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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. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    I took up diving on the weekends..... :satisfied:

    The St. C's Russian leather is not the recovered leather from the Metta Katrina ship wreck, but rather a hatch grained leather. The only one selling the recovered leather is George Cleverly, as they bought up the remaining hides that were recovered from the wreck.
     
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    Ironist Senior member

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    Ahh okay got it. Get confused since you have the largest legitimate russian reindeer collection by far. Didn't know you inflated your numbers :D. I'm assuming the imitation stuff pales in comparison to the real mccoy, even in EG and StC. Really makes me wonder about GG's russian reindeer since it's apparently different from hatchgrain.
     
  3. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Vass has a nonfunctional retailer system at the moment in my opinion, unless they fix it we won't consider stocking them. I like StC and I'm definitely not closing any doors here. Had a nice chat with Philip in Florence the other week. You never know.
     
  4. andrel42

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    I can only agree with Leaves ... I have had a Vass derby on order since August 2014 ... seriously?
     
  5. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    GG's Russian leather is also faux. I'm not sure what process they use to get the look, but it's not the recovered 1786 leather. To my knowledge, C&J and New & Lingwood offered limited edition runs of the stuff about 10+ years ago. There were also numerous other leather good's companies offering everything from key fobs and book marks to cases make from the recovered leather. About 2 years ago the salvager who had the license to bring up the sunken hides retired, and no one has yet succeeded him. Cleverley arranged to buy up the remaining recovered sock, and has now cornered the market on it. I am not sure how much they have left, but they haven't indicated that they are running low on the stuff.
     
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  6. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You seem to be happy with Bonafè though :) Thank you!

    What I mean with Vass is that their current business model does not really support a retailer distribution system.
     
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  7. SoGent

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  8. jaywhyy

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    Oh; is there/will be a veldt Galway in the EG stock line as well? Sherling lining is a no-go for my climate.
     
  9. rydenfan

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    @Leaves

    Have you seen a Bonafe suede chukka with norgevese stitch?
     
  10. IGotId

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    Interesting, I don't think I've seen an austerity blucher before...
     
  11. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Like this, but sleeker and bracken museum calf.
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    I have more balmorals and adelaides than I really need in my rotation, but I wanted a austerity brogue and figured a blucher would get a lot more use.
     
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  13. IGotId

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    Nice, can't wait to see pics!
     
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  14. terrorsquad

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    I cant remember if Leaves has answered this but when will he receive the next shipment of DOAK Dovers?I just tried my size and plan to get a pair.
     
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  16. dddrees

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    Ok, I'm sorry I must be blind or it's too early in the morning. Exactly what is the issue?

    Did you speak with whomever you ordered the shoes about the issue, and what did they say?
     
  17. laufer

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    Fred,

    what a nice choice and thank you for coming up with this idea? What last did you pick?

    There is EG model just like this but you do not see many of them. It is called Robertsbridge. It looks great on 82 last but that last is no go for me so I have to explore other lasts and manufacturers.

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    By the way, when you receive those would you please post some pictures I am really interested what Bracken Museum Calf looks like in the real life.
     
  18. member2000r

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    The vein on the skin... I can have no complain if it is a Meermin or even Carmina, but it is a fxxking St. Crispins[​IMG]
     
  19. jerrybrowne

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    All are nice, but I prefer the look of the Vass here.....
     
  20. striker

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    I would not be pleased as well if I paid St Crispin prices.
     

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