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Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Chopper88

    Chopper88 Senior Member

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    Quote: Thanks for your fast response! Could you tell me, which last is this exactly? I've seen the 861 before (and thought it would never come back), but have seen references to Forest and Oscar, whilst the Carmina website says Soller? They look less sleek compared to the Frankenstitch boots, but it's hard to judge from different angles.

    Will there be a version with speedhooks? Or just as is in the picture?
     


  2. dddrees

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    I really like those Roger.

    Too bad I waited to long to get a pair, but then again they're so similar to another pair I already own.
     


  3. Mr. Six

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    Thanks for your fast response! Could you tell me, which last is this exactly? I've seen the 861 before (and thought it would never come back), but have seen references to Forest and Oscar, whilst the Carmina website says Soller? They look less sleek compared to the Frankenstitch boots, but it's hard to judge from different angles. Will there be a version with speedhooks? Or just as is in the picture? [/quote] Leaves will have to confirm for sure, but if it's model 861, it should be on Forest. http://carminashoemaker.com/man/collection/forest/model/861_detail.html
     


  4. RogerP

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    Yes - I wasn't clear, hence the misunderstanding. I meant these wouldn't be my last Bonafes. I'm sure another pair of Bonafe boots might be in my future, but with the Frankenstitch Carmina on order and an EG Shannon lined up for the fall, I think I'm more focused on shoes for a shorter-term Bonafe purchase or MTO. A suede dress shoe is a gap I'd like to fill, which is the only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on those lovely suede Chukkas that Skoak has in stock.

    Looking forward to your feedback on your Chukkas - are you getting calf or suede?
     


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    Thanks my man. I try to avoid closely duplicating purchases as well. I'm all about diversity in the rotation. About the only time I would duplicate is when replacing or significantly upgrading an existing pair.
     


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    An example of Bonafe double monks made for Ring Jacket. A really nice colour too

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    Burgundy calf on dainite soles.
     


  8. RogerP

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    ^^^ Nice choice.
     


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    Wow, these in Bonafe's tobacco suede would be killer.
     


  10. Leaves

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    They are on the Forest last. We will not have speed hooks on it, it will be like the above pair.

    I almost forgot through, we have this model incoming in mid or late March, from Enzo Bonafé:
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    And also these Boanfé Split Toe Derby with a chained Norvegese, for rainy summer days, also incoming in mid or late March:
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  11. Leaves

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    Yes, I have been planning for this for a while. Bonafé carries two types of grain and they carry each version in about 10 hues, so there are a lot of options.

    1. Fine grain with a texture reminding a little of Hatch Grain. Here you can also see the difference between a "chained" Norvegese (top) and a "single" Norvegese(middle picture).
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    2. A coarser grain that looks really good on country shoes and boots.
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  12. Chopper88

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    Thanks for the confirmation! Reason I asked is this: http://www.carminashoemaker.com/man/collection/cordovan/model/861_detail.html
    Can't imagine they use the same model no. with different lasts...
     


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    Beautiful last. Do you might know the name on the last?
     


  15. Chopper88

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    And once more: thank you sir!
    Time to do some thorough pre-purchase research...
     


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