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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

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

  1. Tallcane

    Tallcane Senior member

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    Any recommendations for which saphir cream color to use with skoaks G&G vintage cedar Cambridge?
     
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  2. loxo

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    Thank you, gentlemen. I appreciate your thoughts. I went ahead and picked up the Carmina Tärnsjö longwings. I have a pair Alden 975s in color 8 and I have been looking for a lighter-colored everyday brogue but I wanted to break out from shell cordovan and I can't quite get myself into full-on grain leather. I'm hoping the tärnsjo leather is a nice blend of similar characteristics between the two. It looks like it will wear well with the bulkier lines of a longwing. I am really looking forward to them!
     
  3. shagedelic

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    Whoever picked up the VOAK Canterburys in the odd stock, I curse you while my wallet thanks you. [​IMG]
     
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    It's midnight blue as everyone above mentioned! We actually requested for some slight burnishing but I guess it wasn't as much as I expected.

    But burnishing work could easily be done with either some shoe cream or Saphir Teinture Francais Dyes. Planning to get them burnished after some wears first !
     
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  5. grc1

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    Would definitely recommend darkening/patina from personal experience with my midnight blue Mitchells - the standard-issue midnight blue is a stunning colour, literally speaking. Darkening it dials the effect back from "stun" to "eye-catch."
     
  6. culverwood

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    Carlos Santos Derby in Braga Patina. My usual size is 9 and these are that size. They are probably a shade darker than the photo suggests but still a lighter brown.

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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Very good, like the combination too :nodding:
     
  8. nickrut

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    What color did you use to darken
     
  9. Petepan

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    Waiting for more pics of Calos Santos in Florest patina.
     
  10. grc1

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    Can't take credit - I had the inimitable Thomas at the Savile Row store do it. Left is the patina'd version, right the standard stock colour.

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  11. cpmt10

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    Looks much more wearable! Great looking pair of Mitchells! I might consider doing some self-patina after a few more wears after seeing these haha
     
  12. grc1

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    They are. :nodding: They work much better now with trousers in greys (light- to mid) and blues almost up to navy.

    At least, that's my opinion - I'd be curious as to what my more sartorially adventurous brethren pair their standard midnight blue with?
     
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    Canterburys on order. Pretty skoaked... :)
     
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    Just letting you guys know that I will try to post some pics of my st James in pearl grey as well but I'll do it is brighter lighting so you guys can see the extremes.
     
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    Gable in midnight blue with a dark burnished toe and heel is what I was thinking for us. Then we can do a black sole and blue lining too. I prefer the tg73 for us to help make it pop a bit more.

    Any interest in that for us?
     
  16. venividivicibj

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    Yeah, if I knew it would be that dark, I would have jumped in for sure. I held off because I thought it was going to be too light/ a bit purplish as seen in some pics.
     
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    No purple tint thank god
     
  18. CanadaCal

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    How the F are those EG Westminsters in DOAK still sitting there?
     
  19. tchoy

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    If only they were F fittings they would be gone.
     
  20. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Skoaked... good one! Enjoy!
     

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