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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. Ironist

    Ironist Distinguished Member

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    Guessing you confirmed your kudu Thorpe? Nice. I wonder how far the color is from arran grain.
     


  2. rydenfan

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    No. I'm working on other plans ;)

    But G&G has been dreadfully slow to get Skoak some answers
     


  3. laufer

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    I do not think there is any kudu left.
     


  4. dddrees

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    Yes, I believe there was a limited supply when it was first brought up. You would have to contact @Leaves and see if there was any available.
     
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    Why is sizing down in a boot not recommended? I was also under the impression that I should size down a half size from rain to Soller but am thrown by the comment that I shouldn't do this for a boot.
     


  7. RogerP

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    I size up from 8.5 to 9 for a boot in Rain. I don't need to do so in Soller because it is roomy enough. I did not suggest sizing down for a boot as a general rule.
     


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    Thanks Roger. Is there a rationale for why? Does the shaft of the boot impact this issue?
     


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    For me, it's down to the fit of a particular last rather than a general rule. 8.5 Rain is a good fit but a snug fit. A boot that's a bit too small is worse than a shoe that is a bit too small, IMO. Foot and ankle are completely covered, so there is no room for forgiveness. Going up half a size allows me the choice to wear thicker socks on occasion, but isn't nearly so roomy as to be a poor, sloppy fit. If sizing up by a half did result in a boot a bit too roomy, that could easily be solved by an insole. If too small, you can only have them stretched, which is a hit and miss proposition.
     


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    Extremely awesome. I know not everyone likes the squared-off apron but I think it's lovely.
     


  12. watchidiot

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    @laufer I'm in. I wanted to pull the trigger on the boots too but with so many folks here on 7.5UK I always get beat. Need to lurk more frequently Skoak's site :)

    Would be great if we can get to 6 before the price increase. Though 3% isn't much. Oh the life of a mendicant shoe addict.
     


  13. Tallcane

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    I am 90% in as well. Just want to hear all of the details.
     


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    @lauferwhat deets are you thinking? Can we do some sort of rubber sole? Dainite (double or 500), Tomir or victory? Leather sole is not a deal breaker but I do prefer rubber as it rains a lot where I'm from.
     


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    Nabbed the Polo suede boots and a pair of brown dress oxfords. For some reason once I subscribed to this thread my older shoes all of a sudden became uncomfortable to wear. That's when I decided to replace all of them. Going to have a lot red boxes to share in the next week or two ! Bastards.
     


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