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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!

 

According to his website his prices start at $225 plus shipping for benchmade footwear. 

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We just added some great stuff to our Odd Stock section!

Mainly women's boots and shoes, we're actually discontinuing our women's range to make room for more stuff for you fellas! biggrin.gif
Damn, sold out of the red wingtip boot in my wife's size before I could pull the trigger. Now how am I going to justify my next shoe purchase?
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Love the above loafers! Been eyeing them for a while. How does Saint Crispins F Last compare to say the EG 82 last?
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Love the above loafers! Been eyeing them for a while. How does Saint Crispins F Last compare to say the EG 82 last?
F is regular width and for me fits the same it's not snug if you are asking me for me it's comfortable after you break them in.
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F is regular width and for me fits the same it's not snug if you are asking me for me it's comfortable after you break them in.
Thank you, so you would recommend purchasing the same size as what I wear with EG 82?
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Thank you, so you would recommend purchasing the same size as what I wear with EG 82?
You should take your GG size if you don't own GG then my recommendation would be take your eg size aka half size down from your US sizing. That is general recommendation given by GG and eg but shoot skoak ppl email also for better answer.
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Psst!

 

Don't miss out on the pre-orders. You'll be crying yourself to sleep if you do...

 

Enzo Bonafè Black Wholecut

 

Enzo Bonafè Unlined Chukka (re-run)

 

Enzo Bonafè Cordovan Jumper Boot

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

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A few pics of my Burgundy Enzo Adelaides on the 946 last.

 

AppleMark

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Anyone have any live action shots of EB Ebano longwings in the flesh?
Edited by mockingboy - 6/19/16 at 2:34pm
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According to his website his prices start at $225 plus shipping for benchmade footwear. 

Sorry but don't go by his website. That is old and his prices are based on the work you want and much more reasonable than that. He doesn't have me give prices online for him and would rather have each person contact him but they were much less than that.

Hope that helps.
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Sorry to interrupt but if anyone is interested I still have this wonderful pair of Enzo Burgundy Wholecuts which I purchased from Skoak in April 2014 and which are half a size to small for me (9.5 UK)

 

Feel free to contact be by PM if interested!

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Yeah, but what I tried to say was that it's no difference for a cobbler with a hand welted shoe, if the sole stitch is made by machine. To put it simple, for all the shoes you sell a cobbler resole them the same way, be it any of the Goodyear welted brands or EBs Blake/Rapid or their and SCs hand welted shoes. They all have a sole stitch made by machine, and that's the only thing a cobbler touch when doing a regular resole (both with full and half).

If we then go on to the times when the welt has to be replaced, if it's worn down or if there's so little left of it after the edge has been sanded down with regular resoling (if we take the EB example they have quite wide welts, they probably take a few regular resoles before the welt needs to be changed), then one have to hand welt with Bonafé, and in fact most cobblers hand welt also Goodyear welted shoes when exchanging the welt since most don't have a Goodyear machine. If you already have the holes and a holdfast, be it in a canvas rib or an insole, it's easier than doing it from scratch. Go down to your upcoming neighbours at Bäckmans or to Mano, they can do resoles with hand welting if needed. But it probably will be more expensive than for Bonafé to do it. But a regular resoling is usually cheaper at the cobbler, and as said above that's normally all that's needed.

A factory resole is a different thing from a cobbler resole, and there it's at least for Goodyear welted shoes easier to exchange the welt in general, it goes faster, even if it's not really needed. That's the con with factory resoling, that they often tend to make some new holes in the upper when they do the welt seam, even if they try to match the previous holes.
Edited by j ingevaldsson - 6/19/16 at 11:23am
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There's been some discussion of a Enzo Chelsea on the 804 last recently, would anyone be interested in the following makeup?

 

Enzo Chelsea Boot

#5 Hidro Brass Suede

#4 Natural Calf Lining

804 Last

Bombé rounded waist (AFAIK this is the handwelted waist, not the japanese blake stitched one)

270 degree handwelt

millerighe sole

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Alright everyone, how do G&G Chelsea's fit? I am an F width for G&G oxfords and could probably do an E in an open laced shoe (I have an F width Isham and could probably pull off an E). . How do Chelsea's fit? Can I pull the trigger with an E width?
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Originally Posted by Tallcane View Post

Alright everyone, how do G&G Chelsea's fit? I am an F width for G&G oxfords and could probably do an E in an open laced shoe (I have an F width Isham and could probably pull off an E). . How do Chelsea's fit? Can I pull the trigger with an E width?

Tough one - depends on how much you need to compensate for your high instep (I'm presuming that your footprint is an E-width but you do F-width in oxfords so there's more material to close the V-gap over your instep. Is that the reason?) If you're ordering stock, then it's a crap shoot and hope the leather gives sufficiently. If you're doing a MTO, I'd seriously consider requesting a last modification for high instep - that's what I've done with all of mine MTOs including my E-width Burnhams which fit great.

Oh - and stay away from the Fairbanks or other short chelsea boots if you have a high instep. They look great, but the throat of the boot hurts like hell when it presses into your instep!
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