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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. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Well-Known Member

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    @schmallo15 , I'm in for a Calway like you suggest- suede shaft + calf upper, both brown or rosewood is fine with me.
     
  2. evangel21

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    I would be interested in the navy combo depending on final specs. Have a preference for 316 last and the indigo suede.
     
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  3. Beav

    Beav Well-Known Member

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    Just a clarification on the team navy count... I'd actually have a strong preference for what @shmallo15 has suggested, the brown grain with brown shaft. I think I'd have to allocate my funds towards something along those lines.
     
  4. deez shoes

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    I prefer comfort of course! [​IMG]

    The simpson last does fit nice without pinching. I prefer snug without the pinch or discomfort. Though I have a pair of u last chukkas that fit me a bit more tailored than the simpson last and feel great. Surprisingly, the chukkas are also a size 10us or 9uk/43. Most of my shoes are size 10.5us or 9.5UK/43.5 with the exception of some Alden loafers that are 10us because I wear casually WITHOUT SOCKS [​IMG].

    I did end up ordering the pebbled grain cs derby in a 10us/9UK (which is on the 234 last) to see if it works. If the gmto for the Norte calf navy/suede shaft cs field boots kicks off, I'll definitely order a 9UK. I know I said a lot but I hope it helps in some way. Feel free to pm me if you have more questions or anything.
     
  5. deez shoes

    deez shoes Well-Known Member

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    I'm also planning on keeping the same specs as the last field boot gmto for this run. So same 316 last and dainite sole.

    Alright, so @Beav is out on navy but we still have 4 if @evangel21 is in.
     
  6. Elessar

    Elessar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your advice, gents! I will take the sizing discussion to PMs so we can free up the forum for GMTO discussions (far more important!)
     
  7. supern0va

    supern0va Well-Known Member

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    I'd be in too, if the leather part can be Norte patina. Preferably in Grain. I recalled an earlier field boot/calway gmto in Grain patina.

    I counted more than this -
    @deez shoes
    @WilYa
    @Pyrrho
    @evangel21
    @supern0va

    Not sure if @phsiao08 is in too.
     
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  8. deez shoes

    deez shoes Well-Known Member

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    Cs derby grain 234last arrived (thanks @Skoaktiebolaget!). I will update later but here's a pic side by side of the shoe in a size 9UK next to a 9.5UK carmina simpson last shoe

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. schmallo15

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    Cool. Sounds like we've got 3 for the (smooth calf Dark Oak upper, mink suede shaft) makeup. With respect to the other specs, I'm thinking:

    Last: 316 or 333 (fine with 316 but would prefer 333)
    Upper: smooth dark oak calf
    Shaft: mink suede
    Hardware: Same as previous makeup - 4 brass eyelets, 4 brass hooks
    Sole: Dainite
    Patina: Heel and Toe burnishing

    Interested so far are:

    @schmallo15
    @Beav
    @mbaltazar

    And it will generally look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. deez shoes

    deez shoes Well-Known Member

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    Would you consider non-grain calf too? I think I'd be okay with grain too but would like to see how flexible people are on that
     
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  11. joiji

    joiji Well-Known Member

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  12. Beav

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    @shmallo15, I haven't kept up with the difference between the two lasts... now do the 316 ans 333 differ? I'd prefer a last that isn't too narrow, like a carmina Simpson last.
     
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  13. schmallo15

    schmallo15 Well-Known Member

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    Per the SkoAB website:

    316 - almond shaped classic last
    333 - round classic last

    316:
    [​IMG]

    333:
    [​IMG]

    And just to confirm, I'm wanting to do a smooth calf rather than grain upper. Not sure if that's a deal breaker for you
     
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  14. Beav

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    Ah gotcha... yeah I'm good with either but I think I'd like 316. And yes, I like the smooth calf idea. Hopefully we can get others on board with this.
     
  15. supern0va

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    Am willing to consider.
     
  16. WilYa

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    I'm ok with non-grain upper. Shall we go for navy suede shaft?
    Personally, I need to stick to 316 last.

    Last: 316
    Upper: smooth/grain dark norte patina calf
    Shaft: navy suede
    Hardware: Same as previous makeup - 4 brass eyelets, 4 brass hooks
    Sole: Dainite/Tomir rubber

    I don't think we will be limited by the number of participants since more are expected to join once the page is online.
     
  17. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Well-Known Member

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    I'm in for the makeup. As to the last, I'd prefer the slightly sleeker 316 over 333, for the boot being I think it looks way better.
     
  18. Beav

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    I was thinking the same thing re: 316 vs 333, but this isn't a deal breaker for me.
     
  19. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    Nice sounding make ups.
     
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  20. schmallo15

    schmallo15 Well-Known Member

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    Updated specs and interest list for the Dark Oak/Mink Suede Calway (EG Galway photo used as reference only):

    [​IMG]


    Last: 316
    Upper: smooth dark oak calf (I believe the Santos equivalent is oak calf but will need to rely on @Leaves to confirm)
    Shaft: mink suede
    Hardware: Same as previous makeup - 4 brass eyelets, 4 brass hooks
    Sole: Dainite
    Patina: Heel and Toe burnishing

    Interested so far are:

    1. @schmallo15
    2. @Beav
    3. @mbaltazar
    4. @joiji

    If you're interested, please copy/paste and add your name. We need 8 or more for the go-ahead.
     
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