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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. mockingboy

    mockingboy Senior member

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    I think double leather would be great for this show but would be open to single.

    I like Etrusco and Meleze but no burgundy for me. What about Ebano?
     
  2. CLTesquire

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    I guess I've always preferred the Vitello leather over the Betis leather because the latter is flat and waxy looking to me. I like some shine. [​IMG]

    You may be right about a double leather sole. The only shoe I have a double leather sole on has a 360 welt and it looks clunky. But that's a combination of the giant Alden last it's on and the 360 welt. I think a 270 handwelt on the 74945 last would look excellent with whatever sole.
     
  3. EUtroll

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    I agree regarding the leather. Between the two, I would favor etrusco and then meleze.

    I think the appearance would be quite different from the Alden pair and that a double sole would look great, but I'm flexible on this one.
     
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    CLTesquire Senior member

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    So Bonafe model 3577

    [​IMG]

    Etrusco calf
    double leather sole
    74945 last
    270 handwelt (no Norvegese)
    brown sole edge
    brown flat laces
    natural lining

    The only other thing I'd suggest is a light burnish on the toe to give it a little more character. Also, if there's a groundswell of support for Meleze, I'd be cool with that too. After seeing the pic of the incoming Meleze captoes, I think it's an awesome color too.

    Any other thoughts guys? I think we need 4 people to get this going.
     
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  5. mockingboy

    mockingboy Senior member

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    I this looks good as is; I've got the brown marlow already which is too similar to the Meleze. Anyone for toe taps or no? I'm fine without
     
  6. EUtroll

    EUtroll Senior member

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    +1 Equally flexible between the two colors.
     
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  7. CLTesquire

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    Understood. Etrusco with no burnish.

    I don't have a strong opinion on toe taps other than they set off the metal detector at the courthouse and require me to take my shoes off. Is there an extra cost for that and will they mess up my hardwood floors at home? [​IMG]
     
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  8. mockingboy

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    I have never seen Etrusco in person; do you think its very close to the Marlow?

    I think it may be. Can we just noodle on it this weekend. I would be down for something closer to a Whiskey or closer to an Ebano, also?

    Or maybe even a Black?

    Any thoughts?
     
  9. CLTesquire

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    I have several pairs in Etrusco at this point. I would describe it as a reddish brown.

    The pair here:

    http://us.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/enzo-bonafe/products/enzo-bonafe-classic-oxford

    Are exactly how it looks in person.

    How about Vitello Bolet? I've always wanted a pair of something in Bolet.

    Are your Marlows in dark brown cordovan?
     
  10. mockingboy

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    Yes-

    The standard brown cordovan.

    Bolet looks interesting as well. I think Etrusco is ligher and redder than my Marlows but want to go home and look at them this weekend.

    Would you be down with Bolet?
     
  11. EUtroll

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    Too light for me, I'm afraid. Looking for something suitable for the office.
     
  12. CLTesquire

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    Have a look at your Marlows this weekend. I'd be fine with Bolet, Etrusco, or Meleze but would prefer darker shades I suppose.

    Skoak says the price would be $550 USD and $50 extra for toe taps.
     
  13. niomosy

    niomosy Active Member

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    Yup, a navy monk has been on my buy soon list for a while.
     
  14. watchidiot

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    Some NST love this weekend
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    From the great gentlemen of Skoaktiebloaget.
     
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  15. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    @ThunderMarch holy tits those button boots are insane. Those demand more pics when you receive them!
     
  16. peppercorn78

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    Oooh. I'll need to see pics of this when you get it.
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    @watchidiot Splendid pair, I gave my brother the same as a present, he wears the hell out of them but you can't tell, very sturdy make up, perfect with denim. One of our first Bonafè make ups!
     
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    Certainly! Please stay tuned!
     
  19. watchidiot

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    Thank you @Leaves! If your family is in need of another brother, I'll happily volunteer to be adopted. Your choice of gifts to your brother is excellent.
     
  20. Zapasman

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    Beautiful last for a chukka!!
     

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