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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. dddrees

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    I recommend you take a look and compare them, and pick the one that works best for you. I don't think you can go wrong either way, but I prefer the Thorpe.
     
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  2. Watchman1

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    Ok.

    Thanks for the rec.

    This will be my first venture into Calfskin that is in this realm.

    IDK if I am willing to take the plunge yet.

    Also, is "F" width EG slightly wide fitting?

    Finally, what is the normal price range for these boots Thorpe and Nevis?

    Thanks.
     
  3. smoothie1

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    I'm with @bespoken pa; EG takes the cake on pig bristle stitching.

    Everything else is second rate at best behind the Dover, Nevis et al.
     
  4. dddrees

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    Yes, F is slightly wide for both EG and G&G. If buying from Skoak your looking slightly north of 1k for both and a little more if having to go MTO. However I'm not sure but they may have both in various versions due to be here in the fall. You may want to check on their website or send them an email.
     
  5. MoosicPa

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    Not for my money. :sly:
     
  6. hoodog

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    Have a look at these comparison pics I posted in the EG thread a while back. Personally, I am still undecided about which I prefer...

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  7. BootSpell

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    Thanks, d*3. You know I was just giving you a hard time, right? I'm truly happy to wait an extra few months. As you say, I already have enough boots (is there such a thing?) that I really don't need to be adding anymore. But I think that's everybody's story here.
     
  8. bespoken pa

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    I will take EG over GG 99 tines out of 100 however the Thorpe is that exception.
     
  9. sacafotos

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    @hoodog

    Is the Thorpe in Rustic Arran grain from Skoak? If so, have you done anything to them since you got them? (polish, condition)

    The hue on yours is really nice. I recall the pair I saw on Savile Row had a mustard-y tone, less like a burnt caramel, so I wasn't entirely impressed in person. But these look great.

    Personally, I don't like the squared apron on the Nevis. Also, the apron doesn't appear as wide; the Thorpe's apron seems to hug the contours of the toe box, looking more natural.
     
  10. hoodog

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    Thanks! It is the same make up, but my pair was bought directly from GG. It could still be from the same batch though as the SkoAB shoes.
     
  11. dddrees

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    For me the swoop is a change of pace after three Galways. Its my understanding that the Nevis could be ordered with the round instead of the squared apron, however something else always looked better on the Thorpe. Something always looked different too me when I looked at the Thorpe and it's apron and this must be it. Well said. The overall contours in fact just somehow look better on the Thorpe too me. Besides I was advised the MH71 was a better Last than the 606 for fit. Personally I think with regard to look when it comes to these boots the MH71 looks better than the 606.
     
  12. dddrees

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    I agree. My Brand of choice is EG but G&G does a better job with the Thorpe in my opinion.
     
  13. dddrees

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    Yeah I know, I'm just getting a bit impatient with this Falkirk order. I think for the most part they do a decent job, but every once in awhile there are some that can be a bit more trying. Here's hoping yours come in at the 4 to 5 month period and not that over 7 time frame.
     
  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Great Pics, thanks for the comparison shots.
     
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    Love your button boots, these are definitelly amazing! Congratulation, really good choice!
     
  16. NewYawker

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    [​IMG] Thanks man. They are very comfortable. Maiden voyage this week weather permitting.
     
  17. lartiste

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    I will definitelly make MTO [​IMG], hope you will not raise copyright claim agaist me [​IMG].
     
  18. NewYawker

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    Copy away my man! Bonafe has a ton of options to choose from when it comes to MTO. I would take your time when selecting and definitely reach out to the guys at skoak. Gabriel gave me some great insight during the process and helped me narrow down my choices. Good luck and post pics when they come in.
     
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    What size do you take on button boots vs usa sizing & how do they fit like in lace shoes you can tighten up the laces.
     
  20. patliean1

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    Can anyone comment on which Enzo B color in their MTO program would be the closet to GG/EG "Oak"?
     

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