The Official Bontoni Appreciation Thread

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  1. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I know Ejirardo works with someone at Mario's in Seattle. I work with someone at Wilkes in Palo Alto.

    I bought mine during trunk show. I usually fit a 10D but a 10W was too wide. Usually I have to have my Bontonis that are RTW stretched a bit so Franco adjusted that so when they came in it was a perfect fit.

    My best advice is to go to a trunk show. Meet him, get properly fit and then get in trouble after that
     


  2. Ejirardo

    Ejirardo Senior member

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    I agree best thing is to attend a trunk show if possible. The store that is hosting the show will usually have some RTW pairs available so you can try on a pair in your normal size and then work with one of the owners that is at the show to figure out where you need an adjustment. Once they know the adjustments to be made future orders are easy.
     


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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Ejirardo Senior member

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    Good question, I do know that Bergdorf apparently has the most MTO orders during a show than any other store I believe in America and possibly the world. For example, Marios Seattle store averaged 10-15 MTO orders during a show while Bergdorf had 75 or more!
     


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    meister Senior member

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    Jusat a fit question re Bontoni sizing using US sizing and then the EUR sized ones. I have shoes in 44 EUR and 11US

    44 for me in one pair is perfetto. Ditto 11US but is a US10.5 in Bontoni a size 44 equivalent or 43.5?

    Anyone can advise me?
     


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    my experience is that 10.5 = Bontoni 43.5. that has held true for the Principe loafer and Conero lace up.
    the loafer fits more snug than the lacer
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I need a roomy US 10.5 in the toe area but not in width. I went with the 11 for Bontoni. They are some of the most comfortable shoes I own. I also take a uk size 10/US 10.5 in a C&J or a size 10uk in most Lobbs.
     


  9. meister

    meister Senior member

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    That answers it. Thanks.
     


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    I am US 9.5D in most makers I have tried, 9.0E in G&G. I'm a 43.5 / 9.5 with Bontoni and agree the loafers fit a touch more snug.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  12. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    ok Bontoni crew . . . . here's my attempt to fine tune my shoe idea

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    i'm thinking of the sand tan suede as in the swtach laid across the toe with the throat & trim in a slightly darker tan pebble grain
    what do you think ? out loud please
     


  13. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I like it except going darker near the throat. I think it might be too much contrast. I think doing it with sand and the current color would be fantastic.
     


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    SoGent Senior member

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    you're throwing me a curve ball j. are you saying use the swatch color with the dark brown for the 'throat' ?
     


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    justinkapur Senior member

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    I might be confused. Are you saying keeping everything the same and just using a lighter color suede on the shoe and where the leather is to use a darker leather?
     


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