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post #781 of 950
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

You should consider Bonafe. The leather they use is pretty great. At least I'm very happy with mine.

Gator derby/oxford goodyear is probably around 1500-2500$ depending on the model, boots being around 2500$.(Caiman is a lot cheaper, but doesn't look that good)



Hello is your quote in USD dollars? that sounds cery reachable for a pairbof alligator shoes.
post #782 of 950
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Hello is your quote in USD dollars? that sounds cery reachable for a pairbof alligator shoes.

The Euro is rather high now, so the price for the shoes might be 10000-11500 NOK, while the boots would be 15000-16000NOK in the store I work. Production time maybe a couple of months.

Think 1USD is around 6.2 NOK now.
post #783 of 950
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

You should consider Bonafe. The leather they use is pretty great. At least I'm very happy with mine.

Gator derby/oxford goodyear is probably around 1500-2500$ depending on the model, boots being around 2500$.(Caiman is a lot cheaper, but doesn't look that good)



Excellent suggestion. I purchased these Norwegian Norvegese Alligators by Enzo a few years ago and still love them.

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Posted these in another thread. Golf shoes...

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post #785 of 950
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Hello is your quote in USD dollars? that sounds cery reachable for a pairbof alligator shoes.

Never done custom shoes before - would it just be worthwhile to wait til I am in Italy?
post #786 of 950
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Never done custom shoes before - would it just be worthwhile to wait til I am in Italy?
I believe Leffot carry shoes from Bonafe, though under the label Aubercy. Skomaker Dagestad have them in Norway as Bonafe, skoaktiebolaget in Sweden does, as well as some big stores in Japan. Check out their website. Custom shoes doesn't have a big markup at Bonafe.
post #787 of 950
Any sizing advice? I am an 11.5E on the Brannock / in Allen Edmonds usually
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Any sizing advice? I am an 11.5E on the Brannock / in Allen Edmonds usually

I wear a 10.5 E in cambridge (AE). They were quite tight in the beginning, but got good after 3-4 wears.

I wear 9.5 on the 3643 last of Bonafe with the same feeling.

post #789 of 950
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Any idea where to source Nile and Salt water croc skins?

Mark Staton, mstaton@aol.com. 1.800.224.2867 good guy
post #790 of 950
I'll just swing by Leffot tomorrow...
post #791 of 950
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Mark Staton, mstaton@aol.com. 1.800.224.2867 good guy

How many skins do you think Ill need to recover car seats?
post #792 of 950
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

How many skins do you think Ill need to recover car seats?

First, it depends on how large an area you want to cover. Second, it depends on whether you want to cover the backrests, as well. Third, it depends on how soft and comfortable you want the seats to be.

Working backwards...smaller skins will have smaller, closer together, rounder tiles. Smaller, rounder tiles will be more comfortable to sit on. Square and more rigid tiles in the tail can be used in the back rests without substantially affecting comfort..Larger animals will have more coverage but the tiles, esp. in the tail will be larger and squarer and significantly more rigid.

On the other hand, the more rigid tail tiles will probably be more durable. You might even want to reverse the layout--tail in the seat, belly in the backrest.

Crocs and alligators are sold according the measurements across the belly. Small skins will run 25-30 cm across the belly and maybe half that again from collar bone to anal vent. Tail is beyond the vent. Large older animals may run...what? 60 cm across the belly.? (I never use the "dinosaurs"...25-30 cm skins is what I buy.)

Figure out what you need in the way of coverage and call Mark. I'm sure he can help.

It's going to be expensive.

PS...You knew that.
post #793 of 950
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

First, it depends on how large an area you want to cover. Second, it depends on whether you want to cover the backrests, as well. Third, it depends on how soft and comfortable you want the seats to be.

Working backwards...smaller skins will have smaller, closer together, rounder tiles. Smaller, rounder tiles will be more comfortable to sit on. Square and more rigid tiles in the tail can be used in the back rests without substantially affecting comfort..Larger animals will have more coverage but the tiles, esp. in the tail will be larger and squarer and significantly more rigid.

On the other hand, the more rigid tail tiles will probably be more durable. You might even want to reverse the layout--tail in the seat, belly in the backrest.

Crocs and alligators are sold according the measurements across the belly. Small skins will run 25-30 cm across the belly and maybe half that again from collar bone to anal vent. Tail is beyond the vent. Large older animals may run...what? 60 cm across the belly.? (I never use the "dinosaurs"...25-30 cm skins is what I buy.)

Figure out what you need in the way of coverage and call Mark. I'm sure he can help.

It's going to be expensive.

PS...You knew that.

Exactly. *sigh*

Was kicking around dinosaurs. My car does not have backrests, would be only the front.
post #794 of 950
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Exactly. *sigh*

Was kicking around dinosaurs. My car does not have backrests, would be only the front.

No backrests / uprights?!

I almost can't imagine...even my little bucket seated MGA had backrests....

PS...two (2) 30+cm hides--enough for a pair of shoes (using no tail) might run $700.00-$800.00
post #795 of 950
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No backrests / uprights?!

I almost can't imagine...even my little bucket seated MGA had backrests....

PS...two (2) 30+cm hides--enough for a pair of shoes (using no tail) might run $700.00-$800.00

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