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Received my Vitello Etrusco chukkas yesterday at the office.  They look and fit great and I ended up just wearing them the rest of the day.  This chukka was my first foray into the 74945 last and I really like the last.  For business oxfords I think I'm going to stick with the 804 last but for other styles I think the 74945 will work well.

 

Taking delivery of a MTO is a dangerous game because it makes me want to immediately place an order for another MTO.  Sigh.

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Are the laces on model 3870 functional? Or is this a loafer? TIA

They are functional and works similar to a normal oxford (although slightly different in design).

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Got my U-wing spectators from Bonafè today. Great looking shoes! Nice texture on the lama calf.

Pleasure to doing business with you guys from the Skoaktiebolaget team.:)

 

 

 

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Some Bonafè MTO inspiration from the latest delivery: 

 

Enzo Bonafe 2690 m. Vitello Nero/Peccary Nero 2102B Last

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

 

Those are tremendous. I love peccary and would never have thought of using it for boots but it looks amazing. I would be almost scared to use them though because of how soft peccary is and how clumsy I am.

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^^^ I have the same boots and the Peccary is the most comfortably soft shaft material I have ever come across. I'd be stepping carefully if it were used for the uppers, but the shaft doesn't take a lot of hard knocks or scrapes.
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^^^ I have the same boots and the Peccary is the most comfortably soft shaft material I have ever come across. I'd be stepping carefully if it were used for the uppers, but the shaft doesn't take a lot of hard knocks or scrapes.


​Beautiful boots. I assume the shaft is lined to prevent excessive stretching?

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I just received my first pair of EB via the Vitello Etrusco GMTO put together by Roger P.  They are stunning.

 

What kind of trees do you gents use for chukkas?  This is also my first boot purchase.

 

I see some EB trees on skoak's website, but I'd rather put that $115 towards another pair of EB :p

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Those are tremendous. I love peccary and would never have thought of using it for boots but it looks amazing. I would be almost scared to use them though because of how soft peccary is and how clumsy I am.


I have the same pair (except for the medallion, which I am kicking myself for not getting) and the peccary, while soft, seems quite thick and durable. Also usually covered by pants so less of a chance to do any damage to them.

 

If you don't have a pair of button boots, I'd highly suggest these as something to get the addiction started. They're surprisingly easy to wear - I've even worn mine to great effect with black skinny denim.

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​Beautiful boots. I assume the shaft is lined to prevent excessive stretching?


Indeed, the shaft on mine is actually quite thick:

 

 

And just a shot on foot because I love this makeup so much:

 

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I just received my first pair of EB via the Vitello Etrusco GMTO put together by Roger P.  They are stunning.

What kind of trees do you gents use for chukkas?  This is also my first boot purchase.

I see some EB trees on skoak's website, but I'd rather put that $115 towards another pair of EB tongue.gif

I'm using a pair of Woodlore trees I got from Massdrop. They fit well.
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Received my Vitello Etrusco chukkas yesterday at the office.  They look and fit great and I ended up just wearing them the rest of the day.  This chukka was my first foray into the 74945 last and I really like the last.  For business oxfords I think I'm going to stick with the 804 last but for other styles I think the 74945 will work well.

Taking delivery of a MTO is a dangerous game because it makes me want to immediately place an order for another MTO.  Sigh.

Did you go with the same sizing? How would you describe the differences in the way the lasts feel on your feet?
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For those guys wearing button boots, do you find it a hassle buttoning them up?

I seem to recall talk of some sort of a tool or ? button hook that aids in this? 

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For those guys wearing button boots, do you find it a hassle buttoning them up?
I seem to recall talk of some sort of a tool or ? button hook that aids in this? 
It comes with a button boot hook & if it's your first bb it will be pain to put them on. But eventually with time you will be pro in your case you have lots of shoes so pain will continue lol but with time it will get easy.
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For those guys wearing button boots, do you find it a hassle buttoning them up?

I seem to recall talk of some sort of a tool or ? button hook that aids in this? 


Yes you need a button hook to get them on (but not off).  It does take awhile, maybe a couple minutes total.  Overall not bad considering how comfortable they are once on.  Mine are a bit snug in the instep, so I think they'd probably get on quicker with a better fit (or once they break in a bit more).

 

But it does make for a bit of a conundrum if you want to wear them anywhere you'll be taking them off.  Because you'll need to bring your button hook with you. :)

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Did you go with the same sizing? How would you describe the differences in the way the lasts feel on your feet?

I wear a 9UK in each last. In my opinion the 804 last is longer than 74945 and feels a touch wider. The 804 appears sleeker because it's longer. The instep is hard to compare since I only have oxfords in the 804 and just this chukka in 74945. I will say that the 74945 is very similar in length to the 946 last but I find the 74945 has more volume in the toe box and a bit more width in the toe box in comparison.

I think Skoak's comparison of the 74945 last to the Carmina Forest, but with more instep, is accurate. I have one pair on the Forest last and the instep is too tight. It has stretched over time to be workable but I wouldn't buy that last again, even though I like the shape. The 74945 struck me as a similar shape but with more room on the instep (but I'm sure the open lacing contributes to this).
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