Bontoni Bespoke Shoes

Bontoni is a high-end line of bespoke Italian men's shoes. The third generation Italian shoemaking company was formally launched in 2004. Bontoni ready-made shoes are available in the U.S. at BERGDORF GOODMAN MEN, WILKES BASHFORD, STANLEY KORSHAK, LAWRENCE COVELL and MARIO'S to name a few. In Italy, shoes are sold directly to customers (made-to-measure) rather than through retailers. The ready-made shoes cost between $1,150 and $2,500 a pair depending upon the construction. The bespoke shoes start at $4,500 and can go up to $12,000.

In their five-person bottega in Montegranaro, Marche, Bontoni hand-crafts fewer than 10 pairs a day. Each ready-made pair is hand colored and takes about 13 weeks to complete. The shoes draw a lot of our inspiration from Italy's iconic 1950's jet-set era. They are distinguished both by their timeless Italian elegance, innovative styling and unique hand painted colorings.

Cinémoi Launches French Film Channel in UK

From 23rd February, Cinémoi will be launching on Sky channel 839 bringing a touch of glamour and style to Britain’s TV screens. Cinémoi will show a wealth of classic and contemporary films and documentaries, all shown with subtitles, celebrating over 100 years of French cinema.

Until 6th April, fans of French film will be able to try a taster for free every night. Exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most influential names including Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour)and Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) will be screened alongside celebrated films such as Bridget Bardot's Le Mepris, Vincent Cassel’s La Haine and Francois Truffaut’s 400 Blows. Vincent Cassel, one of France’s most prominent actors (Oceans 12, La Haine, Eastern Promise) is very excited by the idea of the channel and has agreed to launch CinéMoi in February.

Mint Group (owners of KOKO) and 3DD Group (producers of The Album Chart Show) have teamed up with Ed Pressman, one of Hollywood’s leading independent film producers (Wall Street, American Psycho) to create Cinémoi.

Cine Lumière’s (London’s No.1 French cinema) Julien Plante, who has programmed over 1000 films and documentaries for festivals, cinemas and events, has been bought in to curate the channel. “We are really excited about launching Cinémoi in the UK. The growth of French cinema and the increasing numbers of people with a real passion for it means that this feels like the perfect time to launch the channel. With over 30 new films every month, Cinémoi will be a celebration of all things French, packaged to communicate glamour, style, quality and entertainment.’

Viewers will be able to experience the best French movies on Cinémoi, the first and only channel dedicated to French film in the UK, for free from the 23rd February until 6th April.

Sign-up information and further details are available at www.cinemoi.tv or 0845 880 8008

Dev Patel Wears Jaeger-LeCoultre to Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel wore the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX1 timepiece during the Oscars on Sunday night.