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I just got a pair of Bonafe suede chukkas and can compare to EG suede and John Lobb too. I think it's pretty close to equivalent quality suede, very impressed with the Bonafe very plush suede.


Pics or it didn't happen.:)

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Have you considered hazel antique? I have been very impressed with the samples I've seen and am considering a makeup myself

I have a hazel dover already and love it but I'd I could procure a pair in the doak of my chelseas circa 2012 I would be a happy camper.
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All I know is I love the way EG looks on my feet and the quality of the finishing and lasts is apparent *to me*

Value has some individualistic considerations to account for. I sincerely think EG does more right than any other marker for my tastes. So I pick up a GG here, Viberg there etc.

The easiest way for me to put it in perpective is to say while the materials and construction may not be 3x better than manufacturer B my level of enjoyment and satisfaction is 3x greater.
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All I know is I love the way EG looks on my feet and the quality of the finishing and lasts is apparent *to me*

Value has some individualistic considerations to account for. I sincerely think EG does more right than any other marker for my tastes. So I pick up a GG here, Viberg there etc.

The easiest way for me to put it in perpective is to say while the materials and construction may not be 3x better than manufacturer B my level of enjoyment and satisfaction is 3x greater.

Well said!!!

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Very well said would have to agree with you & RogerP & if some one has input on Enzo suede & can put there input it would be awesome. So far Carmina, Enzo Bomafe & Vass very good bang for the buck suede or not just my humble opinion.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Enzo Bonafè is one of the most competitive makers out there. The craftsmanship (hand welted and amazing craftsmanship attention in every step of production) in combination with top materials and designs/lasts makes it hard to resist in my book. The suede is very, very nice, just look at those 3200MOD we rolled out recently (the style that looks like GG St.James).

Bonafè calf is not burnished/antiqued as heavily or as well as G&G and EG though, but at half the price you can't expect this. They do a very subtle burnish with a pretty high shine as a standard finish and many clients actually prefer this.
Edited by Leaves - 6/4/15 at 1:18am
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Have you considered hazel antique? I have been very impressed with the samples I've seen and am considering a makeup myself

+1

Lighter DOAK is not happening anytime soon. Actually, DOAK was getting too close to Pine and Hazel when it was at its lightest. So people that preferred the lighter coloured DOAK should look into these swatches. But I would also prefer if DOAK was lightened up a little bit, but not much. However, DOAK will lighten up with age and wear.
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Maybe it's just me but I don't think it's just doak though. I think as a whole, colors are getting darker. Seen dark Edwardian and some dark Burgundy too.
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Maybe it's just me but I don't think it's just doak though. I think as a whole, colors are getting darker. Seen dark Edwardian and some dark Burgundy too.

 

I have some old pair of Dark Oak. the pair were manufactured in a middle 80's.

 

And they are really Dark as my Malvern and Chelsea.

 

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I have some old pair of Dark Oak. the pair were manufactured in a middle 80's.

And they are really Dark as my Malvern and Chelsea.


So it has been all ways like this then?
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So it has been all ways like this then?

Yes, they are new. Never has been polished.

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Public service announcement - this GMTO is closing soon. 5 June, I believe.

As it would have been a criminal offence to let them pass me by, and I want to keep my record clean, I had to jump in.


Gaziano & Girling St James II Cedar/Kudu GMTO now open



We are now accepting GMTO pre orders for this amazing style, based on a MTO we did recently. Limited availability as the Kudu Leather G&G uses is not abundant.

http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/products/gmto-deposit-st-james-ii-kudu-cedar
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For any Kudu owners, the leather is smooth to the touch or do the grains appearing in the photo have a texture? And "tan" Kudu is really the dark (mid?) brown pictured above? Thinking about joining the G&G owner's club with these icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Public service announcement - this GMTO is closing soon. 5 June, I believe.

As it would have been a criminal offence to let them pass me by, and I want to keep my record clean, I had to jump in.


Gaziano & Girling St James II Cedar/Kudu GMTO now open
 

 

Thanks for the reminder Sir; order placed yesterday :)

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For any Kudu owners, the leather is smooth to the touch or do the grains appearing in the photo have a texture? And "tan" Kudu is really the dark (mid?) brown pictured above? Thinking about joining the G&G owner's club with these icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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The surface in quite coarse. It definitely has texture. Color is slightly darker than in that picture, but that really depends on lighting.
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The surface in quite coarse. It definitely has texture. Color is slightly darker than in that picture, but that really depends on lighting.

Thanks Leaves. Texture is ok, really wanted to make sure Tan was the color shown and not lighter (aka chestnut range) like most shoes are that are described as Tan.
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Thanks Leaves. Texture is ok, really wanted to make sure Tan was the color shown and not lighter (aka chestnut range) like most shoes are that are described as Tan.

Actually, for me, I find the name Tan Kudu a bit misleading, as it's much darker than what I would normally call "tan".
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