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post #31 of 60
@ OP

You fornicated up the spelling of Tramezza
Those older, better styles used to be made by Renzo Tattini
No clue who's SF's source now, but I doubt they haven't switched if the current trendy look is any giveaway.
Add to the RTW list:
Alexander
Peluso
post #32 of 60
Roberto Ugolini: Bespoke handmade goodyear. 850 EUR per pair. Something along that line. See Dutch SF: http://www.stijlforum.nl/SMF/index.p...c,1637.30.html Example: http://www.stijlforum.nl/SMF/index.p...html#msg174050 http://www.stijlforum.nl/SMF/index.p...html#msg174182 SF.nl impression: very good product, but not as good as bespoke from the English masters. Product with typical Italian imperfections that you either love or hate. Great leather.
post #33 of 60
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you have some amazing shoes on your site

the Stivaletto Svevo and the Boccaccio are my favorites

Thanks for your complimets. I am proud of our products and I always try to improve them.
post #34 of 60
I thought Borrelli shoes are made by Santoni and are lake construction. I was getting ready to buy some Borrelli shoes from an SF member and he told me they are Blake and not Goodyear.
post #35 of 60
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I thought Borrelli shoes are made by Santoni and are lake construction. I was getting ready to buy some Borrelli shoes from an SF member and he told me they are Blake and not Goodyear.

Santoni uses many different constructions regardless of lines (except for the lowest one which is all glued rubber soles). So there will be Borrelli's that are Goodyear, and Borrelli's that are Blake constructed..
post #36 of 60
Are Romano Martegani shoes worth their price and do they fit true to size?
post #37 of 60
Have you heard of Bartalesi? I have owned three pairs. Full leather sole, nicely shaped shoes but with quite hard leather. But after a few blisters they wear in well.

The thing is, they are usually very reasonably priced as well.
post #38 of 60
de Tomasso sell in Sydney and are very nice. But lately the dreaded corrected grain/binder leather is being used.
post #39 of 60
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de Tomasso sell in Sydney and are very nice. But lately the dreaded corrected grain/binder leather is being used.

I tried looking them up on the net with no success. Is the spelling correct?
post #40 of 60
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I tried looking them up on the net with no success. Is the spelling correct?

Yes they have them at exile in Martin Place.
post #41 of 60
Hello to you all,
I am very fond of Italian handmade shoes and among all proposals I'd like to share with you my experience with Dama Milano (www.damamilano.com), an interesting initiative to create your ideal pair of shoes directly online.
I've recently bought a pair of Derby. I chose every single bit (type, model, leather..etc.) and even my initials on the sole at competitive prices !
All other brands are of course extraordinary as the quality is remarkably good but I've recently found Dama. The offer is interesting offer and the purchasing phase exciting. When my parcel arrived, I was very much enthusiast about it.
post #42 of 60
Wonderful information. Thanks for the eductaion.
post #43 of 60
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i would be curious if people know who makes shoes for John Varvatos, as most of his shoes simply say "hand made in italy." i have a pair of such boat shoes and love them.

Does anybody know who makes the Varvatos "made in Italy" shoes/boots - and perhaps more importantly can anybody comment on the quality? Some of them look pretty nice online but clearly not worth if if they are crap (plasticky leather, fall apart quickly, etc)

thanks
post #44 of 60
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Il post some more http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...4&postcount=16
post #45 of 60

Couple of things:

 

1. Berluti is a French company, not Italian.

 

2. Gravati and Moreschi make mainly Blake-welted shoes in unusual leathers. So if peccary, ostrich etc. are your thing, they are the companies to go to. I have a pair of Moreschi cap-toes and they are very elegant and light as a feather. However, the general opinon appears to be that Gravati are slightly better.

 

3. A. Testoni also make very sleek Blake-welted shoes. In North America, you often used to find them 'made for' high-end department stores or men's shops (you probably still can).

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