One of my favorite shoe shops, Skoaktiebolaget, is having a three-day sale this week. They carry some of your standard names these days for well-made footwear, including John Lobb and Carmina. In addition, they also have lesser-known labels. Carlos Santos, for example, is priced somewhere around Allen Edmonds, but offers slightly more shapely styling. Enzo Bonafe is also exceptional. The Italian label makes fully handwelted footwear, but sells them for about half the price of high-end Goodyear welted shoes.
The inventory at Skoaktiebolaget seems to be moving quickly, but at the moment, you can still find a lot of nice shoes between 30% – 50% off retail. These unlined Enzo Bonafe chukkas ($375) would make for a nice and comfortable summer option, while the dark brown Carmina cap toes ($350) would be great with suits. I also wish these John Lobb split toes ($795) were still available in my size. The color makes them a bit more casual, but they’d be nice if you have light colored sport coats. For something you can wear with almost anything, try Enzo Bonafe’s dark brown wingtips ($395). There are also some Carlos Santos shoes floating around there starting around $250.
For accessories, Skoaktiebolaget has Carmina dress belts for about $75, handsewn EG Cappelli ties for $89, and Hestra gloves for $99 (those are from Hestra’s premium, handcut and handsewn line, a step above their mainline offerings). Shipping is free on any order over $50. You can see the entire sale here.
Note, the sale ends Wednesday, Sweden time.