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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post
 

Do people size down for loafers?  I size up from rain when wearing the simpson last, but I'm afraid that the fit of a loafer won't be a snug/tight as a laced oxford, thus making it unwearable.

 

I really want the polo suede string loafer....


Same size as Oscar and Robert.

 

I would argue that if you are sizing down for loafers then your oxfords are too big!  (Some exceptions may apply, no need to volunteer them.)

post #11732 of 23837
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Originally Posted by mcl911 View Post

Adelaide without heel counter is definitely losing some characteristics
I
don't mean to slight your opinion but I evidently lack this level of sophistication. To
me some of the critiques I see made are like tossing a beautiful girl out bed because her ankle tattoo is pink and you know it would look better if it were red.
post #11733 of 23837
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post


I
don't mean to slight your opinion but I evidently lack this level of sophistication. To
me some of the critiques I see made are like tossing a beautiful girl out bed because her ankle tattoo is pink and you know it would look better if it were red.

Love this. I think we can objectively say this adelaide without a counter is beautiful and balanced just as a traditional adelaide with a heel counter is beautiful. This doesn't need to be mutually exclusive.

post #11734 of 23837
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Love this. I think we can objectively say this adelaide without a counter is beautiful and balanced just as a traditional adelaide with a heel counter is beautiful. This doesn't need to be mutually exclusive.

 

I didn't mean to start an adelaide fight. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 

 

:fence:

 

I might well have bought the Skoak/Carmina one if my size hadn't sold out in less than one day, but personally I prefer an adelaide to have a heel counter.

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I was actually mid-email to Skoak about trying to get an Enzo Bonafe MTO adelaide with a heel counter when I realized that what I was describing was pretty much exactly the G&G St James II... Would EB even make such a shoe? Should I just save up some more scratch and buy G&Gs?

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Someone please buy that 9.5 Carmina, I don't know how much longer I can resist!
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Originally Posted by loxo View Post
 

I was actually mid-email to Skoak about trying to get an Enzo Bonafe MTO adelaide with a heel counter when I realized that what I was describing was pretty much exactly the G&G St James II... Would EB even make such a shoe? Should I just save up some more scratch and buy G&Gs?

 

I thought I saw this a while back.  Someone made an EB MTO in dark brown suede that looked exactly like the St. James II with only a small difference, but only if you knew what to look for.  

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Originally Posted by loxo View Post

I was actually mid-email to Skoak about trying to get an Enzo Bonafe MTO adelaide with a heel counter when I realized that what I was describing was pretty much exactly the G&G St James II... Would EB even make such a shoe? Should I just save up some more scratch and buy G&Gs?
Ask Skoak for Enzo Bonafè model 3200 (minus medallion plus peaked heel counter)
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Originally Posted by dalevy View Post

I thought I saw this a while back.  Someone made an EB MTO in dark brown suede that looked exactly like the St. James II with only a small difference, but only if you knew what to look for.  
It was @justinkapur (946 last?)
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Ask Skoak for Enzo Bonafè model 3200 (minus medallion plus peaked heel counter)

 

That would be really great.

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ok gents, been looking at the site and was considering the bonafe cordovan boots. I know they were very recently posted and are extra prs from a GMTO, but

wanted to get some feedback from those of you with other bonafe boots and this particular last.

 

Yes they're cordovan and many here think bonafe is excellent value, so am I looking for some reassurance before I drop a CND G note on a pr of boots? Hell yeah but I already know what your answers will be since it is SF, and they're #8 and so forth. So realistically can I expect bonafe's cordovan to be the same as other makers? Been looking for some cordovan boots and trying to decide where to put the $ towards.

 

And besides I haven't heard any love for these particular boots since the new releases yesterday. AM I missing anything?

 

cheers

post #11742 of 23837
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Originally Posted by emidyl View Post
 

ok gents, been looking at the site and was considering the bonafe cordovan boots. I know they were very recently posted and are extra prs from a GMTO, but

wanted to get some feedback from those of you with other bonafe boots and this particular last.

 

Yes they're cordovan and many here think bonafe is excellent value, so am I looking for some reassurance before I drop a CND G note on a pr of boots? Hell yeah but I already know what your answers will be since it is SF, and they're #8 and so forth. So realistically can I expect bonafe's cordovan to be the same as other makers? Been looking for some cordovan boots and trying to decide where to put the $ towards.

 

And besides I haven't heard any love for these particular boots since the new releases yesterday. AM I missing anything?

 

cheers

They are Horween shell cordovan. Therefore, outside of finishing, which looks excellent, the leather is the same that Carmina/AE/Alden/Viberg and others use. Some finish the leather differently, like Alden. Some also *may* choose different grades of shell, as I have been told. However, it is all Horween shell.

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I'm serious!
 

Well then I guess @DpprDr and I will have to talk about some ideas by PM and then we will talk to you about them. When we work out some details we can see who on here wants to be a part of the study!!!!!

 

@DpprDr - just PM me and we can discuss ideas before giving @Leaves the run down. 

post #11744 of 23837
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

Well then I guess @DpprDr
 and I will have to talk about some ideas by PM and then we will talk to you about them. When we work out some details we can see who on here wants to be a part of the study!!!!!

@DpprDr
 - just PM me and we can discuss ideas before giving @Leaves
 the run down. 
This will be interesting! Lots of confounds but it would be interesting to see what we can think of. I'll PM you in the next couple of days.

@Leaves: There has been numerous changes in EG's restrictions. If the chestnut Sandringhams were stock for you, is there still an option for 3 individuals to order it? I know this was done last time but it might be allowed in their current policy. Can you clarify?
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wanna say thanks to the Skoak guys for getting me sorted out with this order, just came in this morning!
(side note: got an 8UK, was tight width wise, but wore them anyway, and they already feel about right)

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