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I own shoes that are Prada size 12, which is about US13.  I haven't had much of a problem getting the larger size, but I don't know if they typically sell anything greater than US13 in most stores here in the US. Also, I agree that some of the shoes do have mediocre designs.  Besides some of the more casual loafers, I'm not a big fan of the actual Prada line, but I do like the look of most of the Prada Sport trainers and own several of them.  I've found that the...
Quote: DSKent-  Thanks. May I ask what's the brand name and model of the shoe you bought? Oops, I guess it's not too obvious from the photo, but those are the Gucci horsebit driving mocs in dark brown.  They also come in black with gold hardware, I believe.
I was lucky enough to score a pair of these just a few weeks ago: They're great and I've gotten a lot of nice compliments while wearing them, but like many have said, they're not the best for heavy walking. However, I think I may be able to help out.  One thing I'm surprised no one here has mentioned is that Cole Haan was using the horsebit on every other pair of loafers they made a few seasons ago.  In fact, they still do.  The good news is that not only are these...
Well I paid $795 for my Proposta (BNWT) at Saks. I believe it was marked down, but I needed the suit for a function the following day and wasn't paying for it in any case, so I didn't pay much attention. I have seen them retail for even higher, though, so I would have to say that 350-400 for one is a superb deal. I have gotten quite a bit of use out of mine. I can't speak for Z, as I only have purchased the other Zegna lines.
I own a Canali Proposta that is not fused. It's a herringbone gray 3-button that I really like. I also own suits from the normal Canali line, and like others have said, I don't see much of a difference in terms of quality. The Proposta line is just marketed toward younger people; it is not analogous to Armani black label vs. Collezioni.
Quote: in my experience, prada doesn't stand behind their stuff at all, leading me to not support their products..  the nyc store will send things to the 'lab' for examination and a determination as to the cost of the replacement.. nothing has ever been offered without charge for a clearly defective product.. on another note, as i'm sure you're aware, driving mocs aren't designed to be worn outdoors/for walking around- that's why they have those little...
Quote: I had a similar experience with Paraboot in London. I'd owned the shoes for several years and -- through no real fault of my own (i.e., I took good care of these shoes.) -- the leather developed small cracks in the shoes' creases. I took the shoes into their  SR showroom; they sent them off to France; within a few weeks, Paraboot called to tell me to come in and pick up my new shoes. I was so appreciative of the gesture, I bought another pair of shoes...
Quote: These shoes, is there some defect you are refering to?  Have the soles fallen off unexpectedly?  Maybe the moc stitch on the Gucci shoes completely unraveled?  If something like this has happened, take them (or send them) back to the store of purchase to get an opinion.  If they simply have been worn to the point of needing replacement, that is your responsibility.  If your hidden point is "these shoes are getting old now and I really would like a...
I have to admit I was completely ignorant to this practice until last year, when a friend of mine told me that he was sending a pair of Nikes back to get them replaced with a brand new pair, apparently because Nikes come with a lifetime warranty (if only I had known this 10 years ago). In any case, a few months later, another friend's Ferragamo loafers got a bit ripped up. He somehow contacted Ferragamo and they told him to send the shoes in. A few weeks later, they had...
Quote: Are there seriously no actually MP3 players that aren't all small and portable? There is NO company that has made an MP3 player like a stereo? Kinda weird to me... If you think about this for a minute, the answer is very clear.  The reason most MP3 players are small is because (a) most of them need to be portable to cater to the demands of the consumer and (b) the means by which music is transferred to the player. So far as b goes, it's easy...
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