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

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  1. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Have a nice stay in Italy! Some day I'm going to Pitti :)
     


  2. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Is EG still capable of doing MTO boots in zug grain, or heather gorse as I've heard they call it? Preferable in Veldtschoen? [​IMG]
    Would love to have a die hard Galway in zug grain/suede, fully shearling lined (though I know EG usually only lines the shaft of the boot), Veldtschoened and ridgeway soles [​IMG]

    Cheers,
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    There's the rub I suspect ...and why they say Goodyear.

     
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    I believe so as well, also if i'm not mistaking that is exactly how st crispins does they shoes as well. But i wonder if that should really affect the "quality" since the major criticism against gemming is that it's glued, and while this construction is not completely hand made it is still not glued. Might be a good compromise to keep costs down. The only shoes that I know about that are completely hand made in this price range is Vass.
     


  5. RogerP

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    New arrival from Skoak yesterday. All aspects of the deal were smooth as silk, as per usual. Enzo Bonafe derby boot on the 946 chiseled last. Initial out of the box impressions - VERY well made and finished. The fit is reasonably generous across the forefoot and over the instep, which is perfect for me. I can't really comment on comfort yet as I have ony worn them around the house for a bit. I will get them Topy'd and then rock them every chance I get. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    budapest12 Senior member

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    Those are absolutely awesome boots. Congrats. Am considering an MTO for next fall of the same boot in a darker brown.
     


  7. humphery

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    Sleek & sharp! The aesthetic as to how the toe cap shape always remind me of the Ferrari Enzo. It'd be perfect if they can trim down the outsole a bit and skip the eyelets though
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  8. budapest12

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    I like the Ferrari comparison. However, I also like the eyelets and think the outsole is part of the package on Norvegese stitched boots.
     


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    Skoak team (or anyone that knows)

    How do the Carmina belts run? If I wear 33/34 pants, what size belt should I order?

    Thanks!!!
     


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    I wear 34" in my denims and 36" in Carmina belts.
     


  11. RogerP

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    Thanks guys - very pleased with these. I can understand the preference for a less pronounced sole, but like budapest12, I feel it goes with the Norvegese stitching. Plus, it's casual derby boot - this sole wouldn't play on a sleek dressy bal boot. I don't have strong feelings on the eyelets one way or the other.
     


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    I don't know why I feel so strongly about this but I think losing the eyelets totally throws off the aesthetic. They balance the stitching and go with the leather. Just my view.
     


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    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Regardless of sole, eyelets, etc (which I like both)...those boots = "I'm getting lucky tonight."
     


  14. budapest12

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    ^ +1. If not, try the Ferrari.
     


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    Roger, may I know what size you are wearing vis a vis EG? Is the last longer than EG and also an idea of the leather quality would be greatly appreciated.
     


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