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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. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    1. I'd be curious to know the point of comparison, as I do not consider EB's to be too clunky.

    2. Isn't the Blake rapid also quite a good deal cheaper?
     
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    Thank you sir. This is the GG Oakham in Vintage Cherry/Burgundy Grain on the TG73 last. The last GG gmto that went through before the price hike in February or so of this year. Glad to see so many enjoy the make up. I believe we struggled to get the required 6 before the hike. Skoak was gracious and transparent enough to let us get this one off the ground.
     
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    I think I was number 6 on that GMTO which I sort of just did on a whim. I'm REALLY glad I did though! Great make-up
     
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    Absolutely. This is a really great and unique make-up. I feel kind of silly letting them sit on the rack for so long before the maiden voyage.
     
  5. venividivicibj

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    Fit is really good- the sole is very comfortable too

    Just working on breaking it in, but not expecting a long break in period
     
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    Understood, it's a look subject to personal preference. That said, is there an option for hand welted but a slimmer cut? Just wondering what you mean by house cut.
     
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    It is cheaper compare to hand welt & good example of sleek vs hand welt would be button boots. Check out leffot button boot that they sell it's on Blake stitch aka non hand made vs regular button boot, hope this help.
     
  8. ericgereghty

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    Cheers for the info. Unless I'm mistaken, Skoak would do a Blake stitch as well, no?

    Unless my memory is failing or prices have changed notably, I want to say I recall Leffot's pricing for EB button boots to be substantially higher...
     
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    Leffot prices are over priced, I was just using them to show & tell you & compare Blake vs hand made bb, just to show you so you can check them out & get visual idea of them. And yes skoak can make you Blake stitch shoe boot etc & it will be hell of a lot cheaper. But for price quot shoot them email.
     
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    Blake Rapid might be the way to go for a EB spectator MTO i'm planning. Do anyone have some pictures comparing Blake Rapid and hand welted soles?
    And @Leaves is there any pictures of the dark brown llama calf?
     
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    I had some stuff made on blake soles, I am sorry but I cannot provide better pictures now.

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  14. peppercorn78

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    I actually really like the wider standard Bonafe welt. It looks rather daring.
     
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  15. dalevy

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    Maybe I'm just seeing things but that does look actually sleeker than other hand welted styles.

     
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    I treat it as a shoe. Should be snug IMO.
     
  17. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Unless you must break your feet to wear them, they're not sleek enough...because pain is love, after all!!
     
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    That's because the waist is rounded on both sides. They normally aren't on other EB models. If you check out Leffot's Button boots, the same rounded waist is seen--the combination of the sleeker Blake welt+rounded waist makes for a very sharp looking boot.
     
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    Yep. The stitches are hidden in the waist.

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