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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. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    I guess, it's always possible it was just a mistake.
     
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  2. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Customs were probably 'mirin your shoes brah.
     
  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    True I guess it had never happened before so I thought I would ask


    Hahaha I hope they put it back together the exact same way. Theres nothing better than opening a shoe box and its brand spanking new from the manufacturer.
     
  4. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Not exactly new, we used them in an ancient occult Viking fertility tradition, but they should be ok. :) Wear in good health.

    Now it's time to wake up the kids. I was enjoying reading the newspaper in serene silence for once. Here comes the chaos.
     
  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Lol my excitement cannot be contained. Not only are they magnificent shoes but they also have history behind them :rotflmao:
     
  6. Keen

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    Any residual white stains are only Saphir Reno that wasn't polished in properly. Just rub it in...
     
  7. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Well-Known Member

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    Carmina owners

    Can anyone comment on the colors/saturation etc. of snuff, tobacco and fox suede? Reddish versus greenish in tone?

    Side by side pics would be great if you have two or more of these make-ups. Show off your shoes!

    Thanks.
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    March 1 price increase

    An update on this. Just got notified by Edward Green that they are also looking to increase their prices, this will go into effect end of this week. But we will honor any quotes and prices until end of this month. Because of the currency exchnage rates and the G&G and EG price increase, we are looking at an increase in pricing for about 13-15% (!). So you guys send through your orders if you want to take advantage of the old pricing.

    Enzo Bonafé & Carmina increase: about 3-4%
    Edward Green and Gaziano & Girling increase: about 13-15%.

    We have a small restock of Edward Green staple incoming before the price increase, as well as some G&G staple that might make it before the increase.
     
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  9. striker

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    Damn, i was waiting for some G&G monkstraps, i may have to settle for the Westminster instead.
     
  10. thehaven22

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    Hey, I just wanted to remind people of this GMTO because we have changed some of the details; in particular the suede color and sole are more defined now.
    I'm trying to get this going this month before Carmina/Skoaktiebolaget's price increase in March. With the strength of the USD to the SEK, this is a good time to organize an order.

    These chukkas will be a work horse by being able to worn in both casual and business casual settings easily. A lighter shade of suede is something that will add another dimension to your shoe rotation. The makeup is variable, but here is the initial plan:
    Model: 905 5 eyelet chukka
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    Last: Rain
    Sole: Dainite
    Leather: Snuff suede
    Price: ~$390 + shipping, which may be around $40 if shipping to the US. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required at the start of the GMTO, with the balance + shipping is charged once the shoes ship. This price depends on the currency exchange rate at the time of order.

    We need 6 people total to do a GMTO via Skoaktiebolaget, and so far we have 4 confirmed. Let me know if you want in on this makeup or if you have any further questions, but the link to Skoaktiebolaget's GMTO program should answer most questions. For fit questions, it is best to email Skaoktiebolaget directly, but I've found sizing down 1-1.5 from your Brannock works for Rain lasted chukkas. I'm looking forward to getting this GMTO off the ground.
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    You gents sure do know how to increase urgency. :)

    Now if only we could get another GG GMTO going before the deadline... :embar:
     
  12. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    glad I sent an email over the weekend about a few MTO's...
     
  13. laufer

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    Me too? Deets?
     
  14. Steel28

    Steel28 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Leaves,

    Is EG Dover in DOAK will be included in that small restock?

    thanks
     
  15. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    So, basically, here is chance to put in your EG MTOs "for free" because, after the price increase, today's MTO price will effectively match (give or take a very small amount) the going rate for RTW models. Hmmmm.
     
  16. tifosi

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    Crap. Price increase.
     
  17. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I could go for an EG nightshade Dover, hhmmmm....
     
  18. thehaven22

    thehaven22 Well-Known Member

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    Wait, I'm confused by the sentence "Just got notified by Edward Green that they are also looking to increase their prices, this will go into effect end of this week".

    Will all prices increase by the end of the week or just EG? If it's the former, I really gotta get my 5 eyelet GMTO off the ground [​IMG]
     
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    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I broke my $1k price cap for EG and it was definitely worth it, but at 15% EG is about to out price themselves for me. Not sure if I should call it quits now or get this next Galway off the ground then call it quits.
     
  20. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I say go out with a bang... :decisions:
     

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