Monday, October 29, 2007

Photo Shoot at Stephen Bonanno's!

The Betty Beehives along with Inez Frid (photographer) with I Productions, and Tara Biek (Director) were in our boutique for a photo shoot on "The Stuart Secret" A local downtown Contest promoting our quaint little downtown. They asked Domenick to be part of the shoot, playing himself. Here's my handsome hubby in action ...

Warming up his audience ...

Giving them the low down on our sandals ...

Take 1 ... and ... Action!

It's a wrap!

Good job bayba. xxoo, Vivy

You can find out more about the "Stuart Secret" @ Enter and win!

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Atlanta, Georgia
I just relocated to Atlanta, GA ... Even in Blueland I still wear my Bonanno's! (Blueland is the home the Atlanta Thrashers professional hockey team!)

Jen -- Originally from Stuart, Florida

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Stuart, Florida

The Annual Antique Car Show downtown Stuart.
This beauty was parked directly in front our our boutique, so I just had to get a shot with my Bonanno's. 1927 Rolls Royce.
Vivian -- Stephen Bonanno Sandals

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Stuart, Florida

I'm with my son at the Hobgoblin Parade and Antique Car show.
Sharise -- Stuart, Florida

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Mykonos, Greece

Me and my Bonanno's at Little Venice in Mykonos Greece
Erika -- Chicago

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Size Chart: Jack's vs Bonanno's

We get asked every day ... "if I wear a 81/2 in Jacks what would I be in Bonanno's?" I admit, it can get very confusing, but this is the way we understand the differences to be:

Jacks run narrow.
Jacks do not have a true 1/2 size. Their 1/2 sizes translate into a wider top, not a longer length.

I also notice they sometimes put a "W" next to their sizes. I think this also means a 1/2 size.

Bonanno's are a true B width.
Bonanno's have a true 1/2 size. There is an 1/8" difference between half sizes.

Because Jacks run narrow, this is the way their sizes translate into Bonanno's:
Jacks size 6 is actually a Bonanno's size 6 length with 5.5 top
Jacks size 6.5 is actually a Bonanno's size 6
Jacks size 7 is actually a Bonanno's size 7 length with 6.5 top
Jacks size 7.5 is actually a Bonanno's size 7
Jacks size 8 is actually a Bonanno's size 8 length with 7.5 top
Jacks size 8.5 is actually a Bonanno's size 8
Jacks size 9 is actually a Bonanno's size 9 length with 8.5 top
Jacks size 9.5 is actually a Bonanno's size 9
Jacks size 10 is actually a Bonanno's size 10 length with 9.5 top
Jacks size 10.5 is actually a Bonanno's size 10
If you find your Jacks to fit differently from our chart, we welcome your feedback.

More differences between the two brands:

If you notice, underneath the top strap, the Jacks are cracking and peeling. This is because they are made of vinyl. The top part and whipstitch are made of cow's leather. As you know, both brands get looser as you wear them, but when leather backed with vinyl stretches something has to give and the vinyl starts to crack. Once this happens you have to toss them.
On the other hand, the entire tops of the Bonanno's, in and out are made of soft Kid-Skin leather as well as the whipstitch. That's why they don't crack, they're much more comfortable and you can have them tightened back down to their original size at our factory, if you choose to resole them. 561-659-4161 ext 0 (repair dept). How cool it that?!

Another reason Bonanno's are much more comfortable ... Besides the Kid-Skin tops, the heels, insoles and soles are made of 100% leather. None of the knock offs can make this claim. The Jacks are a combination of leather and man made materials. If you look closely you can see the bottoms are different than the insoles. That is a man-made material my friends ... and to think you pay more or less the same price.
Just thought you might want to know ...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

Madrid, Spain

I noticed my frog sandals were on the blog, so I thought you might like an update on their travels. I spent last week in Madrid; walked all over the city for two days wearing only my Bonanno’s. I never leave the country without them.

Shannon -- Phoenix, Arizona

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?


I'm standing in the Nashville Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center lobby... a special light is shining down (I'm sure there's a name for this sort of thing but I don't know what it is) on the floor, presenting the IBMA logo... that's the International Bluegrass Music Association...

Tony won Banjo Player of the Year, Recorded Event of the Year, Instrumental Album of the Year; a clean sweep, he won everything for which he was nominated ...

Assunta -- Fair Lawn, NJ

Great picture Assunta!

Congratulations Tony, we love you and couldn't be happier for you!
You guys may remember, Tony Trischka, our brother in-law, played in Lake Worth, Florida promoting his album "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular" a couple of months back. You can refer back to previous posts to see photos of him & his band playing.
Click link below to get to the "world's greatest banjo player's" web-site.

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

With the Red Sox in the playoffs I thought it was appropriate to send in a Fenway picture! So here are my Arbutus/White Bonanno’s in front of the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

Sue -- Mansfield, MA

Friday, October 05, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?

British Virgin Islands

My Bonanno’s traveled to Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda for my honeymoon.
Sarah - Norwalk

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Where in the World are your Bonanno's?


While Met's fans might not be very happy with the way the baseball season finished, Alyssa found the Phillies "Platinum" clinching weekend to be perfect!!

Here's my contribution from this past weekend!
These are my platinum/platinum ones :-)
Alyssa -- New Jersey

Jupiter Inlet

Taken from the upstairs porch of the Jupiter Inlet Beach Club Here I am relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous view (& Bonanno's) before going to a belated birthday dinner with my husband. By the way Vivian, the 'rush order' arrived in time for my big day and I love my new color combo.

Sue - Tequesta, Florida