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trolling for days

 

 

also, showing personal emails :confused:

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$315 Carminas
What do you guys think? Will the scratch go away?

 

I would try to "Fill it in" with several light layers of cream and polish.

 

Also, a competent cobbler may be able to help that situation as well.

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I agree. If you're not hell bent on seeking a refund, then I'd take the goodies and work on buffing it out as best as possible,

 

Based upon the pic, I'd be most would have a hard time identifying the flaw. Naturally, you'll know it's there (a wonderful Seinfeld episode comes to mind), which no amount of paste/polish will alleviate, so you need to determine if the scratch is enough of a turnoff to bail on get the refund.

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Cream polish plus mirror shine and it will be barely noticeable after.
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Sorry if posting the email offended anyone. I didn't see anything wrong with it, I just thought it would help explain the situation.

I think I'm going to get them anyways. I love the shoes and anything else from Carmina is $500+. The scratch won't bug me that much. I'm sure it can be buffed and waxed away somewhat so that's cool with me.

Thanks for your input fellas. Will update when they arrive.
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Sorry if posting the email offended anyone. I didn't see anything wrong with it, I just thought it would help explain the situation.

I think I'm going to get them anyways. I love the shoes and anything else from Carmina is $500+. The scratch won't bug me that much. I'm sure it can be buffed and waxed away somewhat so that's cool with me.

Thanks for your input fellas. Will update when they arrive.
Good choice biggrin.gif
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I'd also give a +1 for Skoak's QC team. While it is clearly a flaw (admittedly a small one in my view), it would not surprise me for certain companies to try and slide it by without notice from the consumer. A tactic of that sort would irk me immensely.

 

I have no doubt, based upon the pictures meant to make the scratch look as bad as possible, that it can be made to look nonexistent, and Skoak's proactive approach on the matter speaks volumes for me.

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The scratch is tiny. Basic shoe polishing skills will make that small scratch unnoticeable to anyone who is a couple feet or more away from the shoe/ your foot.

You will have great new shoes.

Best of luck to you.
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Bracelet is 15, otherwise 1961

 

Serviced once since it was passed down 20 years ago 

 

 

 

 

Back to regular programming 


Very nice!!!

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Originally Posted by keepsake89 View Post

Sorry if posting the email offended anyone. I didn't see anything wrong with it, I just thought it would help explain the situation.

I think I'm going to get them anyways. I love the shoes and anything else from Carmina is $500+. The scratch won't bug me that much. I'm sure it can be buffed and waxed away somewhat so that's cool with me.

Thanks for your input fellas. Will update when they arrive.

Although I probably wouldn't have posted that email either, it really does bolster my opinion of Skoak as a pure class act.

Really good looking out on spotting that scuff.

You made the right choice keeping them, btw. It's a no brainwr at that price!
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Indoor cell shot, but I wanted to give a close-up of the color on the EG Cardiff. I was going to darken the shoe if it was as light as the Almond Baby Food color in Skoak's shop photo (sorry guys), but figured it was just the lighting. Supple country calf and built like a tank on 202 with double leather. Quite a few odd stock sizes left.

 

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Indoor cell shot, but I wanted to give a close-up of the color on the EG Cardiff. I was going to darken the shoe if it was as light as the Almond Baby Food color in Skoak's shop photo (sorry guys), but figured it was just the lighting. Supple country calf and built like a tank on 202 with double leather. Quite a few odd stock sizes left.



+1; picked up one pair after having great results from a sale Skoak had about this time last year😊
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I want to congratulate skoak's with their choice

 

 Those are just awesome, wish I could afford them (as mto with larger width).

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Just woke up to an email from skoak with a picture of these beauties!  I cannot wait.

 


My excitement is palpable.

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Whoah. Details? Calf or shell? Mr. Bonafe has really been knocking it out of the park lately.
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