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post #8506 of 23683

RogerP is to Blue what Stevent is to Green.

 

Both of their user names are even First + Last Initial.

post #8507 of 23683
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Deets on my Bonafe MTO.


I figured the combination of the good exchange rate and the waiver of the 15% MTO fee made this a "do it now" proposition.

Instead of a staple like a suede chukka, I decided to use the MTO opportunity to get something I have wanted for a while but struggle to find available in RTW offerings: a blue balmoral boot.

I get so much wear out of my two pairs of blue dress shoes, that a blue bal boot would be a useful addition to the rotation. The starting point is this same model

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Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: Hosting provided by FotoTime

 

And the goal is to get something along the lines of these EG Shannons:

 

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And to that end, I selected #11. Vitello Bleu for the upper, with a request for heavy antiquing:

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And #15 Hidro Oceano (suede) for the shaft:

 

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4 speed hooks to replace the topmost visible eyelets, double leather sole with metal toe taps and a "Derby" medallion round out the trim details. Boots will be built on the 363 Mod last.

Had to restrain myself to order one pair only, as there is a second design really calling my name.

I think these will look pretty bad ass :) Grats.

I also did an EB MTO using the blue vitello. Figured it was time to get me a pair of blue shoes.

post #8508 of 23683
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post
 

I think these will look pretty bad ass :) Grats.

I also did an EB MTO using the blue vitello. Figured it was time to get me a pair of blue shoes.


Cheers Niklas - what style did you choose for your blue pair?

post #8509 of 23683
This thread is gonna be ridiculous in about 3 months when all these MTOs start coming in!
post #8510 of 23683

Just paid my depost for EB Balmoral boots! 

 

I chose this model (3540): 

 

on this last (946): 

 

in all Bracken musuem calf: 

 

With following specs:

 

Model 3540 balmoral boot on 946 last

Delete cap toe

Add medallion 'Cat' (Go big or go home!)

4 eyelets + 4 speed hooks in brass

Hand-welted 270 degrees

Single leather sole

Beveled waist

Purple sock liner

Custom insole inscription

 

Thanks to they guys at Skoak for their amazingly responsive customer service and to all you StyleForum guys for inspiration.

The wait begins!:slayer:

post #8511 of 23683
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

This thread is gonna be ridiculous in about 3 months when all these MTOs start coming in!


That's the BEST PART!!!:slayer:

post #8512 of 23683
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 


Cheers Niklas - what style did you choose for your blue pair?

with grey suede

post #8513 of 23683
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Originally Posted by 63AMG View Post

Just paid my depost for EB Balmoral boots! 

I chose this model
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in all Bracken musuem calf:

With following specs:

Model 3540 balmoral boot on 946 last
Delete cap toe
Add medallion 'Cat' (Go big or go home!)
4 eyelets + 4 speed hooks in brass
Hand-welted 270 degrees
Single leather sole
Beveled waist
Purple sock liner
Custom insole inscription

Thanks to they guys at Skoak for their amazingly responsive customer service and to all you StyleForum guys for inspiration.
The wait begins!icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

FYI, the last photo is not bracken. It is a set Crispin model and thinking back that might be closer to dark brown then bracken.
post #8514 of 23683
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

FYI, the last photo is not bracken. It is a set Crispin model and thinking back that might be closer to dark brown then bracken.

Thanks for the info. I thought it looked a little different than the swatch. It was the first pic I found so in my excitement I didn't check too hard before posting.
post #8515 of 23683
After getting the runaround yesterday and over the phone today, I decide to try my local postoffice again after work. Success:


Some EG goodness, finally:


They look great, even if the Doak is the new darker variation (a bit darker than my Hoves really).

Thanks to Skoak for the great service, I'll be placing my next EG order soon... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8516 of 23683
JS
Congrats on the shoes (and the success with the PO)
Headed to your part of the world tomorrow for a little birthday trip, BTW. Hope the nice weather holds.
post #8517 of 23683
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JS
Congrats on the shoes (and the success with the PO)
Headed to your part of the world tomorrow for a little birthday trip, BTW. Hope the nice weather holds.
Thanks, and the weather is fantastic, you'll be just fine...
post #8518 of 23683
@RogerP

Bad ass!

Is that model 3540? The same as the black/grey suede bal boot?

I'm digging blue, but I can't wear it casually (with denim). I think something like Etrusco or Aubergine is my best bet.

Love that MTO. Can't wait for pics.
post #8519 of 23683

@JubeiSpiegel

 

Nice new shoes. I like the "new" dark oak! I think EG strives to be more consistent with this key color. Enjoy the double monks. 

Cheers. 

post #8520 of 23683
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@JubeiSpiegel

 

Nice new shoes. I like the "new" dark oak! I think EG strives to be more consistent with this key color. Enjoy the double monks. 

Cheers. 

Consistency is good.

 

 

But the lighter Doak is much better than the darker Doak.

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