When I lived in LA and worked downtown back around 2004, I used to use the guys on the first level of the KPMG tower on Grand. They were very traditional (cream, wax and rags) and did a great job for around $5 including tip IIRC.
Anyway, those shoes are beautiful and thanks for sharing the pictures. I have the same model in a dark espresso calf and they're my favorite (and best fitting) RTW/MTO shoe. What's the name of the leather color you chose?
Originally Posted by nate10184
Really disappointing that MaoMao's pics are no longer available, they were beautiful. I was able to find a photo book here with some really nice pics from maestro Liverano's shop....
$6,000 U.S. sounds pretty reasonable since their price in Paris was 4,800 Euro as of last month. In any event I found the Cifonellis to be very pleasant to deal with, much more so than certain popular Italian tailors.