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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. We're these the ones that started on Reddit and were meant to be #4? Weren't they meant to have a storm welt?
     
  2. rbhan12

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    Doubled down on some Skoak travel shoe trees. Crazy light!
     
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    Yea they are extremely light and I almost prefer them to the regular trees that they offer. I don't mind the non stained ones when they save that much weight.
     
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    I would have to give them a try. Sadly I don't own any travel tree from skoak.
     
  5. rbhan12

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    Never tried the non-stained trees, but I can't imagine myself caring about what color my shoe trees are :)
     
  6. Ranjeev

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    Any picks of the Carlos Santos chukkas? The website pic doesn’t really give a great idea of the shape of the toe and how pointy/chiseled it is.
     
  7. mw313

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    The travel trees are just like the normal skoak trees except that they aren't stained and are much lighter weight due to being in a different wood.

    The stain doesn't really matter at all unless you want to show them off a bit. I have one pair in green because o wanted to try them out but like the travel trees more due to the weight savings and equal price.
     
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    Thank you for the info I will pick some up. All mine are either from the manufacturer or skoak.
     
  9. mw313

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    I have some woodlore / Jos A banks trees for some of my lesser pairs and otherwise use skoak trees for EB shoes. And if a brand offers lasted trees, I ise their own like for GG, EG, St C, and Vass.
     
  10. loxo

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    Yes, same GMTO. I wish they were #4 but I do like the mahogany. I do not recall if it was supposed to have a storm welt, I should go back and check. Although, I think I like the wheeled welt more.
     
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  12. usctrojans31

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    @Leaves will there be a patina model in the 187 in the near future?
     
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    Not at the moment but we're doing a few non-patina styles on this last in the future.
     
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    Wanted to chime in that it's pretty refreshing to have an option like this on Skoak, as before I always dismissed the store as being way too overpriced for me. It's actually now become a realistic place to keep an eye on, and I'll probably subscribe to the thread.

    At $382CAD with shipping, duties and taxes all in (it does include all of that, right?), I could easily see myself spending a little more than I would on an AE pair and presumable getting better quality shoes.
     
  16. usctrojans31

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    One vote for something in the moss green or charcoal calf.
     
  17. Leaves

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    We do not cover any customs or taxes for orders outside the EU (excepted is the US, where we have a separate site to cater to US clients). We do however deduct Swedish VAT on these orders, so it should be a pretty sweet deal. We have a few Canadian clients that could provide feedback.
     
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  18. varsityreds0123

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    Looking to see if there is any interest for a GMTO for the Santos jumper boot. Perhaps something in grain? I'm open to suggestions, but we would need 8 in all.

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  19. RogerP

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    Duties and taxes are in the hands of Canada Customs, not Skoak. If you request postal shipping you at least have a chance of the package coming through clean wih nothing extra charged. Until recently, the odds were VERY good in favor of such a result. Now I would say the odds are against. So you need to factor in the probability of funds due on delivery. And if you request shipping by courier, factor in the certainty of duties and taxes being levied.
     
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    with Skoak's Fedex (included) option you're looking at approx $510 all in. Pretty good all things considered and to your door in a week. You could always take your chance paying for CanPost and "hope" for a pass but that hasn't been the norm as of late.
    As always, Skoak is my first choice and def giving the DM some serious consideration.
     

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