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Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior Member

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    No shi'ite [​IMG]


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    http://www.enzobonafe.com/index_en.html

    Magnificent shoes.


    Yes, they are. I am still kicking myself for not buying a pair the last time I was in Italy.
     


  4. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior Member

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    I wish they would import to America...
     


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    Congratulations. Your Google trawls finally picked up a worthwhile maker.
     


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    Congratulations. Your Google trawls finally picked up a worthwhile maker.

    yes but it would have been easier just to have bought last![​IMG]
     


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    That's a useful find, Chris "Italia", and an interesting website. I had some thoughts about their shoes when perusing the site. First, I don't particularly like the way they square off the sole at the toe when the upper is rounded. But that's just personal preference; they're obviously wonderful shoes. Another observation: the picture of one of their Blake-stitched shoes should put to rest the myth that Blake-constructed shoes are insubstantial. Also, I found it interesting that they would describe what they claim to be a hand-welting process as "Goodyear" (which refers to the machine that attaches the welt to the insole/upper and to the outsole). I wonder whether their "Norvegese" construction is the real deal or just some decorative side-stitching on a Goodyear-welted shoe. Their lasts are very nice, aren't they! Sleek and stylish.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    yes but it would have been easier just to have bought last![​IMG]


    I actually have a bunch of the latest Last and Mens Ex and I'll be posting some cool pics from them today.
     


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    Congratulations. Your Google trawls finally picked up a worthwhile maker.

    Even a blind squirrel...
     


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    That captoe oxford resembles A-Port's Scafora job )))
     


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    That captoe oxford resembles A-Port's Scafora job )))

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was thinking the exact ame thing Chris...I prefer the color of mine, but these are lovely as well.
     


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    That captoe oxford resembles A-Port's Scafora job )))
    Is that a good thing? [​IMG]

    Bonafe are excellent shoes. They also make Aubercy RTW and petite mesure (MTO).
     


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    I actually have a bunch of the latest Last and Mens Ex and I'll be posting some cool pics from them today.

    i flit between Mens Ex and Mens Club depending on which months i prefer, on the odd occasion i will get both!
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    No shi'ite [​IMG]


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    that first wingtip is crazy hot.

    i love that last. i wonder if the leather used is as rich and premium as it looks on the photo.
     


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    Where does one buy those ropey Italian laces you see on these shoes and de Tomassos?

    I like the bit of a spade sole too!
     


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