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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. GoodTwillHuntin

    GoodTwillHuntin Well-Known Member

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    Tifosi is correct, we are talking about two different makeups. The GMTO watchidiot is organizing is a 5 eyelet chukka (model 905) with polo suede on the rain last.
     
  2. laufer

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    You are giving up on Snowdon?
     
  3. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Probably, given the lack of interest. It's really a separate decision -- I would get both the Galway and the Snowdon if I could. This was a great opportunity for the Galway. I will most likely give up on the Snowdon and get a pair of Cheaney Pennines to beat up on the ugliest of the ugly days. Unless I should get another pair of Galways…
     
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  4. Tallcane

    Tallcane Well-Known Member

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    All right, I think I have narrowed my last G&G MTO before the price increase to two options: (1) chestnut hatch grain Isham or (2) chestnut hatch grain Eton. I think I am leaning towards the Eton as I already have a non-grain split toe coming from Carmina. But, there is just something beautiful about the Isham...
     
  5. GabrielOB

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    Oscar fits quite similar in width as the Robert last but has a more generous tow box. However, the two lasts has a similar instep and ball width. A good general recommendation would be to keep the same size for both of these lasts.
     
  6. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    I understand. When you think about it, our proposed makeup is not that much different from regular Snowdon.
     
  7. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested! I think I'd prefer hatchgrain and Tomir (or Dainite), but am open to other options.
     
  8. Macs

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Macs

    Macs Well-Known Member

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    With the recent interest of @Fred G. Unn and the potential interest of @Jazzmenco we shoul be ready to go.

    Interested people are:
    -Me
    -@cowsgomoomoo
    -@urban
    -@bamgrinus
    -@Fred G. Unn
    -@Jazzmenco (if persuaded)

    If everybody agrees, we can star to ask @Leaves which lasts (between Rain, Soller, Detroit or any other of they generous fitting lasts) Carmina is willing to use for model 80189 and if they can source hatchgrain in brown or dark burgundy
     
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  10. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Carmina doesn't have hatchgrain in any color normally, would be interesting if they would source a whole new leather for a group of only 6.
     
  11. Macs

    Macs Well-Known Member

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    Well, I believe in miracles... ;-)
     
  12. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    They've done hatch grain before though. Epaulet did a boot not too long ago:
    https://instagram.com/p/pMixXWRnzW/
     
  13. laufer

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    I would be interested in another run of that boot in some hatch grain color.

    Hey @Leaves can you update us, does Carmina dabble in hatch grain anymore?
     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I know they do, but I'm pretty sure that was for full store run, not just 6 orders. But if you can get them to do it, it would be great. Would love it to be an option on future GMTOs
     
  15. eljlakers

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    Not to put words in Patrik's mouth but I know there were some concerns about the finish of the hatch grain and also Patrik I believe has said he wasn't too impressed himself with the hatch grain.
     
  16. striker

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    This might sound like a ridiculous question to ask regarding the Tomir or any partial rubber sole, but would it be laughable to have a layer of topy glued on top of the rubber. I normally go for leather sole but sometimes a certain make up appeals to me all but the sole.

    There is a dearth of competent resole craftsmen where I live and economics would suggest to me that the cost of resoling/ recraft and back and forth shipping can amount to up to 75% of the cost of a new pair of shoes, which in my book, I'd rather get a new shoe. Now, the guys are all quite capable of apply a topy or vibram sheet on the soles of the shoes and that cost me like $25 per pair, I wonder if I would be laughed out of the shop if I brought a Tomir soled shoe there suggesting such a proposition.
     
  17. Fred G. Unn

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    "Colour could be dark burgundy (as in the picture above), burnished brown or dark brown."

    All those are ok with me too, as would be a pebble grain. Pretty much any last other than Simpson is ok I think. The more casual the leather (i.e. hatch or pebble grain), the more I'd prefer Tomir or Dainite, but I'm ok with leather if it's just a dark calf.
     
  18. othertravel

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    @Leaves @GabrielOB

    I wear Simpson for shoes. Which Carmina boot last is the most similar? I have a low instep.

    Thanks!
     
  19. GabrielOB

    GabrielOB Well-Known Member

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    The most similar boot in fit compared to Simpson last would probably be Robert. The Simpson is a narrow fit and Carmina seldom produces those kind of lasts for their boots. However, the Simpson last is available for some chukka models, like the 905.
     
  20. Desi Montez

    Desi Montez Well-Known Member

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    I think I prefer the single or the double over the single with leather midsole. This would be the single correct? http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/new-arrivals/products/carmina-loden-suede-chukka

    I also think what is throwing me off with the thin leathe midsole is the storm welt that was pictured with them.
     

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