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The Official Bontoni Appreciation Thread

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Franco from Bontoni with John and James at Wilkes Bashford San Francisco for the Bontoni trunk show yesterday. It goes on through Saturday in SF and Palo Alto.



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  2. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    purple and red suede?? :drool:

    I meet Franco tomorrow cant wait :slayer:
     
  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Woops

    So purple suede ankle boot. Just amazing. Simply amazing. The one he brought was shearling lined and so I am having it made without the shearling.

    The wingtip is in cognac and it was something I really needed in my wardrobe so I was excited to see this new style and coloring to it.

    The double monk I am having made in Navy (pictured far right).

    I didnt get to take a picture of the most beautiful jodhpur boot I have ever seen but according to Franco Wilkes is buying it for fall/winter so its more affordable to purchase it at that time.

    #IHAVEBONTONIPROBLEMS
     
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  4. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    WOW - Three pairs nice job.
     
  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I took my mom as she wanted to walk around the mall and she met back with me. I got the 2 shoes and she saw the purple boots and said I need to try them. I did and I said gotta have it.
     
  6. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    Nice! Are you doing any special soles or the standard leather ones?
     
  7. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Purple suede is dainite I believe. Leather on the other 2.
     
  8. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    Thanks for posting the pic. Now that I am back in So Cal I have not had a chance to go to a trunk show in a year and a half. It's nice to see some new models. Those wingtips are beauties.
     
  9. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    After talking to Franco he said they are pushing more options in suede and booting. They had some amazing stuff. Much less than my first trunk show with them but everything I would have bought
     
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    was the jodhpur you saw different than the one on the far left ?

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    i only ordered 2 for makeup and was considering the far right boot until i saw your wingtip.
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    That was the jodhpur! so beautiful! I was quite intrigued by the monk boot with the wingtip but I have monk boot so I went against it. What did you order?
     
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    went with the Luciani from my previous post in sand suede with a honey colored pebble grain throat & trim. i wanted a tan
    suede with a little more character than a chukka

    also went with the frankenstitch wing boot in the middle of the pic w/ less distressing than the monk below :


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    good eye on that wingtip, it should work well. don't be upset if i steal your idea later in the year.
     
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  13. meister

    meister Senior member

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    That dub monk is nice and yes in solid navy blue.
     
  14. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    give james bastian a call at wilkes bashford San Francisco store. he's a good guy to work with on your ideas.
    you can also reach him by email : James Bastian <JamesB@wilkesbashford.com>
     
  15. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Just got an email from Franco saying that they are coloring my double monks tomorrow or day after and then Francos father is doing the Norwegian stitching on my purple suede boots.

    He said hopefully in 3 weeks they will ship my 2 shoes out and then my wingtips will be shipped a little after that.

    CANT WAIT!!
     
  16. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    i thought it was getting close to d-day. my 2 should be right in that mix too
     
  17. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I reached out to Franco just to see what's up and he replied saying it would be ready sooner than I anticipated
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cool!
     
  19. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Yup, pretty excited!

    Wilkes in SF had my green Bontonis and my navy Bontonis for sale if anyone is interested
     
  20. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Pity they have no internet sales they had a USD100 coupon on Facebook for items over USD250!
     
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