(Bespoke Italian Master Series) *Bespoke BONORA, Firenze, 5-Eyelet Cap-Toe Oxford: 43-43.5D
€480.00Réservé pour Monsieur R. S., Paris
Size: 43-43.5 [US. 10] [UK 9]
Styles: Custom-Bespoke-Maas, Evening/Formal, Oxfords
Firenze -Since 1878
5-Eyelet Cap-Toe Oxford
Bonora, Florence’s best known and one of Italy’s oldest custom shoemaker, is a family owned business and in continuous operation since 1878. Their prêt-a-porter line is in very limited distribution outside Italy, to be found at not more than one or two superior retail outlets in London, Tokyo and New York. Their custom made/bespoke shoes, as in the case of the pair shown here, are almost never seen on the after market. They are simplicity itself, truly beautifully made and subscribe to the highest standard of hand made shoes. They are had welted and sewn into a skived (closed) channel. The model. a classic black cap-toe, with lovely close-double-stitched margins, is wonderfully dignified in styling and ideal for business or evening dress.
Bonora ready-mades are now over Euro 1300, the custom-mades about twice that price.
Size: A custom-made shoe bearing no size indication, however by my careful measurement this is seen to equal a US 10D…..UK 9E…..Continental 43-43.5D, for the medium width foot.
Condition: All original and lightly worn. 80% of its life ahead of it.