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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. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    @Leaves only whole sizes, no halves?
     
  2. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    The norvegese derbys are truly beautiful. First time in a long long time a black shoe or a plain toe have really caught my eye.
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    UK 7.5
     
  4. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Tarnsjo Jumper looks very nice...decisions

    @Leaves do you recommend ordering your normal size given the fur lining or half a size up?
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    See Bonafè thread for explanation. :)
     
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    Do we have trees available for the Bonafe 946 last ?
     
  7. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

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    Carmina grain jumpers in the wild (office) :)

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    Does the goyser welting make the shoes half size bigger? If so, haha!
     
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    @Leaves : The Monkey boots look fantastic! The website describes the boot as a rugged boot for rough weather conditions. I see how that'd be true with Commando Soles, but is there anything unique about the Melezze calf leather that makes it more resilient in inclement weather? I tend to go with grained leathers and have heard the merits of cordovan, but calf seems to be less ideal in snow/rain/sludge/etc.
     
  10. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    Oy! Those Norvegese Bonafes look awesome! I REALLY shouldn't be getting any more shoes, but those are sooooooo tempting.....:brick:
     
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    This is a common Style Forum misconception. Cordovan is no better or worse in inclement weather than calf. Cordovan is just over-hyped.
     
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  12. LoKey

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    Fair enough. I'm not speaking from personal experience regarding cordovan, but have had less than desirable outcomes with calf leather. I'm pretty meticulous about brushing/wiping/cleaning after trekking through Boston's sidewalks, but calf still doesn't stand up well. My suedes have done much better in comparison. In any case, I'm just curious to hear about the Monkey boot.
     
  13. smoothie1

    smoothie1 Senior member

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    Well, they're leather, so they probably won't perform much better for your personal needs.
     
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    I'm one of the few people on SF that prefers calf over cordovan I imagine.

    I don't enjoy the way it rolls, the density of the cordovan leaves my feet sweating in this Florida climate, and every scratch is heartbreaking to witness. I tried it enough times, i wanted to drink the Koolaid, but it is not a leather for a person living in hot weather IMO.

    I do think the density of the leather will protect the foot from rain/snow better, but it's strictly conjecture on my part. I can see why people who live in colder climates like cordovan though, as it would seem more practical in those situations.

    Regarding suede, that is what i need to get more of it. Evidently it is the least dense leather option, so it would be more ideal for hotter climates. Ironic, since suede is usually regarded as a winter staple...
     
  15. John15

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    Those Norvegese Bonafes look awesome! Yesss
     
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    Just making sure this didn't get lost in the mix. This would be an awesome makeup for you guys to stock
     
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    X-post from Bonafe thread

    Leaves, can they make a boot version of that norvegese wingtip derby? Price?
     
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    Plus, I must add that Steve is always careful not to step on the toes of other retailers by producing [exclusive] make-ups that others already sell. I've seen him decline designs because Skoak already sells it, or something similar enough. As Buda points out, it wasn't Steve's idea to produce that makeup, it was crowd sourced.

    I observe a mutual respect between GF and Skoak (not that anyone is suggesting otherwise), which is great.

    I also like to give credit where credit is due, so hat's off to Leaves for his part in originating that design.

    That's a big part of why I like Carmina as a brand. Great shoes and value, but also wonderful stockist who deliver top-notch service and are willing to work with customers on creating new designs.
     
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  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Would anyone be down for a Bonafe version of this?

    etrusco/burgundy calf or Burgundy grain PTB, Natural edge, white stitching on welt, Metal Eyelets, split commando sole
    (though i don't know if they have split commando sole like alden/carmina)

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  20. smoothie1

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    Why reinvent the wheel? Just purchase what you posted there.
     

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