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whoa...........let's calm down. Not intended to put anyone down, sorry!

He came across as a newbie - ironic given his username. Posting in a thread about a store that sells probably the finest quality footwear in the world about the quality of one of their brands struck me as odd. That's like walking into a gym while Jordan and Kobe are playing pick-up ball and asking if they can really play basketball.

And my username has nothing to do with viruses................so American of you to assume that lol8[1].gif

Now......let's all enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

So you assume that he knows about shoes because it's in his username, but we shouldn't assume you know a thing or two about "viral" or viruses? A quality representative of Americans? You're just being more and more offensive with each post. 

 

I feel like I should go through your response and pick it apart for still being arrogant, but your response to being rude shows just that, your arrogance. 

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whoa...........let's calm down. Not intended to put anyone down, sorry!

He came across as a newbie - ironic given his username. Posting in a thread about a store that sells probably the finest quality footwear in the world about the quality of one of their brands struck me as odd. That's like walking into a gym while Jordan and Kobe are playing pick-up ball and asking if they can really play basketball.

And my username has nothing to do with viruses................so American of you to assume that lol8[1].gif

Now......let's all enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

Yes, there is some level of trust that Skoak would not sell the brand if it did not find it to be a good value for its price, but it's a little silly to suggest that I should blindly trust that anything Skoak sells is top quality and exactly what I need.  Hence, the question asking how the quality compares with Carmina, a brand with which I am very familiar and have many pairs.  I did not find anything helpful in a search and have not seen many posts on the brand as everyone seems to have EB mania right now.

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Lotsa Drama going on here today... I'm heading over to the Lobb thread for some cerebral posts. nod[1].gif
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Yes, there is some level of trust that Skoak would not sell the brand if it did not find it to be a good value for its price, but it's a little silly to suggest that I should blindly trust that anything Skoak sells is top quality and exactly what I need.  Hence, the question asking how the quality compares with Carmina, a brand with which I am very familiar and have many pairs.  I did not find anything helpful in a search and have not seen many posts on the brand as everyone seems to have EB mania right now.

I'm on the same boat. I have asked in the Carlos Santos thread a similar question if someone who bought Carlos Santos recently can give a personal review. Nobody answered. It seems there is almost non activity or reaction in the Carlos thread and even here. I have several Carminas and also wondered how they compare to CS .
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Lovely Thunder!  I'm under hard debate right now as to which route to go for a Jodhpur.  A few styles are standouts for me (Enzo Bonafe, Zonkey Boot, or J Fitzpatrick.)

 

Well, I think since 2 out of your 3 choices are HW boots, I'd assume you've set your budget aside appropriately and so I'd say go with either of these. 

ZB's jodhpur is definitely unique and stands out, but it's got a lot of strap..... so if you like that look then it's gonna make a pretty good choice.

That being said, I like this pair that I've just received. The design is classic, and the millerighe soles are perfect for these. I've always, and will continue, to like EB's Vitello range of leather. 

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Has anyone tried the new Carlos Santos line?  I kind of like the look of the espresso brown oxford (cannot remember the exact name) and am curious about quality as compared with Carmina.

 

I visited the store last week and tried out some shoes. Got a very good impression from CS. I would go for the design you find appealing and not worry about the brand/quality between the two.   

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I'm on the same boat. I have asked in the Carlos Santos thread a similar question if someone who bought Carlos Santos recently can give a personal review. Nobody answered. It seems there is almost non activity or reaction in the Carlos thread and even here. I have several Carminas and also wondered how they compare to CS .


Speaking from my own experience I would say they are up there with Carmina, (they source hides from some of the same tanneries and such and both are goodyear welted)  I personally find the Carlos Santos a bit more softer on the foot from the start and it also has a bit more pronounced arch support.

 

Before we decided to stock them myself and my colleague Alex each wore a pair of samples and really put them to the test. To see how they brake in and also to see how the patina holds up and I got to say that it was above expectations. Mind you during this trial period we really put them to the test...  

 

Carlos Santos focuses on large series (around 400 pairs a day) and does not allow single MTO's as Carmina does, which in turn makes them able to keep their prices lower. Carmina also has a closed channel stitch and Carlos Santos has an open channel stitch. 

 

Both brands provide a lot of bang for the buck!

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

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A lot of kapow for the krona?
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A lot of kapow for the krona?

A lot of sula for the kula.

And thanks @Viral for your kind words.
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I visited the store last week and tried out some shoes. Got a very good impression from CS. I would go for the design you find appealing and not worry about the brand/quality between the two.   

 

This week I received the CS tassel loafers. I have a good bit of heel slippage out of the box and haven't had an opportunity to really wear them yet, but shoes themselves look very nice from a finish perspective and right there with my few Carmina shoes. I believe the value is very good with CS, but again I need to wear these and break them in assuming I can get past the heel slippage. I'm already planning to order more CS in the future.

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Well, I think since 2 out of your 3 choices are HW boots, I'd assume you've set your budget aside appropriately and so I'd say go with either of these. 
ZB's jodhpur is definitely unique and stands out, but it's got a lot of strap..... so if you like that look then it's gonna make a pretty good choice.
That being said, I like this pair that I've just received. The design is classic, and the millerighe soles are perfect for these. I've always, and will continue, to like EB's Vitello range of leather. 

I jumped on board this GMTO that @ThunderMarch organized and I love these jodphurs. The leather is so supple and just molds to my foot. I was a little hesitant on the millerighe sole but have found them to be very versatile to the point where I was able to wear these in an outdoor setting (grass fields and lawns) with no qualms. This is my first EB pair in 804 and the fit is superb. I agree that it's a classic design yest has a little flair with the inca strap.

Thanks again @ThunderMarch icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I jumped on board this GMTO that @ThunderMarch organized and I love these jodphurs. The leather is so supple and just molds to my foot. I was a little hesitant on the millerighe sole but have found them to be very versatile to the point where I was able to wear these in an outdoor setting (grass fields and lawns) with no qualms. This is my first EB pair in 804 and the fit is superb. I agree that it's a classic design yest has a little flair with the inca strap.

Thanks again @ThunderMarch icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You're most welcome.
The gmto would never have happened if I didn't have the support of folks like you.
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A big thanks to everyone helping organising GMTOs, it's a great way to contribute here on Styleforum as well as support your favourite retailers! I think @ThunderMarch is one of the members who has organised most Bonafè GMTOs (correct me if I'm wrong). Kudus to him and everyone else who's contributing.
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A big thanks to everyone helping organising GMTOs, it's a great way to contribute here on Styleforum as well as support your favourite retailers! I think @ThunderMarch is one of the members who has organised most Bonafè GMTOs (correct me if I'm wrong). Kudus to him and everyone else who's contributing.

Most welcome.
I believe Bonafe is a very good maker and presents really good value for your dollar.
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A big thanks to everyone helping organising GMTOs, it's a great way to contribute here on Styleforum as well as support your favourite retailers! I think @ThunderMarch is one of the members who has organised most Bonafè GMTOs (correct me if I'm wrong). Kudus to him and everyone else who's contributing.

Ok hand over the remaining kudu leather now!
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