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My guess is that he is referring to being able to see the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  @rbhan12 just google open/closed channel stitching.

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Bonafe blue bal boots finally home after a long layover with the wankers at customs. 363 Mod last.

 

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@RogerP what is your overall impression of these?

 

Thanks.

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My guess is that he is referring to being able to see the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  @rbhan12
 just google open/closed channel stitching.
No, I think he is talking about what Allen Edmonds refers to as there are 360° welt. Instead of the 3/4 welt that most GYW factories make, AE applies a welt around the entire shoe. The stitching going around the whole shoe, regardless of storm, single, or double welt.

To answer his question, GG and St. C welt 3/4 of the sole, and glue/nail the heel in place.

Sorry to derail the Skoak thread gents...
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Those are lovely bal boots smile.gif
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brass eyelets really pop against that deep blue

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@RogerP
 what is your overall impression of these?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by dalevy View Post
 

My guess is that he is referring to being able to see the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  @rbhan12 just google open/closed channel stitching.

 

 

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No, I think he is talking about what Allen Edmonds refers to as there are 360° welt. Instead of the 3/4 welt that most GYW factories make, AE applies a welt around the entire shoe. The stitching going around the whole shoe, regardless of storm, single, or double welt.

To answer his question, GG and St. C welt 3/4 of the sole, and glue/nail the heel in place.

Sorry to derail the Skoak thread gents...

Good points, gents. I Pm'd the OP with some additional info and some pics see if I could help him out. 

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Hey all,

 

I have a noob question for you folks...go easy on me! I understand that G&G and St. Crispins make goodyear welted shoes, however I'm a bit confused. My only real experience with a 360* welt or a goodyear welt is with Allen Edmonds, where you can see the stitching. How do these other brands still do a welt without the stitching showing? Do they glue on another piece of leather to hide the stitching?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

I've been wondering this as well and would like to know. Though I sometimes see shoes from reputable brands have some nails on the shoe bottoms. My J. Fitzpatrick Windermeres have this, but I was always under the impression that those are Blake-stitched.

 

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Bonafe's attention to detail continue to impress 

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As the countdown begins for Glencoe's LDTO this decision is tearing me apart. I feel the Glencoe is so unique tho 

 

Glencoe 

or 

Wait for the Galway in Hazel/Utah

 

Argh...

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Cheers gents.

 

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@RogerP what is your overall impression of these?

 

Thanks.

 

I really only have fresh out of the box impressions.  I did no more than slip on one boot just to make sure fit was okay - and it was.

 

First thought is I really dig 'em.  I was a bit worried that the blue calf would be too bright based on the Skoak pic, but they are a bit darker in person.  I'm still going to have @jokb do some black burnishing on the heel and toe, but the bottom line is that I am happier with the shade than I thought I would be.  I wanted a dark blue that was visibly blue - rather than a deep midnight blue that looks near to black.  These fit that description.

 

Suede uppers are very soft, supple and rich-feeling.  Noticeably higher quality than, say, Carmina suede - which I find to be very nice indeed.  I definitely 'need' a pair of Bonafe suede shoes or boots.  Maybe suede chukkas in a rich nutmeg.  Yes, I am a hopeless case...

 

Just for frame of reference, these boots were inspired in concept by some blue Shannons I had come across while web browsing and placed in my 'future projects' file.

 

 

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I would suggest any shoe construction questions be taken to the Sole Welting thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/297037/sole-welting

Enjoy gents...
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I would suggest any shoe construction questions be taken to the Sole Welting thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/297037/sole-welting

Enjoy gents...

 

Oh yes, please, for God's sake not here.  We don't need any more threads hijacked with that topic. :deadhorse:

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I really only have fresh out of the box impressions.  I did no more than slip on one boot just to make sure fit was okay - and it was.

First thought is I really dig 'em.  I was a bit worried that the blue calf would be too bright based on the Skoak pic, but they are a bit darker in person.  I'm still going to have @jokb
 do some black burnishing on the heel and toe, but the bottom line is that I am happier with the shade than I thought I would be.  I wanted a dark blue that was visibly blue - rather than a deep midnight blue that looks near to black.  These fit that description.

Suede uppers are very soft, supple and rich-feeling.  Noticeably higher quality than, say, Carmina suede - which I find to be very nice indeed.  I definitely 'need' a pair of Bonafe suede shoes or boots.  Maybe suede chukkas in a rich nutmeg.  Yes, I am a hopeless case...

Just for frame of reference, these boots were inspired in concept by some blue Shannons I had come across while web browsing and placed in my 'future projects' file.


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Another amazing pair - i really admire your imagination, all your shoes are very inspiring
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