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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. jrb666

    jrb666 Well-Known Member

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    This potential GMTO has lost some momentum since the proposer decided to go with his original colour choice of black - and the very best to him, as I'm sure it'll be stunning.

    G&G Gable
    last:tg73
    black calf
    oak bark sole
    lining can be discuss
    price:874usd
    will order through skoaktiebolaget

    I'm minded to try to reinvigorate it, but in British Racing Green, for two reasons.

    The first is the Gable's a beautiful shoe.

    The second is that I happened to wear my BRG Montand IIs to the races today - their first full outing during the day time. They look so good, I MUST have more BGR G&Gs. And before the price increase, as I'm getting killed by the plummeting AUD.

    Is there any interest out there?

    And Leaves, can I just check the price in SEK?
     
  2. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Price is 7500 SEK ex VAT, ex trees. I think this would be a tough one to push as a GMTO. You might want to consider as a single MTO. Price will be 9200 SEK ex VAT, ex trees after increase. MTO surcharge will be 2000 SEK ex VAT after increase, it's 1600 SEK now. GBP is really messing with us.
     
  3. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    On a side note, G&G was planning to discontinue "GMTO"s but instead they increased the minimum to six consecutive pairs instead of five. I'm glad they realised the value of these runs, very appreciated by clients and also makes their production more effective. I'm glad someone's listening to me. :)
     
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  4. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    +1!!

    I completely agree with you and appreciate you championing this for us!
     
  5. IGotId

    IGotId Well-Known Member

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    I also may be interested if you'd consider a different last


    I'm hoping they go in alphabetical order lol! (I got my pair of orders in just before the deadline!)
     
  6. techaview

    techaview Well-Known Member

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    Actually the Simpson last is what I am thinking of...

    If I am not wrong there is already a 3 eyelets chukka gmto on rain last. The special part will be on the hatch grain which add depth to the leather...
     
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  7. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, the GG guys are extremely reasonable businessmen. Dean has helped me out on many occasions, an outstanding gentleman...
     
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  8. sacafotos

    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    @bespoken pa

    Just visited both GG and EG.

    GG MH71: 7F (perfect)
    EG 82/202: 7.5E

    G&G told me that their lasts are all meant to fit the same in the key dimensions; has me worried that I didn't try on the TG73 (we were in a hurry) in the same size. But, I do know to size up by half for boots to accommodate for a thicker sock.

    Gotta hand it to G&G, I dealt with Thomas who provided exceptional service and advice. Didn't mind at all me trying a couple shoes and asking a bunch of questions.

    Sadly, EG folks were laughably snooty, despite shooting them an email in advance and asking if it was ok to get fitted in a few different lasts, to which they warmly replied that it was no problem and I could come in any time.

    The dude (French?) with the short dark hair was just miserable to deal with, clearly trying to get me out of the store when I told him I was only in to get fitted on two lasts per my email inquiry. I half wanted to curse him out.

    Makes me grateful when I deal with the Skoak crew. Cheers to Patrick and Gabriel for always being accommodating.
     
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  9. badsha

    badsha Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar experience at the Ralph Lauren Beverly hills mansion.
     
  10. sacafotos

    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that, man. My experience was unfortunately awful. There was an elder SA who seemed cheery with other customers and even gave us a glance with a confused look as to why our SA just seemed plain hostile; he was just a total cunt.

    Mind you, I tried on two floor models, took me like 5 min. He didn't have to move mountains or go out of his way.
     
  11. BootSpell

    BootSpell Well-Known Member

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    As my English brother-in-law would say, "Ah, that's because he was French!". Before I get in trouble, I personally don't understand the animosity between the Brits and the French. I love them both.
     
  12. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Well-Known Member

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    @Leaves

    When is the Carmina Chocolate Suede Chukka going to be restocked? I should've snapped them up up earlier, but now am sorely regretting it.

    Any plans to also stock chelseas in soller last? I really like rain last but I find I need to round out my shoe wardrobe when most of my pairs are chiseled.
     
  13. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that was close.

    Really glad they didn't end up making the same decision (mistake) that EG did.


    One day hopefully EG too will see the light.
     
  14. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Nah. They won't.
     
  15. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    One can always hope.
     
  16. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    How about repaying GG's good will on the GMTO program, and getting another one done before the end of the month? :hide:
     
  17. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    The trouble is that, there are currently at least a dozen of GMTO being circulated around.

    I really want something in English Grain color?
     
  18. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Just not sure you can get enough people to agree on anything else at this point in time. I certainly wish you luck, but I've already made what will probably my last choice before the hike at this point.
     
  19. MGD83

    MGD83 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be down for a Simpson chukka in dark brown calf
     
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  20. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Well have at it then, good sir. Get that English Grain GMTO going.

    Here is an idea, if everyone posted a short list of their grail GG models, we could start seeing a clear picture of what models people are actually interested in getting.

    Right now we are really just shooting in the dark, hoping to get lucky...
     
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