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Even though I can be pretty ostentatious and like shoes that are crazy colors and uniquely designed, I still admire more than anything a shoe that defies all matter of out-of-the-box creativity and sticks to the basics, such as this elegant whole cut by Bontoni. And even more so, I love a whole cut that has brogueing on it. The brogueing somehow adds to the beauty of the shoe, not quite taking away from the fact that it is an actual whole cut, but providing that little bit of extra pizazz to not make it so plain and possibly boring. Then to top if all off, the leather of this shoe, which has clearly been given a beautiful patina, adds just that much more to the overall elegance and desirability of the shoe, creating something that in my mind will go down as one of the nicest shoes that I have ever seen. A bold statement definitely, but a true one….

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10 thoughts on “Shoes Of The Week – Bontoni Whole Cuts”

  1. These shoes are absolutely stunning.

    Justin, can these be bought in London do you know? I went to the Bontoni website but these don’t seem to list anywhere in England that sells them.

  2. Shams,

    The best place to purchase them in the US is at Bergdorf Goodman NYC store. It isn’t a good idea to order them by mail, because they could run somewhat big. You can also find a good selection of Bontoni at Wilcks Bashford SF or Palo Alto stores.

  3. Shams – I don’t think so, to be honest. In reality, I rarely ever see these for sale. Mostly in the States at the higher-end boutiques. I even once heard that in Italy, it’s only their MTO service that they provide. They are a difficult shoe to find. I would ask on Style Forum, as you might get a better answer. But I have yet to see them here in London.

    Ike – Thanks for the input.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  4. I went to their factory in Italy over Christmas and it was an amazing experience. I ordered a pair which are due to be delivered in 4 weeks time. I will let you know how they turn out!

  5. I’m still submitting that Bontoni is the shoes to benchmark upon. In quality, beauty, color, and design (not in priority order). I’d like to know more about their unique structure.

  6. Salterelli – could you please give us their address in Italy, their phone number and the name of the person to contact?


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