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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

How is Bonafe quality in comparison to Carmina and Crockett & Jones?  

I think they're all in the same ballpark. Bonafe wins out in finishing and construction, but is quite different stylistically from the other two, which are both quite "English" IMO.

I think they all have their strengths, so go with what fits you the best. All three only have 1 last that I can actually wear...

CJ Handgrade is a step up.
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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

How is Bonafe quality in comparison to Carmina and Crockett & Jones?  

It's a completely different product. It would not be fair to compare. Bonafè produces about 8000 pairs a year and Carmina 40000. C&J produces probably triple of what Carmina makes (I'm not sure).

Bonafè is a hand welted product. Carmina and Crockett & Jones are both machine Goodyear welted. There are plenty of comparisons between these two ways of producing shoes if you do a forum search.

The finish of Bonafè shoes is also superior to Carmina , but Bonafè is also a product that is 25% more expensive. So it's not fair to any of these makers to do a "comparison" based on this.

In short: Bonafè is a better product than Carmina IMO but it should be, given the price difference.
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Originally Posted by Dannefalk View Post
 

Latest batch of Enzo Bonafè MTO's / GMTO's:

 

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 3200 Betis Blu 946 Last

 

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 3579 Museum Plum 946 Last

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 3937 Vitello Etrusco 804 Last

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 2364 Vitello Bolet 804 Last

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 3859 Hidro Sand/Hidro Lino 804 Last

 

 

 

Enzo Bonafe 771 Interno Vitello Blu 74945 Last

 

 

Some great make-ups and inspiration!
 

Kind regards,

 

Oliver

 

Are you going to stock any of these styles? They are really amazing and I really like them!

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Are you going to stock any of these styles? They are really amazing and I really like them!

Nope, not these ones. MTO fee will go from 15% to 20% February 26 so consider ordering an single MTO before this.
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

Here are the swatches for Enzo Bonafé "Betis" that have been finiished - previously we only had pics of the unfinished betis and it looked nothing like the finisihed product, so here goes.





Folks is anybody interested in doing any make ups in Betis calf?
Guys can you tell us a little more about Betis red colors Chianti, bonarda, rubi, can you approximate their shades to GG or EG red spectrum.

@Skoaktiebolaget
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Nope, not these ones. MTO fee will go from 15% to 20% February 26 so consider ordering an single MTO before this.

 

My problem is, that I assume, that new pair a week is enough ;). And I am close to this from the beginning 2016 :satisfied:.

 

So single MTO may be later ... . Prefer at the moment GMTO Thorpe .... .

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For those that went in on that Burnham GMTO last year which I think was cedar or something... What color polish are you guys using?
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For those that went in on that Burnham GMTO last year which I think was cedar or something... What color polish are you guys using?

Saphir Clear. It keeps a strong shine and has lightened it a bit and added some patina. Eventually will use some brown I'm sure but haven't had to yet.
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So no cream polish?
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Thinking of trying out Bonafe, but am a bit worried that it won't suit my low instep.

Can any members with low insteps chime in as to their experience?
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So no cream polish?
Use neutral cream sapphire you are good to go.
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Whelp that makes things easy. Lol. I figured people were using a color on them.
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Whelp that makes things easy. Lol. I figured people were using a color on them.
I personally just use neutral sapphire & only use black color on black shoe. Just keep things simple !!
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Anyone have an advice on how to care for the gold Delapre Alderly boots? Should this leather be card fo more like chromexcel? Can a cream polish be used?
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Originally Posted by hrv123 View Post

Thinking of trying out Bonafe, but am a bit worried that it won't suit my low instep.

Can any members with low insteps chime in as to their experience?

I would tread carefully. I have a suede chukka and the instep is quite high. It's a little short, but a size higher would be way too wide. I wear thick socks and it's wearable. But if you're thinking dress shoes, definitely be wary. That said, I am thinking about a narrow size, but that's only available in the 946 last I think. I will probably wait until I see a stock version I like and can return if it doesn't work. I'm also thinking about sizing down on the 804 last, I hear that is long. You should ask the shop's opinion, they are very helpful.
Edited by dalevy - 2/20/16 at 10:38pm
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