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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. dalevy

    dalevy Distinguished Member

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    I don't have experience wearing either, but I did go with the Hove because it looks a little sleeker and I like the hatch pattern. Planning on wearing in business environment. But I would wear with dark denim. I need to see a Dover in real life first to decide if I want to commit serious dollars, but that has proven difficult. There is something about the proportion of the toe area that I keep seeing in pictures, and I can't tell whether it's the picture or if that's how they really are.
     


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    Thanks

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  3. Ironist

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    Sounds like you already decided. Besides looks, fit is what matters. 202 and 606 fit differently than mh71. I echo JS, dover is more casual and country while hove is a tad more city. Gg has the hove in Rioja though as a stock model so something to think about. I much prefer dove btw
     


  4. 90shilling

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    What color did you go with for your Hoves? From the photos in the G&G thread (pig bristle stitching discussion), looks like vintage oak?

    In your case, did you go with the Dover over the Hove due to the last/fit preference? Or was the oak hatch grain on the Hove just not the aesthetic you were looking for?
     
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  5. Ironist

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    It was redundant and fit wasn't as good. Color was very similar and hatch effect wasn't enough to differentiate itself from the smooth calf. I also prefer the look of the dover. It's classic and makes sense to me as a casual derby. Hove is more modernized. Less eyelets and more sleek, the design makes it look like it's trying to blend the city look within a country design. Considering how I'd wear them this is incongruent with the clothes they'd be worn with. It's really personal tastes. The hove is an imitation of the dover and I prefer the real deal.
     


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    @Leaves

    Is there any way we can get EG to make a boot version of the Grasmere?
     


  7. rnguy001

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    Black Carmina Jumpers orderd. First EGs ordered as well- MTO Galways.

    Thank you SF enablers. And curse you as well.
     


  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Shots fired!
     


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    That's upping your boot game in a hurry. Two real winners there.
     


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    I blame - I mean OWE you, @RogerP - and I'll have my revenge. Here or on TWAT. mark it.



     


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    What Galways did you MTO?
     


  12. rnguy001

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    Sorry my mistake - it was the preorder for the DOAK. New to this whole shoe thing..

     


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    Still a great boot. It's an incredible deal so congrats!
     


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    I echo some of the comments made previously. My first objective would be fit, then style (Dover which appears a bit more casual than the Hove). Not sure if it means anything to you or not but the Dover as stated earlier is something EG is known for. EG basically set the standard here. In regards to quality I doubt there is much difference whatsoever between the two.

    I have only one Dover, but if I were to get another split toe I would probably get another Dover.
     


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    I'd also try to try on shoes in those lasts if possible. That helped to make a decision for me.
     


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