Originally Posted by MilanoStyle
So, you think that's a fake Norvegese stitch? Hmm ... If I can only see the shoes... But, I think shoes look pretty cool IMO. The shoes reminds me more of Berluti than Kenneth Cole. I have not seen Kenneth Cole make toe shape like that.
Well, they are far nicer than Kenneth Cole alright, but the squared-off toe (even though the squaring-off occurs further out onto the toe than you'd see in a KC shoe) suggests to me that Moreschi may be hoping to capture that constituency with these shoes. Although I can't be sure of this without actually seeing the shoes, I'd be flabbergasted if these shoes were of Norvegese construction. They are, however, stitched in a way that mimics Norvegese construction--stitching that goes laterally into the upper, attaching the welt and upper to the insole in a Norvegese shoe, rather than lower down into the feather as with a regularly-welted shoe. With these Moreschis, I suspect that the stitching is purely decorative, with the welt (if they're welted) attached a la Goodyear. They could also be Blake/Rapid stitched, with the welt replaced with a midsole.
BTW, I've seen Moreschi shoes at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. The ones I've seen have run in the $375 - $450 Cdn. range, and have been nice, but not exceptional. Now, it's entirely possible that the Moreschis that STP has on sale are from a higher line by that company than those I've seen here.