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post #31 of 270
My lone pair. Agreed that they are some of the most comfortable shoes I own. They are indisputably my absolute favorite pair of shoes.

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post #32 of 270

Great stuff gents! 

My only pair:

 

Bontoni Sivori for Diehl & Diehl

 

Bontoni Sivori for Diehl & Diehl

post #33 of 270
^^^I like that antique brown finish. I believe Marco was wearing a pair of double monks with that same finish last time I met him.
post #34 of 270
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Great stuff gents! 
My only pair:

Bontoni Sivori for Diehl & Diehl


wow that's nice. love the detail on that brown finish.
post #35 of 270
this thread is on fire. the captoes on this page are unreal
post #36 of 270
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I finally found a shoe that fits me well. My two pair:


Del Corso, absolutely sublime.

post #37 of 270

   that's a pretty awesome wholecut. i could go broke on bontoni alone

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I finally found a shoe that fits me well.


 
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post #39 of 270
On their round-toe models Bontoni seems to offer great Italian flair without gimmicks, which hamper the likes of Bettanin&Venturi. Malat's pair reminded me of G&G's offerings, but I'm sure Bontoni was making stitched caps before the English came along.
post #40 of 270

Thought I'd chime in with my only pair (with more hopefully coming soon).

 

P.S. I've worn mine to death and am now getting close to needing a resole. Has anyone had good luck finding someone to resole and keep it as close to original as possible? I was thinking B.Nelson as they've done some great work for me in the past.

 

post #41 of 270
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Thought I'd chime in with my only pair (with more hopefully coming soon).

P.S. I've worn mine to death and am now getting close to needing a resole. Has anyone had good luck finding someone to resole and keep it as close to original as possible? I was thinking B.Nelson as they've done some great work for me in the past.





Why don't you email Bontoni and ask them?
post #42 of 270
With regards to a resole, Bontoni will do a resole, but the shoes need to be sent to their workshop in Italy and so I'm guessing that the process takes a few months to complete. Don't quote me on this but I have an email from one of the owners of Bontoni where he states to an SA that a resole is $80. If that is actually true that's a great deal and I would suggest using them as they would know best how to resole. I agree with PSG, I would email them and ask them or reach out to the store you bought them from and they can get in contact with them.
post #43 of 270

I spoke with the guys at Wilkes Bashford and they said they don't send them back to Bontoni for resole. They use some gentleman in SF that charges about $125 for the resole. I'm pretty particular about the work done, so I'll see if I can track down someone at Bontoni for a response. I also have a local guy that does high end shoe stuff that I might check in on. Will let you know what I find out.
 

post #44 of 270
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Originally Posted by Ejirardo View Post

With regards to a resole, Bontoni will do a resole, but the shoes need to be sent to their workshop in Italy and so I'm guessing that the process takes a few months to complete. Don't quote me on this but I have an email from one of the owners of Bontoni where he states to an SA that a resole is $80. If that is actually true that's a great deal and I would suggest using them as they would know best how to resole. I agree with PSG, I would email them and ask them or reach out to the store you bought them from and they can get in contact with them.


If someone was going to the trouble to send them back to Bontoni in Italy, they might also ask Bontoni to refinish them. Maybe change the color or add more antiquing.
post #45 of 270
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Originally Posted by JamesF View Post

I spoke with the guys at Wilkes Bashford and they said they don't send them back to Bontoni for resole. They use some gentleman in SF that charges about $125 for the resole. I'm pretty particular about the work done, so I'll see if I can track down someone at Bontoni for a response. I also have a local guy that does high end shoe stuff that I might check in on. Will let you know what I find out.

 

The guys from Bontoni will be in town in another month. Doesnt hurt to ask them what they recommend
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