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Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

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

  1. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    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...
     
  2. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    Hi guys,
    What is this "goma para" rubber sole? Is it any good for autumn/ winter, or it isn't "winter approved"?

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    Photo from Skoak.
     
  3. hmlarsson

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    Great looking boots![​IMG]

    Nice collection![​IMG]
     
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  5. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    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?
     
  6. bm93

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    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):

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  7. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    I'm in for a balmoral boot, 804 is ok. I prefer calf to calf and suede. Guys! Who else is in?
     
  8. CLTesquire

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

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    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:
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    Any thoughts/takers?

    DL-
     
  10. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    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...
     
  11. kevenmee

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    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...
     
  12. wklq76a

    wklq76a Senior member

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

    https://www.instagram.com/solegarb/
     
  13. ThunderMarch

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    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:

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    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.
     
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  14. mbaltazar

    mbaltazar Senior member

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    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: [​IMG] 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?
     
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    We're looking at entirely different make-ups.
     
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    Hi guys, just an update.
    Lorenzo had sent me pictures of the respective swatches so can get a better idea of what they look like side by side:

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    Vitello blue with blue hatch grain

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    The Vitello Blue can also be burnished / darkened to bring it closer to the shade of blue hatch grain - as seen here.


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    Vitello Etrusco with Sienna hatch grain

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    Vitello Meleze with brown hatch grain
     
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  17. CLTesquire

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    Etrusco and sienna look so good as does the blue combo.
     
  18. rbhan12

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    Be careful of the Sienna hatch grain. It has the same finishing problems as the StC Russian calf. Stick with other colors.
     
  19. KPDarb

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    Sienna specifically? What sort of finishing issues?
     
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    I really want the 804 last, so that would be a dealbreaker for me. The others things aren't deal breakers. I'd definitely prefer a leather or leather/topy sole and a plain captoe, but toe medallion is ok with me. Speed hooks, I don't mind either way.
     

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