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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I'm sure something could be arranged...
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    You only need three for a GMTO. And with the modest 15% single MTO fee (not to mention the already very attractive pricing) there is never a reason to wait on getting exactly the Bonafe you want when you want.
     
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  3. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    I'd possibly be down for a remake of the StC or the RogerP MTO. Would prefer a different last like the 804 or 062.

    The StC boot last looks like the Bonafé 363 MOD last.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I can't directly compare all of them, but I think my St. C. is more aggressively chiseled than either the Bonafe 363 MOD or the Bonafe 976.


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  5. laufer

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    May I recommend you guys consider 74945 Bonafe last.
     
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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "Ouch" says this American.
     
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  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    With like a 70% tax rate it's hard to call anything "free"
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Exactly.
     
  9. Silent Speaker

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    Sorry to bother the thread, but I was hoping to canvass some sizing info on the Carmina Detroit last as I'm looking at that last pair of cognac shell derbies Skoak's got and wondering if they'll fit me.

    I take an 8.5 in the Viberg 2030, Tricker's 4497s, Alden Barrie and Trubalance. Generally thicker socks with the two former, thinner with the two latter.

    Would an 8.5 in the Carmina detroit be too long for me? (too narrow?). I'm a 9E (right) and 8.5D/E(left) on the brannock if that's any help.

    I'm afraid I have no prior experience with Carmina lasts.

    Anyone else care to share what they take in these lasts?

    Thanks!
     
  10. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Too big. You are likely an 8 and may even be able to do a 7.5

    But there is also no way I could wear the same size in 2030 and 4497. 4497 is a half or full size bigger for me
     
  11. budapest12

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    ^ 8.5 is likely to be huge on you. You'd want an 8 or possibly a 7.5.
     
  12. Silent Speaker

    Silent Speaker Well-Known Member

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    I feared as much. Oh well. Thanks guys.



    Well I'm sure I could take an 8 in the 2030 as they are a little bit long on me to be honest. The 8.5 was taken because wanted to err on the side of caution, being unfamiliar with Viberg's sizing at the time. It was winter, and I was wearing thicker socks. Still, I don't mind the relative looseness in summer. A half sze too large and they're still my most comfortable boots.

    The 8.5 UK in the Tricker's are as low as I'd want to go though - an 8 in those and my toes would probably be cramped right at the end of the boots, heels were enormous however.


    I'm leaning on the 8 I think. I've accumulated too many pairs of footwear of late where I have wished for a little more room in the toes. That right foot needs a little more space in the toe box, lest the big toe scrape on the roof. I've often thought that a tall toeboxed Alt-Wien style shoe is best for me.



    I am assuming that the Tricker's or perhaps the Viberg's are the widest compared to the Detroit. But where does the Barrie fit on this scale? I would assume that the Barrie is still wider than the Detroit, but obviously cannot say for sure.
     
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    It's a tough shot to get right if you want a close-up picture, a small change in the angle of the shot can make the shoes look either overly elongated or fat. Pics of the Bonafé wholecut on Google Image search, for example, are very different. I think the last (the 946?) is tough to photograph because of the chisel.

    That being said, I pretty much always search for overheard shots of the shoes in interested in. So would love more of them if Skoak wrote so inclined! ;)
     
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    It's not hard to call it "free". But I wouldn't call it free :)
     
  15. Shouldaville

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    I don't think I've ever been this excited getting a black shoe. Whatever order spec was off made them perfect for me. Thanks for listing Skoak!

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  16. MacktasticGDogg

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    I also find myself wishing that overhead shots were available when browsing Skoab's pictures.
     
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  17. stevent

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    Nice pickup!
     
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  18. sacafotos

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    @RogerP

    That "chisel" looks like a soft round chisel, not sharp like the 946, but point taken. From that angle, I'd say the Bonafé 2102B is similar.

    Also, the shaft of the StC comes farther down the vamp; Bonafè boots seem to have longer vamps. Look at the grain jumper boot from the side.

    Great boot regardless. I need some Norvegese in my rotation.

    EDIT: I take it back. Check out the toe of the monkey boot. Seems closer to the StC makeup.
     
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  19. RogerP

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  20. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Dude, I thought I was the only one who was curious why there weren't more overhead shots. That angle really gives you a different perspective of the silhouette and toe shape, medallion details that you can't get from all the otherwise superb product shots. Side profiles can make a slender toe look bulbous and a bulbous toe look slender, but an overhead shot really tells the true story in my eyes.

    Leaves,

    Would really appreciate this perspective for your product shots!
     

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