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Delos must be one of the nicest men there ever was.

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such a nice guy. so talented, so humble.

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Here is an interesting article on one of the other guys working for Berluti:





http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/berluti-jean-michel-casalonga-profile/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

thanks for this. casalongua is really nice as well.
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I believe Jean-Michel is the one who visits NYC. $7k for shoes are JLP pricing. eek.gif

he is. and fwiw the berluit discount for shoes with on an existing last are a little better than jlp. just a little.
Edited by Kuro - 10/9/14 at 4:10am
post #272 of 284
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he is. and fwiw the berluit discount for shoes with on an existing last are just a little better than jlp.

Interestingly Daniel Wegan over at G&G was saying that he has been making different lasts for the same person to optimize the fit for different shoe styles - not just laced shoes vs loafers. Unfortunately I don't remember the details of what he does for each shoe type.
post #273 of 284
Interesting. G&G, and Berluti have upped their games...
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I believe Jean-Michel is the one who visits NYC. $7k for shoes are JLP pricing. eek.gif

Do the other shoe makers (JLP JL stjames etc) make a pair of second grade leather shoes so that the client can try it and have the adjustments made before the final product? 

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JLP do, at least some of the time. They may also do one in some sort of clear plastic, vacuum-formed material.

The English firms did not traditionally do trial shoes, they have customers try on a the finished uppers either whip-stitched to the insole, or even with the welt already sewn on.

I think a number of the Japanese makers do make trial shoes.

At current prices for bespoke shoes, I think it difficult to justify NOT doing a trial shoe, at least until the customer's lasts are optimized. When I've made lasts for people, I've always done a trial shoe, albeit in a slightly different manner than others.
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At current prices for bespoke shoes, I think it difficult to justify NOT doing a trial shoe, at least until the customer's lasts are optimized. When I've made lasts for people, I've always done a trial shoe, albeit in a slightly different manner than others.

Agree. I also think it's more cost effective to do a trial shoe than to have customers try on the finished uppers. I do trial shoes...sometimes two or three.
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Do the other shoe makers (JLP JL stjames etc) make a pair of second grade leather shoes so that the client can try it and have the adjustments made before the final product? 

Here is a photo essay (which I have posted previously) showing a fitting session by John Lobb (Paris)

http://openers.jp/fashion/fashion_special/photo_tokyo_elements10.html
post #278 of 284
JLP and G&G both made a trial shoe for me. Cleverley didn't. I found the interim fitting at Cleverly (with my actual shoe partially made and no heel attached) to be almost useless in giving me information on which I could provide feedback as it was simply like having a lose piece of leather placed over my foot. I wouldn't pay four figures for a shoe again unless I am getting a trial shoe.
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Bengal, as ever, my thanks for the wonderful reading.
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Bengal, as ever, my thanks for the wonderful reading.

Bengal , Kuro are the greatest people to have on this thread...

We also dearly miss RJMAN...
post #281 of 284

Dear fellow Styleforum members. I cannot seem to advertise 6 pairs of like-new Berluti's in size 9.5. Do you guys know how I can add to the marketplace?

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Is this the most expensive pair of sneakers or not. 

 

http://www.farfetch.com/gr/shopping/men/berluti-playtime-hi-top-sneakers-item-10892692.aspx?storeid=9352&ffref=lp_2_

 

4650 usd. 3800 euros. 

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Is this the most expensive pair of sneakers or not. 

http://www.farfetch.com/gr/shopping/men/berluti-playtime-hi-top-sneakers-item-10892692.aspx?storeid=9352&ffref=lp_2_

4650 usd. 3800 euros. 

I wonder who wears things like that.
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I wonder who wears things like that.


Not me.LOL

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