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post #21016 of 24402
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Originally Posted by Heatmiser View Post
 

I am looking to get a mid brown dressy chukka and wanted to get your feedback on these three chukka styles:

 

Carmina 5 Eyelet in Rain last:

 

 

Carmina 3 Eyelet Chukka:in Inca last (MTO in Rain if possible)

 

 

 

Carlos Santos in 160 last:

 

 

I've never been much of a fan of 5-eyelet chukkas.  Frankly, I view them as something a bit outside the chukka family and more of a short generic ankle boot.  For me, 2 or 3 eyelet chukkas are the way to go.

 

The lines of the CS are very appealing if you are looking for a dressier option.  The Carminas will probably work better in a casual context while still working fine with a sport coat.  I do prefer Rain last for this application, however (and own a pair in blue suede that have served me very well).

 

If I were buying I'd probably give the CS a try because the sleek elongated aesthetic really floats my boat.

post #21017 of 24402
It's been a long time, but I believe:

Sko = shoe
Aktie = stock
Bolaget = company (or store?)
post #21018 of 24402
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Originally Posted by youtubs View Post

It's been a long time, but I believe:

Sko = shoe
Aktie = stock
Bolaget = company (or store?)

You are correct. Bolaget = company. However Aktiebolaget is one word. You can read more about it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktiebolag

post #21019 of 24402

Similar to Volvo.

 

From Wikipedia lol...

 

"The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo)"

post #21020 of 24402

Do orders shipped via Fedex International Economy to the US require signature?  Up until now I've assumed yes, but from looking at the shipment facts I've noticed that it's not listed.

 

Basically i'm trying to decide if I need to redirect it to a pickup location or if FedEx will just leave it for me at my home.  Not really concerned with the package being stolen.

post #21021 of 24402
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Do orders shipped via Fedex International Economy to the US require signature?  Up until now I've assumed yes, but from looking at the shipment facts I've noticed that it's not listed.

Basically i'm trying to decide if I need to redirect it to a pickup location or if FedEx will just leave it for me at my home.  Not really concerned with the package being stolen.
Yes
post #21022 of 24402
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I've never been much of a fan of 5-eyelet chukkas.  Frankly, I view them as something a bit outside the chukka family and more of a short generic ankle boot.  For me, 2 or 3 eyelet chukkas are the way to go.

The lines of the CS are very appealing if you are looking for a dressier option.  The Carminas will probably work better in a casual context while still working fine with a sport coat.  I do prefer Rain last for this application, however (and own a pair in blue suede that have served me very well).

If I were buying I'd probably give the CS a try because the sleek elongated aesthetic really floats my boat.

Just an .02 from the other side of the fence - take everything RogerP said and reverse it, and that's what I'd say. No joke, our DNA for tastes-in-chukka's is 180 degrees opposite - the Carmina wins for me, hands down, for each of his reasons it's a loser.

Not jousting - horses for courses and all that - just illustrating polite differences in opinion. In the end, it's what you like.

Now gimme that Carmina!
post #21023 of 24402

Thanks for the input on the chukka's.  I am going to try out the Carlos Santos one as I have a casual chukka in that shade already and agree their version looks a little dressier than Carmina's.

post #21024 of 24402

On another note, I was wondering if it would be possible to dye the Carlos Santos "Noir Shadow" patina chukka to complete black. It is listed as "dark charcoal" on Skoak's website but really want a solid black dressy chukka at a reasonable price point like this one.  Here is the "Noir Shadow" patina color samples from their website:

 

post #21025 of 24402
Thread Starter 
@Heatmiser

It is very, very dark and most people would call it black. But it will never be a completely solid black with a crust coloured to black.
post #21026 of 24402
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Originally Posted by youtubs View Post

It's been a long time, but I believe:

Sko = shoe
Aktie = stock
Bolaget = company (or store?)


Now I feel better! I used to always Google `skoat`!

post #21027 of 24402
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@Heatmiser

It is very, very dark and most people would call it black. But it will never be a completely solid black with a crust coloured to black.


Thanks Leaves.  Do you think if I use black shoe polish I could get it to look a consistent color or would it always have that patina look?

post #21028 of 24402


Rosewood Kudu Isham
post #21029 of 24402
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Rosewood Kudu Isham

Here's hoping the GMTO comes in soon.

post #21030 of 24402
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Here's hoping the GMTO comes in soon.
You & me hopefully soon biggrin.gif
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