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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Another UK8 recommendation.
     
  2. Shouldaville

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    On customs, I had one go through in what looks like 4 minutes today. At this point they have been bombarded by Skoak taped boxes into the US, and just toss them through.

    My wife saw a nice blue envelope on my desk the other day and opened it thinking it was an invitation. I heard my full name yelled and "please tell me you didn't buy a $5,000 shoe!". Not that I'm hiding anything, but future envelopes may go straight to the trash.
     
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  3. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Half size down from Barrie last for EG 82 / 888 ?
     
  4. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Same size as Barrie.
     
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  5. MGD83

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    Tifosi, what about from your carmina rain size? Half size up from that for EG? Are the lasts really that much slimmer?
     
  6. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    8D Barrie, 7.5UK Rain, 8UK In all EG lasts so far.
     
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    +1
     
  9. sacafotos

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    Thanks! You measure 8.5D, right?

    I'm TTS 8E
    Barrie 8D/7.5E
    Oscar 7.5UK (fits like Rain, allegedly)
     
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    No. He means 8D. He and I are pretty much identical sizing
     
  11. fllick

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    Alexander from Skoak has kindly sent me swatches of available suede from bonafe for our perusal with regards to the bonafe bal boot gmto i proposed. To those who expressed some interest @MGD83 @toblov @Goodman , feel free to give your comments.

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    i feel the first from the right might provide minimal contrast. or maybe even the dark brown on the left of the red suede.

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    nth here catches my eye. they look rougher (for a lack of better word) than the first swatch above.
     
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  12. toblov

    toblov Well-Known Member

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    I vote for a black/black boot.
     
  13. CFML

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    Last : Forest
    upper : Black Calf (Maybe cordovan?)
    shaft : Black suede
    Sole : Dainite
    Speed Hooks : Yes
    fit : E (normal fitting)
    I will going with you to GMTO
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Anyone know where to source basketball or football leather like the image below from Leffot's website? Thinking a MTO chukka in baseball leather for next fall.

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    since that is Leffots not sure if this is the thread to post your question. In any case, AFAIK Allen Edmonds currently makes 3 different shoes using Horweens football leather. You can probably ask them to MTO a chukka with this leather for you.

    Sorry for the OT.
     
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  16. laufer

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    I see a lot of interests for the Bonafe MTO. Here is my idea a modified Adelaide on 946 last in blue calf. Any interest? Maybe Justin @Handmadeshoes is interested :D

    This shoe
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    In this color the blue color right next to black.

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    White leather with red stitching? [​IMG]
     
  18. aldenwear

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    Kind of funny to see all of this talk about "fuck you' boots that cost high-three figures to mid-four figures. Anyone who can spend that much on one pair of showy shoes is definitely part of The Man. The buyer is not saying "fuck you" to anyone. He is saying "I want to look stylish, and I am such a big-balled success that I just dropped $1,000 large (or more) on a completely non-essential, pure luxury item."

    I am all for these shoes as much as the next Style Forum member. But it is hard for me to believe I am manning the ramparts, or thumbing my nose at anyone.
     
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    Rawlings MTO :slayer:
     
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    I was thinking one of Skoak's suppliers has a leather that's similar, maybe it was a pebble grain.
     
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