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Zonkey Boot 034 Jodhpur GMTO

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So we all know that Zonkey Boot makes one of the most iconic Jodhpur boots in the industry. Zonkey Boot has agreed to waive the MTO fee for a 5-person GMTO and I'm hoping we can gather participants for a unique boot that is sure to age beautifully. Keep in mind that Zonkey Boot is hand-welted construction and features vegetable tanned bovine leather necks insoles and are lined with soft dark brown calf leather.

The boot will be made using HATCH GRAIN EMBOSSED VACCHETTA (see pics below). "The tanning of the vacchetta is best done in slowly rotating huge drums with 600 skins at a time. By dyeing, dressing, glazing, embossing and many other refining treatments, the raw Vacchetta is upgraded to a sophisticated and very versatile material. All vegetable tanned leathers become darker with age and shiny when rubbed."

For the straps, the idea is to use waxy plain vacchetta leather (although at this point not opposed to contrasting color waxy plain vacchetta). "Waxy vacchetta contains more fat deeply embedded in the skin. The water resistance is therefore higher than with the plain Vacchetta and it shows a slight pull up effect."

I've laid out two different leather color options and hope we can come to a consensus on which of the two make-ups to go with.

Style - Art. ZB 034, Strap Jodhpur Boot
Last - Sailor
Leather/Strap Combination - Bruciato Hatch/Bruciato Waxy Plain or Cuoio Hatch/Cuoio Waxy Plain
Sole - Double leather or Vibram Explosion (topy)
Price - € 725 (excl VAT) 50% upfront and 50% at completion

Confirmed - @jischwar @Soixante
Interested? - @flylikeneagle @Shawnc @Crafty Cumbrian @Jamesbond1

Pics for inspiration
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Pictured above (from left to right): Black, Graphite, Testa di Moro, Bruciato, Cuoio.

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Top row (from left to right): Fiesta, Lampone; middle row (from left to right): Testa di Moro, Lattuga, Giungla, Bruciato; bottom row (from left to right): Arancio, Piombo, Cuoio, Black.
 

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I’m down for suede boot with leather belt on high street last. Sailor I do not like at all!
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I like the leather, but I can't really get on board with the last. Is changing away from Sailor last a non-starter?
 

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Sorry guys, I won’t be in. I’ve already got the one pictured for inspiration, which for me is the ultimate jodhpur. That being said, I think this proposal will be an exceptional jodhpur!
 

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I like the leather, but I can't really get on board with the last. Is changing away from Sailor last a non-starter?
It's such a beautiful pairing given the casual vibe all around! Sailor really fits here imo
 

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So we all know that Zonkey Boot makes one of the most iconic Jodhpur boots in the industry. Zonkey Boot has agreed to waive the MTO fee for a 5-person GMTO and I'm hoping we can gather participants for a unique boot that is sure to age beautifully. Keep in mind that Zonkey Boot is hand-welted construction and features vegetable tanned bovine leather necks insoles and are lined with soft dark brown calf leather.

The boot will be made using HATCH GRAIN EMBOSSED VACCHETTA (see pics below). "The tanning of the vacchetta is best done in slowly rotating huge drums with 600 skins at a time. By dyeing, dressing, glazing, embossing and many other refining treatments, the raw Vacchetta is upgraded to a sophisticated and very versatile material. All vegetable tanned leathers become darker with age and shiny when rubbed."

For the straps, the idea is to use waxy plain vacchetta leather (although at this point not opposed to contrasting color waxy plain vacchetta). "Waxy vacchetta contains more fat deeply embedded in the skin. The water resistance is therefore higher than with the plain Vacchetta and it shows a slight pull up effect."

I've laid out two different leather color options and hope we can come to a consensus on which of the two make-ups to go with.

Style - Art. ZB 034, Strap Jodhpur Boot
Last - Sailor
Leather/Strap Combination - Bruciato Hatch/Bruciato Waxy Plain or Cuoio Hatch/Cuoio Waxy Plain
Sole - Double leather or Vibram Explosion (topy)
Price - € 725 (excl VAT) 50% upfront and 50% at completion

Confirmed - @jischwar @Soixante
Interested? - @flylikeneagle @Shawnc @Crafty Cumbrian @Jamesbond1

Pics for inspiration
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Pictured above (from left to right): Black, Graphite, Testa di Moro, Bruciato, Cuoio.

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Top row (from left to right): Fiesta, Lampone; middle row (from left to right): Testa di Moro, Lattuga, Giungla, Bruciato; bottom row (from left to right): Arancio, Piombo, Cuoio, Black.
Can we all do Classic last than Sailor?
 

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Can we all do Classic last than Sailor?
Here's an example of the boot with classic last...

 

jischwar

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Can we all do Classic last than Sailor?
Here's an example of the boot with classic last...

This works because the boot is on crust leather. Classic seems like it's too formal for this makeup, imo. Vacchetta is a veg tan pull up leather so casual for the most part. Shines easily though if needed
 

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That looks like a really cool pair of footwear but unfortunately I'm out. I certainly appreciate the heads-up. Good luck.
 

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