I went to the Berluti store in Hong Kong a few days and I would have the say the Norwegian line of shoes looked really good. And price wise, I think they are comparable with the top of the other more commonly available top makers (Santoni, JL, Weston, etc)
I like the car-shoe comparison: Corthay: Berluti: Lobb: And the remark that Santoni quality is superior to that of Corthay can only be from someone who has either never seen a Corthay shoe, or a Santoni shoe, or neither. Santoni makes some beautiful shoes but the consruction on even the Fatte A Mano line isn't great.
Santoni makes some beautiful shoes but the consruction on even the Fatte A Mano like isn't great.
Not much different to C&J. Certainly nothing to justify pricing themselves at 2 - 3 times as much. I have yet to find a Santoni I would really describe as beautiful however. Admittedly, I even own a pair of black captoe Oxford FAMs - the closest thing to tolerability I could find. Even then, I would not rave about them.