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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. borbor

    borbor Senior member

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    put it this way.

    i bought my 2nd pair of carminas from these guys at skoak when i live down the street from leatherfoot. Absolutely NOTHING but great things to say about Arne and his team over there, but what they stock and what I was looking for weren't exactly on the same page when it came to carminas. Patrick and Gabe were nothing but great in terms of email response when it came to my gazillion questions about what I wnated to order.

    They shipped out fast too. I got the invoice in the morning Eastern time, I got the tracking number after lunch.
     
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  2. Odd I/O

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    Leaves, can you confirm the bolded part? I thought Edward Green only had shearling in the shaft of the boots?

    Also, how does Edward Green shearling compare with the shearling from Carmina and Enzo Bonafe?
     
  3. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    That's good to hear. I think each vendor has their strengths - leatherfoot seems like a great shop and I love the fact that they stock some interesting Saint Crispin's makes, but $1600 shoes aren't in my budget now. Skoak has me sold on their prices but also the brands/styles they offer. Think I might have to pull the trigger on a pair of carminas next
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    those Beaulieus are an instakop :slayer:

    looking forward to my first purchasing experience with our good friends at the shop whose name i can't pronounce :happy:
     
  5. aldenwear

    aldenwear Senior member

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    Isn't that the truth!
     
  6. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I think they had some sort of pronunciation class here before, but I will try to write it the way it's supposed to be pronounced in Swedish:
    skoaktsijebolagett

    Edit: here's how it should sound:
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  7. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Leaves does Edward Green sell shoe trees for the 64 Last?

    Just thinking ahead for that pair of Galway I just pre-ordered.
     
  8. nepats81

    nepats81 Senior member

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    Leaves can you give some clarification on the shearling lining for the Galway preorder? How will this differ from the stock walnut/mink suede veldt shearling galway sold in the catalog?
     
  9. K. Nights

    K. Nights Senior member

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    Which widths are availabe for MTO in the forest last?
     
  10. Keen

    Keen Senior member

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    My Galways finally arrived, so I picked them up friday.They are incredible and everything I expected. Thanks a ton to SkoAB :)
    Apologies for substandard iPhone pic. Will try to add some action shots tomorrow when I use them for the first time.


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  11. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Very nice excellent choice.

    Congrats.
     
  12. RogerP

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    Enjoy those terrific Galways, Keen.
     
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    Thank you kindly!
     
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  15. blue2007

    blue2007 Senior member

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    Too late to get on this?
     
  16. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the feedback, it really warms my heart that you guys feel we're doing a great job. Nothing is more rewarding in this line of work than hearing about positive customer experiences.



    Detroit is quite generous in fit, it was not actually an extra wide Detroit.



    Carmina and Bonafe does not actually use shearling, they use fur.

    Edward Green Galway is always just lined in the vamp (the area covering the foot) and not the shaft. The only part of the shaft that is lined is a small strip on the top of the shaft.



    No, not specific for the 64, I would use the same trees as for 202.



    I have not seen this version so I cannot comment. But I would think it's only the material that will be different.



    Forest is available in three widths as MTO: E, EE and EEE. Please e-mail us for fitting advice on MTOs. sales@skoaktiebolaget.se
     
  17. terrorsquad

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    Leaves, can Bonafe do something similar to this? I wanna do a MTO for this if possible

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  18. pwhinson

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    I am now waiting for my Carmina balmoral boots in cognac cordovan and am a bit giddy about this purchase from Skoaktiebolaget. Very helpful folks and as courteous and as they come. Now all I'm worried about is fit because looking at the steep climb up the tongue on the profile of these boots I'm hoping they don't require you have a high instep for them to fit properly. Hang tight and I'll know soon.



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  19. ers04004

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    has anyone picked up the jodhpurs? I dont have any experience with the simpson last or the deia so Im hoping someone has some insight on sizing
     
  20. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Looking forward to that, nice kop :lurk:
     

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