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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. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    They are aesthetically exactly what I wanted. I was afraid they would be too dark but the shade, texture, and brogueing is perfect.
     
  2. Ironist

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    Nice, when they said the color was like coffee suede I thought they would be like carmina Snuff Suede. These don't look like Snuff Suede at all.Might get that color with a medallion. Thanks for posting!
     
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  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Perfect indeed - you won't get any argument from me on that score.
     
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  4. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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  5. venividivicibj

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    Anyone have any pics of the G&G Oak Hatch Grain Hove IRL?
     
  6. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Yup I think I posted in the Gg thread and you can check my Instagram link. On phone at work Otherwise I'd post directly.
     
  7. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    found it thanks.
    thanks, looks good!
     
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  9. dudelove

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    I need some sizing advice for Bonafe. I'm planning on getting an Austerity boot on the 773 last, which I'm told fits similar to the 946, which is identical to the Rain last.

    Currently I only own Aldens, which I'm 8.5US on the Barrie. It fits well for my shell boots, but could probably fit into 8US for normal shoes.

    Unfortunately I don't own any Carminas at the moment. I have an MTO Simpson last derby that is due to be delivered next month (I can't change the size anymore) in 7.5UK. I couldn't get hold of a 7.5 in the rain last to try, but 8 had too much heel slippage but the toe box wasn't too snug. I fear that I may have sized the Simpson pair wrongly. My feet may not be right for the Simpson.

    My question is, would it be more prudent to just size up to an 8UK in the 773, and deal with the heel slippage by lacing it up tighter, wearing thicker socks, since it is a boot. Rather than risk wearing a snug boot, that may hurt after long wears?
     
  10. badsha

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    773 was not known to Skoak until recently. I think Leffot's Button Boot is on the 773 last.
     
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Deets on my Bonafe MTO.

    I figured the combination of the good exchange rate and the waiver of the 15% MTO fee made this a "do it now" proposition.

    Instead of a staple like a suede chukka, I decided to use the MTO opportunity to get something I have wanted for a while but struggle to find available in RTW offerings: a blue balmoral boot.

    I get so much wear out of my two pairs of blue dress shoes, that a blue bal boot would be a useful addition to the rotation. The starting point is this same model Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: [​IMG]

    And the goal is to get something along the lines of these EG Shannons:

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    And to that end, I selected #11. Vitello Bleu for the upper, with a request for heavy antiquing:

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    And #15 Hidro Oceano (suede) for the shaft:

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    4 speed hooks to replace the topmost visible eyelets, double leather sole with metal toe taps and a "Derby" medallion round out the trim details. Boots will be built on the 363 Mod last.

    Had to restrain myself to order one pair only, as there is a second design really calling my name.
     
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  12. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Correct, can't really comment on this last.
     
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    Wow, I am eagerly awaiting to see how these turn out. I am planning something similar but next year. I would like to get Galway but I do not know yet if 82 last on F width fits me.If it turns out that it does not, Bonafe will be alternative. I am especially interested in what this vitello bleu looks with the heavy antiquing.

    Cheers Roger
     
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  14. eljlakers

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    Leaves or Gabriel,

    Can either of you compare Carmina's loden suede to EB's loden suede? To me the EB loden looks a touch darker. Is that accurate?
     
  15. tdes81

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    Very cool! Is there a list of Bonafe shoe/boot styles anywhere so we know what we can pick from for an MTO?
     
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  16. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ It takes a bit of looking to find Bonafe examples. Beyond the Skoak web site , search this site and do a broader web search as well.
     
  17. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    That's definitely my impression from the pics I have seen, but I have not seen the EB loden in person.
     
  18. badsha

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    Leaves/Gabriel what is the difference between the grain leathers? Inca Grain vs. Scozia Grain?
     
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    That Hidro Oceano is so awesome. I was trying to think of some way to incorporate it. I actually think an oxford or boot with that suede and a medium brown calf would be amazing too. Great choice!
     
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  20. Skoaktiebolaget

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    Inca is slightly softer than Scozia with a look similar to hatch grain and Scozia is more similar to EG country calf leathers.
     

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