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post #1 of 36
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Most are selling around $200. Are these shoes a good deal at this price? Most of my current shoes are AE/Alden/Peal. Are these a step up? Or are you just paying more because they are Italian.

Also, how do people find the fit?

Thanks
post #2 of 36
I bought the suede loafers in 9.5 the last time they were on sale at Gilt, and like them. I'm around a 10.75 and they fit well. IMO a good deal for $148; nice finish and comfortable.
post #3 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. Gilt says the shoes run a full size large. So, 12 = 13. Weird, I guess.
post #4 of 36
Nothing special about Testoni - middle of the road Italian leather goods maker - unless you come across the Amadeo line (soles stamped with feather image).
post #5 of 36
http://www.gilt.com/s/atest0810/product/28589541 thinking about buying these... thoughts? also, what size should I get? I'm usuallly a 10.5-11 in everything....
post #6 of 36
i wanted to get the blue suede loafers. but alas, i just cant go buy anything i see.
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by cl smooth View Post
http://www.gilt.com/s/atest0810/product/28589541

thinking about buying these... thoughts?

also, what size should I get? I'm usuallly a 10.5-11 in everything....
It says they fit true to size. I don't own any Testoni shoes to offer guidance on fit, however. It is calf skin, which is very supple and may stretch.
post #8 of 36
These may be UK sized and GILT is doing the conversion to US sizing. The shoes you received may be marked one size smaller.
post #9 of 36
they listed it as US sizes on gilt right now.


also , from my experience, a testoni dress shoes run slightly small/tight.
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by magogian12345 View Post
Most are selling around $200. Are these shoes a good deal at this price? Most of my current shoes are AE/Alden/Peal. Are these a step up? Or are you just paying more because they are Italian.

Also, how do people find the fit?

Thanks

the $500-ish MRP and lower shoes are solid but unspectacular; the higher-end lines are superb, but priced to match...
post #11 of 36
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they listed it as US sizes on gilt right now.


also , from my experience, a testoni dress shoes run slightly small/tight.

you were quick on the quoting.
post #12 of 36
i removed it for you bro
post #13 of 36
One thing you NEED to look out for are the ones that are labeled A. Testoni Basics--I ordered a couple pairs of these and they are made in Morocco I believe, really bad quality. Leather felt plasticky like a $200 retail shoe, not a $500 shoe. Since Testoni goes on Gilt so often and I've never seen this "Basic" line before, I'm assuming it's a made for Gilt "special" product. Either way, FWIW, I returned both pairs of calfskin oxfords that I boguht. I'd be wary of the Gilt Testoni sales, especially looking out for the origin on the item description. I suspect the Italian ones are the ones that everyone is familiar with, and the imported ones are all "Basics"
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i removed it for you bro

lol. thanks sho!
post #15 of 36
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One thing you NEED to look out for are the ones that are labeled A. Testoni Basics--I ordered a couple pairs of these and they are made in Morocco I believe, really bad quality. Leather felt plasticky like a $200 retail shoe, not a $500 shoe. Since Testoni goes on Gilt so often and I've never seen this "Basic" line before, I'm assuming it's a made for Gilt "special" product. Either way, FWIW, I returned both pairs of calfskin oxfords that I boguht. I'd be wary of the Gilt Testoni sales, especially looking out for the origin on the item description. I suspect the Italian ones are the ones that everyone is familiar with, and the imported ones are all "Basics"

i wish luxury brands would not do this -- for their own sake.

soon everyone will be going the pierre cardin route.
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