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post #8491 of 23837

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 Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: Hosting provided by FotoTime

 

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTimeHosting provided by FotoTime

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

.
Hosting provided by FotoTime

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTime

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.

post #8492 of 23837
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

773 was not known to Skoak until recently. I think Leffot's Button Boot is on the 773 last.

Correct, can't really comment on this last.
post #8493 of 23837
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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 Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: orig.jpg

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

medium800.jpgorig.jpg
And to that end, I selected #11. Vitello Bleu for the upper, with a request for heavy antiquing:


.
orig.jpg


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

orig.jpg
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.

Wow, I am eagerly awaiting to see how these turn out. I am planning something similar but next year. I would like to get Galway but I do not know yet if 82 last on F width fits me.If it turns out that it does not, Bonafe will be alternative. I am especially interested in what this vitello bleu looks with the heavy antiquing.

Cheers Roger
post #8494 of 23837

Leaves or Gabriel,

 

Can either of you compare Carmina's loden suede to EB's loden suede? To me the EB loden looks a touch darker. Is that accurate?

post #8495 of 23837
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

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 Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: Hosting provided by FotoTime

 

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTimeHosting provided by FotoTime

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

.
Hosting provided by FotoTime

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTime

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.


Very cool!  Is there a list of Bonafe shoe/boot styles anywhere so we know what we can pick from for an MTO?

post #8496 of 23837

^^^ It takes a bit of looking to find Bonafe examples.  Beyond the Skoak web site , search this site and do a broader web search as well.

post #8497 of 23837
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post
 

Leaves or Gabriel,

 

Can either of you compare Carmina's loden suede to EB's loden suede? To me the EB loden looks a touch darker. Is that accurate?

 

That's definitely my impression from the pics I have seen, but I have not seen the EB loden in person.

post #8498 of 23837
Leaves/Gabriel what is the difference between the grain leathers? Inca Grain vs. Scozia Grain?
post #8499 of 23837
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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 Bonafe boot that Watchman chose:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTimeHosting provided by FotoTime

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

.
Hosting provided by FotoTime

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

 

Hosting provided by FotoTime

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.

 

That Hidro Oceano is so awesome. I was trying to think of some way to incorporate it. I actually think an oxford or boot with that suede and a medium brown calf would be amazing too. Great choice!

post #8500 of 23837
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Leaves/Gabriel what is the difference between the grain leathers? Inca Grain vs. Scozia Grain?

Inca is slightly softer than Scozia with a look similar to hatch grain and Scozia is more similar to EG country calf leathers. 

post #8501 of 23837
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Leaves/Gabriel what is the difference between the grain leathers? Inca Grain vs. Scozia Grain?

Gabriel told me the Inca grain is softer and almost like a hatch grain while the scozia is like a country calf and maybe better suited to boots and more casual shoes. Gabriel, be sure to correct me if I have that wrong. FWIW, my MTO is an oxford/suede combo using the inca grain.

post #8502 of 23837
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Originally Posted by Skoaktiebolaget View Post
 

Inca is slightly softer than Scozia with a look similar to hatch grain and Scozia is more similar to EG country calf leathers. 

Beat me to the punch!

post #8503 of 23837
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


Sounds about right.

 

I'm definitely in as well for the suede u wing boots.

post #8504 of 23837
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

@RogerP
@etostano
@CHRK33
@namor
@Ironist

Where do we stand on this? Is this a go? I'd like to know before I place an order for enzo bonafe volpe suede on saturday.

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I'm all for it if everyone there is comfirmed.

How about these specs:
  • Uwing boot model 80387
  • Polo Suede with slight contrast stitching
  • Rain last
  • Tomir rubber sole with thin mid-sole for a dressier look
  • Price is 3200 SEK ex VAT (25% depsoit, 75% before delivery)

im in but what kind of contrast stitching? if its "slight" why even bother with that detail? will it be lighter or darker?
post #8505 of 23837
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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 Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
orig.jpg

And the goal is to get something along the lines of these EG Shannons:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
medium800.jpgorig.jpg
And to that end, I selected #11. Vitello Bleu for the upper, with a request for heavy antiquing:


.
orig.jpg


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

orig.jpg
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.

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youre a bad, bad man Roger
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