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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. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Can't wait the thorpe to arrive....thank you to gabriel for his patience.

    :slayer:
     
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  2. rydenfan

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    Nice!! What size??
     
  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    I was torn between the 8F and 8.5E. In the end I went with the 8.5 with full sock liner. Gabriel thought the 8F would work but also noted GG tends to be tighter across the instep which gives me issues. I really think the difference between increase in width vs .5 decrease in length tends to be close to the same thing. While I have not tried om GG I know I would have second guessed myself either way, with skoaks prices I could easily recoup what I paid.

    I also put lasted shoe trees in the info box did I need to specify GG lasted trees?
     
  4. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    We can request a full sock liner on preorders? Or MTOs only?
     
  5. Watchman1

    Watchman1 Senior member

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    I too would be interested in a Carmina Cordovan Bal boot to fit my Freddy Flintstone feet...[​IMG]
     
  6. loxo

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    I would love an MTO for a boot just like those.
     
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  7. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Yes please!

     
  8. striker

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    I may be wrong but someone might have mentioned Bonafe's shells come from Comipel and more readily available. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    I would be interested in the boots but i already have a Cognac boot. I may get in if they were either whiskey or navy shell, or a country grain upper. Shell GMTO is unlikely to happen anytime soon and i am abit of a cheapskate to pay Carmina's 50% extra MTO fees.
     
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  9. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    We'll have to wait for Leaves to get back to us.

    In the meantime here are some photos I found. According to this link they have Horween.

    If so I am so in for this boot.


    Here's a picture of Horween Brandy Shell.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    Very nice. Blake stitched?
     
  11. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    Did anyone who pre-ordered the Thorpe get a shipping confirmation from Skoaktiebolaget the following day? I'm just wondering if that would be indicative of a problem I should be concerned with?
     
  12. Ironist

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    I got a manual email confirmation they got my order with the width I indicated (in addition to the automatic confirmation) but not a shipping confirmation.
     
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  13. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, Horween.


    They buy through a leather merchant, like most small makers, but it's Horween.


    Incorrect, see above.



    That's just an automatic email that goes out from the system when we have "fulfilled" the order (written your size etc down in the order document in this case).
     
  14. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    Thanks Leaves. I have to say that I was harbouring a little hope that it was actually true. That would make it the fastest pre-order in history!
     
  15. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Okay, thanks Leaves, I'm interested in putting together two MTO's.

    Wingtip Boots

    Material: Horween Cognac Shell Cordorvan
    Last: 804 last
    Style: Wingtip Open Laced Boot with Speedhooks
    Sole: Dainite Sole
    Price ~ 7200 SEK ex VAT

    So basically this but from Enzo Bonafe


    [​IMG]

    Whiskey Shell Chukka

    Material: Horween Whiskey Shell Cordovan
    Last: 74945
    Style: Two Eylet Chukka Boot
    Sole: Leather Sole

    Like this
    [​IMG]



    Whose in?
     
  16. striker

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    Appreciate the correction, Leaves.

    Foxhound, i have one Bonafe MTO coming and i am apprehensive about commiting another without first familiarizing myself fully with Bonafe's sizing. I thought these were from Carmina.

    I might submit another order for an English shoes instead by month end. That seems to be more urgent.
     
  17. Bertel

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    Thank you.

    Yes, they are Blake stitched, with the Black 'Fondo chiuso' sole (slim waist). I often find Bonafè soles and frames a bit too massive and protruding to my taste, plus have always liked the sleek and very 'Italian' look of these slim soles best, so decided to go with Blake.

    I haven't seen well crafted Blake shoes in a while, so am very excited that Bonafè as a skilled quality maker offers this. Will see how well it works in the real.
     
  18. jaywhyy

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    @Leaves

    Two questions..

    1. Full sock liner possible on EG/GG preorders or are those MTO only?
    2. Does Bonafe do unlined shoes (loafers, chukkas)?
     
  19. rydenfan

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    Full sock liner is basically just a thicker insole that EG cuts and places in the box. I can't see why it wouldn't be available for any order
     
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    In!
     

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