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Dumb question about the Thorpe GMTO.

How can you have both blind eyelets and speedhooks?

I have never seen a picture of a boot with that setup.

The link on Skoak describes that, but I don't really understand.

If in fact it is the case, does anyone have a photo to show what this would look like (on any boot)?

@Leaves

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Thanks for the confirmation. I guess I was confused by the description from the Skoab website that states EB shoes being completely handwelted. From what I understand, EB also offers GYW shoes (at least as per the pricing sheet that was available during the MTO run in January). Are these also then machine stitched?

My inquiry was just for my own knowledge about the construction method used by EB. Apologies if this was already discussed here before.

I completely agree that the shoes are wonderful regardless. 

Blake is made by a machine. The Enzo Bonafé shoes we normally carry are hand welted (Norvegese and what Bonafé calls Goodyear hand welted). When Bonafé refers to Goodyear welted, they are actually meaning hand welted, it's a lost in translation kinda deal. Basically, Bonafé has a complete Goodyear production line, but where other makers has Goodyear welting machines, Bonafé has two old dudes hand welting. If you search for Enzo Bonafé on Youtube you can actually see a clip of hand sewing in the factory.
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Dumb question about the Thorpe GMTO.

How can you have both blind eyelets and speedhooks?

I have never seen a picture of a boot with that setup.

The link on Skoak describes that, but I don't really understand.

If in fact it is the case, does anyone have a photo to show what this would look like (on any boot)?

@Leaves

Hi BK, i have that set up in all my carmina bal boots. Here is how they look like on a bal boot.

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Dumb question about the Thorpe GMTO.
How can you have both blind eyelets and speedhooks?
I have never seen a picture of a boot with that setup.
The link on Skoak describes that, but I don't really understand.
If in fact it is the case, does anyone have a photo to show what this would look like (on any boot)?
@Leaves

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Hi BK, i have that set up in all my carmina bal boots. Here is how they look like on a bal boot.

 

 

 

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thanks, Gents.

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Some new styles from Enzo Bonafé, just launched on our website.

Enzo Bonafé Spectator


Enzo Bonafé Tassel Loafer


Enzo Bonafé Dress Shoes


These are all on the sleek rounded 804 last. This last fits similar to Carmina Rain but has a slightly higher instep. Here's a top view:
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Blake is made by a machine. The Enzo Bonafé shoes we normally carry are hand welted (Norvegese and what Bonafé calls Goodyear hand welted). When Bonafé refers to Goodyear welted, they are actually meaning hand welted, it's a lost in translation kinda deal. Basically, Bonafé has a complete Goodyear production line, but where other makers has Goodyear welting machines, Bonafé has two old dudes hand welting. If you search for Enzo Bonafé on Youtube you can actually see a clip of hand sewing in the factory.

Thanks Leaves. It's always good to know more about the shoes we just cant seem to get enough.

 

Speaking about EB, those MTO austerity boots in llama calf posted over at IG are outstanding. If anybody else is interested to do an MTO of the old stock version with the green suede shaft but with reh llama calf uppers instead of the brown calfskin, and with norvegese welt then let me know. I know boot season is over, but there's always next fall.

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Some new styles from Enzo Bonafé, just launched on our website.

Enzo Bonafé Dress Shoes

 

Wow...don't say this often, but I want another black cap toe. The @wurger influence is strong.

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Wow...don't say this often, but I want another black cap toe. The @wurger influence is strong.

 

Yep. @wurger was the reason I purchased my first pair of black caps last year.

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Enzo Bonafé Tassel Loafer

I love those!
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I love those!


Yep. Not yet ventured into Tassel Land but I have to say these are delightful.

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Those are all I want except the last. High instep last and loafers don't go well, at least for me. I wish EB had a lower instep last.

post #11293 of 23850
I don't even like loafers and I want those.
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I don't even like loafers 
 

 

I am shocked by this revelation

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Partly due to my high instep making them a tough fit, but that aside there seem to be any number of styles I am drawn to ahead of loafers. No hate, just not my fave.
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