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Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Distinguished Member

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    Bonafe RTW are a screaming deal. Bonafe MTO are a screaming deal and a half compared to most others.
     


  2. justinkapur

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    +1

    ive never handled bonafe but every model seems really nice. How many people have handled them and have pics of a few wears?
     


  3. laufer

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    I handled them. I had to return them because they did not fit so I do not have any pictures. They seem to be really well built and nice, the upper leather is nice. I am about to receive my first model soon.
     


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    Such a lovely patina. Great work
     


  5. RogerP

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    I just have the one pair of derby boots, but I couldn't be happier with them. If I were to compare them with my Galways, the quality of the calfskin uppers are a push, and I'd give the nod to EG by a slight margin on the pebble grain shaft. The EG is a bit softer / more supple. But then the Bonafe brings hand lasted / hand welted construction and Norvegese stitching to the table, not to mention a significant price advantage as well.

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    This pic was after only a couple wearings, but they really don't look any different after several more:

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    I am a fan of Norwegian stitching as a few of my bontonis MTO have them. Bonafe looks like a great shoe. Their burgundy looks incredible. I would love to handle a pair in the future.
     


  7. RogerP

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    Agreed. I love their burgundy captoe, but it is too close to my Anthony Cleverley and the burgundy shades are pretty well represented in my rotation at present.
     


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    Your cleverly are pretty fantastic if I say so myself.

    I'll keep my eyes on the bonafes. A captoe boot in burgundy would probably be up my alley

    Hope your listening @leaves :)
     


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    RogerP's boot in burgundy or a dark brown -- I think I'd be all over it.
     
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    Thanks Justin. I like both suggestions for future boots.
     


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    ^^^ Awesome! - "Chain" stitched Norvegese would be even more.... :slayer:
     


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    I was thinking a dark brown color and something close to Polo Suede for the shaft and a chained Norvegese. I actually woke up in the middle of the night thinking of this exact make up so it gotta be good. :) Have not decided for the last though. Round, Chiselled or Soft Square?
     


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    Anyone interested in joining a MTO for Carmina tanker boots in Navy shell cordovan on rain last?

    Below are the pictures of the design I have in mind.



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    X-post from the EG thread:

    Since the heather gorse is suddenly back on the table (at least for a few boots), I'm trying to drum up interest for the following Galway make up:

    - A heather gorse/suede combo
    - Shearling lining
    - Veldtschoen construction (which is also to say: last 64)
    - Ridgeway soles

    For the suede combo I'm thinking mocha suede will be good, but I'm open to suggestions. Here's a photo of the heather gorse next to coffee, mocha and mink suede (left to right).

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    If interested, please let me know. I've sent out an email to all who showed interest a couple of month ago.

    Cheers,
    SKM
     


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