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post #196 of 263
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
I do think that Corthay,Gomez ,DelosandGaziano are the best with the Japanese masters such asSuzuki and others...

When you neglect Vass, Kielman, Januszkiewicz, Kleman, Hirmer, Riedl, Balint, Scheer, Maftei, Materna etc. you may be right.
post #197 of 263
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
So did Corthay, if I remember right.Lascar, perhaps a little lesson in semantics is in order.

Roberto Ugolini in Florence thought that my Gomez shoes were as nicely made as anything he had ever seen. There seems to be a pattern.
post #198 of 263
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post
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.


Then let's show some G&G as well, 2-3 years old, without the shoe trees...
For an even greater thread on shoe comparison
post #199 of 263
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Originally Posted by ABALO View Post
Then let's show some G&G as well, 2-3 years old, without the shoe trees...
For an even greater thread on shoe comparison


Sounds good....that is the whole point...we can call it "old shoe porn."
post #200 of 263
Dimitri Gomez is a fantastic shoe designer and everybody in the shoe world will tell you the same thing about him..
I'm sorry if i did offend some Vass followers but i'm not unfortunately a big fan....
I do try to talk about designers i do know but i'm open-minded on new styles...
post #201 of 263
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Originally Posted by ABALO View Post
Then let's show some G&G as well, 2-3 years old, without the shoe trees...
For an even greater thread on shoe comparison

Alden shell cordovan
15+ years old
Fully resoled twice with reheelings in between

Now that's durability

post #202 of 263
Well-worn Berluti, model number Boo68 Norvegian (currently selling for $1700), matching trees. Color: off-black. Polished with Saffir burgundy and Berluti's own burgundy.











post #203 of 263
The Berluti leather is supple, but tends to run a little dry sometimes. The color looks black in the picture, but it actually has a reddish hue. (I think) it holds up pretty well after all these years. I don't think the trees fit perfectly well, but this is not bespoke, so I can't complain. From the looks of it, these should last quite a while.
post #204 of 263
Finally a Berluti pic after all this Corthay-Delos-Dimitri talk. Blah, blah, blah.

Nice shoe Naturlaut.
post #205 of 263
Touchy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We do like Berluti even if the Venezia leather is far from waterproof!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #206 of 263
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Touchy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We do like Berluti even if the Venezia leather is far from waterproof!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's ok, he has artisan envy.
post #207 of 263
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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...
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....

Is this your first order with AD?
post #208 of 263
Naturlaut, those appear a little worse for wear. I don't doubt they will last a long time; however, the skin doesn't appear very impressive.
post #209 of 263
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It's ok, he has artisan envy.

Perhaps.
post #210 of 263
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Naturlaut, those appear a little worse for wear. I don't doubt they will last a long time; however, the skin doesn't appear very impressive.

As I said, the leather tends to get a bit dry, and the flash from the camera reveals every detail of the natural blemishes of the leather. It actually looks okay in person: not great, but still okay. That said, I don't own many pairs of Berluti RTW and am plotting on a pair of bespoke made in their Parisian atelier, but I was told off by Olga as being "not ready" for a Berluti bespoke. Whatever that means.
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