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Bontoni Shoes "St Regis"

Stephan R.

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hello, I like the St Regis model a lot, my question: which companies have similar designs in their program?
thank you, regards Stephan also this model looks nice to me.
 

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That is a very nice shoe... it reminds me of a Guadagnini violin. Very beautiful.
 

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The St Regis is a classic design. C&J, Martegani, EG, Alfred Sargent, and I think Vass all have something in a similar pattern. Color/Patina varies brand to brand.
 

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Originally Posted by Stephan R.
I like the St Regis model a lot, my question: which companies have similar designs in their program?

The "˜St Regis' is a 7-eyelets oxford (that makes it rather unusual). The style is an "˜Oxford' (in English terminology)
and (as a 5-eyelets version) is in every manufacturer's catalogue. Of course the proportions vary, that Bontoni shoe
has a longer toe cap than most (maybe all?) others.

Here is EG's "˜Chelsea',



Same style: toe cap, vamp (forepart), two quarters (sides), even that same "˜swan's neck' stay.
But the proportions are different, so the all-over look is another.
 

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Originally Posted by amerikajinda
That is a very nice shoe... it reminds me of a Guadagnini violin. Very beautiful.

Reminds me of the sound of a Bergonzi violin.
 

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thank you! most of the shoes I looked at, look a little too "serious" to me, too "round" like the Edward Green you posted, bengal-stripe. also most have boring colour. I like the longer toe cap from the two Bontoni´s, also the Bontoni´s look less "round", a little more "square-edged"... don't know if I explained well
 

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I understand. I saw many models of italian Harris shoes, a brand which has its location in florence. In the harris' website you don't find many models, but the pics you posted remand me of some of their shoes I saw in a nice shoe-boutique in my town. Harris are quite eccentric, but also very classic.
 

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Does anybody know if mario's in Seattle carries Bontoni? Bontoni lists them as a retailer but Mario's doesn't list them under brands carried.
 

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these are mine Harris. You see, the toe is quite similar to the Bontoni, thou mine are two tone and quite squared. I saw also other models more formal and very elegant.

 

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
The 7 eyelets definitely throw me off. Mind you, I have a hard time accepting the 6 on my AE Park Ave and Chester. 5 seem to strike a nice balance for me.

The seven are what actually caught my eye- I like that shoe and the two-tone Harris very much.
 

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