Bonfanti

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  1. C&A

    C&A Senior member

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    Met with Giancarlo Bonfanti today and selected some fabrics from his 90cm range. Beautiful stuff.

    For business shirting:

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    And a few chambrays (150 cm) and two linen/coton mixes for casual bd shirts:

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    Thanks for arranging the meet up T4!
     
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  2. mafoofan

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    Interesting stuff--far wilder than the designs Riva puts out.
     


  3. sellahi22

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    ??

    Riva has some pretty loud multi stripes, both in the books used for kiton's mtm and in their regular books (and in both 100% cotton and linen/cotton). Way more bold and colorful than these Bonfanti, and probably bolder than anything put out by Thomas Mason, G&R, DJA, etc
     


  4. Roy

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    Did you meet him over dinner or before?
     


  5. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    no problems

    hmmm...
    maybe but doubtful
    it depends on what they feel will sell
    that season
    or what the client ordered
    like bonfanti's
    paul smith stuff
     


  6. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    How does Bonfanti compare to G&R? For those who have actually felt and used both mills.
     


  7. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Bonfanti 90 cm range is about as smooth and soft to the hand as any cotton I've used including G&R, Sic Tess, and DJA. It's not for the wrinkle free minded, however, and I wouldn't consider it a everyday type of fabric unless you have a stable of shirts to choose from - its very delicate, in a good way.

    The most durable but luxious fabric range to me is DJA.

    BTW I love the brown and blue stripe above, amazing contrast.
     
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  8. Velponi

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    I've just had that one made up: [​IMG] Also from the 90cm range. Great stuff.
     


  9. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Thanks Whnay. I have never used DJA, but hope to some day. I have had experience with SIC Tess, G&R, Alumo, Thomas Mason, Testa, Monti Rose Prince. Bonfanti seems extremely difficult to acquire as is DJA, for CMT that is.
     


  10. Roy

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    We are working on that, from september on it should be very easy to order worldwide.
     


  11. whnay.

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    Bonfanti, DJA or both?
     


  12. 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.
     


  13. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ddduuuuuddeeeee....
    we gotta meet up again
     


  14. 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.
     


  15. T4phage

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    when you get to the 200s
    it gets a bit moar fragile
     


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