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post #21106 of 23676
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Originally Posted by zr3rs View Post
 

Received these beauties today. Absolutely stunning finish, great Coimbra colour and beautiful depth.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, they do not fit me. Compared to Carmina, they do have a larger opening and less curvature at the heel, which gives me heel slip even with an insole (which I would not be able to fit into Rain). Even with the insole, the lacing is fully closed and I am not able to create tension. For comparison you can see them here (size 8.5) compared to Rain 8.5 on the left (burgundy museum) and Simpson 9.0 (dark brown) on the right.

 

 

 

Sizing down might be an option, as the leather is soft, but it could get too narrow in the forefoot. The CS definitely has more volume vertically than Rain.

 

I cannot return them, so make me an offer for these mint shoes out of the box.

 

 

 

 

Those are beautiful. Interesting to see that they're quite a bit longer than the Rain last. Sizing down 1/2 might do the length trick, but the width is obviously a concern. 

 

Do you have wide feet though? I have a wide forefoot and a narrow heel so I'm more concerned about sizing now. 

post #21107 of 23676

I know I should email you guys, but I wanted to post this here as well for more opinions. I am looking for some advice, namely for Carminas and Carlos Santos. I have been able to go to a local shop and try on LodinG which I understand is a private line that Carlos Santos produces (albeit at a lower quality and price point). I found out I am a standard width (medium) UK11, whereas for American shoes (Allen Edmonds), I can fit in a 11.5EE (wide) or 12D (medium). I was wondering if a UK11 would be a good fit in Carlos Santos, I was looking at the standard black captoe dress shoes (10007 on the 234 last).

post #21108 of 23676
Any chance of GG Isham in Acorn Kudu GMTO on MH71 in F @Leaves


post #21109 of 23676
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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post

Those things look really long compared to rain and simpson.  Almost looks like you would need to size down a half size from rain to get the length right....

Too bad 160 last is much more narrow than rain so sizing down will ensure that your $400 is flushed down the toilet.
post #21110 of 23676
Sintra CS Derbies came in earlier.

I don't have natural lighting right now for pics, but good news is that the shade of green here is absolutely gorgeous without being overly loud!

Bad news is that I have the exact same sizing problem as mentioned some posts earlier. If I could redo things, I'd get a half size smaller and dealt with width using large shoe trees over time.

I'm still on the fence about whether to try to sell these off. Maybe using both shoe inserts and non-slip heel pads at once would work.
post #21111 of 23676
Good news for US brethren, I suppose: Max. import duty free value raised from former $200 to $800.

See 601:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1907

(Sec. 601) The general de minimis aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of duty-free articles imported by one person on one day increases from $200 to $800.

AI for SkoAB: Revise all US incl. pricing. smile.gif

(I accept gifts...)
post #21112 of 23676
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post
 

 

 

Those are beautiful. Interesting to see that they're quite a bit longer than the Rain last. Sizing down 1/2 might do the length trick, but the width is obviously a concern. 

 

Do you have wide feet though? I have a wide forefoot and a narrow heel so I'm more concerned about sizing now. 


I am the same. The Simpson fits me perfectly, the Rain is already a little bit less firm around the heel.

post #21113 of 23676

Just received my third order from Skoaktiebolaget:  The same very consistent excellence in service!

 

Thank you Skoaktiebolaget and congratulations on a business very well run.

post #21114 of 23676
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Good news for US brethren, I suppose: Max. import duty free value raised from former $200 to $800.

See 601:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1907

(Sec. 601) The general de minimis aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of duty-free articles imported by one person on one day increases from $200 to $800.

AI for SkoAB: Revise all US incl. pricing. smile.gif

(I accept gifts...)

Most of our makers has recommended retail prices. We usually follow these recommendations. If you want to influence a manufacturers RRP due to drops in customs or taxes you should contact the makers directly.

Also, the 800 USD limit presents a technical challenge where we would have to implement a higher price when an order passes 800 USD (even if the order consists of several separate items under 800 USD). It will create a lot of confusion and unclear structures in our online shop. I'm not ruling it out but we will have to carefully study how to implement such a system. I won't invent the wheel, I'll have to look at bigger players and see how these guys handle the new limit.

What will be interesting though is to see how a free trade agreement between the US and EU plays out in retail. A free trade agreement has been discussed for years and will probably be in place end of this decade.
post #21115 of 23676
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Originally Posted by mavere View Post

Sintra CS Derbies came in earlier.

I don't have natural lighting right now for pics, but good news is that the shade of green here is absolutely gorgeous without being overly loud!

Bad news is that I have the exact same sizing problem as mentioned some posts earlier. If I could redo things, I'd get a half size smaller and dealt with width using large shoe trees over time.

I'm still on the fence about whether to try to sell these off. Maybe using both shoe inserts and non-slip heel pads at once would work.

Sorry the sizing didn't work out but please post pics anyway. What size?

My recommendation - if you feel you are a full half size off, don't try to solve the problem by stuffing the shoes.
post #21116 of 23676
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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Good news for US brethren, I suppose: Max. import duty free value raised from former $200 to $800.

See 601:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1907

(Sec. 601) The general de minimis aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of duty-free articles imported by one person on one day increases from $200 to $800.

AI for SkoAB: Revise all US incl. pricing. smile.gif

(I accept gifts...)

So jealous.
post #21117 of 23676
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post


Dear Oliver,

Thank you very much for your answer; so you match the back elastic with the leather joints which I find it correct.

In your site you mention that the braces are one size; this practically means that at different gentlemen heights, the brass/nickel clasp when stretched will end at different torso heights. Do you happen to know, at 1.79m height with regular torso and normal trousers' rise, where will the clasps terminate? If someone of you is of approximately this height, his trial will tremendously help!

Best,

Dimitris


Unfortunately it is very hard to say precisely. However since your of average height and the fact that your rise is normal the clasps, depending on how loose of tight you want them to be, should end up between your bellybutton and chest. So In the middle. Once again, it's hard to be specific since everybody is different. Hopefully this is helpful anyways :)

 

Kind regards, 

 

Oliver

post #21118 of 23676
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Originally Posted by Dannefalk View Post


Unfortunately it is very hard to say precisely. However since your of average height and the fact that your rise is normal the clasps, depending on how loose of tight you want them to be, should end up between your bellybutton and chest. So In the middle. Once again, it's hard to be specific since everybody is different. Hopefully this is helpful anyways smile.gif

Kind regards, 

Oliver

Yes, it's a difficult exercise!

If by coincidence, however, a brick-and-mortar client of yours happens to have similar characteristics, buys braided-end braces, and wishes to try them on in your shop, please do not hesitate to drop me a line sharing your observations on the matter.

Thank you again for your kind assistance.

Best regards,

Dimitris
post #21119 of 23676
My EB MTOs. Probably get more sly glances from other people for these shoes than any other pair I own.
post #21120 of 23676
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post

My EB MTOs. Probably get more sly glances from other people for these shoes than any other pair I own.

 

Interesting observation.  My EB button boots and blue bal boots hold the top spots for eliciting comments / compliments / inquiries from colleagues and complete strangers.

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