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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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Bealieu burgundy antique is amazing, had to sell mine due to width but definitely a pair of I want to get again
     
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  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    oof. exactly what i was looking for
     
  3. kayhill

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    Really digging the look of that tie!

    On another note, I've got a fit question about the Uetam last.

    This loafer looks really good, http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/loafers/products/carmina-penny-loafer-in-brown-calf, but do people usually size down half a size to get a snug fit? I've found with other brands the leather/suede is soft enough to size down, and what's more, buying your usual size means there's a lot of slippage without laces. Anyone have any experience with Carmina loafers?
     
  4. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I'd wear the same size as for Simpson but size down half a size from Rain. But it depends, which lasts are you thinking of sizing down from?
     
  5. kayhill

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    Here's the odd thing, I can wear size 9 in Simpson (snug, but slightly longer than necessary) and I can just wear size 8.5 UK in Rain, but at 8,5 the shoe is realistically too tight. It rubs against the side and heel, but I can wear it.

    So I guess my foot size is something like a 9 in Rain (or maybe more like an 8.75).
     
  6. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    "When in doubt, go up in size" - ancient Swedish proverb :)
     
  7. DRAGUI99

    DRAGUI99 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful ties!
    Do you still have the orange one that a previously saw on you website ? I don't see it anymore...

    And good news for the Beaulieu in February ! ;-)
     
  8. Brian278

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    Ordered a belt that they shipped immediately on the 7th, it his customs in New York on the 10th, and it's been sitting there ever since. Any ideas how long that can take? I have previously ordered shoes from them that were only in customs for a couple of days if I'm recalling correctly. Is there anything to be done to expedite the process?
     
  9. styleophile

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    Put me on the notify list if this make-up is done again!
    Especially interested in a cognac or saddle shell, or a comparable shade in calf leather
     
  10. DonRaphael

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    FYI, I had an order from an other retailer sitting in the NY sorting facility from 20131216-2014-01-09.
     
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  11. Leaves

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    Thanks! We only had one of these (all our ties are made up in a very limited quantity) and it was sold just the other day.



    You can use the tracking number we provided to track the parcel on https://www.usps.com/. I would think contacting the sorting facility they ended up at might speed things up. Please let us know through e-mail if you need any assistance.



    Sorry, which model? Please e-mail us and we'll put you on the waiting list.
     
  12. styleophile

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    I was referring to:

    Enzo Bonafé pre-order for model 3824 (modified).

    Maker: Enzo Bonafé, made in Italy, hand welted
    Model: Plain Toe Derby Boot (modified model 3824)
    Color: Burgundy Grain
    Last: 363 round classic last
    Sole: Double Dainite sole, 360 welt
    Details: Visible brass eyelets and speed hooks (in total 9 pairs of eyelets)

    It occurs to me that Carmina and Alden MTO boots are getting to be fairly commonplace on SF.
    Bonafe has more exclusivity to me, plus, the fact that they offer hand welting further distinguishes them from the Goodyear welted offerings of the other makers.

    I would be interested in a second run of this MTO, particularly if the following changes were incorporated

    Model: Cap Toe Boot (in fact, the picture in the OP #1288 appears to be a cap toe)
    Color: Cognac or Whiskey in Saddle or Calf. Museum calf might be interesting as well
    Last: 363 round classic, or 946 chiseled
    Eyelets: in the same shade as the leather, blind, or brass
     
  13. Brian278

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    I had been using USPS, which is quite useful once it leaves Europe, but it did actually kick out of customs the night after I posted this. Good to know I can contact them if needed in the future.
     
  14. stevent

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    Any one get the travel trees yet? Patrik any chance you have the weight on them compared to your normal trees?
     
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    Trying to contact the ISC will be an exercise in frustration.
    Sitting there a week or more really isn't unusual either.
    Just warning you.
     
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    I'll weight a pair of UK 9 of each and compare. I'll gte back to you.
     
  17. Leaves

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    I'd say it's actually pretty uncommon, we usually ship to the US east coast within about 4-6 working days, but delays occur from time to time.
     
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    I would suggest a group MTO with loden green or navy instead with storm welt and rubber sole. Better to have museum calf used if possible.

    A pity that Carmina is refusing to make a cordovan jodhpur boot again
     
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    ^^^ Surprising indeed. Very solid deal on pretty much THE nicest premium country boot. If I didn't already have this colour, I'd be all over it.
     

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