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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. Skoaktiebolaget

    Skoaktiebolaget Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing, they look great.
     
  2. agedashidofu

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    That almost always means that there's too much space between the leather and your big toe so that the leather is not creasing "with" your toes but rather creasing "into" your toes.

    There are a couple of ways you can resolve this:

    1. Use insole to reduce the space between the leather and your big toes. If your heel already fits then you may want to use a front half insole so that it does not disturb the fit in the heel area.

    2. Or in my case, the heel and the small toes already fit very well. Hence when I put an insole, while it solved the big toe problem it caused other problems around the heel and the small toe areas. My solution was to put a heel pad on the inside lining where there's too much space between the leather and the big toe. So far it has worked like a charm (see attached picture)

    YMMV, but I hope this helps

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  3. tifosi

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    Wow. That Shannon is beautiful.
     
  4. venividivicibj

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    Damn. Beautiful.

    Any top down pics of the 890 vs the 82 or vs the MH71 possibly?
     
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  5. SuitedDx

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    Yup! Once mine arrive (later batch), they will rotate nicely with their siblings.
     
  6. Ironist

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    Yeah, I'm kind of disappointed. Loved the outdoor photo from the last batch. Hope the pair I ordered is lighter in the next batch.
     
  7. laufer

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    I think it's always been that way like a box of chocolate you never know what you going to get.

    Both of these were DOAK.

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  8. sacafotos

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    +1
     
  9. Tallcane

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    . Thank you sir!
     
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  11. Ironist

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    The world ended and we didn't see it coming. I miss the old doak days.
     
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    i was actually a little surprised when obama didn't bring it up in his state of the union speech. i thought it deserved at least as much time and attention as US foreign policy. just another example of a politician side-stepping an important issue
     
  13. sacafotos

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    ^ Haha

    I'm loving that black Newbury wholecut. Had my eye on the Carmina wholecut because I love the Rain last, but the eyelet holes don't look nearly as clean as the Newbury's. Nevermind the beveled waist on the EG pair.

    Is the EG black calf noticeably nicer as well?

    Yes, I realize we are talking two totally different tiers of quality. I thought differences would show with more exotic finishes and construction.
     
  14. rydenfan

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    TBH I'm not a huge Burnt Pine fan...
     
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    its somewhere between edwardian and old dark oak. i like. burnish toe and heel quarters and youre in business
     
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    I hear you. For some reason though I like it better in pics than IRL. I have seen it look too orange and also too washed out. I prefer Edwardian for a lighter EG shade
     
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    If I want to go light I would rather edwardian, if I wanted darker I would go with hazel or doak. Much like bauxite it is color I would be hard pressed to reach for.
     
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    I didn´t used to like edwardian. Then i bought a pair of Galways in that color and now i think it´s so great!
     
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    Here is a top down pic i posted in the EG thread a couple of days ago.
     
  20. Ironist

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    Honestly I'm thinking of getting a bronze and black cc galway because of the doak issue rather than burnt pine. They really need a color between burnt pine and new doak.
     
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