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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. Jakezero

    Jakezero Senior Member

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    Since a few people have been wondering about the name I recorded myself saying "skoaktiebolaget". As previously mentioned by Frank the word "Skoaktiebolaget" consists of three different words, so I begin with the separate words.

    http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ijZ0up4MPE

    If anyone has any other questions regarding the Swedish language then go ahead and send me a message rather than asking in this thread, I'll answer your questions to the best of my ability.
     


  2. mymil

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    Thanks! I agree, though I think Oscar looks very nice as a boot. Just not quite as nice as Forest. [​IMG]
     


  3. diglett

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    There's a thread, but the Oscar questions are (currently) most relevant within this thread, so it seemed reasonable to resolve the sizing issues here.
    Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?
     


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    Correct 50% MTO up charge. Just verified last week.
     


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    Yes, I believe that's right. PMed.
     


  6. Saratorial_Splender

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    Thank you Frank. It is nice to learn something new from a different language and culture.
     


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    Nice avatar. I watched the movie last weekend.
     


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    Aw yeah. I didn't seem to be as hyped as everyone else was about Hardy in Inception, but Bronson made me start loving the guy.
     


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    The above just arrived from Skoaktiebolaget the on Saturday. Adam helped me out with all my questions about fit and was very helpful. These are on the Robert last with a full Dainite sole. My first dress boot, first dainite sole and first pair of Carmina's. Definitely very happy with the last, its an excellent fit. I have a narrow to medium foot and the Robert last fits well without being too loose and giving plenty of toe room. Very happy with Carmina quality, and the Dainite sole is a treat. Feels very durable and will be perfect this winter.

    Oh and first class service from Skoaktiebolaget. Will continue to do biz with them in the future.
     


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    I'd watch any movie with Hardy. He's good. In the movie, I was surprised that he wore a suit most of the time when he wasn't incarcerated.
     


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    Hey guys thinking of getting a dark brown semibrogue in the simpson last; though I have a wide and short foot. Would I be swimming in the shoe 'lengthwise' and Is it ok if the northern most point of my feet end just at where the 'toe-cap' starts or will I get some crazy unsightly creasing (heard simpson last had an extended 'toe-box'; assuming it means the 'hard-bit' is longer.
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    Sorry for the crude representation of my question; will try on at the local tailors :)
    Thanks
     


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    The Simpson is the opposite of the shape of your foot. I'd recommend the Robert or Forest last. Oscar may be a possibility as well.
     


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    mymil, I've seen my fair share of balmoral boots. This Carmina model, along with EG's similar one, is my all-time favourite. Wear them in good health!
     


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