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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. budapest12

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    You never had any bals to begin with.

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    Thank you SF, you've been great….
     


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    Burgundy museum that's almost black? My credit card just jumped right outta my wallet. I swear.
     


  3. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    And I never will...
     


  4. dddrees

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    I'm not a fan of that last on a boot and that particular sole on a boot either.
     


  5. budapest12

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    I hear you on that. I love the look of bal boots but just don't think I'd get enough wear out of them to justify them. Bal shoes - have plenty.

    For the type of boot you were considering, this model probably wouldn't scratch the itch.
     
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    Saw you meant Detroit last, so editing my response.

    Barrie and Detroit are similar fitting lasts - full in forefoot and toe box. I wear an "e" width in barrie, and Detroit lasted shoe fit a tiny bit more snug than a barrie shoe with "e" width, but not much.

    The rule of thumb is barrie-lasted shoes are .5 size down from brannock size and Carmina shoes go down one full size from Brannock size. For example, my brannock size is 7.5E. I wear 7E in barrie-lasted shoes and 6.5 in detroit-lasted shoes.

    If your real barrie size is 8D, I would think your brannock size would be 8.5D and you would likely wear a 7.5 detroit-lasted shoes.
     
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    Rain last is a bit strange for general boots (too style-forward and angular), but with this special model it works perfectly!

    What a thoroughly dandy boot, nicely done SkoAB team!
     


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    Thanks. I will try the 7UK Detroit and see how that goes. I have seen some people use that size conversion from Barrie last and also say that Rain and Detroit differ by a half size. So that all seems to make sense. If it's too small, I will try to snag the 7.5 if it is still available.
     


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    Sadly, not until the Shell situation changes.


    They fit differently but similar, so yes the general recommendation is to use the same size for Detroit as for rain.
     


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    You guys need to keep an eye on our website and this thread the next 12 hours. :)
     


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    Do you hear the voice of doak Nevis boots :)
     


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    Thank you very much, Patrik.
     


  13. Leaves

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    No, but let's just say that Bonafé has an interpretation of a boot similar to the Crisp above, that in my opinion is more elegant.

    If you're a Nevis lover and welling to switch to G&G we do have the Thorpe in Arran Grain being launched today too.
     
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    ^ I cannot wait to see the bonafe and also the Thorpe. Both revealed today? Praise Christ I have large feet otherwise if be out on the streets living in a shoe box house
     


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    G&G E width is Too narrow for me...
     


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