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Quick question regarding sizing on Carlos Santos shoes.  The website says to use your Rain/Soller/Detroit sizing for 160 and 234 lasts.  However, I wear size 9UK in Soller/Detroit and size 9.5UK in Rain.  So, not sure which size to go with on these Carlos Santos lasts.  Any feedback/recommendations?

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Quick question regarding sizing on Carlos Santos shoes.  The website says to use your Rain/Soller/Detroit sizing for 160 and 234 lasts.  However, I wear size 9UK in Soller/Detroit and size 9.5UK in Rain.  So, not sure which size to go with on these Carlos Santos lasts.  Any feedback/recommendations?

Please email sales@skoaktiebolaget.se for specific and personal fitting advice.
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Thanks Leaves.  :)

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Thought for the day

I have a confession to make. And it's one that most of you will not be able to identify with but an interesting one to have as a shoe nerd.

I'm color blind.

Please don't assume this means that I don't see colors or can't appreciate the wonderful nuances of patinas. I won't go into the science of this but put simply, this means that I am often simply unable to identify exactly what shade of color I am looking at.  

The Carlos Santos patinas for example look wonderful but identifying the colors is not helped by their abstract names. The selection process is made much easier when color names or shades are mentioned in the descriptions.

This is not a rant nor criticism (I'm a big Skoab fan) and I've stopped myself several times from bringing this up in case it comes across the wrong way. But I know I'm not alone in this and if you guys would consider this as input to your already fantastic site ( @Leaves
) then statistically you'd be making >8% of us extremely happy!

The names are a mix of Portuguese and English, in some cases cities and sometimes, like Florest which means forest in Portugeuese, no clear logic to it so I understand your predicament. I did not really reflect on this issue before. We'll see what we can do about it.
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The names are a mix of Portuguese and English, in some cases cities and sometimes, like Florest which means forest in Portugeuese, no clear logic to it so I understand your predicament. I did not really reflect on this issue before. We'll see what we can do about it.

Now that is another example of amazing service!!
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Now that is another example of amazing service!!

Indeed. Top class act all catagories 👍👍👍
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Unfortunately nothing I am all that interested in :( The Coimbra Adelaide or Algarve Wingtip on the other hand...

 

I understand the business decision, and I guess my wallet thanks you, but there's been a bunch of stuff I would've bought had they been available in my size.  

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What size would I be if I were 43 in MMM GATs in Carlos Santos? Looking to pick up my first nice dress shoes so I have no reference. My foot is ~27cm in length and slightly wide.
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What size would I be if I were 43 in MMM GATs in Carlos Santos? Looking to pick up my first nice dress shoes so I have no reference. My foot is ~27cm in length and slightly wide.

Please email sales@skoaktiebolagt.se for personal fitting advice.
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Patrick - without wanting to beat up on either brand, could you explain the differences between, say, the Carlos Santos Algarve Wingtip and Carmina's Classic Wingtip* that explain the price difference? Clearly the Santos is a fetching shoe at a great price, but what am I giving up/losing from the Carmina?

Not trying to nitpick, but since I can't examine both in person - and I'm not sure I'm knowledgeable enough discern even if I could - it's helpful to get your thoughts on what/why someone might pick one over the other assuming price and fit aren't an issue.

(* those were the two shoes I thought were close enough to compare side-by-side, if you think there's a better pair for comparison please use those).
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^ There are the black calf dress shoes.
Forest or Simpson v 160...
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Patrick - without wanting to beat up on either brand, could you explain the differences between, say, the Carlos Santos Algarve Wingtip and Carmina's Classic Wingtip* that explain the price difference? Clearly the Santos is a fetching shoe at a great price, but what am I giving up/losing from the Carmina?

Not trying to nitpick, but since I can't examine both in person - and I'm not sure I'm knowledgeable enough discern even if I could - it's helpful to get your thoughts on what/why someone might pick one over the other assuming price and fit aren't an issue.

(* those were the two shoes I thought were close enough to compare side-by-side, if you think there's a better pair for comparison please use those).

would like to hear thoughts on this as well. 

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I recently purchased the EB Burgundy Adelaide from Skoak and couldn't be happier. Gorgeous shoes and not to mention they fit me like a glove. I took my same size in Carmina Rain as recommended by Gabriel.

 

I finally had a chance this morning to snap some pictures in natural light, some in direct sunlight and some in the shade. I can't wait to wear them out. Cheers! :slayer::slayer:

 

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Congrats - lovely choice.
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Originally Posted by BingoLiddle View Post

Thought for the day

I have a confession to make. And it's one that most of you will not be able to identify with but an interesting one to have as a shoe nerd.

I'm color blind.

Please don't assume this means that I don't see colors or can't appreciate the wonderful nuances of patinas. I won't go into the science of this but put simply, this means that I am often simply unable to identify exactly what shade of color I am looking at.  

The Carlos Santos patinas for example look wonderful but identifying the colors is not helped by their abstract names. The selection process is made much easier when color names or shades are mentioned in the descriptions.

This is not a rant nor criticism (I'm a big Skoab fan) and I've stopped myself several times from bringing this up in case it comes across the wrong way. But I know I'm not alone in this and if you guys would consider this as input to your already fantastic site ( @Leaves
) then statistically you'd be making >8% of us extremely happy!

Interesting for me to read this, as I am also mildly colorblind. Fortunately, it affects me in areas of the spectrum that shoes don't typically come in, lol. For example, shades of light red and orange are indistinguishable, as are Maroons and purples and darker more saturated blues.

Funny, there's a game I bought my kids called "quarkle" that involves matching up colored tiles, and I always have to ask them for help before I match up the tiles. Ha!

This may be time consuming to implement for every leather type you carry, but I've appreciated the descriptions for all the various EB swatches in the MTO section.
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