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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. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    Did not know that, but spoke to Leaves before via PM.
    Unluckily I am a UK6 to UK6.5 in Carmina (never had a pair before) and I understand it is just not worth to stock sizes as small as that.
    But back in the day Leaves told me it might be possible to run a group order through them if there are enough people interested.
    win-win-situation, those people, and myself, won't have to pay as much for their pair as if they would go through personal MTO and Skoaktiebolaget would still earn some money from us.
     
  2. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are from Springline.



    We have a Carmina swatch in the store. We will try and take some photos of this and post online. We do have a very broad representation of Carmina materials on our website though.



    Yeah sorry about that but we have very few requests for 6.5 and 6. But of course we can always arrange for a "group MTO" as you mention.

    At the moment we have these styles in UK 6.5:
    732 - Black Calf FOREST
    910 - Black Calf RAIN
    10008 - Brown calf SIMPSON
    80302 - Noix (Sand) Suede SOLLER

    We also have the following incoming in UK 6.5:
    732 - Brown Calf FOREST
    80092 - Brown Calf/Snuff Suede FOREST
    80302 - Brown Suede SOLLER
    10003 - Tanned Calf SIMPSON
    10003 - Black Calf SIMPSON

    And these are incoming in UK 6:
    10003 - Brown Calf SIMPSON
    732 - Black Calf FOREST
    732 - Brown Calf FOREST
     
  3. MrChris

    MrChris Well-Known Member

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    Been having my eyes on the store since opening but never managed to come by. Plan to pay a visit next time I'm in Stockholm.
     
  4. Swede66

    Swede66 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to becoming affiliates.

    I am a fellow Swede, and I really love to finally have a real store for shoes in town. I've paid two visits and bought two pairs of shoes. I am a the "Carmina level" so far, not (yet) willing to spend the extra bucks for EG and G&G. Not only do Skoaktiebolaget do the best Carmina make-ups, they are also damned nice and passionate guys. A pleasure to visit the store!

    Patrik. If you ever consider expanding the Brit's to a more affordable range, please know that AS Exclusives are yet to be represented in Sweden. With them you'd definitely spank the Grafford guys also on Brittish "affordable" shoes of high quality.

    Best of luck, I'll keep on supporting you.
     
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  5. dlind

    dlind Well-Known Member

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    Yes AS exclusive would be an interesting addition, I have yet to see the store but will definitely pay a visit next time i'm back home in sthlm...
     
  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Leaves, you have several eccentric pairs available. I trust you've consciously wanted to offer models not readily available in most stores?
     
  7. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Moi Ville, yes, we have chosen to stock some models that are a bit "unorthodox". It’s fun to be able to offer something that is not the norm.
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! Me and the lads really appreciate your kind words!
    We will always be on the lookout for interesting artisans, although at this point we feel we have a very strong line up, especially with Bonafé coming in during April. But who knows what the future holds...
     
  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Leaves, wishing you the best
     
  10. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Well-Known Member

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    Feels weird to welcome you here when it was Adam who told me to join Styleforum :)
    Still...welcome.

    I have an idea that I would like to put out here that I think would help with your online shoppers.
    What I would like to have on the homepage is a 'shoe size calculator' (could also be an app).

    Basically you just draw your foot on paper and maybe use a tape measure to take some measurements.

    You put the numbers in the calculator and get the recommendations on size/last and/or width for the different brands.

    Maybe there is a simple formula for this, in which case this should be trivial, otherwise, with the help of this community,
    I dont think it would be hard to get people to post their measurements together with what shoe size they have for different brands/last to build a statistical model.

    But, since I dont have the knowledge of the minimal amount of measurements you need to be able to perform this calculation this is where I need help.
    The rest is pretty simple...I think :)


    And last I have to say I love your store and I hope it will prosper and grow even bigger.
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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  12. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried Sozzi OTC socks? Colors look fantastic and they are wool which is almost perfect for me but I want to know if anyone has tried them
     
  13. marcodalondra

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    I have several pairs, all bought in Naples (marked with the shop name, sleeve and box by Sozzi)over time but all in Fil de ecosse, no experience with wool. Quality is on pair with Gallo, life probably a bit better. They make Attolini's socks as well
     
  14. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    Good luck and congrats on becoming an affiliate! Now to teach us rubes how to pronounce your company name... ;)

    Group MTO sounds like a fantastic idea, looking forward to seeing some of those creations. And +1 for more deets on Sozzi OTC...I have been looking for a go-to sock ever since the untimely demise of the Robert Talbott ones
     
  15. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!

    I went by the store a couple of months ago and the service and knowledge was top notch.
    Had a great chat and on a side note, the guy in the store (Adam?) had the perfect blue blazer. I envy that alot. Beautiful.

    As for the sock. Lovely. Nuff said.

    /Andreas
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    The customer service I have experienced has been top notch from Skoaktiebolaget and I wish them all the very best.

    This is one of the pairs I've gotten from them and I'm going to wear them out for the first time tomorrow [​IMG]


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  17. LA Guy

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    Welcome. I'm Fok, one of the owners of Styleforum. Really happy to have you aboard. Just some awesome offerings. I was looking through the blog for a while (always boots for me.)

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
  18. Jokanevad

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    I have the wool socks in the orange/rust colour. As mentioned before, the quality is perfect and I will get as many pairs as possible on my next visit! Brown and navy :)
    A note on size: they are a bit big! I normaly wear size 9uk, but Size Medium was quite roomy, almost loose! But ok for the season. Will get small next time.
     
  19. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! You will never get the name right. Sorry. I can't imagine anyone but a fellow Scandinavian pronounce it correctly, we tried to teach the people at Carmina but they ended up sounding like the Swedish Chef. :D The Sozzi socks are really nice. We also have them in new spring/summer colours in 100% cotton. We'll post them on the website soon.
    Thanks!
    Thanks for the feedback and testimonial!
    Superb shine Gerry! And thanks for your continued support!
    Hi Fok and thanks for your welcome! The people at SF were really helpful and kind to us in every way.
    We look forward to your next visit!
     
  20. SHS

    SHS Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't there a sound file somewhere with the correct pronunciation of Skoaktiebolaget?
     

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