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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. earnest

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    The Galway is only made on the 82 and 64 lasts and (I think) the 202 last. 888 is not an option I'm afraid. The Nevis boot is similar and can be done on 888.
     
  2. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    I've definetely seen Galways on 888 on ebay, not sure if that was MTO model or not.

    PS This is a pic:

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  3. earnest

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    EG seem to have changed their MTO policy in the past year or so. There have been models we have asked for on different lasts and they simply say no. It seems now they prefer to keep the shape of the toe intact - usually a 202 can be made on 82 but not on 888 for example. The Top Drawer program is more flexible but only allows for single leather soles.
     
  4. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Leaves,

    Can you please check for us what lasts are available for Galway MTO so we know what we can get.
     
  5. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I just spoke to Edward Green and they strongly recommend that we do the Galway on either the 82 or 64 last. As Earnest suggests, EG have started to by very particular which lasts they make up their models in, it seems they were more flexible a few years back.

    I have forwarded the question a bit higher up in the EG command chain and I hope to receive an answer by the end of next week.
     
  6. Farhad19620

    Farhad19620 Senior member

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    I agree , I have the Galway boots in the 82,202 and 64 last, love them all but do not think it will look very nice on the 888.
    IMHO the 202 is a nice option to go for can be worn more and is more versatile ,
    This is on the 64 last
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  7. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Leaves or Earnest, why did you choose Dainite over York sole for the boots (Blue Calf)?
     
  8. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We're going to phase out the York soles because they posed a bit of a problem in production. For this fall we will use three different soles for our rubber soled Carmina shoes and that's the good ol' fashioned Dainite, Commando soles and a sole called Tomir and this is similar to the York but more dressy.

    Commando sole:
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    Tomir sole:
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  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks.

    I sent you a PM.
     
  10. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Would love some pics from the G&G trunk show. Would have liked to attend, but alas, didn't find the time.
     
  11. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    I have a loafer MTO with Tomir soles inbound, and I was hoping to break the news to the forum once they arrive... but you beat me to the punch! [​IMG]

    Out of curiosity, what was the issue with York soles? They always struck me as too bulky for anything but boots.
     
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  12. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    You can go tomorrow :)
     
  13. Gerry Nelson

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  15. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I would love to buy a pair of G&G or EG shoes but have not idea how my size, 8.5UK in Carmina Rain Last, translates to their sizes/lasts? I know I want a pair of G&G Rothschild full brogue in antique chestnut and EG Inverness and Beaulieu in Burgundy Antique and Malvern 202 Brown.
     
  16. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    FWIW I am size UK 8.5 Rain last and I fit size UK 8.5 on EGs 888 and 82 lasts.
     
  17. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    ^^ I am a 8.5UK in Rain Last and take the exact same size (UK8.5E) in G&G/EG. Once you make the leap to those brands you will be spoiled for anything else.
     
  18. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Senior member

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    I am using size UK7 in Rain and UK7 in EG 888E, both fits are great, but for the G&G i cant use an E width but have to go up to UK7F.
     
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  19. Swede66

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    Hi Leaves. Is the new Tomir sole a rubber sole with a piece of leather attached on the waist (like York) or is it a leather sole with rubber attached on top?
     
  20. Cuttingboard

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    Many thanks gentlemen for the sizing help.


    That's what I'm afraid of! :)
     

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