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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. vorkanz

    vorkanz Well-Known Member

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    We are 3-4 people so far for a gmto G&G Isham in Vintage oak with dainite soles on the mh71 last. Anyone else intressted?
     
  2. shagedelic

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    Ah screw it count me in
     
  3. vorkanz

    vorkanz Well-Known Member

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    Great!

    Then we so far are.

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    Vorkanz
    domino123
    venividivicibj
    shagedelic

    We woud need 1 more in that case if anyone wanna change width.
    Do evryone want single or double dainite sole?

    And @Leaves is it posible to get a thin middle leather sole if we do not want the double dainite sole?
     
  4. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    This, I will do.
     
  5. striker

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    Leaves, any plans for the polo suede on shoes instead of boots?
     
  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    I believe there is a heavy stitch split toe shoe (similar to Alden NST) planned for April timeframe. Should be a killer makeup
     
  7. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Sure will be...
     
  8. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Given your suede Dover craving, this could be a good way to dip your toes into Carmina (pun was NOT intended, would try for a better pun).

    Of course, I suspect you would still want the Dover, so maybe not… Problems, problems…

    In other news, I'm debating another MTO before the deadline. My heart says yes but my wallet says no.
     
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  9. tifosi

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    You are probably exactly right about the Carmina. Although the new stitching style is more Alden than EG so I may not feel like I'm trying to replace the Dover.

    I have the same dilemma, Buda. I think that since I haven't done it yet...my wallet has won. Besides...with the Alden Tankers coming in early, they took the funds that I was just getting ready to spend on a different shell Alden. I need to get those, first.
     
  10. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I hear you on the NSTs coming early -- if I were more rational I'd let that decide it, but I frankly don't know if I will do another MTO for a looooong time if I do not act now. I'm back and forth, back and forth.

    As for your comments on EG style vs. Alden style stitching, I agree. Given the fantastic value on Carminas through Skoak - and the incredible value they represent in any event, I'd recommend taking the plunge. I'm planning to, although I'm just a tad unsure about how I will wear that color of suede. Don't get me wrong - it's beautiful - I just don't know for me if it would work.
     
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  11. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! - Carmina GMTO is ON. Skoak saves the day.
     
  12. tifosi

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    That's what decided the first EG MTO, haha. I can't believe the same reason is making me consider another!

    That is a beautiful suede color and I never really thought that I would have an issue pairing. Care to share your concerns? I guess you can PM me if you'd like so we don't clog up Skoak's thread.
     
  13. RogerP

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    @watchidiot that's an excellent alternative suggestion.
     
  14. IGotId

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    I apologize for the miscommunication; I'm interested in the Carmina chukka, not the G&G.
     
  15. DeSense

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    In before the hike, ordered some G&G Isham in Vintage Rioja (ps: MH71), double leather, metal toe tips (couldn't resist). Really excited about this beauty which will fill a gaping hole of having no burgundy or #8 yet. Shocking, I know.

    Thanks a lot to Gabriel for your advise and patience.
     
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  16. watchidiot

    watchidiot Well-Known Member

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    I know how much you love austerity brogues :) would you like to join in in the event that LF cannot entertain our GMTO request?
     
  17. dddrees

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    Excellent choice, I can't wait to see your pictures when they arrive.
     
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  18. Frank the sheep

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    Love that boot. Have it in Snuff suede on Rain last :)
     
  19. RogerP

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    Quote:I am indeed a big fan of asuetrity brogues, but a second dark brown suede bal boot would be too much of an overlap for me.
     
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    Cheers. Pretty chuffed about them. Tried EG Dovers 606 in Nightshade and loved them. Alas, they were too wide, would have needed a UK D instead of E, and a tat expensive. Gabriel advised the Isham to be a better choice for narrow feet, low instep, so that's how I got there.
     

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