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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. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    In for Oak Grain or Havanna Grain uppers, and Coffee Suede or Mink Suede Shaft. Closed welt.

    Dainite (1st preference) or Ridgeway. No commando.

    EDIT: Would be nice to close on this GMTO end of October to have a fighting chance for early February arrival.
     
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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of Dainite but for a Canadian winter boot, which is what this will be for me, it wouldn't really work.

    Fingers crossed CS could source ridgeway soles.
     
  3. kali77

    kali77 Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer regular danite soles but could probably deal with the ridgeway if that's the consensus.
     
  4. sdfzs

    sdfzs Well-Known Member

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    I'm in!

    Danite would be my first hand choice but ridgeway is okay
     
  5. wsop05

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    Definitely interested in the makeup as well!
     
  6. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we can get side by side pics of the Oak Grain/Mink Suede and Brown Grain/Mink Suede so we can finalize the colors. Then get clarification on if Ridgeway is available. I'm cool with dainite, ridgeway, or whatever the group decides though for soles.

    Same eyelets and hooks as the stock model? I like the look of those but open on that too.
     
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  7. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity what are advantages of ridgeway over Danite I guess pro or cons or major difference.
     
  8. galileo

    galileo Well-Known Member

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    Gripping of Ridgeway is far more better than Dainite on wet days and tiles
     
  9. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Good to know & thank you !!
     
  10. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    There aren't any major differences. Ridgway is a little softer underfoot. Dainite is more wear resistant and longer lasting. I have observed no superiority in grip with ridgway over Dainite. And I have plenty of both.
     
  11. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Thank you roger that clear up lot of things !!
     
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  12. heelguy

    heelguy Well-Known Member

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    I do not have anything in Ridgeway but find Dainite very slippery on wet brick and tile.
     
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  13. bm93

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    I may also be interested in this makeup... what last?
     
  14. kali77

    kali77 Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer the 316 or 160 for a sleeker last.
     
  15. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    316 last, same as the make up found here: http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/new-arrivals/products/carlos-santos-field-boot



    So far I think we are looking at the following makeup
    Oak or Brown Grain uppers (need to see comparison pics but likely whatever is the darker of the two)
    Mink Suede shaft
    Flat welt (same as the stock field boot)
    Edge color, same as whatever the current boot is I think would be best
    4 eyelets and 4 speed hooks (same color as the current stock field boot, unless the group want something different)
    Dainite stud soles might be leading the votes, Ridgeway might be another option but waiting on confirmation.


    This Boot

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    One of these leather combos.

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    Interested members, need 8 to move forward.


    @Burzan
    @Burzan Friend
    @patliean1
    @kali77
    @mdubya
    @sdfzs
    @wsop05
    @bm93
     
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  16. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Everything is slippery on wet tile. It's why they put warning signs up when they mop the floors in a mall. Those signs aren't just for Dainite. Crepe soles are probably best here (and on ice) but even then you have to watch your step.
     
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  17. bsmw

    bsmw Well-Known Member

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    I find the GG wensum sole, EG R1 sole and even Topy on leather sole have much better traction than Dainite, not slippery even on wet tile floor.
     
  18. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    Full vote for Dainite now lol
     
  19. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the Carlos Santos sole options, these are the ones. I've never seen a Ridgeway-like option. I'll arrange for pictures of the Mink Suede next to Oak Grain, Brown Grain and Havana Grain early next week.

    "Commando" - note that this option is only available in UK 6 to UK 10.5.
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    "Dainite"
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  20. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    This will be a fantastic make up, I hope we can get a couple of more interested so we can launch this. With a Dainite sole, I think a dark brown sole edge would look best.
     
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