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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

Just got my tobacco suede rain lasted adelaides, the special manolo make-up from Skoak.

This is the new batch of Tabacco that replaced the one which was initially presented, but then changed without notice to Skoak or any of it's customers. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyways, I took the chance that I would be happy with the purchase and went ahead with the order even though Skoak gave me the option to cancel and get a refund. I have always been happy with my purchases from them prior. Let me say, I'm very happy I did not cancel.

The color is a bit darker then the original, but has less of the redness and still has a soft brown that looks really nice under natural light. I can see myself wearing these all the way through the end of autumn before any heavy snowfall.

Anyways, here are some pics from my iPhone that I snapped just to give some of the members here an idea what they may have missed out on if they cancelled, or possible future MTOs with this material. The last picture of the bunch is a pair of captoes that I have in snuff suede, just to show the color difference.








Hmm, wow thanks for the pics. I think they need to do a better job with pics for these pre-orders. That shoe looks completely different from the shoe in this picture. And I don't want to be a jerk but the bottom picture's color reminds me of a turd. Can you tell me which picture more resembles the color in real life?
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

So I just got an email about my Manolo Adelaide GMTO pre-order. Apparently the source for the suede changed and it no longer looks like the original. I'm not sure if I like the new suede and I'm debating opting to take the offer for a refund. Wanted something more like polo suede or more tan. Not sure about this one. Thoughts?

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Edited by Ironist - 7/10/14 at 11:23pm
post #3317 of 23676
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

Just got my tobacco suede rain lasted adelaides, the special manolo make-up from Skoak.

This is the new batch of Tabacco that replaced the one which was initially presented, but then changed without notice to Skoak or any of it's customers.

Anyways, I took the chance that I would be happy with the purchase and went ahead with the order even though Skoak gave me the option to cancel and get a refund. I have always been happy with my purchases from them prior. Let me say, I'm very happy I did not cancel.

The color is a bit darker then the original, but has less of the redness and still has a soft brown that looks really nice under natural light. I can see myself wearing these all the way through the end of autumn before any heavy snowfall.

Anyways, here are some pics from my iPhone that I snapped just to give some of the members here an idea what they may have missed out on if they cancelled, or possible future MTOs with this material. The last picture of the bunch is a pair of captoes that I have in snuff suede, just to show the color difference. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







 

 

Hmm, those look miles better than those depicted in the email. I was probably going to cancel based on that email, but now I might have to reconsider. Will still decide when I handle the shoes in the store tho. 

post #3318 of 23676

New EB kicks...very nice and great fit for anyone who likes Carmina's Rain last

 

AppleMark

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New EB kicks...very nice and great fit for anyone who likes Carmina's Rain last

 

 

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Those look fantastic! Congrats. Even the laces look great. 

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Just wanted to give a public thank you to both Patrik and Gabriel for their continued excellent customer service. They were both above and beyond helpful in me getting a new order placed. Thanks guys!
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+1
I bother those guys with email/pm questions all the time...
post #3322 of 23676
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Just wanted to give a public thank you to both Patrik and Gabriel for their continued excellent customer service. They were both above and beyond helpful in me getting a new order placed. Thanks guys!

 

What did you order?

 

Agree on the 

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+1
I bother those guys with email/pm questions all the time...

 

+2 

 

Questions, request for pics, etc. They're super responsive shoe geeks and shipping was about a week to CA.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Just wanted to give a public thank you to both Patrik and Gabriel for their continued excellent customer service. They were both above and beyond helpful in me getting a new order placed. Thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

+1
I bother those guys with email/pm questions all the time...

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

What did you order?

Agree on the 

+2 

Questions, request for pics, etc. They're super responsive shoe geeks and shipping was about a week to CA.

Thank you so much guys!
post #3324 of 23676

A few of my Skoak boots (and others) for your viewing pleasure :)

 

Bottom to top and left to right

Carmina Burgundy Shell Frankenstitch Jumper Boot

Edetal Midnight Blue Balmoral Full Brogue Boot

Meermin Navy Shell Cordovan Norvegese Cap Toe Derby Boot

Carmina Brown Calfskin Grain Combo Balmoral Boot

Carmina Whiskey Shell Balmoral Boot

Carmina Dark Cognac Shell Wingtip Derby Boot

Meermin Black Shell Balmoral Boot

 

 

 


Edited by andrel42 - 7/12/14 at 8:23am
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^ Awesome collection and picture.  Love those all but the norvegese shell boot is awesome in particular.  Thoughts on quality of the shell vs. Carmina?

 

Is the top balmoral boot (labeled Frankenstitch by mistake) in calf or shell?  

post #3326 of 23676
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Just wanted to give a public thank you to both Patrik and Gabriel for their continued excellent customer service. They were both above and beyond helpful in me getting a new order placed. Thanks guys!


Service is top notch and the shoes are Freaking Awesome!!!

post #3327 of 23676
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

^ Awesome collection and picture.  Love those all but the norvegese shell boot is awesome in particular.  Thoughts on quality of the shell vs. Carmina?

 

Is the top balmoral boot (labeled Frankenstitch by mistake) in calf or shell?  


Thank you for pointing that out Budapest12, indeed I did get mixed up ... too many shoes :) I have corrected the labels now hopefully !

 

The Meermin shell (Rocinante Tannery, Argentina) is definitely not as rich and deep as Horween's however I must say that after 2 years (for the black boots) they are performing quite well.

 

I cannot praise the team at Skoak more and have also always had very good relationship with Meermin. The dark blue Norvegese Cap Toe Derby Boots are Meermin MTO and just arrived a few days ago. I was expecting a more vibrant blue but overall a beautiful pair.

post #3328 of 23676
What last is that Carmina wingtip?
post #3329 of 23676

Thanks for asking! This pair was a 2012 Skoak GMTO Dark Cognac Shell Cordovan on the Rain last (80277) with a single Dainite sole

post #3330 of 23676
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Service is top notch and the shoes are Freaking Awesome!!!

Agreed! Now I need to go see a hypnotist and try and forget about them for 5 months or so. Good things I have. Few other things due in between now and then
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