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post #76 of 4355
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I would love to buy a pair of G&G or EG shoes but have not idea how my size, 8.5UK in Carmina Rain Last, translates to their sizes/lasts? I know I want a pair of G&G Rothschild full brogue in antique chestnut and EG Inverness and Beaulieu in Burgundy Antique and Malvern 202 Brown.

FWIW I am size UK 8.5 Rain last and I fit size UK 8.5 on EGs 888 and 82 lasts.
post #77 of 4355

^^ I am a 8.5UK in Rain Last and take the exact same size (UK8.5E) in G&G/EG. Once you make the leap to those brands you will be spoiled for anything else.

post #78 of 4355
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I would love to buy a pair of G&G or EG shoes but have not idea how my size, 8.5UK in Carmina Rain Last, translates to their sizes/lasts? I know I want a pair of G&G Rothschild full brogue in antique chestnut and EG Inverness and Beaulieu in Burgundy Antique and Malvern 202 Brown.

I am using size UK7 in Rain and UK7 in EG 888E, both fits are great, but for the G&G i cant use an E width but have to go up to UK7F.

post #79 of 4355
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

We're going to phase out the York soles because they posed a bit of a problem in production. For this fall we will use three different soles for our rubber soled Carmina shoes and that's the good ol' fashioned Dainite, Commando soles and a sole called Tomir and this is similar to the York but more dressy.

Commando sole:


Tomir sole:
Hi Leaves. Is the new Tomir sole a rubber sole with a piece of leather attached on the waist (like York) or is it a leather sole with rubber attached on top?
post #80 of 4355
Many thanks gentlemen for the sizing help.
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

^Once you make the leap to those brands you will be spoiled for anything else.

That's what I'm afraid of! smile.gif
post #81 of 4355

Just came back from the G&G trunk show and although I didnt buy anything I can promise that I will next time if they come back, which I hope they will.

Having seen these shoes on pictures is one thing, but actually holding them and seeing them up close was almost a religious experience.

Absolutely stunning.

Thanks soooo much to skoaktiebolaget for bringing these guys to stockholm.

post #82 of 4355
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post

I think that you're referring to my post in the Carmina thread: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ijZ0up4MPE

Do please note that my speech is somewhat dialectal.
Leaves, I'll drop by the store the next time I visit Stockholm, but as a "poor" university student I think it'll be quite some time before I have to opportunity to travel. I do look forward to seeing G&G shoes in person.

I've decided that I am going to give the non-Scandanavian person who pronounces Skoaktiebolaget best (most accurate or funniest interpretation, depending on my mood) some Saphir products. You guys have a week. Post here or on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Styleforum
post #83 of 4355
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I've decided that I am going to give the non-Scandanavian person who pronounces Skoaktiebolaget best (most accurate or funniest interpretation, depending on my mood) some Saphir products. You guys have a week. Post here or on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Styleforum

 

Seriously, with some of these brands that come up on the internet, it takes going to a physical store and having to say what I want to realize that I have no idea what the proper pronunciation is.

 

Until I actually clicked the vocaroo link, I had been absolutely butchering it. I knew pretty darn well that it had to be pronounced differently, but I guess I've spent a good deal of time living in Texas recently. So, in the meantime, I'd been pronouncing it very similarly to Suh-coke-tie-boh-gallette.

 

That doesn't change that the height of the stack of money I plan to send them, but it's nice to hear it a bit more accurately.

post #84 of 4355
If only I had a microphone to record myself.
As a German, I agree the name looks a bit funny because neither "Sko" nor "bolaget" are syllables that have a similiar equilant in German and thus the accumlation of characters makes no sense to my brain.
"aktie" is the same as in German, even the spelling, so after listening to Jakezero's audio file I think it does not sound too difficult to pronounce for a German.
Greatest difficulty would be to get the "bolaget" right wink.gif
post #85 of 4355
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

If only I had a microphone to record myself.
As a German, I agree the name looks a bit funny because neither "Sko" nor "bolaget" are syllables that have a similiar equilant in German and thus the accumlation of characters makes no sense to my brain.
"aktie" is the same as in German, even the spelling, so after listening to Jakezero's audio file I think it does not sound too difficult to pronounce for a German.
Greatest difficulty would be to get the "bolaget" right wink.gif

 

Well, that's a lot better than my transposing the last L and G.

 

Now, I just have to figure out of the suede spectators are worth it for me after the premium I'll have to pay for a size smaller than they stock.

post #86 of 4355
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

Hi Leaves. Is the new Tomir sole a rubber sole with a piece of leather attached on the waist (like York) or is it a leather sole with rubber attached on top?

If I remember correctly it's a piece of leather attached to the rubber just like the York.

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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

Just came back from the G&G trunk show and although I didnt buy anything I can promise that I will next time if they come back, which I hope they will.
Having seen these shoes on pictures is one thing, but actually holding them and seeing them up close was almost a religious experience.
Absolutely stunning.
Thanks soooo much to skoaktiebolaget for bringing these guys to stockholm.

You're most welcome sir!

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I've decided that I am going to give the non-Scandanavian person who pronounces Skoaktiebolaget best (most accurate or funniest interpretation, depending on my mood) some Saphir products. You guys have a week. Post here or on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Styleforum

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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

If only I had a microphone to record myself.
As a German, I agree the name looks a bit funny because neither "Sko" nor "bolaget" are syllables that have a similiar equilant in German and thus the accumlation of characters makes no sense to my brain.
"aktie" is the same as in German, even the spelling, so after listening to Jakezero's audio file I think it does not sound too difficult to pronounce for a German.
Greatest difficulty would be to get the "bolaget" right wink.gif

Yeah a German-speaking person, or a Dutch, probably has the best chance to pull it off!
post #87 of 4355
Thread Starter 
Here are some pictures from our latest factory visit. There's a new last coming out called Llubi. It's a round last and looks like it has a very generous toe box. I did not have the chance to try it our so I can't compare the fit. The Llubi last is supposed to be used for rougher more country styled models like boots, wingtips etc. I'll post some more pictures from the visit later.







post #88 of 4355

Wow!!! Thank you for the pictures!

post #89 of 4355
What lasts are 80337, 80161 and 80349 on?
Also, have not heard of Boga last before, a second new one or am I just not up to date?
Of the shoes shown I like 80270 and 789 (inferior to 80270 because of the 6 hole lacing) best.
Not a fan of very round and generous toe boxes other from boots, also I think the English makers already offer plenty of it.
post #90 of 4355

Is 80343 monk a regular model? Any plans to stock it? Looks nice in chestnut calf (?).

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