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The new Bonafe cordovan wingtips, just wow. 

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The EB wing tips are stunning!

 

They sure are.  Wow!  Great colour on them.

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Skoak with a fantastic collection of shoes making it all the more depressing being a larger size.
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Wearing my Bonafe MTO chukkas today! Some thin sockliners I got from Vass have improved the fit tremendously.

@Leaves will Bonafe add an insole sockliner on request on an MTO? This has all but solved my instep issue with the 946 last.

Many thanks to Skoak for an exceptional pair!

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Can anybody explain why the button boots are priced significantly higher than regular boots?

Note: this isn't meant to be negative in any way. More curiosity to know what differences (outside of the obvious) exist between the two types of boots.
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Can anybody explain why the button boots are priced significantly higher than regular boots?

Note: this isn't meant to be negative in any way. More curiosity to know what differences (outside of the obvious) exist between the two types of boots.

The price is slightly higher for the Button boots since the level of craftsmanship for the details of the models are higher and the time to complete a pair is significantly longer than for a normal boot (piping, buttons, button holes etc). All button holes are hand stitched and the buttons themselves takes a long time to finish. It is actually only one lady in the factory (well, she is mostly working from home) who does those two steps as well as the Norvegese stitching.

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Try getting a size 12UK. Stuck with Carmina Simpson offerings which of course means you have size up more, or Forest which takes me into clown shoe country. I've been promised that with "brick and mortar", Patrik will bring in more larger sizes. Have been passing out from holding breath
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The price is slightly higher for the Button boots since the level of craftsmanship for the details of the models are higher and the time to complete a pair is significantly longer than for a normal boot (piping, buttons, button holes etc). All button holes are hand stitched and the buttons themselves takes a long time to finish. It is actually only one lady in the factory (well, she is mostly working from home) who does those two steps as well as the Norvegese stitching.

Well, that makes perfect sense lol, thanks for the info.

Can't speak to their quality, but they seem an excellent deal!

I also echo the sentiments about the cordovan brogues. Just lovely.
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Thanks both.  Sorry to disappoint, but they are Carmina, rain last.  Snagged them before the switch to the US site for a lovely price.   

Nothing to be ashamed or disappointed about here.
Carminas are pretty good IMHO. 

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Seems like there is a lot of love for Bonafe loafers!

Now, let's get down to business. 

Anyone has any burning GMTO ideas??

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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Seems like there is a lot of love for Bonafe loafers!
Now, let's get down to business. 
Anyone has any burning GMTO ideas??

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

We (finally) got a small batch of Edward Green shoes. But it's a good one no doubt! RCC for the win! As you might know these are usually made up on the 888 last, but we managed to have them done on the 202 instead. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/new-arrivals/products/edward-green-haweswater


Wow they look great! I'd love to see how the other brands that you carry would make a similar style! 

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We (finally) got a small batch of Edward Green shoes. But it's a good one no doubt! RCC for the win! As you might know these are usually made up on the 888 last, but we managed to have them done on the 202 instead. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/new-arrivals/products/edward-green-haweswater Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Or how about a harrogate in the 202 or 82 last? I think you had an awesome carmina longwing in country grain before but they no longer make that color. Rosewood lwb might be even better and I think it would give you something different in your stock lineup.

LOL, not the same model but I knew a rosewood CC LWB would look good. Well played Leaves! Too bad no 6 UK.
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These bad boys arrived from Skoak 2 weeks ago but haven't had the time to take pics / try them on. Taking them out for a walk today.

Very pleased with the outcome. Saw these when I was in Japan (with all dark brown suede) but I thought it could have looked better in this calf/suede color combination.

Had ordered 2 (other one in cordovan) - will take pics later on. The cordovan pair felt slightly looser (small margin of error so they still fit fine.) However, this is consistent with the vass pairs I've owned (cordovan slightly looser vs. calf/suede.)

Anyways - thanks to Skoak/Gabriel for the fantastic service. It took a while to try to guess which last / model this is on - but the outcome is better than I expected. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Damn, you always take such great shots! Great choice and even greater photo. What camera and lens did you use?
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Damn, you always take such great shots! Great choice and even greater photo. What camera and lens did you use?

Ironis, are you sure you need another hobby? Damn you really got bitten by the photo bug, yes? happy.gif
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