Zonkey Boot Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stevent, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Michael Rollig

    Michael Rollig Member

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    Thank you very much Steven. Hope you will enjoy our shoes.
     


  2. Michael Rollig

    Michael Rollig Member

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    I don't know where Phillip has his belts made now. The preparatory works like cutting and fitting are made by a specialized workshop near to our shoe factory. The hand stitching is made by our stitcher who works exclusively for us. This particular two-tone stitch is called TWIST and it is registered by Zonkey Boot. For more technical details have a look at the belt guide on our website.
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Finally got my boots today after a long delay from USPS who lost the package for about 3 weeks. Ended up with 8.5% duties which is standard though slightly unexpected through USPS (standard post on Zonkey website). First impressions, very nice shape and leather feels solid. Box did have the distinct Italian smell you get. Sailor last is definitely very long and overall seems to be very close to Meermin's Hiro last with a slighty more squared toe.

    SoGent, waist is tight but not close to Saint Crispins. I have flatter feet and these don't feel intrusive at all, though length is definitely a bit too long for me. Will post a few photos this weekend
     
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  6. Jazzmenco

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    Thinking about joining in the fun. What size did you order and do you wish you would have sized down a half?
     


  7. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    Are Zonkey Boot's Classic and Sailor lasts the same as St. Crispin's?
     


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    anyone with updated pics of their zonkey boots? also any sizing recs on the sailor last? website suggests sizing down an extra 1/2 sizes if foot is narrow
     


  9. Kid Nickels

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    These boots do look interesting.
     


  10. LeatherBoot

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    I just got my first pair in the mail today and they are beautiful...though in person these seem somehow more dressy then I thought they would be I wish the shoe trees were here so I could properly start wearing them.

    What do people think of the leather laces? They came with regular laces as well...the leather ones seem likely to come undone.

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    those look slick, congrats! i was eyeing that same pair. how did you size?

    you purchased lasted zonkey trees?

    i have had no problems with the leather laces. i prefer them over the cotton ones.
     


  12. LeatherBoot

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    I was in Germany in January and was able to try a pair of their boots on the same sailor last and I found that a size 7 fit me like a glove. I usually wear 40.5-41.

    I did buy the lasted shoe trees after I realized that they sold them. Alexandra was nice enough to include free shipping on them even though it was too late to get the trees in the shipment with the shoes.
     


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    thanks for the tip. i love the shrunken buffalo leather. how do you plan on wearing the grey brown derby?
     


  14. LeatherBoot

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    I am not exactly sure to be honest. I am thinking cotton pants or jeans with a blazer or sweater.
     


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    NAMOR Senior member

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    that sounds perfect to be honest. the rugged texture juxtaposed with the elongated shape of the last makes for a dressy casual option. i think chinos or cotton pants would be perfect. atleast thats how I would wear them. looking forward to your fit pics! youve nudged me a a little closer to making my next purchase
     


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