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Bonfanti

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

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bonfanti, DJA or both?
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I have shirts from Bonfanti, Riva and G+R. They honestly feel quite comparable - I'm sure one of the experts can comment on how Bonfanti / Riva are superior, but in my experience, the difference is negligible.

    Its like comparing Harrisons or Smith for suitings with Lesser. Lesser is widely regarded as the best, but I honestly can't tell the difference in quality between top-tier brands like those.
     
  3. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ddduuuuuddeeeee....
    we gotta meet up again
     
  4. badsha

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    ET thanks for that. I choose shirtings based on the design now, if I like it I buy it, within reason. I stay away from 200/2, but thats just personal preference. G&R 170/2 Luna, OMG exquisite.
     
  5. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    when you get to the 200s
    it gets a bit moar fragile
     
  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    +100. The Luna range is my all-time favorite. Its light and silky like a really 170s, but still somehow manages to drape well and maintain its shape. Much prefer it to the higher-count offerings from G+R.
     
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    Bonfanti, I am going to help Giancarlo set up his E-commerce site. So everybody can order his fabrics directly online.
     
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  8. sellahi22

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    Have you tried DJA 170s ("Emerald")? I think it has the same properties, except I find the colors/patterns to be much nicer. Though not as nice as the Buckingham 140s goldline, which is my personal sweet spot. I agree with Badsha in that I look for color and design first, which is why I look forward to Bonfanti's online offerings. They and Riva seem to take the aesthetics very seriously.
     
  9. Eustace Tilley

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    Very nice - I look forward to this.




    I am familiar with the Goldline Buckingham collection, but I much prefer G+R's Luna offerings. Not familiar with DJA Emerald, though knowing DJA as I do, I imagine the price being at least 2x the Luna.
     
  10. CrimsonWave

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    I can't wait!

    Also, thank you T4 and C&A for the incredible pictures!
     
  11. sellahi22

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    Price depends on shirtmaker. Hemrajani charges basically the same for G&R and TM/DJA. G&R 140s is $10 cheaper than TM 140s, and DJA 170s is $10 cheaper than G&R 170s. Go figure. I might try some Luna in solids to see what the hype is about. My only complaint with G&R is that the colors, at least in their patterned fabrics, are slightly fluorescent/electric.
     
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    That's great news! looking forward to that.
     
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    Heel erg bedankt
     
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  15. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Hopefully the site goes live soon.
     
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    Any update on the site?
     
  17. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Damn that was in September and now its Jan. 2012.
     
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  19. badsha

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    90cm so you would need 3 yards or 2.75mts?
     
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    Wow, that's a really horrible website.
     

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