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

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  1. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Deets on my Bonafe MTO.

    I figured the combination of the good exchange rate and the waiver of the 15% MTO fee made this a "do it now" proposition.

    Instead of a staple like a suede chukka, I decided to use the MTO opportunity to get something I have wanted for a while but struggle to find available in RTW offerings: a blue balmoral boot.

    I get so much wear out of my two pairs of blue dress shoes, that a blue bal boot would be a useful addition to the rotation. The starting point is this same model Bonafe boot that Watchman chose: [​IMG]

    And the goal is to get something along the lines of these EG Shannons:

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    And to that end, I selected #11. Vitello Bleu for the upper, with a request for heavy antiquing:

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    And #15 Hidro Oceano (suede) for the shaft:

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    4 speed hooks to replace the topmost visible eyelets, double leather sole with metal toe taps and a "Derby" medallion round out the trim details. Boots will be built on the 363 Mod last.

    Had to restrain myself to order one pair only, as there is a second design really calling my name.
     


  2. Leaves

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    Correct, can't really comment on this last.
     


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    Wow, I am eagerly awaiting to see how these turn out. I am planning something similar but next year. I would like to get Galway but I do not know yet if 82 last on F width fits me.If it turns out that it does not, Bonafe will be alternative. I am especially interested in what this vitello bleu looks with the heavy antiquing.

    Cheers Roger
     
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    Leaves or Gabriel,

    Can either of you compare Carmina's loden suede to EB's loden suede? To me the EB loden looks a touch darker. Is that accurate?
     


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    Very cool! Is there a list of Bonafe shoe/boot styles anywhere so we know what we can pick from for an MTO?
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ It takes a bit of looking to find Bonafe examples. Beyond the Skoak web site , search this site and do a broader web search as well.
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    That's definitely my impression from the pics I have seen, but I have not seen the EB loden in person.
     


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    Leaves/Gabriel what is the difference between the grain leathers? Inca Grain vs. Scozia Grain?
     


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    That Hidro Oceano is so awesome. I was trying to think of some way to incorporate it. I actually think an oxford or boot with that suede and a medium brown calf would be amazing too. Great choice!
     
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    Inca is slightly softer than Scozia with a look similar to hatch grain and Scozia is more similar to EG country calf leathers.
     


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    Gabriel told me the Inca grain is softer and almost like a hatch grain while the scozia is like a country calf and maybe better suited to boots and more casual shoes. Gabriel, be sure to correct me if I have that wrong. FWIW, my MTO is an oxford/suede combo using the inca grain.
     


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    Beat me to the punch!
     


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    I'm definitely in as well for the suede u wing boots.
     


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    im in but what kind of contrast stitching? if its "slight" why even bother with that detail? will it be lighter or darker?
     
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    :slayer:

    youre a bad, bad man Roger
     
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