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Some more suede Chelsea boot pic in Wild !!
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I would love to get another GMTO for this exact shoe if anyone else is interested.  Let me know if you would be interested in joining if you missed out on the first one like myself.

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Friends, I am doing an interest check for a GMTO of Enzo Bonafe HIPPOPOTAMUS leather boots, through SoleGarb.

 

Lead Time:

To start, please understand that this GMTO will have an unusually long lead time, on the order of 8-10 months from deposit. This is because SoleGarb will source the leather themselves, and because extensive CITES documentation is necessary to ensure the legality of these hides and move them back and forth between countries.

 

Design(s):

As with other Bonafe GMTOs, any makeup is permitted, so long as we have at least 3 participants for each. For the purposes of this project, single MTOs will not be permitted. At the very least, the following design will get made, as it’s the one I’ll be participating in, myself. It’s been inspired by this pair of Vass hippo boots by fellow member Ghosty06

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Pricing:

For US participants, pricing will land around $875 shipped. This number could deviate slightly for ex-US friends, due to changes in shipping and import fees for hippo. You’ll definitely have the final price before committing.

 

What do I do now?:

At this time, this is purely an interest check, so that we can get an idea of how many hides need to be sourced. Just let me know if you might be interested, either in the design above or another.

 

It is not a commitment, though I will kindly ask that you only express interest if there is say, at least a 50-50 chance of you actually following through. As a previous GMTO organizer, it’s rather frustrating when over half your interested parties drop out or worse, go radio silent.

 

Other:

There is a chance that pitch black hippo will also be available, which will be confirmed next week.

 

I have borrowed pictures from what I believe to be the public domain. If yours is used, and you’d like me to remove it, please let me know!


Edited by wklq76a - 1/3/16 at 7:37pm
post #154 of 318

@wklq76a I'd be interested

 

I would suggest going with the standard flat-handwelt (which should drop the price too, incidentally)

 

would prefer the 363mod -- the 7496727364875 has an insanely high instep without commensurate room in the forefoot


Edited by sleepyinsanfran - 1/3/16 at 7:34pm
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I'd be interested in chocolate brown with a 65% commitment, though I'd also like to see the chained norvegesse switched to say a "regular" storm welt. Any love for the larger vibram commando soles like those on the monkey boots? Just thinking this would be one tank of a boot on a heavy duty sole. For what it's worth, as a 74945 wearer, 363 sounds like a better fit for this.
post #156 of 318
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Originally Posted by Monty L View Post

I'd be interested in chocolate brown with a 65% commitment, though I'd also like to see the chained norvegesse switched to say a "regular" storm welt. Any love for the larger vibram commando soles like those on the monkey boots? Just thinking this would be one tank of a boot on a heavy duty sole. For what it's worth, as a 74945 wearer, 363 sounds like a better fit for this.

I've noted your interest (such precision!) as well as your preferences. I'm not sure if all your wants will make it to the "primary" makeup but you'll certainly get the chance to find two others who share your tastes to give it a go.
post #157 of 318
I find exotics look better as a plain toe fwiw, like the Vass.
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Originally Posted by Iyor View Post

I find exotics look better as a plain toe fwiw, like the Vass.

Thanks for mentioning this. I agree, and neglected to note it in my original post. I'll edit it when I'm not on mobile, but the "primary" makeup will indeed be plain toe.
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Originally Posted by Iyor View Post

I find exotics look better as a plain toe fwiw, like the Vass.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wklq76a View Post

Thanks for mentioning this. I agree, and neglected to note it in my original post. I'll edit it when I'm not on mobile, but the "primary" makeup will indeed be plain toe.

That's a very good point. I do think a plain toe is a good idea. To really "show off" the grain pattern / textures.
Plain toes might crease a little more, but it doesn't bother me.
post #160 of 318

I'm all in for the black hippo.  My ideal makeup would be:

 

363MOD last

3824 model, no cap toe (same as wklq76a's post)

black edging

black chained goyser welt

dainite sole

all blind eyelets (no speedhooks)

 

Any of you who are in for black hippo want to jump in on that?

 

Or an alternate makeup:

 

Black Hippo Wholecut Chelsea Boots

 

Basically these:

 


except:

* black hippo

* 74945 last

* 270 degree hand welt

* black edges/welt

*  black millerighe sole

* rombe on the waist (those Chelseas have it, it's the rounded waist)


Edited by tdes81 - 1/4/16 at 9:09pm
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Interested in the brown hippo
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Originally Posted by ehult View Post

Interested in the brown hippo


Got you down on my list. Will follow up for discussions on specific designs in a week or two

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Quote:

Originally Posted by wklq76a View Post
 

Friends, I am doing an interest check for a GMTO of Enzo Bonafe HIPPOPOTAMUS leather boots, through SoleGarb.

 

Lead Time:

To start, please understand that this GMTO will have an unusually long lead time, on the order of 8-10 months from deposit. This is because SoleGarb will source the leather themselves, and because extensive CITES documentation is necessary to ensure the legality of these hides and move them back and forth between countries.

 

Design(s):

As with other Bonafe GMTOs, any makeup is permitted, so long as we have at least 3 participants for each. For the purposes of this project, single MTOs will not be permitted. At the very least, the following design will get made, as it’s the one I’ll be participating in, myself. It’s been inspired by this pair of Vass hippo boots by fellow member Ghosty06

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Pricing:

For US participants, pricing will land around $875 shipped. This number could deviate slightly for ex-US friends, due to changes in shipping and import fees for hippo. You’ll definitely have the final price before committing.

 

What do I do now?:

At this time, this is purely an interest check, so that we can get an idea of how many hides need to be sourced. Just let me know if you might be interested, either in the design above or another.

 

It is not a commitment, though I will kindly ask that you only express interest if there is say, at least a 50-50 chance of you actually following through. As a previous GMTO organizer, it’s rather frustrating when over half your interested parties drop out or worse, go radio silent.

 

Other:

There is a chance that pitch black hippo will also be available, which will be confirmed next week.

 

I have borrowed pictures from what I believe to be the public domain. If yours is used, and you’d like me to remove it, please let me know!

 

 

 

Here are some updates on things, adding to the initial post above:

 

*Jan. 5 Update:*

- Shoe GMTOs will be $40-50 less than boots. So: $835-845 shipped to CONUS. 

 

*Jan. 4 Updates:* 

- Black hippo is available, although I will not be spearheading designs using this color.

- Wide fittings are available for 804 and 946 lasts, but will require 3 participants with the same makeup AND width to qualify for the GMTO

- Hides are sourced from Zimbabwe, with CITES documentation establishing such

- There was some question on how exactly the chain-stitched Norwegian is constructed. The stitch is *not* attached to a storm welt, and is instead stitched to a flat welt

post #164 of 318
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

shoes crease with wear.

 

This should be affixed to every shoe thread.  I wish I knew where this expectation came from that shoes shouldn't crease - or that anything beyond barely perceptible creasing is indicative of a problem.  If I could find the source, I'd kick it in the nuts.

 

/rant

 

Go Bonafe!

post #165 of 318
I would be in for black hippo boot: design details above fine, except would prefer NOT norvegese and would prefer leather sole
(I think rubber would look very odd next to such a rustic and rough material as hippo)
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