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Recent acquisition (Bonora wholecut)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by naturlaut, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior Member

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    Maker: Bonora Style: True wholecut Construction: Goodyear Price: About 420 Euro [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Comments: the leather is superb. Â I like the last very much, and I have a thing for wholecuts. Â The shoes are not very heavy, and I can't praise the leather enough. Â It is very substantial and sturdy (not buttery-soft like those found in Mantellassi), but it softens up after subsequent wear. Â The finish is very attractive, and the natural shine of the leather is quite a pretty sight. Fit: I had a bit of hesitation deciding on the size as this 9 was tight when I tried them on at the store. Â Quietly cursing thinking how much time it'll take to break these in, I bought them anyway. Â Miraculously, after about 2 wearings (~4 hours) they have started to mould to my feet. Â Arch support is good, fit of the heal is good. Â Toe box is generous but not too squarish. Â The instep is cut close to my feet. Â However, they have not yet broken in, and my feet get tired when I wear them for a long time. Â They feel more like English shoes than Italian shoes. Â About the shop: the shop in Roma does not take measurements for custom order, but the one in Firenze does. Â They also do not provide shoe trees. Â [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Rating: **** (out of 5) Value: **** (out of 5)
     


  2. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice, is that waist pegged, or am I seeing things?
     


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    shuman Well-Known Member

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    Very nice shoes. So, how much is 420 Euro? [​IMG]
     


  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    ~ $560 US
     


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    FIHTies Distinguished Member

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    (shuman @ 28 Nov. 2004, 04:16) Very nice shoes. So, how much is 420 Euro? Â [​IMG]
    ~ $560 US
    And at the Euro's low, about 3 years ago it would have been $340... Kinda nauseating. [​IMG] JJF
     


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    Yeah, can't wait to pay invoices in the Spring - doesn't look like we will recover either. Saw one report where they said don't be surprised if the dollar falls another 25% during the next year.
     


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    Those light brown suede lace up boots are simply stunning. Thanks for the pics and the report.
     


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