Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

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  1. Leaves

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    I posted this movie a while back but I wanted to post another link as comparison. The first movie shows hand welting at the Bonafé factory, and the other one shows a Goodyear welting machine. If you watch these you will understand the insane amount of time that goes into the welting process at Bonafé compared to when it's done by a machine. :)

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    X-post from our affiliate thread:

    Some Enzo Bonafé MTO awesomeness:

    Modified model 3200 on the 946 last - GMTO
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    Button Boot in Burgundy Calf and Burgundy Deerskin on the 2102 B last (Blake construction):
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    Modified model 3817 in a variety of different lasts and mats for an Australian client:
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    Brandy shell cordovan / loden suede single piece wingtip boot MTO (Bespoke lasted) via D'Boiss Tallinn.

    These boots feature a single piece wing that stretches from the front to the counter. brass eyelets / speed hooks, and a specially made heel that's a mix between a flat heel and a block heel. Straight out of the box these have been the most comfortable boots I've worn, definitely recommend that if any of you have the chance to get a bespoke last fitting, go ahead and do it.


    Unfinished fitting:
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    - Trial period for testing the fit before they were sent back to E.B for finishing

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    After come cleaning / conditioning
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    Bespoke lasted shoe trees:
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    Brandy shell cordovan belt:
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    Close up
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    ^^^ Those boots are outstanding - I like the way they have darkened slightly. Thanks for the updated pics. Cool belt, too!
     


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    ^^^We're actually stocking a similar version but in Bolet Calf (brown) and Loden Suede this fall. Saw the model in the Bonafè factory and fell in love with it. We also ordered a Bal Boot in Black Calf/Grey Suede, a Chukka in Baby Lama Calf (looks very similar to shrunken calf) and a Jodhpur model in Aubergine Calf. It will be a great fall for all you Bonafè lovers.
     


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    So much want right there. I better start saving my pennies.
     


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    Definitely worth a look, thanks for sharing again Patrik.
     
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    Thank you Roger! I'm absolutely loving them, and can't believe how comfortable they are. I was under the impression that cordovan could be a very dense material which could cause some discomfort over extend periods, but I haven't had one problem with them yet.

    @Leaves Those makeups sound incredible! Can't wait to see how they turn out!
     


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    ^Oh, it's dense stuff alright and one of the least porous leathers in use. Much depends on your feet: those who sweat much or get hot easily won't like shell cordovan, and in summer heat it's not nearly as cool as suede, buckskin or canvas. If you some day find a pair that's not as cmfortable, you can soften the uppers with Lexol. Enjoy the boots!
     


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    This sounds awesome, will be looking forward to pics of this makeup
     


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    How light is brandy shell? A medium or a light brown?
     


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    They are experimenting with this but this far it's in the beta stage.
     


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    A few Bonafé MTOs just arrived.

    Darth Vader Wholecuts with Lightsaber Red lining. :)
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    Modified Button Boot in Ivory Suede and Black Calf for our friend Down Under.
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    Modified model 3725 in Hidro Volpe (suede).
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    Modified Button Boot.
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    These are fantastic. I much prefer the darker shade that the shell took after finishing and conditioning. Would you happen to know where Bonafe sourced the brandy shell for this? It's sublime.
     


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