Enzo Bonafé sand suede jodhpurs with a buffalo strap today. Thanks to the fine gents at Skoak for setting that GMTO up!
I wanted to let interested parties know that we now have four GMTO participants who have agreed on a set of specs for another run of the Bonafe black captoe on the 804 last. However, this is for a slightly tweaked version of the Bonafe black stitch cap from this past January.
It would be the same shoe - plain black cap toe oxford (Model 3863), hidden, a/k/a "inverted" stitching, standard F width, single leather sole, black welt/edge - EXCEPT for the following changes:
* 270 degree 100% hand welting, i.e. the Bombe treatment, not the “Japanese treatment” of the waist the January shoes had. In other words, no Blake construction
* Bordeaux goat lining
* all black outer sole
* Toe taps (with upcharge of 400SEK; at current exchange rates, about $50 US)
It’s my understanding that for US customers (as are three of us) the charge would be $550 (plus the upcharge @ 400SEK for the toe taps) and that this price (for US customers) includes all duties and shipping.
If I understood him correctly, Gabriel of Skoak has OK'd these specs.
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@Leaves I know we're going to have to wait on seeing the new arrivals but can you say if you guys will be stocking anything additional in the 804 last? It's a selfish question because that's my preferred last from Bonafe but it does seem that most new offerings are on the 946 and the 74945 last (why is that out of curiosity?).