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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. techaview

    techaview Senior Member

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    Actually the Simpson last is what I am thinking of...

    If I am not wrong there is already a 3 eyelets chukka gmto on rain last. The special part will be on the hatch grain which add depth to the leather...
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

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    Indeed, the GG guys are extremely reasonable businessmen. Dean has helped me out on many occasions, an outstanding gentleman...
     
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  3. sacafotos

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    @bespoken pa

    Just visited both GG and EG.

    GG MH71: 7F (perfect)
    EG 82/202: 7.5E

    G&G told me that their lasts are all meant to fit the same in the key dimensions; has me worried that I didn't try on the TG73 (we were in a hurry) in the same size. But, I do know to size up by half for boots to accommodate for a thicker sock.

    Gotta hand it to G&G, I dealt with Thomas who provided exceptional service and advice. Didn't mind at all me trying a couple shoes and asking a bunch of questions.

    Sadly, EG folks were laughably snooty, despite shooting them an email in advance and asking if it was ok to get fitted in a few different lasts, to which they warmly replied that it was no problem and I could come in any time.

    The dude (French?) with the short dark hair was just miserable to deal with, clearly trying to get me out of the store when I told him I was only in to get fitted on two lasts per my email inquiry. I half wanted to curse him out.

    Makes me grateful when I deal with the Skoak crew. Cheers to Patrick and Gabriel for always being accommodating.
     
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    I had a similar experience at the Ralph Lauren Beverly hills mansion.
     


  5. sacafotos

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    Sorry to hear that, man. My experience was unfortunately awful. There was an elder SA who seemed cheery with other customers and even gave us a glance with a confused look as to why our SA just seemed plain hostile; he was just a total cunt.

    Mind you, I tried on two floor models, took me like 5 min. He didn't have to move mountains or go out of his way.
     


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    As my English brother-in-law would say, "Ah, that's because he was French!". Before I get in trouble, I personally don't understand the animosity between the Brits and the French. I love them both.
     


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    @Leaves

    When is the Carmina Chocolate Suede Chukka going to be restocked? I should've snapped them up up earlier, but now am sorely regretting it.

    Any plans to also stock chelseas in soller last? I really like rain last but I find I need to round out my shoe wardrobe when most of my pairs are chiseled.
     


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    Wow, that was close.

    Really glad they didn't end up making the same decision (mistake) that EG did.


    One day hopefully EG too will see the light.
     


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    tifosi Tire Kicker

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    Nah. They won't.
     


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    One can always hope.
     


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    How about repaying GG's good will on the GMTO program, and getting another one done before the end of the month? :hide:
     


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    The trouble is that, there are currently at least a dozen of GMTO being circulated around.

    I really want something in English Grain color?
     


  13. dddrees

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    Just not sure you can get enough people to agree on anything else at this point in time. I certainly wish you luck, but I've already made what will probably my last choice before the hike at this point.
     


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    I'd be down for a Simpson chukka in dark brown calf
     
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  15. JubeiSpiegel

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    Well have at it then, good sir. Get that English Grain GMTO going.

    Here is an idea, if everyone posted a short list of their grail GG models, we could start seeing a clear picture of what models people are actually interested in getting.

    Right now we are really just shooting in the dark, hoping to get lucky...
     
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