Does anyone have any suggestions for matching belts? Looking for one in melezze or something very similar, possibly Dark Cognac shell later on.
Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes. - Page 121
Equus makes some fantastic bridle leather belts, you can check their affiliate thread here:
Charlie is extremely helpful for making you the belt you want.
I have posted pics of my 2102B boots. Nice last, a bit elongated, but pretty soft square.
@Stefan88 I believe has posted of a black punched austerity brogue on the 062 last, which to my eyes looks like a rolled off 946.
I personally am sold on 946 and 804 (haven't tried, hoping to try a size 7 and decide my fitting) and think that if either of those fit well for you but are too "pointy" for your MTO design in mind, consider just adding casual details like norvegese, 360 welts, or storm welts.
If you want it even sleeker, consider a Blake stitched construction instead of hand welted.
I have been googling images of Enzo Bonafe from Japanese retailers for the past week. Can anybody suggest which last this is? This looks fantastic: in my mind, 804 is slightly too long, and there is too much taper (view from the profile) of the toe box. This one seems to be deliciously almond while not being too stubby.
I believe the above two should be of the same last, but I might be wrong.
bump. still looking for help identifying this last .. thanks in advance!
Now THAT is a pretty last for the bal boot GMTO you boys are conjuring.
Will do - even asked a friend how to ask that in Japanese! probably have to wait till after Christmas.