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Spectators

 

Damn, in Vitello Bleu and Hidro Oceano?

Sounds damn sick.

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Just a quick cautionary word about the Vitello Bleu, gents, to be taken into consideration by anyone ordering this shade.

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I had thought the colour looked a touch light from the image of the sample swatch from Skoak (#11 above), and thus requested that my boots be burnished a bit darker. This is the shade as received from Skoak, which I assume is a shade or three darker than standard Vitello Blue (and certainly appears to be so as compared with the swatch):

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The boots were VERY close to what I had in mind in terms of shade (and perfect in every other respect except I should have gone dainite), but I asked @jokb to give them a mirror shine on the heel and toe, and while he was at it, just take them one micro-shade darker.

The results, below, are EXACTLY what I had envisioned. But just understand that this is two steps removed from standard Vitello Blue:

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Speaking of blue bonafe boot


I did not ask for burnishing of my boot(also vitello bleu), but the colour is definitely much darker than the image of the swatch from Skoak. Here is the boot together with Carmina navy cordovan and EG midnight blue belt.
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Good to know & thank you for the info RogerP
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The real life blue colour is a shade nicer.

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actually used to having a darker blue,  got a pair of private label AS navy wholecuts and they look like they're black unless they're in direct sunlight. 

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Anyone here tried the MTM (semi-bespoke) option? Do you get to keep the test shoe? Anyone with good or bad experiences with the semi-bespoke service?

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Anyone here tried the MTM (semi-bespoke) option? Do you get to keep the test shoe? Anyone with good or bad experiences with the semi-bespoke service?


You need to meet them to take measurements, I believe. 
They usually send the actual shoe before the finished stages for you to try on. Give feedback and send back, and they make minor adjustments.

At least this is how I have seen it done through Bonafe.

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You need to meet them to take measurements, I believe. 

They usually send the actual shoe before the finished stages for you to try on. Give feedback and send back, and they make minor adjustments.


At least this is how I have seen it done through Bonafe.
I did meet them and Enzo took my measurements, there just wasn't a whole lot of information going around. Meccariello charges €300 for the same service, which is almost the same price as Bonafé, except Meccariello sends you fully finished goodyear welted test shoes you can keep. So re-using the shoes/leather seems a bit cheap.
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I did meet them and Enzo took my measurements, there just wasn't a whole lot of information going around. Meccariello charges €300 for the same service, which is almost the same price as Bonafé, except Meccariello sends you fully finished goodyear welted test shoes you can keep. So re-using the shoes/leather seems a bit cheap.


That price depends on where you go, I guess. As a retailer though, you do have costs of shipping back and forth, as well as the cost of the bespoke last to take care of. 
Don't have any experience with Meccariello or the service there.

 

Edit: and to be honest, I think a modified last fully finished with machine made goodyear for 300€ is too cheap, but if he sells directly to customers, I'm sure it's possible.

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That price depends on where you go, I guess. As a retailer though, you do have costs of shipping back and forth, as well as the cost of the bespoke last to take care of. 

Don't have any experience with Meccariello or the service there.

Edit: and to be honest, I think a modified last fully finished with machine made goodyear for 300€ is too cheap, but if he sells directly to customers, I'm sure it's possible.
Perhaps it's too cheap, didn't really think of it that way. He does indeed sell directly to customers. They shouldn't really see a modified last as an expense though, at least not charge 100% of the actual cost, since it's a sort of guarantee to get repeat and loyal customers (if they modify the last well).

Will see how well Enzo modified my last when it arrives.
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Perhaps it's too cheap, didn't really think of it that way. He does indeed sell directly to customers. They shouldn't really see a modified last as an expense though, at least not charge 100% of the actual cost, since it's a sort of guarantee to get repeat and loyal customers (if they modify the last well).

Will see how well Enzo modified my last when it arrives.


Modifying lasts is easy if there are few and simple modifications, like added space over little toe or adjustment for high instep. If these small adjustments get many, or more difficult adjustments (say flat feet), then it's a big risk for the retailer too. Arranging for a modified last is a great service and lots of work, and should definitely not be a charity case. That sounds like asking a bespoke shoemaker to create your last for free, as they are guaranteed to get multiple orders in the future. However, they have no such guarantee.

Anyway, good luck on your Enzo project. They make beautiful shoes at a beautiful price! :)

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I'm still loving my Enzo MTO boots ordered earlier this year from Skoak. Bracken museum calf with an Inca 6127 shaft. Interesting to note that I don't have any of the harsh creasing that has been shown on some of the other Enzo museum calf makeups posted in here.


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I'm still loving my Enzo MTO boots ordered earlier this year from Skoak. Bracken museum calf with an Inca 6127 shaft. Interesting to note that I don't have any of the harsh creasing that has been shown on some of the other Enzo museum calf makeups posted in here.


 

No offence.

The classic Jordan dunk over Mount Mutombo with the finger wag is still etched deeply in my mind. Lol. 

Nice boots, by the way.

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@ ThunderMarch you are too funny lol & yes sir lovely boots above.
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