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Regarding GAS: I'm a professional musician, and when doing my taxes I learned that I spent twice as much on shoes last year as on "gear." That was rather sobering.
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That is scary but then again, if you buy good equipment you don't have to buy more that often.

My trombones last a lifetime with routine maintenance and I occasionally just buy a mute or another mouthpiece if needed.
post #21528 of 23742
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

That is scary but then again, if you buy good equipment you don't have to buy more that often.

My trombones last a lifetime with routine maintenance and I occasionally just buy a mute or another mouthpiece if needed.


Yeah, brass instrumentalists get off pretty easily, until you start talking about custom mouthpieces and bespoke instruments from makers like Monette. As a saxophonist, I have regular allotments of reeds to buy across 4 instruments,  but even expensive as those are, the total doesn't equal one pair of Carminas, let alone Bonafe or Vass. Even with regular repairs factored in. Ha! Of course, the instruments themselves could fetch enough for a few pairs of bespoke Lobbs...

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Yeah, brass instrumentalists get off pretty easily, until you start talking about custom mouthpieces and bespoke instruments from makers like Monette. As a saxophonist, I have regular allotments of reeds to buy across 4 instruments,  but even expensive as those are, the total doesn't equal one pair of Carminas, let alone Bonafe or Vass. Even with regular repairs factored in. Ha! Of course, the instruments themselves could fetch enough for a few pairs of bespoke Lobbs...

Oh I know what you mean. I play on two custom horns that I bought over a spread of time to even out the cost. They last forever and were tailored to me but it was a shock at first.

Mouthpieces weren't too bad except for the Monette, which I only use for full symphony orchestras. Usually use between 3 others depending on what I'm playing.

Thank god no reeds for me and only occasional oil to line them up so the only real cost is the horn and occasional repairs. Much like high end shoes. Haha
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Yeah, brass instrumentalists get off pretty easily, until you start talking about custom mouthpieces and bespoke instruments from makers like Monette. As a saxophonist, I have regular allotments of reeds to buy across 4 instruments,  but even expensive as those are, the total doesn't equal one pair of Carminas, let alone Bonafe or Vass. Even with regular repairs factored in. Ha! Of course, the instruments themselves could fetch enough for a few pairs of bespoke Lobbs...

I really wanted to be a saxophonist as a kid. Growing up in the 80's, it was hard not to idolize the saxophone. smile.gif
post #21531 of 23742

Some of the new styles outside of the studio, click the link to see the shoe:

 

Carmina 80189 Split toe

 

Carmina 907 Two Eyelet Derby

 

Carmina 10003 in Tobacco Suede

 

Carmina Wholecut in Espresso Suede

 

Carmina 80285 String Loafer - Tobacco Suede - Polo Suede

 

Carmina 80301 Braided Loafer

 

Carmina 80248 Wholecut Loafer Polo Suede

 

 

Carmina 80361 Wholecut Brown Calf

 

Carmina Summer Spectator

 

Carmina 80371 Tassel Loafer

 

A lot of great styles to get you ready for spring and summer!

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

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Originally Posted by Dannefalk View Post
 

Some of the new styles outside of the studio, click the link to see the shoe:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Carmina 80371 Tassel Loafer

 

A lot of great styles to get you ready for spring and summer!

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

 

I think you've found the overhead shot we were discussing earlier.  This is a great look and very informative.  :fistbump:

post #21533 of 23742
First full day of the first pair of Bonafés that actually fit me. Can anyone tell that these are super wide (H width)?

Other than the fact that the laces are fully closed already, they're a great fit (and I can always have a full sock liner put in). Gabriel was very helpful in getting the fit right.

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First full day of the first pair of Bonafés that actually fit me. Can anyone tell that these are super wide (H width)?

Other than the fact that the laces are fully closed already, they're a great fit (and I can always have a full sock liner put in). Gabriel was very helpful in getting the fit right. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I wouldn't have known they were H width if you didn't say so. Very nice!
post #21535 of 23742

Special shoutout to the Skoaktiebolaget team for shipping me a pair of GORGEOUS Saint Crispins! 

 

Thanks so much gentlemen!

 

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Congrats!
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Special shoutout to the Skoaktiebolaget team for shipping me a pair of GORGEOUS Saint Crispins! 

Thanks so much gentlemen!


Congrats brother lovely shoe 👍👍
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Regarding GAS: I'm a professional musician, and when doing my taxes I learned that I spent twice as much on shoes last year as on "gear." That was rather sobering.

You must not be playing jazz?peepwall[1].gif Being a shoe freak myself, I always checkout the footwear. Usually I'm sitting upfront near the stage. I rarely see any SF approved footwear.
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This shoe with the dark brown suede was a lovely shoe. It was on my "buy list" for this year frown.gif



Is it still available?

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This shoe with the dark brown suede was a lovely shoe. It was on my "buy list" for this year frown.gif
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Is it still available?


Sorry, don't think we've ever stocked that exakt style. No plans right now to bring it into the line up.
Edited by Leaves - 4/21/16 at 10:48am
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