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The "house cut" might be considered a bit sturdier than many Italian makers, but I find the single leather soles to be quite dressy none the less. I guess for a super dressy and sleek look there's always Blake Rapid, this is very sleek. I'd love to see people try this out more if they are into the market for sleek dress shoes or loafers.

1. I'd be curious to know the point of comparison, as I do not consider EB's to be too clunky.

2. Isn't the Blake rapid also quite a good deal cheaper?
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What are the details in this makeup? A bit more out there than most, but damn it looks good!


Thank you sir.  This is the GG Oakham in Vintage Cherry/Burgundy Grain on the TG73 last.  The last GG gmto that went through before the price hike in February or so of this year.  Glad to see so many enjoy the make up. I believe we struggled to get the required 6 before the hike.  Skoak was gracious and transparent enough to let us get this one off the ground.

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Thank you sir.  This is the GG Oakham in Vintage Cherry/Burgundy Grain on the TG73 last.  The last GG gmto that went through before the price hike in February or so of this year.  Glad to see so many enjoy the make up. I believe we struggled to get the required 6 before the hike.  Skoak was gracious and transparent enough to let us get this one off the ground.

I think I was number 6 on that GMTO which I sort of just did on a whim. I'm REALLY glad I did though! Great make-up
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I think I was number 6 on that GMTO which I sort of just did on a whim. I'm REALLY glad I did though! Great make-up


Absolutely.  This is a really great and unique make-up.  I feel kind of silly letting them sit on the rack for so long before the maiden voyage.

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How is the fit for you in this last?

Fit is really good- the sole is very comfortable too

Just working on breaking it in, but not expecting a long break in period
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


The "house cut" might be considered a bit sturdier than many Italian makers, but I find the single leather soles to be quite dressy none the less. I guess for a super dressy and sleek look there's always Blake Rapid, this is very sleek. I'd love to see people try this out more if they are into the market for sleek dress shoes or loafers.


Understood, it's a look subject to personal preference. That said, is there an option for hand welted but a slimmer cut? Just wondering what you mean by house cut.

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1. I'd be curious to know the point of comparison, as I do not consider EB's to be too clunky.

2. Isn't the Blake rapid also quite a good deal cheaper?
It is cheaper compare to hand welt & good example of sleek vs hand welt would be button boots. Check out leffot button boot that they sell it's on Blake stitch aka non hand made vs regular button boot, hope this help.
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It is cheaper compare to hand welt & good example of sleek vs hand welt would be button boots. Check out leffot button boot that they sell it's on Blake stitch aka non hand made vs regular button boot, hope this help.

Cheers for the info. Unless I'm mistaken, Skoak would do a Blake stitch as well, no?

Unless my memory is failing or prices have changed notably, I want to say I recall Leffot's pricing for EB button boots to be substantially higher...
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Cheers for the info. Unless I'm mistaken, Skoak would do a Blake stitch as well, no?

Unless my memory is failing or prices have changed notably, I want to say I recall Leffot's pricing for EB button boots to be substantially higher...
Leffot prices are over priced, I was just using them to show & tell you & compare Blake vs hand made bb, just to show you so you can check them out & get visual idea of them. And yes skoak can make you Blake stitch shoe boot etc & it will be hell of a lot cheaper. But for price quot shoot them email.
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


The "house cut" might be considered a bit sturdier than many Italian makers, but I find the single leather soles to be quite dressy none the less. I guess for a super dressy and sleek look there's always Blake Rapid, this is very sleek. I'd love to see people try this out more if they are into the market for sleek dress shoes or loafers.


Blake Rapid might be the way to go for a EB spectator MTO i'm planning. Do anyone have some pictures comparing Blake Rapid and hand welted soles?

And @Leaves is there any pictures of the dark brown llama calf?

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The EB Chelsea has a very sleek waist, and says hand welted. I would've been all over that had my size been available. 

 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/enzo-bonafe/products/enzo-bonafe-chelsea-boot

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Originally Posted by Keen View Post

The EB Chelsea has a very sleek waist, and says hand welted. I would've been all over that had my size been available. 

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/enzo-bonafe/products/enzo-bonafe-chelsea-boot

Agreed. Don't know how that boot could be criticized for lack of sleekness. But this is Styleforum. :-)
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I had some stuff made on blake soles, I am sorry but I cannot provide better pictures now.


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I actually really like the wider standard Bonafe welt. It looks rather daring.
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Maybe I'm just seeing things but that does look actually sleeker than other hand welted styles.
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Agreed. Don't know how that boot could be criticized for lack of sleekness. But this is Styleforum. :-)
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