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So, I saw Kiton Shoes for the very first time...

Chris "Italia"

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All I can say is WOW. Unbelieveable.

I saw 'em at Saks 5th Avenue; Short Hills Mall, New Jersey.

Simply Incredible Quality. Of course, I was told that the price point was at 2,220 dollars...



These are the ones I liked the best:




Now I have to compare these to Lattanzi...

Then Again, I saw a pair of Santoni Handmade Collection for 'only' 600-700....
 

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How about these:





I wonder who copied who??

Bontoni's for $895 full retail at Wilkes Bashford in SF.

Perry
 

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WOW, that's practically a lawsuit waiting to happen like what Berluti did by suing copies.
 

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Don't forget . . . these shoes, will last you forever. For a younger man, who can get them on sale . . . they really are a bargain. I have shoes from 25 years ago. All I've done to them, is to replace their heels. Actually, my old shoes are my favorites. They were running around 280$, back then. I always bought them, on sale.
 

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Well one is Edwardian (or whatever Kiton calls Edwardian) and the other Chestnut.


Perry
 

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I like the coloring of the Bontoni's better, and the price. But both shoes are awesome...just amazing.
 

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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I like the coloring of the Bontoni's better, and the price. But both shoes are awesome...just amazing.

I agree, much nicer color and reasonable price. Also, much more versatile than the blonde Kiton due to that color.
 

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Kiton has them available in a similar color and they're gorgeous.
 

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I wonder who copied who??
Neither originated the style I'm sure. And the Kiton shoe line came out before the Bontoni line.
 

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The Kiton shoes' last and skins are nicer than the Bontonis. But unless I could get them for JL/EG prices I'd rather pay a little more to get bespoke.
 

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The Bontoni shoe is nice but not as good in quality as Kiton.
 

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I really do like brown wholecuts, but not a whole lot of broguing. They're never a great price though. :-/
 

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I would take Kiton over Bontoni.

But, for the price point; Bontoni over Kiton.
 

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