The Official Bontoni Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by justinkapur, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. malat

    malat Senior member

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    My lone pair. Agreed that they are some of the most comfortable shoes I own. They are indisputably my absolute favorite pair of shoes.

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  2. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Great stuff gents!
    My only pair:

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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^I like that antique brown finish. I believe Marco was wearing a pair of double monks with that same finish last time I met him.
     
  4. malat

    malat Senior member

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    wow that's nice. love the detail on that brown finish.
     
  5. NAMOR

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    this thread is on fire. the captoes on this page are unreal
     
  6. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Del Corso, absolutely sublime.
     
  7. SoGent

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    that's a pretty awesome wholecut. i could go broke on bontoni alone
     
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    On their round-toe models Bontoni seems to offer great Italian flair without gimmicks, which hamper the likes of Bettanin&Venturi. Malat's pair reminded me of G&G's offerings, but I'm sure Bontoni was making stitched caps before the English came along.
     
  10. JamesF

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    Thought I'd chime in with my only pair (with more hopefully coming soon).

    P.S. I've worn mine to death and am now getting close to needing a resole. Has anyone had good luck finding someone to resole and keep it as close to original as possible? I was thinking B.Nelson as they've done some great work for me in the past.

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  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why don't you email Bontoni and ask them?
     
  12. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    With regards to a resole, Bontoni will do a resole, but the shoes need to be sent to their workshop in Italy and so I'm guessing that the process takes a few months to complete. Don't quote me on this but I have an email from one of the owners of Bontoni where he states to an SA that a resole is $80. If that is actually true that's a great deal and I would suggest using them as they would know best how to resole. I agree with PSG, I would email them and ask them or reach out to the store you bought them from and they can get in contact with them.
     
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  13. JamesF

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    I spoke with the guys at Wilkes Bashford and they said they don't send them back to Bontoni for resole. They use some gentleman in SF that charges about $125 for the resole. I'm pretty particular about the work done, so I'll see if I can track down someone at Bontoni for a response. I also have a local guy that does high end shoe stuff that I might check in on. Will let you know what I find out.
     
  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If someone was going to the trouble to send them back to Bontoni in Italy, they might also ask Bontoni to refinish them. Maybe change the color or add more antiquing.
     
  15. justinkapur

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    The guys from Bontoni will be in town in another month. Doesnt hurt to ask them what they recommend
     

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