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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. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    For less than $400USD how do I not buy these?
     
  2. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Oh, you simply can't pass these up.


    In fact I think you should buy your SF pals a pair as well. LOL
     
  3. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Are people typically sizing down a half size from Rain to Soller? Just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one.
     
  4. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior member

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    Can we get a new photoshop of the U wing GMTO now that Polo is out? :)
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Old GMTO from end of last year:



    Should be next month!
     
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  6. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    I don't think most people do this. The suede boots are beautiful, agree with everybody. Superb value too.
     
  7. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I see. Thanks. Interested to see these!
     
  8. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Eeeep! I wear a 9.5 in Rain, but I chose a 9 in Soller in a separate GMTO based on other people recommendations. I haven't received them yet so I don't know how they will fit. I do however wear a 9 in Robert.
     
  9. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I couldn't answer that question for myself, so I can't answer it for you.
     
  10. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Soller is roomier than Rain, particularly in the toe box but also across the ball of the foot.

    I can generally do 8.5 in Rain last for a shoe, though I go up to 9 for a boot for a comfortable if slightly roomy fit. I've tried 8.5 in Soller in a boot and it is plenty roomy enough.
     
  11. MacktasticGDogg

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    Gabriel suggested 8F or 8.5E, leaning toward 8F for me because the 82 last is a little longer than the Carmina lasts in the "equivalent" size. I do think 8.5E is probably the safer choice since it's a boot. I've personally found that I haven't had issues with boots being slightly big, but I can't deal with boots/shoes that are too tight.

    BTW, if I pull the trigger on the Galway, it would be the second pair of EG's I pre-ordered (already pre-ordered a pair of Shanklins) without ever having tried on a pair of EGs. Pretty crazy. :p

    Thanks again!
     
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  12. NewYawker

    NewYawker Senior member

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    I sized down half from rain for both Detroit and Soller. Very comfortable fit for me. You should be okay.
     
  13. bkotsko

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    Well you don't if I got your size.
     
  14. rnguy001

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    Grain of salt, this is all very new to me. I wear a Carmina Forest 9.5UK and I went with 9.5UK in the Galways. Skoak rec width F..



     
  15. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    First outing for the Mahogany CC Nevis:


    [​IMG]

    Just superb out of the box comfort - it's not every boot you can unpack and wear for a full day with zero issues. The day isn't over yet, but there is no doubt at all that my feet will feel great at the end of it all.

    One downside - the laces are useless - it's like they are frictionless - you cinch things up nice and snucg, and within 5 minutes of walking they have loosened noticeably. After 15 minutes they are all but undone. Must have laced up 5 times already today.

    Fortunately, this is an easy and inexpensive fix. I'm sure I have second set Carmina laces that will work a treat.
     
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  16. scrolls

    scrolls Senior member

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    @RogerP I had the same problem with some C&Js. Watch this video and try it out. Now I tie all my shoes like this and pretty much never have a laces problem.
     
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  17. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Would you look at that Carmina Polo Suede. Anybody interested in 5 eyelet chukka on the Rain last in Polo Suede.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. RogerP

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    Interesting - I have a dim recollection of seeing something like this before. Still don't know why the problem would present on this particular pair and not on the umpteen other shoes and boots that I regularly wear. But I will give it a try - if it works, then it will be the easiest and cheapest fix of all. Cheers.
     
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    Brannock: 8E (wide, high instep)
    Rain: 7Uk (snug!), prefer 7.5 UK
    MH71: 7F (perfect)
    82: 7.5E (perfect)
    202: 7.5E (perfect)

    Generally speaking, you can equate a 7F to a 7.5E in terms of fit, so down in width, up half a size.

    MH71 and Rain lasts are perfect fits for me. I size up on Rain and prefer to wear a thicker sock for something like a Chelsea boot, whose elastic might give some more wiggle room.

    Edit:

    IMO, if a recommendation for two lasts of the same maker is to "size down from X last for Y" I wouldn't use the adjusted size for X.

    Example:

    A Rain derby is almost too snug for me, but otherwise perfect width and length. I prefer to size up for comfort (adjusted size) to a 7.5UK.

    One rec for the Soller last has been to size down half from Rain. I sized down from my adjusted Rain size (7.5) to a 7UK for the Soller, and the boots are very loose fitting. Next time, I'll go down a half size (6.5UK) from my snug fit on Rain (7UK)

    Hope that makes sense.
     
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  20. eljlakers

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    Those are spectacular - no spoiler so the glory is there for all to see. I think mahogany is so underrated.
     
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