Well, you know I approve of these, MM. Not so keen on the Testoni's (they use cheaper leather & I have serious doubts as to whether their Norv stitch is real), but these are a great Country Style shoe. Santoni?
i had a pair of those very same Testoni BL (mine was more brown, but that may be a thing with the photos). agree with the quality of the construction, but yeah - they looked terrible. if you are blind or you like the styling for some reason, they are an amazing deal for what they go for, because of the quality and their rarity - if you can find them
I strongly believe the norv and bentivegna shoes labeled Testoni are outsourced to a specific factory (different than where the rest A Testoni shoes are made). Somewhere along the way they switched factories and sacrificed quality.