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Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

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

  1. CLTesquire

    CLTesquire Senior member

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    So the pair I posted had "heavy antiquing" (burnishing) applied to get close to that shade. Roger has his collection professionally shined and I think his guy darkened them a little more to get to the wonderful color in that picture.
     
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    Those are the epitome of shoe porn!
     
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  3. Bertel

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    Not a problem @ThunderMarch . I wasn't aware that a decision for 74945 was already taken, since you had suggested 74945 and 946 in the beginning (the 946 is available in E width). I'll watch this GMTO closely and then maybe do a MTO myself on 946, as I've done before.
     
  4. ThunderMarch

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    Sure, well I'd wanted to give more options for a start since I didn't have a real preference but it seemed that most of the guys are keen on 74945 so I'm going with the majority.
    Thanks once again for your interest!
     
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  5. TtownMD

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    You should try Saintcrispin 8uk F width on Classic last.
     
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    cattitude Well-Known Member

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    @TtownMD I actually really like the fit of the 8.5UK F on St.C classic last, fits really well. To add something of note with relevance to the EB thread, I can add that the 804 last in 8UK fits well per a recent pair, though I comfortably wear 8.5UK in 946E, 946F (with loose heel) and 363MOD.
     
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    Oh I am same size as you I also take 8uk on 804 last and have 8.5uk on Saint Classic last but feel 8uk would be better fit
     
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    @Bertel
    I have some great news. I've just been in touch with SoleGarb.
    Though 74945 is not conventionally available in the E width, if we are able to garner 5 interests, the 6th (you), would be able to get the model in E width.
    SoleGarb is confident of getting Bonafe to modify their existing last down to an E width.
    FWIW, I have both the 74945 and the 946 last, I take the same size in both but feel that the fit around the toe box / heel / instep are similar, though the 946 seems slightly shorter. So I think this will work for you.

    @mavere Can I check if you are still in on this GMTO?

    @CLTesquire I know that you are still waiting on some stuff so just keep this in view ok?
    I am definitely still in. And I know @stephenaf2003 is also very keen.
    @wooksb how do you feel at this moment?

    These are more pictures of the complete make-up:
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    All long time lurker. Just a silly question but assume for gmto the leather colour can only be as agreed by all participants?
     
  10. ThunderMarch

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    For any GMTO, the details must be exactly identical for all pairs within the GMTO (including colour), except for size, and in very specific circumstances, width.
     
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    Oh don't worry, this GMTO is still very much in my thoughts.
     
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    @ThunderMarch, please count me in. I'm a regular width. Sorry, what's the cost again?
     
  13. ThunderMarch

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    Thanks!
    The cost will be:
    Boot itself - $625 USD
    Hatch grain - $50 USD upcharge
    Shipping is free within the USA, but for other regions of the world, SoleGarb will let you know individually.
    I am thinking of a Vibram topy sole (though I can also do without it) - $15 USD
     
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    Thanks! I'd like to have the sole Topy'd as well. Can it be an add on, or does everybody have to have Topy as well? If the latter, I can live without it if not all would go for Topy
     
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    Most welcome.
    Well, it has to be agreed upon by everyone, so let's see what the majority feels like?
     
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    @ThunderMarch yes I'm in!
     
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    Thanks very much!
     
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    @ThunderMarch
    This is excellent news, thank you so much! I would love to be the 6th in this case [​IMG]
    Yes, Bonafè have made the 804 last in E width for me before, although it is said not to be generally available in this width, they can do that.
    I don't have a pair on the 74945 yet but I too would expect that it should fit me well.
     
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    Since Fall and Winter here in Germany usually are not too nice (at least to leather soles [​IMG] ), I would want to opt for some kind of rubber soles as well. Topys would be a good compromise, and fine for me.
     
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    Thanks for confirming your continued interest.
    In fact, on my count, we have 4 confirmed:
    @wooksb
    @stephenaf2003
    @mavere
    and me.
    @CLTesquire is keen but considering.
    I'll just wait up for one more, and we're good to go with 5 of us, plus you in E width.
     
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