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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. Resonator

    Resonator Well-Known Member

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    For anyone after those Grain jumpers in a UK8 ........ Skoaktiebolaget must have had a return ...... check the site.
     
  2. Paulus-paulis

    Paulus-paulis Well-Known Member

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    Does Carmina have som last that fits someone with high instep ? Maybe Forest or Rain?
     
  3. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior member

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    Rain and Alcudia work with my instep where Simpson does not.
     
  4. watchidiot

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    Between these 2, Rain would have the higher instep.
     
  5. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    Have a look at the Rain. It's supposed to suit high insteps better (but also a tad more generous). However I'm still waiting for mine to arrive from Skoak so am only speaking from my research here. Am sure someone else would be able to assist more. Perhaps a bit of detail on what you are after or currently wearing?
     
  6. Skoaktiebolaget

    Skoaktiebolaget Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, Rain has a high instep. Forest is more of a normal instep. Other alternatives are Detroit (overall generous fit) and Soller as well as Inca. Please e-mail is for specific fitting advice.
     
  7. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  8. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Folks, again a Carmina last comparison questions

    I fit well in a Rain and Forest, same size, half size up for Simpson though there, I find a bit of heel slippage as a result. Rain is my favorite fit but Forest is quite adequate.

    If that's similar for you, how do you find the Oscar in the same size as Rain/Forest? Or indeed, the Soller as well?

    Cards on the table: am interested in a pebble grain boot, either chukka or the jumper for more tweed/flannel combos or sometimes, denim and there's one available right now...
     
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  10. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    @europrep

    Is this the Carmina Jumper boot?
     
  11. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    No, it's the Carmina Tärnsjö Jumper (fur lined).
     
  12. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    @Leaves @stevent @greasymonkey any word on the kudu leather characteristics? Love the look, but unsure on the feel and care.
     
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  13. mw313

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    So does anyone know the difference between the normal Dainite vs the double Dainite? Is the actual rubber thicker or is a there a thicker leather sole under the Dainite?

    Does anyone have pictures to show the difference?

    This would be helpful to know more about the impending Kudu Thorpe!
     
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    mw313 Senior member

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    So does anyone know the difference between the normal Dainite vs the double Dainite? Is the actual rubber thicker or is a there a thicker leather sole under the Dainite?

    Does anyone have pictures to show the difference?

    Also are we doing blind eyelets for the bottom and then speed hooks at the shaft part of the boot?

    This would be helpful to know more about the impending Kudu Thorpe!
     
  17. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Old photos of double vs single for EG. Not sure how G&G does it. Double is a bit too stiff for my liking though on a boot. On a shoe it feels fine


    What were you concerned about? I haven't gotten around to wearing them yet as all way too many shoes recently

    Feel wise texture is stiff but leather feels soft / flexible.
     
  18. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Thanks for humoring me.

    I just wanted to see how it feels, i am not sure if the kudu leather is on the stiff side (like hatch grain) or soft side (like highland grain). Also did not know if regular cream and polish could be used, or if a different care regimen was needed. Thanks for the help... :)
     
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  19. AHS

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    A quick question re fitting of Carmina's Robert last vs. the Simpson last.

    The simpson 9.5 UK fits my narrow feet well. But I want to pull the trigger on these split toe derbies on the Robert last:

    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/carmina/products/carmina-tanned-derby

    I have read some contradictory comments on the Robert last - some say it is a normal width, other claim it is slightly narrow. Any clarification would be appreciated.

    AHS
     
  20. stevent

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    Ah don't have hatch nor highland unfortunately. It doesn't feel stiff for me nor do I think it will need much break in if that helps. I think leather would take normal polish / wax fine
     
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