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post #9826 of 23673
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

@laufer I'm in. I wanted to pull the trigger on the boots too but with so many folks here on 7.5UK I always get beat. Need to lurk more frequently Skoak's site :-)

Would be great if we can get to 6 before the price increase. Though 3% isn't much. Oh the life of a mendicant shoe addict.

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Originally Posted by Tallcane View Post

I am 90% in as well. Just want to hear all of the details.

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

@lauferwhat deets are you thinking? Can we do some sort of rubber sole? Dainite (double or 500), Tomir or victory? Leather sole is not a deal breaker but I do prefer rubber as it rains a lot where I'm from.

Guys, I decided to order that Polo Brown Suede boot on Soller last, I am not 100% about the fit so If they do not fit me I will send them back and then I would be very much interested in Chukka on Rain last in Polo Brown suede. I will be very flexible on soles.

If any of you want to take a lead start collecting people for this GMTO go ahead. I know several other memebers who might be interested in fact you already may have 3 or 4 interested parties.

@haci79 and @plato expressed interest in Polo Brown suede chukka on Rain last, 5 eyelet version.

Many thanks to @thehaven22 for pointing this out.
post #9827 of 23673
Will be posting these every few days. Hopefully generate some interest. Thorpe and Wigmore have 3 people each. Arran has 2 people. Oakham has 2 people.

G&G Arran Chukkas in Dark Brown/Espresso Highland Grain - badsha, Pbayvip

G&G Thorpe Boots in Vintage Oak Calf/Oak Hatch Grain MH71 - badsha, Pbayvip, Nullson

G&G Oakham Double Monks in Deep Cherry & Burgundy Highland Grain TG73 - badsha, aldenwear

G&G Wigmore in Racing Green Calf/Green Hatch Green DG70 - badsha, stevent, dmbthomson
post #9828 of 23673
Good luck to you badsha, less than one week left to make it happen...
post #9829 of 23673
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post



Guys, I decided to order that Polo Brown Suede boot on Soller last, I am not 100% about the fit so If they do not fit me I will send them back and then I would be very much interested in Chukka on Rain last in Polo Brown suede. I will be very flexible on soles.

If any of you want to take a lead start collecting people for this GMTO go ahead. I know several other memebers who might be interested in fact you already may have 3 or 4 interested parties.

@haci79 and @plato expressed interest in Polo Brown suede chukka on Rain last, 5 eyelet version.

Many thanks to @thehaven22 for pointing this out.
. Yeah, I am not sure about sizing either or I may have jumped on the soller boot as well. I am a 7.5 in rain and was under the impression that I should size down a half size for soller but a few people have said not to do that for a boot. They don't have a 7.5 but they do have a 7. In any event, I especially like the five eyelet chukka as opposed to three.
post #9830 of 23673
Thanks to Skoak as I launched my first ever single MTO today. EG Ullswater in mahogany CC. Very excited. Now I may just have pull the trigger on a G&G before Friday.
post #9831 of 23673
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Received these on Monday, but didn't have the time to post them earlier. Huge thanks to Jo and Fernando for making this GMTO possible and to Alexander and Gabriel for sizing advice and answering a whole bunch of questions. The 804 last turned out to be a great choice.

This has been my first experience with both Skoab and Bonafè and I'm really happy with the result.
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These look great! Can you compare sizing to Carmina sizing?
post #9832 of 23673
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These look great! Can you compare sizing to Carmina sizing?

Thanks! According to Skoab's website the 804 fits similar to Rain, but I can't comment on that, because I don't have any experiences with that last.

 

I do, however, have a pair of Carmina oxfords on the Forest last in UK 8.5 and I took the same size for the Bonafès and I'd say the fit is very similar, but it's not easy to compare a boot to an oxford. When in doubt, just contact the guys from Skoab - their sizing advice was very helpful to me.

post #9833 of 23673
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

I like their shoes and have a number of pairs, however I am staring to wonder about their advertising of a "small number of artisans" making their shoes... Skoak will be the 4th online retailer offering them for sale, I wonder what their production numbers are?

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A year or two ago and I forget where I got it from, but they supposedly made between 1500 and 1700 pairs a year based on what I had read or had been told.

I think they said about 25 pairs a week. Very small operation, although the premises are quite roomy.
post #9834 of 23673
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Originally Posted by pear View Post

Thanks! According to Skoab's website the 804 fits similar to Rain, but I can't comment on that, because I don't have any experiences with that last.

I do, however, have a pair of Carmina oxfords on the Forest last in UK 8.5 and I took the same size for the Bonafès and I'd say the fit is very similar, but it's not easy to compare a boot to an oxford. When in doubt, just contact the guys from Skoab - their sizing advice was very helpful to me.

I was hoping you'd compare it to rain. I know boots and shoes aren't a direct comparison but good info nonetheless. Thanks!
post #9835 of 23673
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

Soller.

Thank you, but this is a G&G double monk made to ordrr. I will email you about your recommendation for the G&G a last these double monks are on.
post #9836 of 23673
Whew, size 9.5 gone in the polo suede boot. I was about a day away from caving. Thank you, whoever that was.
post #9837 of 23673
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post



I think they said about 25 pairs a week. Very small operation, although the premises are quite roomy.


Ah, so my info may be a bit high. Still the point being is that they don't make that many shoes in a given year. Anyway now I remember where I heard it. I heard it from the SA from Leather Soul when purchasing one of my pair of SCs

post #9838 of 23673
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Very nice shoes, I like the green! Very daring!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Wear them in good health.

Thanks man! Quite daring i know! Especially since i only own suede shoes basically..
post #9839 of 23673
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post



Guys, I decided to order that Polo Brown Suede boot on Soller last, I am not 100% about the fit so If they do not fit me I will send them back and then I would be very much interested in Chukka on Rain last in Polo Brown suede. I will be very flexible on soles.

If any of you want to take a lead start collecting people for this GMTO go ahead. I know several other memebers who might be interested in fact you already may have 3 or 4 interested parties.

@haci79 and @plato expressed interest in Polo Brown suede chukka on Rain last, 5 eyelet version.

Many thanks to @thehaven22 for pointing this out.

I can facilitate the discussion if it's fine with the guys.

Currently proposed is a GMTO with the following specs:
5-eyelet chukka in rain last (style no. 905)
Polo brown suede
Flat welt

I suggested for some sort of rubber sole like Tomir, Victory, Dainite, double Dainite or Dainite 500. Not a deal breaker but this is my preference as it rains a lot where I'm from. Any preference?

Currently we have the following interests
@watchidiot
@Tallcane
@haci79
@plato

Any other joiners, @02///M3?

If we are lucky we can get this in before the 3% price increase. Haha yeah that's about $12.
post #9840 of 23673
Ok gentleman,


It's the final countdown!


Who has that last minute Kick Butt GMTO idea?
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