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post #151 of 357
Thanks. Just for clarifacation they are French made C&J from their in house maker rather than the English version. In that they are a perfect shoe to compare to the Berluti/Corthay brigade.
post #152 of 357
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These light brown C&J are more beautifull to me than any fish faced atrocities.
Elegance is in proportion and simplicity/cleanliness of lines.

If Berluti/Corthay were cars they would be Lamborghini Countach or Pontiac Aztec.

Then C&J = Volvo ? And John Lobb = Massey Fergusson ??
post #153 of 357
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These light brown C&J are more beautifull to me than any fish faced atrocities.
Elegance is in proportion and simplicity/cleanliness of lines.

If Berluti/Corthay were cars they would be Lamborghini Countach or Pontiac Aztec.

You're right. The first two shoes are just absolute monstrocities. Nice that you would compare them to a Pontiac. So how many pairs of Aldens do you own?
post #154 of 357
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You're right. The first two shoes are just absolute monstrocities. Nice that you would compare them to a Pontiac. So how many pairs of Aldens do you own?
FWIW, I like Aldens more than Berluti/Corthay/Santoni. Don't get me wrong, I love Italian and French things, but the best makers on the contnent are always the ones who are the closest to British or American in style. It is when the designs get too carried away that they start to look slick, and there is nothing worse in my mind than slick. This is why, to my eye, Luciano Barbera clothing is so much more attractive than the more etnically Italian stuff like Borrelli or Attolini, but that is just my opinion.
post #155 of 357
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If Berluti/Corthay were cars they would be Lamborghini Countach or Pontiac Aztec.

I can't believe you find the Countach as ugly as the Aztec. An odd comparison for sure. You must be thinking of some tasteless version or the latter ones with all the wings and junk hanging off the sides.
post #156 of 357
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FWIW, I like Aldens more than Berluti/Corthay/Santoni.

I think the construction and styling of the FAM Santoni is far above the rest.
post #157 of 357
I have no qualms about people liking the stylistic offerings by various makers and explaining why it is. I learn from those that can provide comments about construction and how construction compares between various makers. But it is too often that I find when people give their opinions, they frame their responses to (subtly or not so subtly) denegrate certain styles or makers because it's not in line with their point of view and speak as if it's fact. I'm not accusing anyone in particular with my observations - but it is a cumulative and collective thing I've noticed. But "fish faced atrocities" and Corthay being comparable to a "Pontiac Aztec?" Whatever...
post #158 of 357
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I think the construction and styling of the FAM Santoni is far above the rest.
To be fair, the construction on Corthay is better than Berluti or FAM. It is truly top notch.
post #159 of 357
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It is when the designs get too carried away that they start to look slick, and there is nothing worse in my mind than slick.

Fair enough. FWIW, the last two pair of shoes in your pics, well the suedes also, are way too old man and plain looking for me. I guess I prefer a little bit of pointy and pimpy.
post #160 of 357
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Fair enough. FWIW, the last two pair of shoes in your pics, well the suedes also, are way too old man and plain looking for me. I guess I prefer a little bit of pointy and pimpy.
who you callin' old man you pimp ass bitch?
post #161 of 357
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who you callin' old man you pimp ass bitch?

Old geezer fight, old geezer fight!



P.s. no walkers or reinforced dentures allowed.
post #162 of 357
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who you callin' old man you pimp ass bitch?

haha.

It wasn't me calling the names, it was my loud Jewish stock broker friend.
post #163 of 357
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I can't believe you find the Countach as ugly as the Aztec. An odd comparison for sure. You must be thinking of some tasteless version or the latter ones with all the wings and junk hanging off the sides.

I'm going to have to go ahead and agree with you here. The Aztec is indeed an abomination. The Countach, on the other hand, while perhaps bastardized over the years through its pimpin' associations, nevertheless is an iconic piece of automotive design.
post #164 of 357
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
You're right. The first two shoes are just absolute monstrocities. Nice that you would compare them to a Pontiac. So how many pairs of Aldens do you own?

None. I don't like boring shoes. However I don't particularly like over styled or poorly proportioned things like say Pamela Anderson or Kiton shoes.
post #165 of 357
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None. I don't like boring shoes. However I don't particularly like over styled or poorly proportioned things like say Pamela Anderson or Kiton shoes.

In my opinion, the only part poorly proportioned on Kiton shoes are the prices. Other than that, it seems you can get anything from conservative styles and lasts to very styled designs.
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