A visit to Enzo Bonafé, Bologna shoemaker

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  1. Leaves

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    Depends. We have asked for our stock shoes to be marked up in UK sizes.


    Bonafé will be about 5500 SEK (4400 ex VAT, approx. $670). Button boots will be about 6500 SEK (5200 ex VAT, approx. $790). MTO will be an extra 15%.
     


  2. Louis XIV

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    What transition do they use from EU to UK sizes?
     


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    Based on those pictures - sounds like good value at $670
     


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    Disappointing choices ie split toes with Novegese derby boots etc. I would have goine with something simpler where the Norvegese makes them pop.
     


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    Sorry, I honestly don't know but we'll fit them ourselves to see how they compare to our other brands of course.
     
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    Well you can't satisfy everyone. :) The MTO fee is only 15% and about 3 months production time so hopefully this will encourage a lot of people to chose this path.
     


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    Hopefully you'll change your mind once you see the finished models [​IMG] Otherwise, as Leaves mentioned, MTO surcharge is only 15%.
     


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    I recognize the button boots that one can find at Leffot.
     


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    Will the Button boots come with hooks to do-up the buttons?
     


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    Yes Bonafé makes the Aubercy button boots although I'm unsure if there are any design features that set the original Bonafé button boots apart from Aubercy's.


    Yes they include a do-up hook.
     


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    Very interested in mto, any thoughts or info on lasts? Specifically wide fittings.
     


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    Hi Wallcloud, we only did a quick fit in the factory, we'll wait until we get our stock in April and post a fitting guide then, after we have tried out the lasts more extensively. We're getting the 946 (chiseled, I think it's this last that the Austerity Brogue above in the picture is made up on) and 363 (round) lasts. We'll post a fitting guide once we receive stock.

    Hopefully there's more people on SF who could lend some insight?

    The round 363 last is actually the most beautiful round last I've ever seen. Perfectly balanced IMO. It reminds me a little of the EG 82-last.
     


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    I have some interest in the button boot, and I'm glad you chose the Black and Grey.


    However because it is a button boot, how hard is it to get a good fit? You wouldn't really have the flexibility like you do with laces? Specifically either a bit tighter or a bit looser like you can with laces.
     
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    do you have any photos from the front of the Seemless alligator Norvegese shoe?
     


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    Sorry, only the one we posted!

    This is a new model for us, as soon as we receive our stock we will try them out to be able to help you with fitting as best we can. I can't imagine it would be much different to lace-ups though.
     


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