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Great choice there. I usually would not think of going high end for a pair of Chelsea boots due to how infrequently I wear mine compared to other shoes/boot styles, but this is one where I would actually consider it.

I used to do this. I mean even after getting a few high end shoes. I used to pay less for certain styles. Now if I get any shoe or boot I go higher end. I figure if it's worth getting I might as well get the best I'm willing to pay regardless of what it is. I might as well do it right or not do it at all.
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I used to do this. I mean even after getting a few high end shoes. I used to pay less for certain styles. Now if I get any shoe or boot I go higher end. I figure if it's worth getting I might as well get the best I'm willing to pay regardless of what it is. I might as well do it right or not do it at all.

I have been feeling the same way unless I'm not sure if I will ever even wear a style just because I can't sell them if they aren't my thing. That's the problem with my size. Haha.

But I have gotten to the point where the "lowest" end is Enzo bonafe anyway so if I want to try something different I go with them. And they certainty are not low end. Haha. They are great shoes and even better when Factoring in the price.
But with EG and GG I inly get shoes that I know I will want to wear on a more normal basis, even if the coloring or materials are a bit "out there".
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I have been feeling the same way unless I'm not sure if I will ever even wear a style just because I can't sell them if they aren't my thing. That's the problem with my size. Haha.

But I have gotten to the point where the "lowest" end is Enzo bonafe anyway so if I want to try something different I go with them. And they certainty are not low end. Haha. They are great shoes and even better when Factoring in the price.
But with EG and GG I inly get shoes that I know I will want to wear on a more normal basis, even if the coloring or materials are a bit "out there".

I'm doing my best to be more selective, which is kind of hard when everybody keeps parading around all of these great shoes or boots.

I'm buying a lot less on the spur of the moment than I used too, and even though the last two where this way it doesn't happen nearly as often as it used too. The Shanklins were but that was to good of a deal to pass up, and the St James in Kudu/ Cedar Calf but I had been considering a St James and a Kudu shoe for awhile now. By keeping the spur of the moment purchases down and giving more purchases more consideration prior to purchasing this tends to keep me more on track.
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This year my plan is to knock out a few staples black captoe, double monk, chelsea boot etc.
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This year my plan is to knock out a few staples black captoe, double monk, chelsea boot etc.

I did that last year and mostly these were just upgrades. For me even though I had the style already the upgrade was extremely important to me. i enjoy very much those things that come with the type of footwear I am currently buying..
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Maybe the Burnham GMTO?
:-)

Hopefully :-)

 

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Were those restock recently? Been waiting for that email.

Yes, if you were on the waiting list and did not receive an e-mail about the restock, your size was not available this time.

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   thanks to Gabe's help, a Skoak photo of an incoming

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Looks great! What are the details? StC? 

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I need some advice on sizing in Rain. FYI, I have two Forest 8UK derbies/bluchers and an 8.5UK Simpson split-toe blucher. All in calf. I am very comfortable in both. I also have an 8UK Rain calf oxford which I wore 4-5 times last spring. I recall them being comfortable though snug. Indeed, I then assumed Rain was my best last.

 

I don't wear oxford so much but wore them yesterday after perhaps 4 months, and they feel more snug than I remember and than I'm now used to with the Forest/Simpson that I wear more frequently. Part of it is the oxford versus derby lacing I think. The snugness is right at the side of the big toe below the lacing, whether the leather goes over the top of the foot. I'd love them to stretch a touch more.

 

OK: on my GMTO, polo suede oxford Rain last. Given reports of Carmina suede stretching, I am inclined to stick with 8UK and expect more stretching in suede. Does that seem right? 

 

Anyway: advice appreciated.


@Leaves  @Skoaktiebolaget do weigh in if you have an opinion.

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I need some advice on sizing in Rain. FYI, I have two Forest 8UK derbies/bluchers and an 8.5UK Simpson split-toe blucher. All in calf. I am very comfortable in both. I also have an 8UK Rain calf oxford which I wore 4-5 times last spring. I recall them being comfortable though snug. Indeed, I then assumed Rain was my best last.

I don't wear oxford so much but wore them yesterday after perhaps 4 months, and they feel more snug than I remember and than I'm now used to with the Forest/Simpson that I wear more frequently. Part of it is the oxford versus derby lacing I think. The snugness is right at the side of the big toe below the lacing, whether the leather goes over the top of the foot. I'd love them to stretch a touch more.

OK: on my GMTO, polo suede oxford Rain last. Given reports of Carmina suede stretching, I am inclined to stick with 8UK and expect more stretching in suede. Does that seem right? 

Anyway: advice appreciated.

Definitely stick with 8 UK, suede is not going to stretch that much to justify sizing down especially considering your already have snug fit on Rain last.
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I need some advice on sizing in Rain. FYI, I have two Forest 8UK derbies/bluchers and an 8.5UK Simpson split-toe blucher. All in calf. I am very comfortable in both. I also have an 8UK Rain calf oxford which I wore 4-5 times last spring. I recall them being comfortable though snug. Indeed, I then assumed Rain was my best last.

I don't wear oxford so much but wore them yesterday after perhaps 4 months, and they feel more snug than I remember and than I'm now used to with the Forest/Simpson that I wear more frequently. Part of it is the oxford versus derby lacing I think. The snugness is right at the side of the big toe below the lacing, whether the leather goes over the top of the foot. I'd love them to stretch a touch more.

OK: on my GMTO, polo suede oxford Rain last. Given reports of Carmina suede stretching, I am inclined to stick with 8UK and expect more stretching in suede. Does that seem right? 

Anyway: advice appreciated.

@Leaves
  @Skoaktiebolaget
 do weigh in if you have an opinion.

Please always email sales@skoaktiebolaget.se for fitting advice. Thanks.
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Very smart, very nice.

Congrats!!!

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Enzo Bonafe 3931 in Vitello Etrusco i.e. Full Brogue Derby Boot

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R:

 

Last: 363 MOD, 173, 804

Colour: Bolet/Loden suede, Etrusco, Aubergine

 

 

 

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Enzo Bonafe 3931 in Vitello Etrusco i.e. Full Brogue Derby Boot
















L to R:

Last: 363 MOD, 173, 804
Colour: Bolet/Loden suede, Etrusco, Aubergine








Those are very nice and conggrates. How did you size for those jodhpur boots.
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