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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. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Those Alden creases are way better than the carminas
     
  2. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    Dude, I think it is actually the fact that I wear those Carmina all the time in all kinds of bad weather.

    They have quite a bit of wear. Like, way more than any others...

    But yeah, The creases are way deep and pronounced in those Carmina.

    Its almost like the toe is unstructured, almost unlined feeling. And the shell on those feels way different than any other pair. Almost like rubber...

    I really think it is several variables that are beyond my control.

    Anyway, I still like them. Thanks for the constructive criticism @justinkapur and @venividivicibj
     
  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    I mean the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in the shoes. To me aesthetically its just where and how they crease. Only you can answer how they feel and fit.

    On a separate note both PTBs are beautiful.
     
  4. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank You Sir.

    The Carmina fit tighter across the vamp for sure. They are actually crazy comfortable TBH.

    But yeah, the rolls are deep bro...like real deep...

    When I look at them from the top down, I can see the rolls conforming to my foot shape, its as if I can see the outline of the top of my foot and the manner in which the cordovan conforms to it...different for sure.
     
  5. loxo

    loxo Well-Known Member

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    Now that my Carmina adelaides were released from customs jail, I wanted to post a few quick pics just out of the box!


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  6. dalevy

    dalevy Well-Known Member

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    Those look really good! Could wear with most anything.
     
  7. TtownMD

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    Very nice it sucks that my size git sold out :(
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no stock pulls. Everything you see in our shop is basically unique to Skoaktiebolaget. Next Bonafè delivery of RTW will be in August, and yes there will be rubber soles. And boots.
     
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  9. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    These kinds of make ups, there can be no hesitation, pull the trigger. I stocked this style in large numbers because I knew it would be successful but it's almot sold out anyway. It's one of those good problems. Maybe we'll do a re run on Simpson?
     
  10. mcl911

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    yes! simpson in uk5.5[​IMG]

    Too many rain last in uk5.5 which I can't fit
     
  11. Handcuffed

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    Waiting for these was frustrating (as I paid for them in full about four weeks ago), but I guess there was an issue with EG and providing shoe trees (which I don't yet have and I guess wouldn't be delivered until late summer). That frustration completely dissipated as soon as I got a look at these, which I just picked up today:

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    My first Galway (and EG that I bought retail). It all makes sense now...
     
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  12. Montecristo905

    Montecristo905 Well-Known Member

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    Not just Skoak...had similar issues with Vass returned / exchanged shoes. I would avoid shipping with Fedex


     
  13. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    My first Galway (and EG that I bought retail). It all makes sense now...
    It's a fabulous and very popular boot there is no doubt. Most get it, few do not.
    Get it as in understand it.

    Congrats!!!
     
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  14. rydenfan

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    who cares about stock selections...Let's get some more MTO's rolling through!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  15. Tallcane

    Tallcane Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking a mto Bonafe version of the chestnut St. James. Kill two birds that way. Something like the chestnut st. James and trying a Bonafe.
     
  16. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Well-Known Member

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    I think if I won the lottery, this is the first boot I would purchase. Not that it is unattainable, but I'm scared to buy my first pair of Edward Greens, because I know I'll be hooked!
     
  17. dddrees

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    Highly probable, because as long as you find your fit there's quite a bit there to like. Design, construction, attention to detail, leather, finishing, and overall quality. Just to name a few.
     
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  18. tifosi

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    Wow. These are beautiful. All dark oak?
     
  19. Handcuffed

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    ^Dark Oak/Walnut CC restocking order from November that shipped for most people a couple of weeks ago
     
  20. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Well-Known Member

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    The shade looks solid on that pair congrats.
     

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