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Thread Starter 
I was in Filene's basement this past weekend and there were some beautiful Borrelli shoes and also some nice Armani shoes. The armani's were a linen/hemp material, real lightweight with a crepe sole, cool summer shoe but wondered who made them for Armani?
post #2 of 9
Which FB location? Downtown Crossing? Can you describe the Borrelli shoes? How much?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
yes, the downtown F.B.. There were quite a few Borrelli shoes, I saw a wonderful pair of brown suede loafers, but alas they were a size 7. There was a pretty good selection, some cap toes, a few loafers and others. They were price tagged at $995 with a F.B. price of $450, there were some for $395 too, it looks like they got a shipment from Mr. Sids or the like...there was a beautiful light tan suede Borrelli belt that I almost pulled the trigger on, I am going there tomorrow with my daughter so maybe. The salesperson told me though that they may be putting the hi-end belts and such on sale at 25% off, the usual F.B. every week the price goes lower arrangement does not apply to the hi-end stuff.
post #4 of 9
Who makes shoes for Giorgio Armani please?

(Look I did use the 'search' function )

I bought a pair of GA shoes because I'm a bit of a sucker for wholecuts. They seem reasonably well made ie not glued together and look good too Just wondering who the actual manufacturer was please.

And before anyone asks, I don't have a digital camera at the moment.
post #5 of 9
I don't know specifically, but given the size of Armani's operation, I'd say he probably uses more than one, depending on the price point. If you get a digicam sometime soon, I'd say it would definitely help to have a few pics.
post #6 of 9
I bought these Armani boots one year ago for around 400USD (they retail at 500USD). Are there any people who can tell who made these shoes? By the way, do you recommend a shoe tree?









post #7 of 9
Just seeing the leather uppers, it's hard to tell. If you take a pic of the inner label and any numbers printed inside and of the sole, it could help.

But, given Armani's pricing strategy, if they retailed at $500, they are probably about $250 boots with $250 worth of branding. In that case, you may not WANT to know who made them (I ran into that with some Prada shoes I had... I was curious who made them only to find out that they were largely outsourced to some factory in Bulgaria only to have the last little bits sewn on in Italy so that they could put a "made in Italy" tag inside them).
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by foto010101
I bought these Armani boots one year ago for around 400USD (they retail at 500USD). Are there any people who can tell who made these shoes? By the way, do you recommend a shoe tree?


I think most forumites will tell you that the use of shoe trees is recommended for any pair that you want to last a longer time and maintain its original shape.

I have just started building a shoe collection, so I still have pairs that will not get approved by many on this forum (and that I am beginning to dislike after being on this forum for some time now) in my rotation. I use shoes trees for these too!
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Just seeing the leather uppers, it's hard to tell. If you take a pic of the inner label and any numbers printed inside and of the sole, it could help.

But, given Armani's pricing strategy, if they retailed at $500, they are probably about $250 boots with $250 worth of branding. In that case, you may not WANT to know who made them (I ran into that with some Prada shoes I had... I was curious who made them only to find out that they were largely outsourced to some factory in Bulgaria only to have the last little bits sewn on in Italy so that they could put a "made in Italy" tag inside them).

Unfortunately there are no numbers printed inside or on the sole. It only says: "Made in Italy"...
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