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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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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... [​IMG]


    These are the ones I liked the best:

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    Now I have to compare these to Lattanzi...

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


  2. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    How about these:

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    I wonder who copied who??

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

    Perry
     


  3. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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


  4. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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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.
     


  5. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    Well one is Edwardian (or whatever Kiton calls Edwardian) and the other Chestnut. [​IMG]

    Perry
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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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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    Soph Senior member

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    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.
     


  8. GQgeek

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


  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


  10. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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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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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I've yet to see anyone else in California wear these sorts of shoes.
     


  12. Artisan Fan

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


  13. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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


  14. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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    I would take Kiton over Bontoni.

    But, for the price point; Bontoni over Kiton.
     


  15. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Kiton shoes are fine looking but the price does get in the way.
     


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