Managed to snag a pair of these today in cigar for about $200.
Goodyear welted, Italian leather, clearly "modelled" after Alden...but benchmade in China.
There's another thread on these badboys, but it's filled with obscure banter and only a couple actual wearer comments.
Any thoughts on these shoes? I liked the look and feel, but could use the $200 if they're not at least very good quality.
Thanks for chiming in. I really wish this piece fit as well as the black Scuola bomber I still rock regularly. The leather on that badboy still feels like butter. Can't wait for my next trip to Florence. God, I love that little city!
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All measurements approximate.
1. Boglioli moleskin suit. 40R. Deep purple'ish with tight black herringbone. Thicker fabric. Dual vent. Deep discount owing to fade on chest, from an attempt to remove stain. $109 $92.
inseam 29 including 1.5 cuff
waist 17.75 but fits smaller (lower rise)
2. Hugo Boss Corduroy Suit. 40R. Very nice deep rich green...
gutteridge is a florentine otr shop. think brooks brothers, but a slightly lower price point.
anyway, this is a great 38r summer suit in a trim modern italian fit. 3 roll 2ish.
38r drop 6. i'm 5"11 with a decent build, about 175lbs and it's right. see the jacket fit.
worn twice. only thing to note is a small spot on lapel, 90% faded through care.
$153 $133 paypal personal or add 4% shipped conus/canada.
length (bottom of collar):...