf)

  • Simpson Last
  • Darker Sole for formal occasions if need be (black?)
  • Darker lining (not signature purple?)
  • No Shoe Trees (although can be purchased from Skoab at extra cost)

 

Buyer List:

  1. bdeuce
  2. mrjester
  3. pinkpanther

 

Can we get three more minimum? Going through Skoab since I have done most of my Carmina shopping through them with 0 issues and 10/10 customer service.

Sample Pictures (Click to show)

 

Here's the model on Rain last (Courtesy of Epaulet website):

 

 

 

And here's Carminas Burgundy, unburnished (Courtesy of Skoab):

 

And an EG Burnished Austerity Brogue to give you an idea:

 

 

 

 

 

On a side note, I think it would be really nice if SF had a subforum for MTO's. Kind of like the Marketplace, or in the marketplace, where you can advertise current MTO's and people can respond to that thread instead of people having to constantly interrupt a thread meant for pictures instead of MTO's. Worth pitching?

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Originally Posted by itraxx View Post

My boots also came with bags that don't really fit them - I think they must use the same ones for all shoes/boots, or we both got short changed!
Most of my boots came in smaller sized bags that just oh so barely fit, but my Skoak jumper boots came in marvelously big bags; it's actually a genuine pleasure to use them.

I have three pairs of Carmina boots. One came with boot-sized bags, one with shoe-sized bags, one I can't remember. The ones that don't fit really don't fit.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I have dark navy shell wholecuts and love them.  I don't find them to be as veratile as, say a medium brown, but have no difficulty working them into the rotation.  Rubi shell on the other hand... love the look but wouldn't have many opportunities to wear it.  Not in a dress shoe, anyway.

I've had an easy time wearing Ruby in a casual setting (chinos + tee appropriate, or something similar), but I suspect it wouldn't be crazy hard to wear with greys and blues.

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Update:

 

On a side note, I think it would be really nice if SF had a subforum for MTO's. Kind of like the Marketplace, or in the marketplace, where you can advertise current MTO's and people can respond to that thread instead of people having to constantly interrupt a thread meant for pictures instead of MTO's. Worth pitching?

I really, really like this idea. Popular ideas would keep getting bumped and get more views. How about sub-forums for brands, much like marketplace has MC/SW/accessories? So the likes of Carmina and G&G don't battle for thread count.

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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I've had an easy time wearing Ruby in a casual setting (chinos + tee appropriate, or something similar), but I suspect it wouldn't be crazy hard to wear with greys and blues.

I really, really like this idea. Popular ideas would keep getting bumped and get more views. How about sub-forums for brands, much like marketplace has MC/SW/accessories? So the likes of Carmina and G&G don't battle for thread count.

I have been thinking about this, but came to the conclusion that some retailer should make a Kickstarter-like section of their web pages for people to organize group MTOs.

post #4166 of 8942
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I really, really like this idea. Popular ideas would keep getting bumped and get more views. How about sub-forums for brands, much like marketplace has MC/SW/accessories? So the likes of Carmina and G&G don't battle for thread count.

I messaged LA about it. He said there's not enough traffic in MTOs. I believe with all the brands compiled, there's enough traffic but I'm sure he's got unseen reasons. Separately, he's correct - there's no way in hell each brand has enough MTO traffic for a subforum.

 

I just like the idea of not having to interrupt a thread that's meant for looking at shoes, with constantly updating counts of people for an MTO. Examples.

 

  • Multiple MTO's always going on in Meermin
  • Multiple MTO's being discussed between multiple vendors here in Carmina Shoe Porn
  • Monthly MTO's going on in G&G's thread
  • Epaulets thread dedicated to Carmina MTOs is nice, but there's so many posts and so much crap going on in there, it's hard to follow it all.

 

Having a way to post, "We're thinking of THIS MTO on THIS last, through THIS vendor. If you want in, click (whatever voting box for yes, mabye if we changed xx) and we can keep the thread updated.." would be way better than interrupting a thread meant for a different purpose. IMO if this thread is OK for MTO talk, it should be labeled, "All things Carmina." \

 

Even if all vendors and makers are in one area, it's still easier to keep track and scroll through a list of MTOs to see what you're interested in. I don't have time to go through the G&G, Meermin, Carmina and Epaulet threads to see what MTO's are there. I've personally missed out on a few that I wish I didn't, both G&G and Epaulet's Carmina MTO orders.

 

But that's just me.

post #4167 of 8942
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Originally Posted by SpiffEngineer View Post

I have been thinking about this, but came to the conclusion that some retailer should make a Kickstarter-like section of their web pages for people to organize group MTOs.

Great idea, I'll see if I can set something up on our website.
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Originally Posted by DayTripper View Post

I just picked up my first pair of Carmina shoes! I picked up this pair from http://www.gentlemensfootwear.com.




Mr. Yoo was really awesome to work with. He responded very quickly to his emails and he even went so far as to meet me in LA so I could try on different sizes. He's a really friendly guy - we got to chatting about shoes, clothes, etc. IMO he really went above and beyond to help me get my sizing right. I will certainly purchase more shoes from him in the future.
I picked up a pair of these as well. They turned out great and Mr. Yoo couldn't have made the transaction easier and helped me swap sizes no sweat. Can't wait to get another pair.
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Can't you just start a different thread?
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I've read that's a no go. Not sure why. It'd still be a better idea to have it all in one place to browse through than just having a thread for each one. Think if there was no marketplace and people just made new threads in any of the other subforums. Ick
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