Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes.

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

  1. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    MC is typically reported as being thinner than regular calf, regardless of maker. At least, that's what I've read from many folks here.

    My Claret MC austerity brogue has creased more than my Etrusco Wholecut, but check out pics of my AB pair and tell me if they look "too creased."

    i would be wary of using Reno on MC, but happy to order some Bick4 with my incoming Thorpe GMTO.
     


  2. DonRaphael

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    A continuation of the earlier discussion I brought up regarding Bonafè/Vass MC. Here's Vass' MC after 8hrs kf wearing for comprison's sake. The shoes are 6 months old and have been used approximately once per week since. Smooth and pristine.
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    Thank you for the info & pic helps a lot.
     


  4. peppercorn78

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    I wonder if they source from different tanneries.

    I do notice that the lining of my Bonafes seems much thinner than Vass (and Carmina and even AE too, for that matter), so maybe that gives the shoe slightly less structure. Maybe it's also what makes the shoes feel so light. Vass shoes feel like a tank in comparison. Its good to have both options, depending on where and for how long one will be walking.
     


  5. doodledoc

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    Yes, yes, another 804 last question. I am an 8E on Allen Edmonds 65 last, 7.5UK on Carmina's rain last (though it's a little tight on the toebox), 7.5UK on Meermin's Park last (a little tight everywhere); 7.5UK on Meermin's Olfe last (fits great).

    Is an EB 804 last, 7UK out of the question? It's on sale on Skoak and I want me a pair of EB.
     


  6. DonRaphael

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    I'm the same size as you, and I take size UK7 on the 804 last. But I believe most people go with the same size as in Rain. If you do so, be aware that 804 is longer than Rain in the same size. Go back a few pages and check out the discussions we had regarding this specific question.
     


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    I did. I even went back to pages 50 where watchman1 was talking about the 804 last. Chances are that a 7.5UK is going to be too long. I'm just curious about the width of the 7UK in the 804 last. How do you compare the width of the 7UK of the 804 last and the 7.5UK Rain last?
     


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    I see. I felt that the 804 last in 1/2 smaller than the Rain last was roomier width wise. It was more comfortable and an overall better fit for me.
     


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    Are the Thorpes in rustic arran from Skoaktiebolget? Do you know when they're suppose to arrive?
     


  11. sacafotos

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    No, tan kudu (reddish brown)...should arrive end of this month or mid Nov at latest. Haven't heard of any delays, so late Oct seems to be accurate.
     


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    Very pleased with my Bonafe's
     


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    Enzo Bonafe Balmoral Boot :slayer:
     


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    Ironist Senior member

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    Nice, grats T. Just a friendly tip, If you take outdoor photos you should take it in the shade. It's hard to see the great color on those shoes otherwise.
     
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    Thank you Ironist definitely keep that in mind for next pic.
     


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