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

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

  1. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    ^ Then I agree fully. Didn't mean to single you out, I saw a number of comments that they were formal elsewhere and just kind of wondered what I was missing.
     
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    In my work environment they would definitely work in business settings. Then again in So Cal flip flops may also be adequate.
     
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    this is a fantastic idea! with a natural or light brown edge trim?

    :slayer:

    edit-how many do we need to make this gmto a GO?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    +1. context is everything. im sure SF'ers dressed in "business casual" have been charged with being overdressed. in this light, the ucap is a dressy boot, nothing short of "fancy". switch the laces to bar lacing I I I I or crosses X X X and all of a sudden youre a dandy.

    with that said, i find the ucap works well with both casual cotton chinos and wool dress slacks. as a balmoral boot, its far more versatile than a sleeked captoe bal boot
     
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    Suede bal boots are the best. I would be all over that if I wasn't planning for other things.
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    I'd be in for Patrik's suede u wing bal suggestion.

    Though I'd prefer less brogueing with the suede.
     
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    how so? im interested in what you have in mind

    the uwing boot design is already without a medallion and the the edges are cut in perfectly straight edge, no pinking
     
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    Anyone have anything close to this so I can see what it would look like?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    polo suede and edge trim would resemble this pair of G&G belonging to Mr. Leaves:

     
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    Fox Suede is stunning.

    @JubeiSpiegel

    Can you work your magic and mock up a U wing boot in that color suede?

    Please? :)
     
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    oh god lets not get distracted by comparing one shoe makers suede color to anothers. Batches of same suede from the same shoemaker varies even. i simply posted the G&G light brown suede and natural suede to a "feel" for the uwing boot would look.
     
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    A few more light brown/dark tan suede boots.

     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    The original borgued U- wing is cool boot, but a fairly busy one. Not knocking it - I have it coming in burgundy.

    I have never felt that brogueing looks as good on suede as on smooth calf or shell - the punching just looks less crisp due to the nature of the material. And suede is adding texture of its own, with contrasting stitching adding another visual element to the equation.

    I think suede plus contrasting stitching plus the already bold design of the U wing is plenty for this boot - I'd be inclined to forego the brogeuing all together. And for those who already have one or both versions of the U-wing, an austerity version would make it a less repetitive addition.

    As for colour - dark brown is out for me, as is a very light tan.
     
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    By broguing you mean the hole punch? So austerity uwing boot?
     

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