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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. jackster145

    jackster145 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    We are looking for one more participant (more welcomed, of course) in the following GMTO, via Skoak:

    This model:

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    in the following specs:

    1. Laceless
    2. 'Donna' Medallion or no Medallion
    3. Tobacco Suede
    4. 946 last
    5. Violet lining
    6. Standard hand-welt
    7. Single Leather soles
    8. Brown edging
    9. Price: 4320 SEK ex VAT or USD 525 for American customers

    pretty much fixed on the deets, but if you have ideas, we can work something out :)

    Cheers.
     
  2. keepsake89

    keepsake89 Well-Known Member

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    Edit: removed photo email

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    $315 Carminas
    What do you guys think? Will the scratch go away with some buffing?
     
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  3. Skell6009

    Skell6009 Well-Known Member

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    I'd just get a refund.
     
  4. keepsake89

    keepsake89 Well-Known Member

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    is the scratch that bad? This is the last pair they have in my size. $315 is a steal for Carminas I think. But how visible is that scratch going to be in real life?
     
  5. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    That's nothing. I'd be ok at that price.
     
  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    trolling for days


    also, showing personal emails [​IMG]
     
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  7. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Well-Known Member

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    I would try to "Fill it in" with several light layers of cream and polish.

    Also, a competent cobbler may be able to help that situation as well.
     
  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    I agree. If you're not hell bent on seeking a refund, then I'd take the goodies and work on buffing it out as best as possible,

    Based upon the pic, I'd be most would have a hard time identifying the flaw. Naturally, you'll know it's there (a wonderful Seinfeld episode comes to mind), which no amount of paste/polish will alleviate, so you need to determine if the scratch is enough of a turnoff to bail on get the refund.
     
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  9. borbor

    borbor Well-Known Member

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    Cream polish plus mirror shine and it will be barely noticeable after.
     
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  10. keepsake89

    keepsake89 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if posting the email offended anyone. I didn't see anything wrong with it, I just thought it would help explain the situation.

    I think I'm going to get them anyways. I love the shoes and anything else from Carmina is $500+. The scratch won't bug me that much. I'm sure it can be buffed and waxed away somewhat so that's cool with me.

    Thanks for your input fellas. Will update when they arrive.
     
  11. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Good choice :D
     
  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    I'd also give a +1 for Skoak's QC team. While it is clearly a flaw (admittedly a small one in my view), it would not surprise me for certain companies to try and slide it by without notice from the consumer. A tactic of that sort would irk me immensely.

    I have no doubt, based upon the pictures meant to make the scratch look as bad as possible, that it can be made to look nonexistent, and Skoak's proactive approach on the matter speaks volumes for me.
     
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  13. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Well-Known Member

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    The scratch is tiny. Basic shoe polishing skills will make that small scratch unnoticeable to anyone who is a couple feet or more away from the shoe/ your foot.

    You will have great new shoes.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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  14. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!!!
     
  15. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Although I probably wouldn't have posted that email either, it really does bolster my opinion of Skoak as a pure class act.

    Really good looking out on spotting that scuff.

    You made the right choice keeping them, btw. It's a no brainwr at that price!
     
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  16. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Indoor cell shot, but I wanted to give a close-up of the color on the EG Cardiff. I was going to darken the shoe if it was as light as the Almond Baby Food color in Skoak's shop photo (sorry guys), but figured it was just the lighting. Supple country calf and built like a tank on 202 with double leather. Quite a few odd stock sizes left.

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  17. doublecuff

    doublecuff Active Member

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    +1; picked up one pair after having great results from a sale Skoak had about this time last year[​IMG]
     
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  18. Dieg0

    Dieg0 Well-Known Member

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    I want to congratulate skoak's with their choice
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    Those are just awesome, wish I could afford them (as mto with larger width).
     
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  19. tdes81

    tdes81 Well-Known Member

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    Just woke up to an email from skoak with a picture of these beauties! I cannot wait.

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    My excitement is palpable.
     
  20. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Whoah. Details? Calf or shell? Mr. Bonafe has really been knocking it out of the park lately.
     

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