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Bonfanti

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by T4phage, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Distinguished Member

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    a few friends and i were in milan last month and i decided to pay a visit to an old friend giancarlo bonfanti.

    for those who may have not heard of bonfanti, he is a small manufacturer of shirting fabrics that supplies to some of the finest makers around. he is linked to the more famous riva by way of family. when the founder of the cotton manufacturing passed, the firm was divided between bonfanti and riva, with bonfanti taking some of the very old silk weaving (converted to cotton) machinery.

    i thought you may like to have a look inside:

    the spiderweb, spinning the cotton yarn onto the bobbins:

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    some of the old machinery:

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    a jacquard 'programme':

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    poplins in production:

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    some fabrics:

    a linen cotton etamine perfect for summer:
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  2. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Really, really great pics.


    - B
     


  3. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Distinguished Member

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    For the unwashed masses living in the US and using local US shirt makers...it would be nice if Bonafanti's cloths were available...especially via telephonic sales using credit cards..
     


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The Flying Dutchman strikes again! Great pics, I am currently on a Grande & Rubinelli kick but I may have to check out Bonfanti.
     


  5. A Y

    A Y Distinguished Member

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    Very nice! Thank you.

    --Andre
     


  6. T4phage

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    Really, really great pics.


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    Very nice! Thank you.

    --Andre


    most welcome


    For the unwashed masses living in the US and using local US shirt makers...it would be nice if Bonafanti's cloths were available...especially via telephonic sales using credit cards..
    why don't you ask your shirtmaker to contact him?


    The Flying Dutchman strikes again! Great pics, I am currently on a Grande & Rubinelli kick but I may have to check out Bonfanti.
    yes
    i've been lazy
    check out bonfanti, it is very similar to riva
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Nice T4.
     


  11. T4phage

    T4phage Distinguished Member

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    i'm glad y'all liek'd it
     


  12. razl

    razl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Thanks so much for sharing - great, great pics. I love being able to see behind the scenes.
     


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    most welcome


    why don't you ask your shirtmaker to contact him?



    What's his contact information? And what's his pricing like? Similar to Riva?
     


  14. Michael Ay329

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    why don't you ask your shirtmaker to contact him?

    Does Bonafanti speak English? Does he communicate in English via e-mail? If the answer is yes to both, then I'll ask my shirtmaker...Freddy Vandecasteele (who posts on this forum) to do so.

    I just don't know how to reach Bonafanti
     


  15. A Y

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    At one point Giancarlo Bonfanti himself posted on the London Lounge when he made some cloths for LL:

    http://thelondonlounge.net/forum/vie...php?f=2&t=7556

    He appears to understand English and be comfortable with selling over the Internet, and there is an email address in the first post.

    --Andre
     


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