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These will be my third chelsea.  I have the Carmina fox suede ones from Skoak last year which are pretty gorgeous, and a pair of black hippo suede chelseas on the way from Enzo Bonafé.  I'm totally on the chelsea train now.

 

Wow - I wish I knew about this!

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If it's a Blake Rapid style then any skilled cobbler can replace the sole. If it's "Japanese" constructed or hand welted style you should send it back to Enzo Bonafè for a re-sole as no cobbler I know of can hand welt a replacement, even if they could they don't have access to the original last. Only draw back of sending the shoes to the factory for a re-sole is that it requires a bit of paper work if you are a
non-EU resident. If you don't fill out the proper customs forms or do it incorrectly you will be hit with customs and or VAT.

A Blake/Rapid shoe and a hand welted shoe with machine made sole stitch which Bonafé makes are resoled exactly the same way as a Goodyear welted shoe, any cobbler can do this. Its the same machine stitching on all three construction methods soles. It's only if you wear down the midsole (in The Blake/Rapid case) or the welt (in the welted case) that things change. And for that matter a good cobbler can also exchange the welt by hand welting if needed, you don't need the original last for that, it's only really needed if the gemming has come loose a lot on a Goodyear welted shoe. Bonafé might make a better job with it though, but that's another thing.

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Ok, so we have five, we need another participant to make this work.

Details:
  • G&G Burnham in Vintage Chestnut
  • MH71 in E-width
  • Wensum rubber sole (seems to be most people are ok with this?)
  • Price excluding trees is 12000 SEK ex VAT / 1575 USD for US clients (including customs)


This chelsea is such a great shoe! A bit stunned every time I see it.
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How many do we have for F-width Burnham?

I hope to receive Thorpe GMTO on MH71 in F width very soon and can be more ready with confirmed sizing.
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A Blake/Rapid shoe and a hand welted shoe with machine made sole stitch which Bonafé makes are resoled exactly the same way as a Goodyear welted shoe, any cobbler can do this. Its the same machine stitching on all three construction methods soles. It's only if you wear down the midsole (in The Blake/Rapid case) or the welt (in the welted case) that things change. And for that matter a good cobbler can also exchange the welt by hand welting if needed, you don't need the original last for that, it's only really needed if the gemming has come loose a lot on a Goodyear welted shoe. Bonafé might make a better job with it though, but that's another thing.
This chelsea is such a great shoe! A bit stunned every time I see it.

Well, I said I don't know of any cobbler that can do it, if you do please let us know. I will hire him to try his/her craftsmanship, at least if it's at a reasonable price, lower than sending them back to Bonafè.
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@Leaves, would a G&G St James II in vintage rioja on an F width only be available as MTO or is it possible for you guys to pull from stock?
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In other words, the black captoe on the 804 last from the January GMTO.

I think in addition to you, @Spurious
 ,  @mockingboy
, and I have expressed strong interest and @budapest12
 has expressed tentative interest while he considers sizing.  That's four, maybe five.  Anyone else interested? 

I don't think the version on the 74945 last about to be restocked would work for me.

put me down as an interested party
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black hippo suede chelseas on the way from Enzo Bonafé.  

Wait what? Must see upon arrival! Sounds killer
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Wait what? Must see upon arrival! Sounds killer


Sadly there's probably a few months wait left.  Will definitely post to the Enzo thread when they come in though.

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put me down as an interested party


You won't regret it!

 

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Well, I said I don't know of any cobbler that can do it, if you do please let us know. I will hire him to try his/her craftsmanship, at least if it's at a reasonable price, lower than sending them back to Bonafè.

I'm almost positive a friend of mine in the US can do it without a problem. His name is Perry Ercolino and he lives outside of Philadelphia. He does hand welting and hand sewn soles as well as machine stitched.

I've seen people send their JL shoes to him and prefer his work over the actual factory.

Give him an email or call and I'm sure he'd love to talk with you about options. If you want to talk to him, I'll even let him know ahead of time to introduce you guys!
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You won't regret it!



amazing. the are the slickest black cap toes ive seen. thx man. so hyped for these!
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You won't regret it!



Are these the EBs on the 804?
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Are these the EBs on the 804?


Indeed they are. One of the nicest black cap toes I've seen. They're the december GMTO with the japanese waist. Here's a couple other shots:

 

 

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Cheers, really pretty. Missed the group buy, but that may be worth a one off.
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Cheers, really pretty. Missed the group buy, but that may be worth a one off.

Think a few of the boys here are putting another gmto together for the same make up.
You should get in on that.
To SkoaB... you guys should seriously consider stocking this model permanently....
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