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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

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

  1. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Gentlemen. I know we just recently did a Enzo Bonafè modified model 3200 GMTO. And according to SkoAB's staff, it garnered much interest (7 people joined).

    But I'm considering yet another GMTO and wanted to check if there's any interest. I visited SkoAB this week and took a look at Bonafè's lasts and leathers, and grew fond of Bracken museum calf. Bracken is a mid brown color and the musem calf equivalent of Bolet seen here http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0277/2511/products/DSC_9523_1024x1024.jpg?v=1411638432
    Bracken is the third from left in this picture http://cdn.styleforum.net/3/32/328ab4a1_MUSEUM.jpeg

    Having done a modified model 3200 just recently (http://cdn.styleforum.net/d/d5/500x1000px-LL-d5b7fbde_2.jpeg) I thought we could do either model 3200 (http://cdn.styleforum.net/a/a1/350x700px-LL-a1b2ed8a_Art--3200-2.jpeg) or 3202 (http://cdn.styleforum.net/6/6b/6b1a2d60_image.jpeg)

    I've not decided which model I'd like yet.

    Maker: Enzo Bonafè
    Last: 946
    Model: 3200 or 3202
    Color: Bracken
    Sole: Single leather sole

    Thoughts?
     
  2. eljlakers

    eljlakers Senior member

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    Digging the 3202. Would be superb in museum. What is the 946 last like. I'm utterly confused by the EB lasts.
     
  3. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Here are two shoes currently in SkoAB's stock on the 946 last:
    1. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/colle...ucts/enzo-bonafe-museum-calf-austerity-brogue
    2. http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/collections/enzo-bonafe/products/enzo-bonafe-wholecut-in-etrusco-calf

    We did a GMTO recently on the same last. Here are some pictures: http://cdn.styleforum.net/d/d5/900x900px-LL-d5b7fbde_2.jpeg + http://cdn.styleforum.net/e/ec/900x900px-LL-ec8a1c0b_Bonafe-3200MOD-Vitello-Giamaica-01.jpeg

    It's described as a chiseled last.

    I don't mind the 3202 model. I'm just trying to figure out how a wingtip would present itself on the 946-last because of the sharp/built up sides extending to the waist. The sharp sides are best seen in the following two pictures: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...-3724-Claret-MC-02_1024x1024.jpg?v=1413556319 + http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...-3724-Claret-MC-05_1024x1024.jpg?v=1413556319

    I'm afraid that the sharp sides wouldn't match the soft lines of the wingtip creating a mismatch.
    Are you interested in 3202 only or 3200 also?
     
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  4. eljlakers

    eljlakers Senior member

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    Probably only interested in 3202 as I have too many captoes as it is. I think the austerity brogue you references shows that it can work nicely, but I definitely understand your concerns. Keep me posted. I'm not a definite at this point, but definitely interested.
     
  5. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Respect to @stmaier who was the guy who made up the original Frankenstitch boot on Burgundy Cordovan. I had seen the style before, but never in Cordovan, and his MTO inspired us to do the style as a GMTO and then as a RTW style.
     
  6. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    To many captoes? I'm not sure I follow [​IMG]
    I'll keep you posted. Lets just wait some and see if there's more interested parties. Thanks.
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Yes indeed - props to the man!
     
  8. stmaier

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    Thanks Patrik. I am glad that this style has been so popular...perhaps I can come be your boot designer if I ever change careers...
     
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  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ thanks stmaier!!! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I'm more than happy to have the "other" us12 frankenstitch boot

    Btw, anyone noticed a difference in the thickness of laces used on this boot? Much thicker than previous makeups. Love it!
     
  10. stmaier

    stmaier Senior member

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    We'll have to meet up one of these days to compare...
     
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  11. Adelscott

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    I'm selling my Frankenstitch pair, size 8 UK, if anyone is interested. Worn for 15 hours.
     
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  12. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Luckily, for me, they aren't 1/2 size smaller....
     
  13. Exdeath

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    Dunno about previous makeups but comparing to my other pair of Carmina shells the laces feel much more rigid and less floppy. Similar to what Viberg uses for their 10 eyelet boots - I think they wax it? Pretty damn awesome feeling tho.
     
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  14. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    I'm thinking of doing an MTO Kudu Arran on GG06 last. Thoughts? Any recommendations on sole? I was thinking single danite or maybe go for more country with a stormwelt and double ridgeway or danite.
     
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  15. laufer

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    I went with the HAF soles and storm welt. If I had to do it again I would probably skip the storm welt.
     
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    laufer Senior member

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    @Leaves

    Assuming that these are not spelling mistakes or mislabeling, what is the difference between Calf Lining and Goat lining? In picture above we see seven goat lining and five calf linings.

    For example, apart from color, what is the difference between Brown Calf Lining and Red Goat Lining
     
  17. dddrees

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    I think the Ridgeway would be a bit much, and I probably wouldn't go with the double Dainite either. I think the Arran overall tends to be a less rugged and more refined look to begin with, so I would probably skip the storm welt as well. I would personally go with the Dainite sole though.
     
  18. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Ah nice, you placed an order for Kudu Arrans or were these different Arrans?


    Yeah, the Arran is pretty city overall but I felt like Kudu wouldn't really fit with a city look so I was debating this model. Thanks.
     
  19. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    They've cleared Customs and they are on their way home. Yes!!!!!
     
  20. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Nice, mine just cleared customs today too and should be here next week... Unfortunately I will not be home to pick them up.
     

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