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post #16 of 29
I own two pairs of Bontoni and several pairs of kitons which i have some new pictures . And kiton appears to be a sleeker shoe yes .but as far as antiquing and durability to kiton completly handmade there would be a serious battle onthe concrete of NYC. i would place Bontonis durabilty up against Kiton anyday of the week.Bontoni is cut alot fuller than KITON which gives me a little to much room to easy to place padding.
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post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I've yet to see anyone else in California wear these sorts of shoes.

Then you've not noticed me walking around downtown LA. I have a chocolate brown pair and try to get as much use out of them as circumstances allow. The only issue I have is that the toe area is quite narrow, giving them a kind of "pointy" Stetson-like look and feel, and limiting their use for general business wear, or with heavier fabrics. Indeed, they seem to work best (if not solely) with close-fitting or Neopolitan-style suits, of which I don't have many. I did have Kiton MTM a single breasted peak lapel for summer, which has a close to the body profile, and they seem OK with it, but I don't have many options beyond that suit.

They clearly seem far more "Italian" that British or American, and frankly, I'm feeling stumped. Any ideas?
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by lutfa
I own two pairs of Bontoni and several pairs of kitons which i have some new pictures . And kiton appears to be a sleeker shoe yes .but as far as antiquing and durability to kiton completly handmade there would be a serious battle onthe concrete of NYC. i would place Bontonis durabilty up against Kiton anyday of the week.Bontoni is cut alot fuller than KITON which gives me a little to much room to easy to place padding.

--Great shoes!
U last Vass then certain Kiton's are my faves.
post #19 of 29
I don't understand why Kiton shoes would be any less durable than others shoes although I don't have a pair to try yet.

If you examine the Kiton DVD on its shoemaking process, it is clearly evident that the shoes are built to last.

I believe some here may be confusing the fine details of the Kiton shoe with some sort of delicateness but it is a mythical one in my view. This may be a good topic for the Regional Meet.
post #20 of 29
Outside of WB, who in the US carries Bontoni?
post #21 of 29
lous of boston and korshak of texas carries them.here are some that are slightly square in the toe.also every who seen them onmy foot neimans,bergdorf ,massimo bizzocchilove the shoes.always want to know who makes them . they also have aphenominal toe box which makes the shoe so atractive and the staining.
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Chris "Italia"
Of course, I was told that the price point was at 2,220 dollars

What is with everybody saying "price point" instead of "price" recently? Are we in econ class?
post #23 of 29
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post #24 of 29
SOPH , if i could get my hands on more VASS 3 eyelet U last and the monkstrap invarious colors i would be a happy camper.i would not look at other shoes to purchase. but for the sake of there art work.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by lutfa
SOPH , if i could get my hands on more VASS 3 eyelet U last and the monkstrap invarious colors i would be a happy camper.i would not look at other shoes to purchase. but for the sake of there art work.

Yes, they are the most incredible shoes. They really are up to the hype. The 3 eyelet is an incredible shoe, in fact, my favorite.

Also, if you are in Florence, Ugolini will bespoke for around 1k. US.
He has 3 different lasts. One is very similar. I wish he did road trips or I could get to Florence.

Otherwise, BG, ebay, etc.

But certain Kitons really shine, like yours.
post #26 of 29
Mario's carries Bontoni. Massimo B stocks Bonora.
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post #27 of 29
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They clearly seem far more "Italian" that British or American, and frankly, I'm feeling stumped. Any ideas?

That is completely the opposite of my view of Kiton shoes (although I don`t own any). I always viewed them as Italian finished shoes, but with lasts that are more like British and American shapes. Sort of like their clothing which use Neapolitan tailoring, but with a cut that Americans would favor.
post #28 of 29
No, they're more narrow/chiseled than anything I've seen from JL or EG.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by lutfa
I own two pairs of Bontoni and several pairs of kitons which i have some new pictures . And kiton appears to be a sleeker shoe yes .

lufta's post, above, confirms my observation.
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