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The Official Bontoni Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by justinkapur, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a pair of these today...(not my shoe but same color and model)

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  2. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Well-Known Member

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    ICYMI I listed a pair of 12's in the FS section
     
  3. FlorenceE

    FlorenceE Member

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    First time poster, long time reader and thought I would give this thread a little bump.

    I had planned a visit to my favourite shoeshop today because I was in the market for a nice brownish ankle boot. So i went in to buy a "rather" conservative C&J Tetbury. I didn't even make it that far... My eyes immediately fell on a pair of Bontoni Italos in a deep honeycolour. I knew Bontoni is hard to get by and although that store has a stock, chances are that my sizing was not in. So I asked for a size 6,5, already setting myself up for a dissapointment (the Tetbury looked even more conservative at that point). Thank god, they still had my size. I tried them on and they just felt right... So I got home and had to explain to my girlfriend that I slighly stretched my budget but that these shoes were definitely worth it;

    I took some quick pictures with my cellphone so quality is not that great:

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    I have had them on for about an hour today and they are just amazing to wear.
     
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  4. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful finish!
     
  5. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    A lot more fun and exciting to wear. I respect (and wear both Bontoni and C&J) as well as others
    but this is an exciting shoe brand for sure. :) Congratulations on your purchase
     
  6. FlorenceE

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    Thanks guys, I'm definitely looking forward to wearing them more often (It's kinda rainy at the moment so I'm a little hesitant to take them out...).

    Next up on my wish/need list is a rather "boring" black toe cap. But after those, I think I will treat myself to a new pair of Bontonis :)
     
  7. classicman

    classicman Active Member

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    My first Bontoni (Del Corso Oxford), just got them. Had them made Goodyear welted by Franco.


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    Here I am trying them on with my gray suit (Is this ok or its too wild or totally off)

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  8. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    We need more Bontoni love!

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  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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  10. Jazzmenco

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  11. J o s h

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    You are a literal and figurative rock star.
     
  12. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Gracias amigo, unfortunately several people on SF have issues with my shirts [​IMG]
     
  13. J o s h

    J o s h Well-Known Member

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    Te da igual lo que dicen, Don't worry about them :)
     
  14. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Not to worry, when I am criticized I always consider the source and usually it turns out to be a compliment! [​IMG]
     
  15. aph999

    aph999 Well-Known Member

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    M U S T H A V E T H E S E

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  16. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Some love lavished on (one of) my Bontonis


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  17. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Bontoni Luurvvv.... x Post Barberini is the style.

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  18. Cesare1970

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    My last pair: Principe in chocolate, mtm, measured by Franco:
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  19. classicman

    classicman Active Member

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    They look great. Same design was available in antique tan/brown in Kiton this season perhaps at 2.5X the price of these beautiful shoes. Bontoni provides best value for buck. Even their special order is in range of $1300 - $1600 unless you go for exotic leathers.

    Not having to deal with retail (sales boutique + salesmen), advertising & marketing can make a world of difference in price keeping quality more or less the same.
     
  20. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    These arrived today :):):)
     
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