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post #2521 of 2840
Congrats! Great collection. I've been wanting a wholecut and a two-tone (1st and 3rd right) just like yours. But I heard sizing is an issue...
post #2522 of 2840
Hi guys,
What is this "goma para" rubber sole? Is it any good for autumn/ winter, or it isn't "winter approved"?



Photo from Skoak.
post #2523 of 2840
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

First wearing and they proved supremely comfortable right out of the box.  Interesting how they look quite different in bright sunlight versus overcast.

 

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Great looking boots!:)

 

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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

 

This is my entire Bonafe collection, all from SkoaB. The versatility of their MTO program really makes for a good variety of possibilities. 

And they are really adept at making almost anything!

 

Nice collection!:slayer: 

post #2524 of 2840
Split Toe boots - Cross post (Click to show)

 

Originally Posted by ecwy View Post
 

Participated in the GMTO organized by Zapasman for a Enzo Bonafe Split Toe boot with below specs:

 

Model: 2927

Last: 74945

Upper Leather:  Scozia 6120

Double Dainite sole.

Construction: Norvegese with 360º Chain Stich.

360º Chain and Apron Thread Colour: Natural

Sole Edge/Flat Welt Colour: Brown

Eyelets: Blind.

Shoelaces: 1 pair of Braided + 1 pair of Normal.

 

The boots came out pretty sweet and I like the leather/colour quite alot. The usual good stuff from Bonafe applies so I'll just make mention of the not so good stuff below.

 

Welt

As you can obviously see, the welt came out to be different. It looks to be a reverse welt but Skoaktiebolaget clarified over email it was a storm welt with a single norvegese stitch. I was expecting the usual 3 row of stitches for a norvegese but this only comes with the reverse welt stitch and usual blake stitch through the sole. Missing is the 'stitch down' where the turned out upper is secured to the welt. Not quite sure if this still qualifies as norvegese in my book.

 

Toe stitch

In the last 2 pics, the toe stitch for both boots are messy and literally at the edge. Not sure if the stitches may get damaged in the long run through scuffs.

 

Braided laces

This is not a criticism for construction. I would not recommend ordering laces that cannot be removed with a pair of high boots. Bonafe laces it the shoe shop method hence to loosen it up to wear, literally you have to loop through every single hole then tighten it all the way back up. I am considering cutting the laces off and use the extra brown ones. It is quite a pity as I liked the natural coloured laces with the natural stitching and reverse welt. Maybe I will figure something out at the cobbler? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Toe

 

 

Left Toe

 

 

 

post #2525 of 2840
Hi guys,

Is anyone making plans for a new pair of boots this winter? Perhaps a GMTO through Skoak?
I'm in if the model/setting pleases my needs ;-)

Thinking of a dark brown balmoral, full leather or leather/suede.

Anyone else?
post #2526 of 2840
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post

Hi guys,

Is anyone making plans for a new pair of boots this winter? Perhaps a GMTO through Skoak?
I'm in if the model/setting pleases my needs ;-)

Thinking of a dark brown balmoral, full leather or leather/suede.

Anyone else?

 

Found it ;)

 

I'm in for a balmoral captoe on the 804 last, in a medium-dark brown leather. Here is a photo of an 804 balmoral top-down (not my photo):

 

post #2527 of 2840
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Originally Posted by bm93 View Post

Found it wink.gif

I'm in for a balmoral captoe on the 804 last, in a medium-dark brown leather. Here is a photo of an 804 balmoral top-down (not my photo):



I'm in for a balmoral boot, 804 is ok. I prefer calf to calf and suede.

Guys! Who else is in?
post #2528 of 2840
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post

I'm in for a balmoral boot, 804 is ok. I prefer calf to calf and suede.

Guys! Who else is in?

I might be interested. Any thoughts on 74945 last? Toe medallion? Speed hooks? Vibram topy on the sole or leather?
post #2529 of 2840

I am new to Bonafe but wanted to test the waters on a GMTO. I am looking for a mid brown suede derby half brogue, leather sole with rubber topper. I would need to stick with the 74945 as I need a wider shoe with a tall instep. 

 

Similar to what G. Bruce Boyer has below:

 

 

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The AS Browning is a nice example of what I am looking for as well:

AppleMark

 

Any thoughts/takers?

 

DL-

post #2530 of 2840
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Originally Posted by CLTesquire View Post

I might be interested. Any thoughts on 74945 last? Toe medallion? Speed hooks? Vibram topy on the sole or leather?

I'm cool with 74945 last and toe medallion. Not sure about vibram sole and speed hooks.

To me, the bal boots would be my dressy winter boots to go with suits on a daily basis. Not sure about adding "informality"...

Bm93, what are your thoughts?

Guys, who else is in? I believe 6 are needed to order from Skoak...
post #2531 of 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post

I'm cool with 74945 last and toe medallion. Not sure about vibram sole and speed hooks.

To me, the bal boots would be my dressy winter boots to go with suits on a daily basis. Not sure about adding "informality"...

Bm93, what are your thoughts?

Guys, who else is in? I believe 6 are needed to order from Skoak...

I'm interested as well - We should be able to get it via SoleGarb for only 4 participants. Might want to reach out to Lorenzo to confirm - I heard some whispers of SoleGarb offering additional Shell selections as well.

My main preferences:
  • Rubber Sole - Dainite anybody?
  • Prefer the 804 last, but fine with 74945

    Looks like there's a fair amount of interest in both lasts, so might be able to get two GMTOs up and running...
post #2532 of 2840
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Originally Posted by kevenmee View Post

I'm interested as well - We should be able to get it via SoleGarb for only 4 participants. Might want to reach out to Lorenzo to confirm - I heard some whispers of SoleGarb offering additional Shell selections as well.

My main preferences:
  • Rubber Sole - Dainite anybody?
  • Prefer the 804 last, but fine with 74945

    Looks like there's a fair amount of interest in both lasts, so might be able to get two GMTOs up and running...

It's not a whisper; they're advertising a whole bunch of rare shell colors

https://www.instagram.com/solegarb/
post #2533 of 2840

Gentlemen ....

I am not sure if this would interest you guys or not. But I am trying to gather interest for yet another Balway makeup: 

 

 

I'm pretty flexible so this is what I have in mind at the moment - 

 

Model : As above

 

Uppers: Vitello Etrusco with Sienna hatchgrain shaft 

OR 

Vitello Meleze with Saddle Brown hatchgrain shaft

OR 

Vitello Bleu with Chicago Blue hatchgrain shaft

 

Here's how the hatchgrain looks like: http://www.aacrack.co.uk/russia

 

Sole: Single leather with Vibram topy (open to suggestions)

 

Welt: 270 deg handwelt 

 

Last: Am open to 74945 or 946

 

Blind eyelets with speedhooks

 

The GMTO will be via Solegarb, with the price of the boot at $625 USD, and additional $75 for the hatch grain shaft, $15 for the topy. Delivery is free within the USA. 


Edited by ThunderMarch - 8/15/16 at 12:00am
post #2534 of 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Gentlemen ....
I am not sure if this would interest you guys or not. But I am trying to gather interest for yet another Balway makeup: 




I'm pretty flexible so this is what I have in mind at the moment - 

Model : As above

Uppers: Vitello Etrusco with Sienna hatchgrain shaft 
OR 
Vitello Meleze with Saddle Brown hatchgrain shaft
OR 
Vitello Bleu with Chicago Blue hatchgrain shaft

Here's how the hatchgrain looks like: http://www.aacrack.co.uk/russia

Sole: Single leather with Vibram topy (open to suggestions)

Welt: 270 deg handwelt 

Last: Am open to 74945 or 946

Blind eyelets with speedhooks

The GMTO will be via Solegarb, with the price of the boot at $625 USD, and additional $75 for the hatch grain shaft, $15 for the topy. Delivery is free within the USA. 

Well I don't know what the other lads have to say, but "my" make of a balmoral boot will be something more or less like this:



Dark brown, no speed hooks (preferably), I'm ok with leather + vibram topy sole but no dainite or any other rubber sole.

- bm93
- CLTesquire
- kevenmee

What are your thoughts?
post #2535 of 2840
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post


Well I don't know what the other lads have to say, but "my" make of a balmoral boot will be something more or less like this:



Dark brown, no speed hooks (preferably), I'm ok with leather + vibram topy sole but no dainite or any other rubber sole.

- bm93
- CLTesquire
- kevenmee

What are your thoughts?

 

We're looking at entirely different make-ups.

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