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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. bloodyj13

    bloodyj13 Senior member

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    that Sintra is fascinating! a must have item for myself
     
  2. TtownMD

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    Nope not at all I have green antique olive similar color for EG Oxford & seeking G&G gable racing green. And planning on getting that color from CS also :D
     
  3. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    Florest patina is sick.
     
  4. ThunderMarch

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    Almost ALL their patinas look sick... very hard to choose
     
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  5. Heatmiser

    Heatmiser Senior member

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    I am looking to get a mid brown dressy chukka and wanted to get your feedback on these three chukka styles:

    Carmina 5 Eyelet in Rain last:

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    Carmina 3 Eyelet Chukka:in Inca last (MTO in Rain if possible)

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    Carlos Santos in 160 last:

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  6. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    I like CS color best out of three.
     
  7. rbhan12

    rbhan12 Senior member

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    Color and style if you want a dressy chukka
     
  8. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    You read my mind sir & good taste
     
  9. Whirling

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    I used to have the hardest time remembering how to spell Skoaktiebolaget. Then, I came up with an admittedly-stupid mnemonic for it:

    SK, as in SEK, dropping the "e," which is the currency one would use when actually visiting the shop.
    Oak, as in the type of tree. Even though the wood in the photos of their shop and in the background of their website looks more like teak, it is "close enough for government work."
    Tie, as in they do sell men's neckties.
    Bola, as in the type of tie popular in the US Southwest and which I am sure will soon be added to their offerings (or not.)
    Get, as in the whole point of a shop is that it is a place to get things for oneself.

    I would actually be curious as to the origin of the name and apologize if it's been covered before here.
     
  10. ThunderMarch

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    Haha. That's not bad.
    Apparently, their name is just Swedish for.
    "Shoe Inc." ??
     
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  11. mw313

    mw313 Senior member

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    I have to say that CS makes some really great patinas and I wish that I could try them out, but I don't think they would be able to make my size.

    You guys will have to buy extra to make up for my loss!
     
  12. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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  13. Dannefalk

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    You mean like these:

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  14. fairlynerdy

    fairlynerdy Senior member

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    Hahaha --- well done! Those are outstanding!
     
  15. lartiste

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    Those are fantastic!
     
  16. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I've never been much of a fan of 5-eyelet chukkas. Frankly, I view them as something a bit outside the chukka family and more of a short generic ankle boot. For me, 2 or 3 eyelet chukkas are the way to go.

    The lines of the CS are very appealing if you are looking for a dressier option. The Carminas will probably work better in a casual context while still working fine with a sport coat. I do prefer Rain last for this application, however (and own a pair in blue suede that have served me very well).

    If I were buying I'd probably give the CS a try because the sleek elongated aesthetic really floats my boat.
     
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  17. youtubs

    youtubs Senior member

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    It's been a long time, but I believe:

    Sko = shoe
    Aktie = stock
    Bolaget = company (or store?)
     
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  18. Jacke

    Jacke Well-Known Member

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    You are correct. Bolaget = company. However Aktiebolaget is one word. You can read more about it here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aktiebolag
     
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  19. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Similar to Volvo.

    From Wikipedia lol...

    "The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo)"
     
  20. ochong

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    Do orders shipped via Fedex International Economy to the US require signature? Up until now I've assumed yes, but from looking at the shipment facts I've noticed that it's not listed.

    Basically i'm trying to decide if I need to redirect it to a pickup location or if FedEx will just leave it for me at my home. Not really concerned with the package being stolen.
     

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