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Exactly, thanks Leaves! I know of only very few artisans who nowadays do such a super slim Blake Rapid constructions as well as Bonafè do. It's just a personal preference I guess, but I like that sleek look on fabulous dress shoe designs like this one a great lot :-)
 Exactly, these are Blake construction, indeed very slim and light, Bonafè calls them 'Fondo Chiuso'. For these types of shoes I like these much better than the otherwise quite bulky, protruding welts that Bonafè imho often have, it's exactly this slim and sleek style here that appeals to me.​
Received these a few weeks ago: MTOs through Skoaktiebolaget on the 804 last, in Vitello Meleze with black Fondo Chiuso sole in Blake construction in width E with Violet Goat lining. The wait was almost six months this time...
Can't tell yet - but since 946 fits me excellently in width E (narrow), I recently have ordered my first 804 MTO in this width too. Will compare to Rain once they arrive, if this is of any use.
 Are you sure there is a H width in EB? F is the standard width, E is narrow, G is wide, so H would be extra wide?
 Beautiful shoe! Interesting information on the similarity with Simpson yet tigther around the ankle, I need to try the 2102b last! Since Simpson forefoot is rather on the narrow side, I assume you went with the standard F width in 2102b and didn't opt for narrow E width (as I did on 946 last)?
Very nice! Beautiful color and detail. And interesting trousers
The guys at Skoaktiebolaget again were extremely helpful in determining my correct size. I ordered the same size as I have in Carmina, in E width which is narrow in Bonafè terms, and now that I wear them for the first few minutes I would say they seem to fit remarkably well. They are on the popular chiseled 946 last.   Here another quick picture after unboxing:  
 Thank you. Yes, they are Blake stitched, with the Black 'Fondo chiuso' sole (slim waist). I often find Bonafè soles and frames a bit too massive and protruding to my taste, plus have always liked the sleek and very 'Italian' look of these slim soles best, so decided to go with Blake. I haven't seen well crafted Blake shoes in a while, so am very excited that Bonafè as a skilled quality maker offers this. Will see how well it works in the real.
 X-post fom the 'Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes' thread: It has arrived - at Skoaktiebolaget yet, and hopefully soon at my door: 
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