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Beautiful color.

Mannina is such a pleasure to go into - I got a pair when I was in Florence a few years ago and they are the nicest shoes I own and the price was, at that time, very reasonable for the quality.

Cravate, in some of the pictures you posted before there is an Asian guy working in the shop but I remember a Japanese lady working in the shop when I was there. Do you know about her and where she might have gone? Also, how old do you think Mr. Mannina is and is the son involved with the actual making of the shoes as well?



I guess you are talking about Mannina RTW, some rtw models are made in their workshop (which are excellently priced at 350-400€ for handsewn blake, what is less than what most machine sewn Santonis cost), but most RTW models are made by Franceschetti and other companies.
In the shop do not work any other people than the Mannina family (there was an Italian girl a year ago in as a half tiem sales assistant), in the workshop where they make the shoes they have, like all other Artisans from Florence, apprenticvces from everywhere.
Mr.Mannina in his early 70s in think, his son Antonio is not involved in making the shoes, he runs the store etc.
Bespoke is also very well priced at 750/1200€ for blake/goodyear.
As the Mannina family are friends of mine, the bespoke process was very pleasing, Mr.Mannina made some drawings based on my expßlanations and photos I looked up on his brother in law's ipad in the store (to get over the language barrier which occured when I asked for some very specific details).

I'm in Naples atm, so sorry iF the answer was inclear.
post #6272 of 19471
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Mr.Mannina made some drawings based on my expßlanations and photos I looked up on his brother in law's ipad in the store (to get over the language barrier which occured when I asked for some very specific details).

would you mind sharing them with us, so we can get better involved in your sentiments and the process.

are they blake?
post #6273 of 19471
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great shoes. grail right there. I saw a pair years ago for $300, should have snatched them. ravello full strap icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

thank you
you should have pulled the trigger
post #6274 of 19471
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ravello lhs
argyles otc
post #6275 of 19471
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post




I guess you are talking about Mannina RTW, some rtw models are made in their workshop (which are excellently priced at 350-400€ for handsewn blake, what is less than what most machine sewn Santonis cost), but most RTW models are made by Franceschetti and other companies.
In the shop do not work any other people than the Mannina family (there was an Italian girl a year ago in as a half tiem sales assistant), in the workshop where they make the shoes they have, like all other Artisans from Florence, apprenticvces from everywhere.
Mr.Mannina in his early 70s in think, his son Antonio is not involved in making the shoes, he runs the store etc.
Bespoke is also very well priced at 750/1200€ for blake/goodyear.
As the Mannina family are friends of mine, the bespoke process was very pleasing, Mr.Mannina made some drawings based on my expßlanations and photos I looked up on his brother in law's ipad in the store (to get over the language barrier which occured when I asked for some very specific details).

I'm in Naples atm, so sorry iF the answer was inclear.

Thanks for the response. My shoes were 450 euros and are indeed RTW and blake welted.
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would you mind sharing them with us, so we can get better involved in your sentiments and the process.

are they blake?

+1
post #6276 of 19471
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Have to say i cant ever see myself wearing tassled loafers but these are stunning and may make me change my mind. Congrats Cravate Noire they are lovely wear them in good health.
post #6277 of 19471
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Mr.Mannina made some drawings based on my expßlanations and photos I looked up on his brother in law's ipad in the store (to get over the language barrier which occured when I asked for some very specific details).

would you mind sharing them with us, so we can get better involved in your sentiments and the process.

are they blake?

Yes, for the loafers I wanted something at least formally lighter.


The very specifi detals were to put everything so that it looks like in what you see in the photos, I have no eminent sentiments about the shoes, the people who made them are just great.
post #6278 of 19471
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The very specifi detals were to put everything so that it looks like in what you see in the photos, I have no eminent sentiments about the shoes, the people who made them are just great.

ok, try again. you can do better, i know that.

you can pm me in german and i translate it for the rest. let's do it for history.
post #6279 of 19471
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ok, try again. you can do better, i know that.

you can pm me in german and i translate it for the rest. let's do it for history.

LOL Cravate, are you a little hung over?
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color 8 lhs
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Shipton & Heneage Opera Pumps:

500
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500
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500

Ferragamo "Andrea"
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Shipton & Heneage Opera Pumps:

500[/URL]

had no idea enough opera buffs to warrant an S& H line - v cute
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