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post #181 of 357
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
To be fair, the construction on Corthay is better than Berluti or FAM. It is truly top notch.
Depending on the Santoni FAM.... if it is the orange socked Blake, I would agree. But then there are the goodyear and the norvogese which are very nicely made... the newer stylings are rather extreme, but they are well made nontheless.
post #182 of 357
I am sorry, but I have to differ. I have not seen a pair of Santonis (not even those from their limited edition line) that are made with the same eye for perfection and delicacy as the shoes from Corthay. Let styling be a different issue...
post #183 of 357
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
I am sorry, but I have to differ. I have not seen a pair of Santonis (not even those from their limited edition line) that are made with the same eye for perfection and delicacy as the shoes from Corthay. Let styling be a different issue...

Indeed, styling is a different issue if you read my post above. If you had a chance to look at the workmanship of Santoni's non blake shoes at their Rome or Milan stores, I would rate the quality highly. And depending on the limited edition line (most of which is a gimmick), some are very well made.
post #184 of 357
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
Did you not describe these KC shoes that you own as "cool"? I can see why they are still available for 30 dollars. I think I will always be opposite of you when it comes to shoe style my friend.


We all make stylistically questionable choices in life. The difference is I recognise mine.
post #185 of 357
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post
Indeed, styling is a different issue if you read my post above. If you had a chance to look at the workmanship of Santoni's non blake shoes at their Rome or Milan stores, I would rate the quality highly. And depending on the limited edition line (most of which is a gimmick), some are very well made.

I think T4 Phage's point is that the conclusions on construction are really splitting damn hairs at this point. But I can see stil's point on Corthays where he's actually been to the store and has witnessed the shoe making in the factory. Such personal experience will inevitably give you a different perspective on the maker.
post #186 of 357
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Indeed, styling is a different issue if you read my post above. If you had a chance to look at the workmanship of Santoni's non blake shoes at their Rome or Milan stores, I would rate the quality highly.

+1
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post #188 of 357
another reason why i like santoni fam is that they are aggressive and stylized.
yeah some people hate them with a passion, why? i dont know,

but i have room enough in my proverbial wardrobe for a couple of pairs of these.

i dont narrow my perspective on shoe taste; doesnt mean i dont like understated english conservative looks.

i have room for both. but i wouldnt want to have a wardrobe full of only serene looking, conservative, muted, understated english elegance. life is large enough for any man to like and encompass both types of shoe styles. sheesh.
post #189 of 357
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Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
another reason why i like santoni fam is that they are aggressive and stylized.
yeah some people hate them with a passion, why? i dont know,

but i have room enough in my proverbial wardrobe for a couple of pairs of these.

i dont narrow my perspective on shoe taste; doesnt mean i dont like understated english conservative looks.

i have room for both. but i wouldnt want to have a wardrobe full of only serene looking, conservative, muted, understated english elegance. life is large enough for any man to like and encompass both types of shoe styles. sheesh.

Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but I completely agree. Why limit myself to only a couple types/styles when I can enjoy all of them? Well said diorshoe.
post #190 of 357
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Originally Posted by nmoraitis View Post
Sorry to ressurect an old thread, but I completely agree. Why limit myself to only a couple types/styles when I can enjoy all of them? Well said diorshoe.


Cohesion maybe ??
post #191 of 357
Normally the name of Berluti is always quite controversial on every fashion forums i have been to....
I do own Berluti RTW and i do know their limits in terms of quality but Berluti bespoke is up there with the best....
Berluti is the most creative shoemakers in the world and they introduced us to different patinas being acceptable on our shoes...
On the negative side ,certain models are very challenging (too much for me to be honest!!!!!) and they suffer from an "esprit de chapelle" making them a bit snobish and up themselves...
The Venezia leather is also to fragile to my liking being a Lobbist...
Corthay is very interesting and very creative....The workmanship is very very high and the model are welll made ....Not my cup of tea in terms of shapes but i do respect the brothers because they're real artisans with vision and passion...
Anthony Delos is very good ...He was trained in John Lobb workshops and is the perfect mix between a French artisan with vision and skills and the British sense of measure and elegance...
He is making me two pairs of bespoke at the moment and i would recommend him over a lot of more famous names of this forum....
Dimitri Gomez is also excellent.and starting to be worlwide reconition.....
On the Italian versus British debate ,even if i do prefer Italian tailors than their English counterparts ,i do not like Italian shoes.....
I love hybrid modelssuch asDelos orDimitri Gomez because they mix English sense of elegancewithsome Latin twist making their shoes as beautiful as well constructed....
post #192 of 357
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Anthony Delos is very good ...He was trained in John Lobb workshops and is the perfect mix between a French artisan with vision and skills and the British sense of measure and elegance...

Pierre Corthay is even more so. He was trained at and worked for John Lobb and went on to be senior craftsman at Berluti. I actually think one can tell by the shoes he makes. The good of Berlutis styling paired with Lobbs quality...
post #193 of 357
To be perfectly honest ,Anthony Delos told me himself that Dimitri Gomez is one of the best in the world at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!
I do like Anthony because he is not catty or bitchy ....
He has got a lot of respect for others such Gaziano and Corthay and i do like this quality in a man....
Learning from others and appreciating their works will make him better every year....
I do think that Corthay,Gomez ,DelosandGaziano are the best with the Japanese masters such asSuzuki and others...
post #194 of 357
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
To be perfectly honest ,Anthony Delos told me himself that Dimitri Gomez is one of the best in the world at the moment!!!!!!!!!!!
So did Corthay, if I remember right.
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I do like Anthony because he is not catty or bitchy ....
Lascar, perhaps a little lesson in semantics is in order. Iammatt (or, I guess, me)=catty. LabelKing=bitchy. See the difference?
post #195 of 357
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Originally Posted by stilmacher View Post
I checked my Ultimas and they seem to be blake.
As for the design, no one can tell me that these:



are not beautiful shoes!

Most of these look photographed right out of the box. The first one has definitely not been worn.

If durability is the issue here, pics of shoes that have been worn two dozen times would be far more helpful.

That would make a great thread for shoe comparison. Run a picture sequence of frequently worn shoes.
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