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I vote with a strong preference for the Testonis, followed by Santoni. The mustard on the Mantellassi just isn't my cup of tea. Since you already own the Santonis and have more than a few models with the elongated toe box, I suggest you explore offerings from other companies, as long as they properly fit, to avoid amassing a shoe collection that screams mid-2000s. The redness of the oxford should also complement your previous Vass purchase (if you decide to keep the...
- Cream RLPL Trousers - Pink or salmon broadcloth shirt -or- - nice gingham shirt
I can't remember if the suits GDL posted are made by Cantarelli or Corneliani, but I can definitely attest to the quality and higher price point. I believe Ralph Lauren has a different designation for this line, like Polo Ralph Lauren Tailor Made or some such. Anyways, the sales associate at the Mansion told me that they were planning on eliminating the higher end Blue Label jackets and sticking with just Black and Purple Label for their upper tier garments.
The top pair (loafers) were purchased at the To Boot Sample Sale in November. These were definitely after the Prada acqusition. They feature a linen liner but the uppers are quite supple and take on a nice antique finish. The monkstraps are from the Brooks Brothers English made line, feature full leather linings, built on the 73 last, and probably manufactured before the Prada purchase. I've been happy with both shoes. I especially like the fit of hte 73 last.
I highly recommend adding the navy blue cream undercoat. Just make sure to apply thin layers and dont get too generous around the crease points. You might also want to glaze the final polish in dark navy or black depending on your personal preferences. Please keep us updated. Aside from iammatt's preference for solid color shoes, I think a fair number of us enjoy a little leather variation.
NWOB Allen Edmonds Black Bentley 11.5D New Without Box Model: Bentley Color: Black Size: 11.5D Last: AE #4 Sole: Full Rubber MSRP: $295 My Price: $119 shipped! Notes: The shoes are floor samples. No punch marks in the sole, but there is no box or shoe bag included. I'll try to describe shoes as best as possible. Shoes have a few scratches on the uppers, most prominent near the heel counter of the left shoe. A few micro creases from try-ons. Priced below...
Sutor Mantellassi $375 for Pebble Grain Wingtips from the handmade line
Quote: Originally Posted by ms244 At the risk of a hijack.... Are these Church's on ebay corrected grain or not and whats the expert opinion on quality? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...6920&rd=1&rd=1 Im almost sure the shoes are made from corrected grain. The Royal Tweed line from Church's is on par with many of the Loake offerings I've run across at Charles Tyrwhitt. They are, for the most part, completely forgettable for...
I'm not completelt familiar with the Gleenshee model, but I can provide a little information about the current Church lineup as compared to Crockett Benchgrade and Handgrade. First of all, Church's are better known than Crockett in the US and subsequently retail for similar prices or slightly higher (around the $500 mark). Following the Prada acquisition, and even before, Church's preferred to make extensive use of cobbler calf or corrected grain in their offerings. ...
Quote: Originally Posted by dkzzzz "Traders are known for being bold on pinstripe suits, garish cufflinks, luxury watches such as Brequet, that can sell for as much as 60,000 pounds, Gucci belts and pointy shoes." This is probably better than the States, where New York professionals wear Gucci loafers with their Hugo Boss suits and some Rolex variation. I think the Submariner is a classic sport watch, but it's just that, a sport...
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