Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

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  1. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    Wow...not real helpful...Gabriel is all over the place. I wear a US 10.5 and a UK 9.5 in just about everything (EG and G&G) I go UK 9 in Lobb 7000/8000.

    I have been happy with UK 9.5 in Rain and Inca...definitely roomy width wise. I like the snug fit of my Simpson monk in 9.5. Probably to be safe I should just go 9.5 in all Bonafe? The opening suggestions seem to support this conclusion.
     


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    If you stick with the same size as you have in Rain you'll be fine. The exception is the 363 last which has a more narrow toe box and some people have to size up on this last.
     


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    I don't find it unhelpful at - merely reflects the different fits of different lasts from different manufacturers. There is no global standardized sizing. I wear UK 8.5 to 9 depending on last and brand, just as I can wear US 9.5 or 10.

    If it helps, my Bonafe boots above and my EG Galway (82 last) both fit well in a UK 9. The Bonafe has a bit more instep room and a bit less toe room.
     


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    My point was that there was a great deal of variation in Gabriel's sizing (in a number of cases full size differences.)

    As I said the comparison of most Bonafe lasts to the Rain was most helpful.
     


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    Yes. And my point was that a great deal of variation in Gabriel's sizing is a consequence of the great deal of variation in the fit of different lasts from different manufacturers. It is helpful precisely because last and size info is given for comparative purposes.

    It may be that you are one size in all American shoes and one size in all UK / European shoes, but I expect such to be the exception, not the rule.
     


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    Gabriel does have hard feet to fit in all honesty, before he was our store manager he was a client, so I know. :) . He used to be a professional football player (soccer that is) so his feet are a bit roughed up. :)
     
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    I personally find the sizes of Bonafe slightly larger than the same number of EG/G&G. (Bonafe=9,5/10 depending on last, while eg/G&G= 10.5/11 depending on last)
     


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    Agreed. Shoe sizing is a different fit for most manufacturers. I have a pair of Gucci Drivers that I wear a US12.5 in - I'm typically a US12.
     


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    Enzo Bonafé Black Wholecut GMTO

    Fellow Styleforum members, lurkers and friends, we are organizing a GMTO for this Enzo Bonafé wholecut model. The last will be the chiseled 946 last (we recommend sizing the same as Carmina Rain last, for further fitting advise please e-mail [email protected]). The model number is 3725.

    This is a photoshopped image to give you an idea of the finished model.
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    The same model but in “Etrusco” Calf.
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    Beveled black sole
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    Please see our affiliate thread for more info: http://www.styleforum.net/t/338047/...fficial-affiliate-thread/1860_30#post_6981154
     


  10. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    is there a list of the styles//models that are offered? a catalogue of sorts?
     


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    Nope, that's the problem. They have hundreds of styles and no documentation. That's Italy for you. Part of the charm. :)
     


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    They can make pretty much everything. Blake, handwelted goodyear(?), norvegese.
    Skoaktiebolaget has a selection to be seen on their site, and you can see some other styles here. If you want to make an MTO at say Skoaktiebolaget you just contact them and say what you want, and they should get pictures of possible solutions. The leather and color choices are immense. Here are some other styles possible: http://skomakerdagestad.no/index/#/enzo-bonafe/ The 3839 toe is beautiful.
     


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    Some pictures of Enzo Bonafe brogue and a picture of Enzo Bonafe swatch colors, very small but that is all we got.

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    Can Bonafe duplicate the vertical reverse (?) stitch at the front tip of Edward Green's Dover/Nevis? I'm talking about the stitching that makes it a split toe.


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    I am organizing a GMTO through Skoaktiebolaget of an Enzo Bonafe derby boot and we need one more participant to place the order.

    The makeup will resemble the following Saint Crispin's boot:

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    This Bonafe model, with double rows of stitching and a row of stitching by the eyelets (as in the other boot pictured):

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    Details:

    - Dark brown calf upper/dark brown grained calf shaft
    - 2102 soft chiseled last
    - Norvegese welt
    - Natural sole edge
    - Regular width
    - Double leather soles
    - Metal toe taps

    Price:
    Boot: 6,200 SEK including VAT / 4,960 SEK ex-VAT + 300 SEK shipping (approximately $810 USD shipped)
     


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