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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. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Might be down for that Isham after all then...

    By the way, what is Vintage Arran Grain leather? I have never heard of that one, is it one of their Highland Grain leathers?
     
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  2. laufer

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    That's a welcome news, I was really upset about having to order shoe trees for boots. While we are on the subject of GMTO. Are there any interested parties in G & G Burnham Chelsea boots in some shade of brown preferably espresso. Here are the pictures

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  3. JubeiSpiegel

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    I would be down, but would be relegated to back of the line due to my G width needs...
     
  4. Skoaktiebolaget

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    I find it to be an overall more snug fit, most notably around the ball width as well as in the instep.
     
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    I just got my cordovan chukkas from Sweden. The fit is perfect! Thanks!
     
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    That's my experience also, comparing boots in the same size for both lasts.
     
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    Just to clarify... When you say same size in both lasts do you mean labeled size? For instance 7.5UK Rain and 7.5UK 82? Or do you mean same size like you would (most likely) actually wear; 7.5UK Rain and 8UK 82?

    I think most people size down 1 full size (from U.S.) for Rain and 1/2 for 82 last.
     
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    I was comparing my UK 9 Carmina 973 boots on the Rain last with my UK 9 EG Galways on the 82 last. Both fit, but the Rain boots are a bit more roomy. Both are tall derby boots.
     
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    That said, I am really on the border with size in the Rain last when it comes to shoes. I have a few pairs in UK 8.5 that work, but one that is too tight. Since I can't stand a close fitting tall boot, and like to be able to wear slightly thicker socks in winter, I go with UK 9 Rain in a boot.
     
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    OK, yea. I would imagine the Rain being quite roomy in that situation.
     
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    I would go for this if this last will allow the equivalent of an American "e" width, which I neef.
     
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  12. tifosi

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    That makes sense to me. I would not want a boot to fit like an oxford.
     
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    Sorry for the double post, something went wrong.
     
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    I hope this isn't the case for balmoral boots. I intend to wear mine for work with my usual mercerized cotton or thin wool/cotton/etc socks.
     
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    Yea, when I wear most of my derby boots to work I wear my normal work socks. I don't mind the looser fit in a boot. At least not for the workday.
     
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    post pics after a couple of wears!. would love to see how they wear

    thanks!
     
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    Thanks Alex - I figured if I wear a 9.5 in rain I'd probably be a 9.5 F (wide) in EG or possibly a 10 E (medium). How about you @RogerP? Do you own any boots on the 82?
     
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    Ah I misread - thank you
     
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    I believe Leaves posted a while back that he wears:

    Rain: UK 8
    82: UK 8 F
     
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