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Ferragamo has different lines, the studio line (lowest) is cemented and not welted at all. The tramezza (top) is good year welted it can be a decent buy if you can find them on sale. I would imagine the main line could be blake stitched but I am not 100% sure.

 

Interesting. The ones I saw in store were all in the $750+ range and the welt didn't look very bulky (maybe cemented?). That's a lot of money for a cemented shoe.

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Interesting. The ones I saw in store were all in the $750+ range and the welt didn't look very bulky (maybe cemented?). That's a lot of money for a cemented shoe.

The studio line are usually in the $500 range or at least they were the last time I checked. The tramezza line was in the neighborhood of $950.00.

Generally speaking most things Italian are sleek cars, suits, shoes , dress shirts.
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Lexington from the sale. 

 

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^ Those look really sharp. Nice score!
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Lexington from the sale. 

Very nice!

Would you say the toe cap is of similar length as the Strand's? Similar fit as other 5-Last shoes?
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Very nice!

Would you say the toe cap is of similar length as the Strand's? Similar fit as other 5-Last shoes?

 

 

The fit is similar to my other 5-last shoes and the Lex looks awesome, but I'm afraid that the captoe stitching is pushed a little too far back - leading to potential toe creases. I didn't get any creasing at the toe area with my 5th avenues, but there were signs of slight creasing at the toe area as I tried flexing/walking in the Lexingtons. I will report back after wearing them in the next few weeks. 

 

Here's a black captoe oxford, which in my opinion has the proper balance of how far back a captoe stitching should go. Here's a comparison. That's pretty much my only knock on the Lexingtons, but they're a great pair of shoes! (especially at the sale price). Looking back, I don't think I would have mind to MTO a pair with danite or v-tread soles. 

 

 


Edited by JezeC - 5/1/14 at 8:58pm
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Thanks to all who responded to my query re: shortwing bluchers vs. longwings - and especially to those who posted pics!  Some really sweet examples of the former in there.

 

I own two pairs of Blake SWBs from Rancourt, and two pairs of shell SWBs from Carmina.  I was trying to decide between getting another SWB from Rancourt or getting an MTO MacNeil . . . and in true SF fashion I now think I'm going to get both.  The former will be in shell and will become my go-to black dress shoe (pushing my black calf PAs aside, which will be saved for weddings and funerals).  The latter will be in black CXL and will I anticipate become a beloved casual shoe.  (Yeah, I know black doesn't get any love here - but it does from me.  Sue me.)

 

This is in part apropos of my recent MacNeil 5 purchase . . . I've decided they're going back in favor of the MTO.

 

Sometimes, I read your posts, and I think you're buying shoes just to buy shoes. NTTAWWT.

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Sometimes, I read your posts, and I think you're buying shoes just to buy shoes. NTTAWWT.

What?
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Various sizes of Black Promotory boot on Amazon for $175

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What?

Not that there is anything wrong with that
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Sometimes, I read your posts, and I think you're buying shoes just to buy shoes. NTTAWWT.

Isn't this why we all participate in this forum?
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Thanks to all who responded to my query re: shortwing bluchers vs. longwings - and especially to those who posted pics!  Some really sweet examples of the former in there.

 

I own two pairs of Blake SWBs from Rancourt, and two pairs of shell SWBs from Carmina.  I was trying to decide between getting another SWB from Rancourt or getting an MTO MacNeil . . . and in true SF fashion I now think I'm going to get both.  The former will be in shell and will become my go-to black dress shoe (pushing my black calf PAs aside, which will be saved for weddings and funerals).  The latter will be in black CXL and will I anticipate become a beloved casual shoe.  (Yeah, I know black doesn't get any love here - but it does from me.  Sue me.)

 

This is in part apropos of my recent MacNeil 5 purchase . . . I've decided they're going back in favor of the MTO.

 

Sometimes, I read your posts, and I think you're buying shoes just to buy shoes. NTTAWWT.

 

I swear to God I'm gonna stop soon . . . :rotflmao:

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Does anybody own a pair of the Potomac loafers?  Do you like them, and do you know what last they're constructed on?  I've never bought one of AE's Jos. A. Bank models, but they're $129 for seconds and I need a new loafer for summer, so I was thinking of taking a shot at them.  

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I wonder how many people have shoes in their closet that they have never worn. I'll admit that I do. It's not that I'm saving or collecting them but I just haven't had time to break them in yet. I typically like to wear shoes around he office for a few days before I wear them outside and work has been so hectic that I've not had time.
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Can anyone enlighten me on the difference between the normal collection and the Independence collection? Besides the outsole, of course.

 

For instance, the Mcallister vs the Jefferson?

 

I just robbed someone on eBay for a pair of Rutledge's for less than $150, barely used.

 

The Independence collection is VERY nice. And immediately different. The leather is super duper soft and supple and the shoe is VERY comfortable from the get go. A lot less stiff than say, strands.

 

Stop by a store and feel it!

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