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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Distinguished Member

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    Rodger, what did you decide on the lama Chukkas? I keep almost pulling the trigger...
     


  2. LeviMay

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    Only one?!
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    why not get the bonafe bal boot? i actually prefer that one. but in any case, good luck. if anything be patient youve got an up hill climb here
     
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  4. LeviMay

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    I'm just not sure about the grey suede. I love the look of the black on black; the grey seems like a bit much.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    i may be mistaken but im not sure if a black gmto of anything has been made. let alone a bal boot..

    if anything be patient youve got an up hill climb here
     
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  6. LeviMay

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    I believe the one I'd pictured was a stock model, rather than a MTO.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    "believe"? what are you confused about? leaves said it was a stock time from a few years ago

    im saying black gmto rarely get made by the community
     
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  8. LeviMay

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    Not confused. Sorry.

    It's true, though, that black is just not as popular.
     


  9. Goodman

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    I'm thinking about something like this as well as I am in the same boat as LeviMay. Or...

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    Or... I'm intrigued by the Bonafe bal boot but it seems the grey makes it more daring for lack of a better word. Might it possibly be too nice/elegant to serve as a boot you can wear to the office or around town. I can definitely see rocking them as a wedding shoe or a night at the Met but I don't get married or go to Met openings all that often. The above seem a little safer. I guess the question I'm debating is can I pull of the Bonafe 2 tone's without looking too much like a dandy? Is it a special occasion shoe (wedding/opera) or can I rock it with a suit and wear it around town and not feel overdressed or out of place? They are definitely more interesting and would be more fun to wear.

    Agreed that a black on black MTO is an uphill climb but I have brown and burgundy bal boots so there is a place in the rotation for black.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. The black could, I feel, be worn with pinstripes as easily as to the opera, whereas the two-tone would be that much more memorable, and, thus, be brought out less often.
     


  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    i agree, this is a great way to own a black boot. black can feel meh, nice to mix it up with suede or some nice detail. good luck!
     


  12. LeviMay

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    Many thanks, sir.

    (You in?)
     


  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    nay, like rogerp, i already have one. hurry up and get yours and join the club!
     


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    If you guys get 3, you should just do an MTO through Skoak for Bonafe -- get that same model but with black suede instead of grey suede. That price is amazing - a bit more than the Carminas but the quality is outstanding and you don't need 6. You don't even need 3 if you are willing to pay just a 15% up charge.
     


  15. Goodman

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    Thanks for the info - good to know. Still intrigued by the Black and grey. Should a man have an "F U" shoe in his closet?
     


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