Unpacking my new Bontonis!! Pics inside!!!!

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    The finish is very poor for USD975. [​IMG]
     
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  2. isshinryu101

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    First, let me be clear... the finish of the uppers of the Bontoni shoes I've seen in person is superb. (I think Onix would agree with me). The antiquing is very evenly done & looks excellent. Light plays very subtle tricks on the uppers that are very cool to say the least...

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    As good as any Berluti's I've seen.

    However, the sole finish was not as nice as I had hoped. They looked like my daughter's coloring book from when she was 5. Generally inside the lines, but with a few overlaps & mistakes. Now that she's 7, Bontoni should hire her to do the sole finishing. It would be a major upgrade.

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    Sloppy.
     


  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Thanks for the information, now i see what you guys were talking about.
     


  4. NorCal_1

    NorCal_1 Senior member

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    you have to be so, so careful with how you polish Bontoni's

    much of that finish can rub off over time
     


  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Enjoy your Bontonis. I know mine are one of my top 2-3 most comfortable shoes and regularly take them with me on my travels when i know I will be walking a lot. Louis, the owner is a great guy and offers something truely unique in the marketplace.
     


  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Bontoni, like Berluti tend to use layers of polish to help the antiquing. It can look very nice, but is not very durable. I prefer the Santoni antique finish, which uses layers of shoe dye.
     


  7. countbaron

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    That IS a nice antiquing

    justinkapur my friend , these are the ones you should have bought- not the vomit green ones. As for the soles , yup look shabby. Are they even Goodyear welted or just Blake rapid?
     


  8. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    You are entitled to your opinion my friend. I do like the shoes ALOT so I guess that's all that matters
     


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    Awsome shoes....Im a young guy just getting up on custom suits or MTM suits and Nice shoes. Since Im a banker i was wondering if you guys have any preferences on certain brands.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why do feel the need to be so rude when expressing an opinion?
     


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    Dayum these shoes got mad steez!i really like the color and finish,but the price...
     


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    Soles are channeled but not closed? Scrap-book antiquing as subtle as Donald Trumps hairdo? Not digging that. But the shape and the model are nice. The price is surprisingly un-outrageous for Bontoni. Did they lower their prices or they have different (less expensive) lines nowadays? I was always under impression that Bontoni commands higher prices than $900s
     
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  13. isshinryu101

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    No. That's within the Bontoni pricing structure. They're marketing themselves as a Berluti alternative (but less expensive). Last year, Berluti's were basically $1200 - $1600. They recently went up to $1400 - $2000. Expect a similar boost in Bontoni this year ($1100- $1500).
     


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