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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. ecwy

    ecwy Well-Known Member

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    I joined @Zapasman for his GMTO and also got it re-made. Mine had an issue with the outsole stitch connecting the sole and I had it re-made even though I quite liked the "incorrect" specs that EB did. I also asked for removable braided laces this time round so they removed the leather ends and taped it up with plastic ends. Kudos to Skoak guys for the great service.

    The norvegese stitching this time round is executed beautifully and really among one of the nicest I've seen among all the pairs I have. No complaints about the workmanship this time round though the pull tab is kind of non-functional.

    Only issue I have is the boots seem to be in different shades - one more red, one more orange. Looking at @Zapasman pair, it seems to have the same issue so it looks like they clicked the right and left side of the boots from different batches of leather. They probably clicked all right pairs then all left pairs rather than both sides from the same hide.

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    Bonus pic - chain norvegese vs goiser welt

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  2. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    This is the default writing and some clients prefer this even for single MTOs. Client's name is more common though.
     
  3. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Usonian. EB (I believe is E.B´s wife who does this stitching but maybe Leaves can clarify this aspect) executes this sititching perfectly as Ecwy mentioned before. I was blowned away too, that is why I wanted him to carry it out. I have studied other houses, but their prices are incredible expensive if you compare.
    Next time I will do so. Must say that Gabriel has been a great professional. Very happy with my experience with you.[​IMG]
     
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  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    +1, also all the AC's last seen to run at least as narrow as GG TG73 so no go do me on Cleverly
     
  5. CarlosMS16

    CarlosMS16 Active Member

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    That makes two of us.
     
  6. knappabn

    knappabn Well-Known Member

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    Depending on last and sole, I might be interested. 946 last maybe with some type of rubber sole?
     
  7. CarlosMS16

    CarlosMS16 Active Member

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    I prefer that exact model but could consider some changes.
     
  8. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Well-Known Member

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    I want to return a pair of shoes to Skoak. Cost is through the roof. Tried FEDX, UPS, DHL. Lowest quote is $150, about one-third of the value of the shoes. I can't be the first person to return merchandise to them from the U.S. Are there other options? I know that there's always USPS, but it takes forever and shoes might arrive past the three week period I now have left for returns.
     
  9. saurabh

    saurabh Well-Known Member

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    you can send it thru. USPS Priority Mail Express International (3-5 Business days delivery time) and price would be better than others.
     
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  10. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that information
     
  11. knappabn

    knappabn Well-Known Member

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    Do you know the details of the original? I'm open to any last, I suppose, but prefer some type of rubber sole.
     
  12. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    How many people do we need minimum for GMTO EB?
     
  13. CarlosMS16

    CarlosMS16 Active Member

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    I don't know the details but im sure Skoak can provide them.
     
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  14. kewah

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  15. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Most clients use USPS from the US. We've never had any issues with goods arriving late. We have a 30 day return policy from the day you receive the goods.
     
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  16. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    C'mon i think we have 3 just need 1 more. Anyone?
     
  17. supern0va

    supern0va Well-Known Member

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    can you share the specs e.g. last, leather, sole? I may be interested.
     
  18. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    I've used USPS 2-3x to return to skoak. Never had a problem and around $50 to return from Boston. Also if you paid using PayPal you can get reimbursed for up to $30 dollars from payPal for return shipping.
     
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  19. CarlosMS16

    CarlosMS16 Active Member

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    @Skoak, what are the specs on these?
     
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  20. deez shoes

    deez shoes Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I didn't know this fun fact about PayPal. Thanks![​IMG]
     

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