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post #76 of 92
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Originally Posted by onix View Post

yeah, your narrow perspective on shoes is very well known.

oops, you must confound me. nvm.
post #77 of 92
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Originally Posted by michelinman View Post

the upper looks beautiful both design wise and antiquing wise, but the sole look like a cheap job which leads me to be a little afraid about 1) the overall leather and construction quality 2) how will the antiquing age

Of course a closed channel sole would have been nicer. Also, the paint/ finish job on the soles could have been nicer as well. However, that is not a reflection on construction or on leather quality. At the $600 price point (Alden Shell, C&J handgrade, etc) you don't get fabulous sole treatments. For $1200, EG will give you one. At around the $900- $1000 range (which Bontoni recently was, but has raised prices as have all makers), I'd prefer the xtra $$$ be spent on the uppers. Bontoni's are even nicer in person than in pics.
post #78 of 92
I hate them - looks like something Kermit shat out after a late night bender.

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post #79 of 92
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I hate them - looks like something Kermit shat out after a late night bender.
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Classy comment for sure
post #80 of 92
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I hate them - looks like something Kermit shat out after a late night bender.
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im sorry you feel that way. i still love my shoes and i appreciate any comments positive or negative.

i will post my pictures after about 15 wears when I get home.
post #81 of 92
Looking forward to seeing those pics after some wear.

Bontoni's aren't everyone's cup o' tea.

Don't let Kermit get you down! It's not easy being green.

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post #82 of 92
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this is after about 15 wears:

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post #83 of 92
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Originally Posted by michelinman View Post

while i am happy that my post generated several good contributions i feel i should add a little more in light of all that as been written since

I accept that some of the items i mentioned are dearer to the heart of someone used to English shoes like me. However like fritzl pointed out many of the points listed are shared by the 'central European' school, and crucially they are also part of what you see in real high end Italian shoes like Santoni  and Zegna Couture XXX Limited Eds

imo, bontoni like several other italian brands, stefano bi comes to my mind, cater to a clientele, which isn't sensible to the quality of construction. this isn't a bad thing, but can't be overlooked.
post #84 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

imo, bontoni like several other italian brands, stefano bi comes to my mind, cater to a clientele, which isn't sensible to the quality of construction. this isn't a bad thing, but can't be overlooked.

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post #85 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

...stefano bi comes to my mind, cater to a clientele, which isn't sensible to the quality of construction. t

what do you mean by this? Stefanobi makes very nice quality Goodyear & Norvegese stitched shoes. One need not be a fan of the Norv, but it is definitely a quality construction... especially done by Stefanobi.
post #86 of 92
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Here are my newest addition from Bontoni:

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post #87 of 92
^ Last pic, the leather does smell nice, doesn't it smile.gif.
post #88 of 92

They are really nice shoes. how do you buy them? online?

post #89 of 92
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the wilkes bashford in palo alto always gets a new selection every 2-3 months so thats how i know. I was there last time and almost bought a loafer but waited and found these and i thought a perfect birthday present for me icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #90 of 92
not a bontoni fan but I like those boots.
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