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

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  1. Leaves

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    I'd love to arrange a GMTO for it, I'm open to suggestions.

    It looks killer in Shell (but that's not an option as you all know, given the shortage). I saw GF did it in Burgundy Museum Calf. We were the ones who pushed for Carmina to bring in Museum Calf and I did the first prototype in Museum Calf. I made up the style 80267 for myself in Burgundy Museum Calf, but I was not happy how it turned out, because the color was almost black. That's why we decided to stock it in Brown Museum Calf instead, for our store, and this has been one of our best sellers this seasons. They may have corrected this very dark Burgundy MC in later batches though, I don't know. As for the style itself, it's an evolution of our U-wing Oxford. We wanted it to be a derby boot, as suggested by a SF member, but Carmina decided it would look better as an Oxford boot and I’m happy it turned out so amazing. So it’s not exactly our style although it’s heavily influenced by our Uwing Oxford. The biggest credit goes to "don José", Mr. Albaladejo himself, who designed the Uwing Oxford and our extended Adelaide style from just a few rough sketches I made in the factory. That man is a genius.
     


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    Ultimately I see myself having two versions of this boot. One that is very classic similar to the pic above, but another one that is less orthodox. There are so many possibilities with this design to do something uniquely badazz.

    Random idea 1:
    Does Carmina have any kudu options other than the natural? I think a chocolate brown suede shaft, brown kudu upper, and museum brown calf toe could be hot. Or kudu upper and shaft with calf toe.

    Random idea 2:
    another member (can't remember off top of head) has been clamoring for a navy/burgundy combo. I think this boot with navy museum calf toe (heard rumors that Carmina will have blue/navy museum in future), regular navy calf upper, and burgundy shaft (grain would be my vote but could do suede) could work.

    Would love to hear other ideas as well. This boot screams for something unique.
     


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    I am that member^^
    Unfortunately we are not enough (only 4 confirmed) to make it. Like another member I am hesitating between:
    1) waiting longer for
    2) going on my own for an mto (but with a few different specs).
     


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    Thanks, guys! The boots are great. I think a version in burnished natur marron or burnished burgundy would be pretty great. This boot seems really dressy to me. The broguing gives it all the character it needs, so simple leather choices seem most complementary.
     


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    Ok, lets get this button boot GMTO off the ground.
    -Burgundy museum calf upper.
    -snuff suede or darker shaft.
    -plain toe.
    -Same last as the Peccary GMTO right now.
    -single Danite
     


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    That didn't take much convincing!
     


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    Saw this in another makeup - they call this plum museum calf but I'm not sure if they actually mean burgundy.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I assume that is the burgundy calf. EP always makes their own titles up for stuff I've noticed. They give names to all of their Carmina shoes when Carmina only gives them model #.

    If that is, in fact, their current burgundy museum, I am killing myself at how fukking hot those u-boots from GF will be.

    :lurk::drool:
     


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    ^^That does indeed look nice.
     


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    ^ youre too humble man. if i read into your comments, you pretty much came up with the uwing design and pushed for carmina to stock the burgundy calf and then GF came along and ripped the concept away. dude is a hustler, cant fault him for that. as they say gots to get paid. gettin' paper, doin' work, hustle, yeee
     
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    What's the next good Edward Green thing to have made up after this Zug and Willow business? Anyone have any unusual ideas. I suppose I will have to do some digging...
     


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    Hilarious. Skoak does come up with some innovative designs.
     


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    Museum calf from any maker in any color, IMO, is a bit of a gamble. If done right, it is wonderfully unique. But sometimes the leather looks so blotchy as to make the shoe look like a total mess. Museum calf is one of only a very few leathers I will not buy unless I have the option to return (for the reasons stated). Perhaps others disagree. No problem.
     


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    Yeah, I meant add above that the folks at SkoAB should get major kudos for the u-cap boot design. Of course Sr. Albaladejo should get a ton of credit too. It's a wonderful concept. Great work all around.
     


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    Hence why I am posting on this thread and not there.
     
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