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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

After getting the runaround yesterday and over the phone today, I decide to try my local postoffice again after work. Success: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Some EG goodness, finally: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


They look great, even if the Doak is the new darker variation (a bit darker than my Hoves really).

Thanks to Skoak for the great service, I'll be placing my next EG order soon... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Very nice, Congrats.

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It's all good, so long as the leather quality is high. You can manipulate it however you wish, once received and worn. 

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JS - those monks are freaking gorgeous. Glad everything worked out for you.
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Nice monks thanks for posting. Good to know any shoe ordered now will indeed be very dark. Makes it easier on those of us who were thinking of taking a chance on future doak orders.
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

It's all good, so long as the leather quality is high. You can manipulate it however you wish, once received and worn. 

I don't know if that's true. Maybe a little bit but unless you do something drastic. Dark shoes will stay dark while light can easily be made darker.
post #8525 of 23830

^ does anyone know if any of the other colors are changing similarly.  Someone previously something to the effect of "burnt pine is the new doak" but probably in jest.  Could that actually be the case?

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I'd also like to know what now most closely approximates the old Doak.
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probably burnt pine with extra burnishing. 

post #8528 of 23830
To me burnt nine has far more orange in it. Older dark oak was a pretty true brown tone
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I'd also like to know what now most closely approximates the old Doak.

Galways are in dark oak and chukka is also in a dark oak. Both of these were obtained at the same time. In my opinion DOAK always varied in color.





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Another older Doak.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

After getting the runaround yesterday and over the phone today, I decide to try my local postoffice again after work. Success: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Some EG goodness, finally:

They look great, even if the Doak is the new darker variation (a bit darker than my Hoves really).

Thanks to Skoak for the great service, I'll be placing my next EG order soon... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
JS - Great looking monks! Enjoy!
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I've been emailing back & forth with Gabriel & thought I'd check here as well. I'm looking for some sizing advice. I'm going to order a blucher & a balmoral, both on the EB 946 last.

My feet are slightly wide in the forefeet & my arch is a bit lower then normal.

In Alden I wear a 9.5D Barrie and a 9.5E Aberdeen in shoes (although for some reason my 9.5D Alden shells fit a bit tighter than my 9.5D CXLs), I wear a 10D in a suede Barrie Boot which fits a bit "comfortably loose". My RL Marlow is 10D (a bit snug in the forefoot). My CJ Islays are 9E (for some reason snug in the vamp area when worn with thick socks). I have a pair of MTO AE Eagle Countys which are 10E/10.5E (AE's 222 last), my left foot is slightly longer than my right.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I want to make sure I get the fit right!
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


im in but what kind of contrast stitching? if its "slight" why even bother with that detail? will it be lighter or darker?

We're looking at a lighter contrast. It will be a contrast, but there are 4-5 different colors, I'm opting for one were a contrast will be evident but not dominant.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

After getting the runaround yesterday and over the phone today, I decide to try my local postoffice again after work. Success: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Some EG goodness, finally:

They look great, even if the Doak is the new darker variation (a bit darker than my Hoves really).

Thanks to Skoak for the great service, I'll be placing my next EG order soon... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

What last is this? It looks like the 890.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

What last is this? It looks like the 890.

888 if I recall correctly. We just said in the store that JS is gonna say these are dark when he gets them. smile.gif They look marvellous though. The balance is awesome, hard to believe it's a G width.
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