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'Synthetic' meaning - what? Which sole would you choose exactly?
Since Fall and Winter here in Germany usually are not too nice (at least to leather soles  ), I would want to opt for some kind of rubber soles as well. Topys would be a good compromise, and fine for me.
@ThunderMarchThis is excellent news, thank you so much! I would love to be the 6th in this case Yes, Bonafè have made the 804 last in E width for me before, although it is said not to be generally available in this width, they can do that.I don't have a pair on the 74945 yet but I too would expect that it should fit me well.
Not a problem @ThunderMarch . I wasn't aware that a decision for 74945 was already taken, since you had suggested 74945 and 946 in the beginning (the 946 is available in E width). I'll watch this GMTO closely and then maybe do a MTO myself on 946, as I've done before.
Given the fact that I need an E=narrow width, and all four need to be of the same width, we haven't discussed width yet - what width do we all need?
Do we need the same width for all four in a GMTO? (I'm an E=narrow width)
If it's going to be Vitello Blue (ideally burnished as you say) with blue hatch grain, I'm soooo in!!! ​ This is a dream team combination.
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...
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