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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. toblov

    toblov Well-Known Member

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    Plus 50% MTO fee if not six participants.
     
  2. Leaves

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    Correct. Remember, croc and gator are two completely different mats.


    Correct also.
     
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    I actually talked about this with Gabriel at Skoab the other day, as this possibility somewhat surprised me. He told me that a Chelsea on the 888 last wasn't possible to do as a "regular" MTO, and that the only way to this would be through a "Top Drawer" MTO. Are you aware about this? This means a higher level of workmanship of course, but also a hefty surcharge...
     
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    Okey that sounds weird couse the price they gave me was not for the Top Drawer.
     
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    Yes that is strange indeed. Maybe its best to make sure again then? Or maybe someone from SkoAB could make things straight for us in this thread? Leaves? Gabriel?
     
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  6. toblov

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    Im also in love with the frankenstitch. I have bort a pair of soller, oscar adn robert. I wear UK 9 in all. Indeed soller is a bit wider fit but for me its not so much that i wear different sizez in thoose lasts. I dont know if thats was much for help.
     
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    Yeah your right, just sent a mail to EG about it again.
     
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    They won't make the Chelsea on any other last than 82 or 202. I had this discussion with them just a couple of months ago and they were unyielding. Who at EG told you they can do it on 888?
     
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    We have not yet placed another restock for this model so I cannot specify a date (there is also a lead time of about 3 months) but it will absolutely be restocked in a UK 9.5. However, this restock will probably not arrive before the summer. Please e-mail us to be placed on the waiting list for the time being, sales@skoaktiebolaget.se
     
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    818 sounds like a decent price for croc, any pictures of croc carminas please?

    So all exotics are 'MTO'?
     
  11. vorkanz

    vorkanz Well-Known Member

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    Heres the mail they sent me.

    Dear Sir

    Thank you for your email.

    The Chelsea can be made to order on the 888 last, this takes about 12 / 14 weeks.


    Kind regards

    Robert Willis
    Sales manager

    Edward Green and Co
    75 Jermyn Street
    London
     
  12. Leaves

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    It wasn't I who said it was possible, it was vorkanz. On the contrary, I was under the impression that EG wouldn't do this make-up.
     
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    Aye, sorry about that. I've e-mailed my EG contact and asked him to shed some light on this. It might be a mistake from EG and Robert, or they have introduced a new policy without notifying their retailers. :)
     
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    This is incorrect. I just got a confirmation from EG. They will not make the Chelsea on the 888 last. If you want a similar style on the 888 they offer Gladstone on this last.

    To quote my EG contact "I work closely with Robert and have just shown him this quote and he has no idea when he wrote this..."
     
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    Okey to bad. Guess that i will go with GG insted that have a wider selection. Woud is be posible to get a swan neck on GG The Oxford if i woud go MTO?
     
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    I'll have to ask Dean about that. Please e-mail us for further specific MTO questions.
     
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    As much as I love EG, their consistency about what style/last/pattern confuses me. I have a pair of Chelseas on 888 actually: [​IMG] The only thing I can think of is if they stock that model "especially" for a distributor (e.g., Brooks Brothers).
     
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    Around 2011 they started limiting which lasts could be used for certain models. They are now very strict about this.
     
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    As I suspected. Thanks for clearing this upp Leaves! Does this also mean that they won't even do it on the 888 as a top drawer MTO?

    I personally applaud EG for this decision. It gives their shoes a kind of "artistic integrity" in a world where every other shoe maker lets you decide just about everything, just as long as you pay enough.
     

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