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Enzo Bonafe Black Captoe Oxford GMTO

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by watchidiot, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Hey so FYI, I was asking Gabriel about a few things regarding Enzo, and it seems like you are able to request that the welt on one or both sides of the waist be rounded and the stitches hidden I guess, and the welt cut a little sleeker. Similar to what they did with the chelsea boot for sale on Skoak's site now.

    May be useful for this GMTO. I'm not sure what the cost is.
     
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  2. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    Well, it's happening. I'm in. I sold my AE park aves earlier in the year as they didn't work well with my instep at all, so I've been without a black cap toe. Definitely have more of a need for these than some of my other recent purchases. :)
     
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  3. dalevy

    dalevy Senior member

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    Yes, all I'm saying is that this is an option that I don't think has been considered by the group and I think it would add to the attractiveness of the shoe.
     
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  4. ThunderMarch

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    Thanks guys, do we have an unanimous yes for this discussed feature?
     
  5. tdes81

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    I'm interested but would love to see a picture of it before making a decision...
     
  6. watchidiot

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    If it makes the shoe sleeker and it doesn't add cost then it's a go for me.
     
  7. ThunderMarch

    ThunderMarch Senior member

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    Hey these are some pictures that I've taken off SkoaB's website.

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    What some of the members here have been referring to, is that the welt on certain Bonafe models, especially this chelsea, features a slimmer welt, that is cut pretty close to the edge of the uppers, in particular, the waist area.

    As compared to say, the Manolo adelaide wingtip, which features a more "outstanding" welt, shown here.

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    I will be dropping Gabriel an email right away to clarify if this may be done.
     
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  8. tdes81

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    Oh very nice. I'd definitely be interested in this. Hopefully it won't be an issue with the GMTO already posted...
     
  9. ThunderMarch

    ThunderMarch Senior member

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    Hey there.
    I have already emailed Gabriel. I will keep you guys posted on what he replies.
     
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    Hey guys, I've received news. Here it is.

    "Thank you for asking but for the hand welted construction Bonafè does, they cannot cut the welt too close to the welt without risking to cut the stitching. However, for the waist area of the soles, customers can request a rounded and more slim construction, which they call rombe. They was originally made for the Japanese market and can be requested on only one side or both (like our Chelsea boot).

    There is no additional cost for this."

    If there is no objection, I'll include this request for both batches of gmtos?
     
  12. bloodyj13

    bloodyj13 Senior member

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    No objection. Thanks !
     
  13. watchidiot

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  14. ThunderMarch

    ThunderMarch Senior member

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    Ok. I'll wait another 12 hours from now. If there are no objections I'll send the email.
     
  15. tdes81

    tdes81 Senior member

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    I'm all for it! Both sides. :)
     
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    That's great guys, I've emailed Gabriel with the update.
     
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    I am super excited that we are going to include this. IMO, that's 50% of the sleekness of the higher end brands. For example, Saint Crispins does this, aggressively cutting into the waist of the sole by hand. You can see it here from 8:30 . It is one of the features on Edward Green Top Drawer.

    Some of the examples of this I have found online -



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    https://www.instagram.com/p/_alcLdykdY/
     
  19. ThunderMarch

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    Gentlemen,
    Seeing that we are approaching Jan 15, I'm just doing a check to see if everyone interested has managed to get their orders in?
    Would anyone like me to email SkoaB to ask them to keep the link alive for a few more days?
    Though I know they are currently at pitti.
     
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    Thanks for asking, already placed the order
     

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