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post #1 of 12
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These are obviously not to the taste of many on the forum, but I figured that having shown some English looking Lattanzi's, I would show some Italian looking ones as well. These represent MANY years of shoe buying.

L-R: Assia, Bentivegna, 41114, Remark Rovesciato
post #2 of 12
1) What size are you? 2) Where do you live? Edit: 9.5! Curses!
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by meaculpa
1) What size are you?

2) Where do you live?

Edit: 9.5! Curses!


Perfect!
post #4 of 12
Matt, the one with the contrast stitching is actually quite interesting...

I'm assuming the far right is shell cordovan?
post #5 of 12
I always find the half-hidden or faux stitches very attractive, the last one on the right. I also love the second from the left with its streamlined look not the gunboat we usually associate with Norwegian welt.

I am a true believer of a balanced diet of English and Italian shoes. It'd be very boring with just English shoes.

Matt, I think your collection is very finely tuned and well edited. And they're all aged very well. Truly quality over quantity.

I recognize the third one to the right, a recent purchase at the 52St store?
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I always find the half-hidden or faux stitches very attractive, the last one on the right. I also love the second from the left with its streamlined look not the gunboat we usually associate with Norwegian welt.

I am a true believer of a balanced diet of English and Italian shoes. It'd be very boring with just English shoes.

Matt, I think your collection is very finely tuned and well edited. And they're all aged very well. Truly quality over quantity.

I recognize the third one to the right, a recent purchase at the 52St store?

Yes, the third one is a recent purchase from 52nd street. It is a very sleek last and I have really come to like it.

The first and last ones I had made bespoke in Rome. The last one is normally made with a regular stitch rather than a ghost stitch. It is calfskin, and almost ten years old. The first one is the house signiture style FWIW. Here is a stock picture of the regular remark, which I do not like as much http://www.silvanolattanzi.it/genera...aglio_immagine

The red one I have had for years. I bought it on clearance from Neimans for $500. It is not the easiest shoe to wear, but it looks very cool when I get the courage up.

I agree 100% about mixing styles of shoes. Thanks for the compliments.
post #7 of 12
Your diversity in color selections is impeccable.

What do you normally wear these with?
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Soph
Your diversity in color selections is impeccable.

What do you normally wear these with?

Thanks. I used to wear them with dressier clothes, but now I tend to wear them with jeans or a sportjacket and pants.
post #9 of 12
Phenomenal, thank you. Lobb's poor fit on my feet cemented my love for more notable shoes.
post #10 of 12
Matt, first of all, thanks for the picture! I instantly think jeans when I see the Assia, Bentivegna and Rovesciato and as a person that does not need to wear formal clothes I happen to enjoy wearing jeans a lot. Three of those four pairs seem perfect for the smart casual look, while I do dislike the dark brown 41114, especially but not only because of its light stitching. My favorite is the Assia. It's got a nice style and a very pretty color. The red Bentivegna seems a bit bold, but I could see myseft wearing it. Finally, the Rovesciato is very clunky, maybe a bit too much for me. I find your shoes to be very very badly creased. I'd say they might be a bit too big for you and/or the shoe trees are too small to straigten out the creases when the shoes aren't worn. Anyway, thanks for sharing!
post #11 of 12
Now, these would qualify for the ad campaign promoting the Italian shoe fashion industry I recently saw at the London Heathrow airport. Unfortunately, the posters were featuring the most ugly, common, bland, un-sexy, Ferragamo-like women's pumps.
post #12 of 12
How far Ferragamo has fallen...
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