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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. irishcafe

    irishcafe Active Member

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    oh man, those PTB and cxl brough boot are killers!
     
  2. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'll feel like a gambler refreshing online sizes until updated.
     
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    Awesome! Will patiently wait for my email as I'm on the waiting list for those grain balmoral boots in 10.5 UK! ;)
     
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    Carmina Green Shell wingtip

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    Leather: Green Shell Cordovan
    Last: Rain
    Modification: A. Remove toe punch, just keep the holes and lines along the heel, wingtip curve & around laces
    B. Maybe change to wholecut style like G&G Bramhall?
    Sole: JR double leather

    Anyone interested?
     
  6. thinman

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    Are you geting any monkstraps in suede? (size 11E UK, please)
     
  7. Chopper88

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    Is any stock for calf Carmina (derby/jumper) boots planned in the (near) future?

    I'm looking for a burgundy cap toe calf boot with a Dainite sole. I'm fond of the Jumper boots on the website, but would like to see something like these in smooth leather and with a little less 'aggressive' soling, basically something like the Frankenstitch Jumper, but with an 'ordinary' cap toe, punched or plain stitched, and in calf.
     
  8. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Cool. Any hints on what is coming in snuff suede? That colour is high on my want list right now.
     
  9. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    In Snuff Suede we have a plain toe blucher incoming in March, this will be a top seller if you ask me. We're also stocking a string loafer in Snuff Suede, we originally planned on making this in doeskin but they could not source the amount of doeskin needed for our (quite large) order. For the coming Spring/Summer season we're also introducing Tobacco Suede, this is a color between Brown Suede and Snuff Suede. We have a special design collaboration coming with Swedish men's style blog Manolo in this material, we also have a Chukka boot incoming in this color.


    I'm thinking of stocking a Enzo Bonafé double monk in suede. But I have not decided the exact make-up yet. Bonafé sources the best suede in the business in my opinion (mama Bonafé handles all leathers and she's got a good eye that woman) so a suede monk from them would be awesome. Bonafé has done some really nice monks for Ring Jacket in the past, most on round lasts, but I'm thinking a double monk on the chiseled 946 last would look awesome, especially in suede. I can't promise anything though. But remember, a GMTO only need three participants, this could be an option for you, and a MTO is only +15% of the base model. Bonafé is in my opinion the most bang-for-the-buck maker at present, for about $640 USD ex VAT you get a hand-welted pair of shoes made by a master artisan like Bonafé, and for $740 USD ex VAT you get a MTO.



    Yes, we will restock the 861 derby boot in Antiqued Burgundy Calf for the coming Fall/Winter season. It looks like this:
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  10. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks for the info.

    I am pleased to hear your opnion on Bonafe suede quality as the Chukka boot you presently have is very appealing, and right in the range of snuff / tobacco / nutmeg etc that I am after. Good to know about the modest markup for a single MTO as well! That certainly opens up a very wide range of options. Just what I need. [​IMG]

    I absolutely agree that this brand represents a VERY compelling value. My derby boots are superb. A double monk from them in suede on the chiseled last would be killer.
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

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    Any idea when the EG dark brown oxfords with punch cap (in 11 F width) will be restocked? I'm thinking of giving EG a try, but can only consider a wide size.

    How does the 202 last compare in the toe box to GG's TG73 last? I am guessing wide, but how wide do you think?
     
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  12. agbassano

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    Wow - This restock has already been sold out in most sizes?? Would love to get a pair of these and the Bonafe Suede Chukkas... Any more restocks in the pipeline?

    Anyone have much experience with Bonafe? At these prices, hand welted and seemingly beautiful lasts (look a bit more "massiccio"-substantial than the Vass U and K lasts)...
     
  13. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Love mine, and they won't be my last:


    [​IMG] [​IMG] I feel they compare very favorably with my Galways, at a significantly lower price.
     
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    Awesome - Thanks Roger, great to hear from someone with so much experience with numerous brands!
     
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    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, this has been ordered for a restock. Expected to be delivered late May. Please e-mail us to be placed on the notification list when they arrive.
     
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    You know I may be interested in these too. What type of leather and color are you interested in? What about the last?
     
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  18. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    There are two stock Bonafe models that appeal to me right now - snuff suede chukka and medium brown shortwing brogue.

    If I were to order something MTO I might be inclined toward a snuff suede balmoral of some kind. I wish the Bonafe site had a better sampling of their various offerings - I'd like to bet a better idea of the possibilities.
     
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    Roger,

    Maybe I misunderstood you, I thought you were talking about getting another pair of boots. I would be interested in the brogue version of boots if Bonafe can make some. But I may be a game for shoes too. I will not know for sure until I receive my first pair of Bonafe shoes, chukka on 946 last, I should be receiving them anytime now, hopefully they fit. So I might be interested in suede chukkas too.
     
  20. laufer

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    Leaves,

    Leaves, can you post pictures of Bonafe grain color swatch like you guys did with Bonafe suede color and maybe tell us what each color resembles EG colors? I am definitely looking to add some grain leather boots (as you already know this :D )

    This is what I am refereeing to, it was really helpful

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/338047/...e-official-affiliate-thread/1065#post_6774189
     

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