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post #121 of 194
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post
Really?

If we are much better, I don't know, but we are not bad... I think we are similar, just send our first shoes, see the comments.
post #122 of 194
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
If we are much better, I don't know, but we are not bad... I think we are similar, just send our first shoes, see the comments.

Hello,

I am new to this forum (this is my first post, hello everyone!), I was browsing for handmade shoes and got to this thread. I just wanted to let you know I really like the sturdy look all your models seem to have - not so much the colours chosen in some of them, but that is up to each buyer I suppose.

I especially liked the suede model shown (bentivegna construction) and will definitely contact you to know more about buying a pair from you.
post #123 of 194
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Originally Posted by Nu.afSaMar View Post
Hello,

I am new to this forum (this is my first post, hello everyone!), I was browsing for handmade shoes and got to this thread. I just wanted to let you know I really like the sturdy look all your models seem to have - not so much the colours chosen in some of them, but that is up to each buyer I suppose.

I especially liked the suede model shown (bentivegna construction) and will definitely contact you to know more about buying a pair from you.

Thanks, today I post here a new model...
post #124 of 194
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post
Style is subjective to the customers tastes and traditions.
I see a lot of talented, intricate work in your shoes.
Good luck with your ecommerce project.

I 100% agree with this comment. It is encouraging to see such careful work and love for your craft. I am English and so, naturally prefer the english asthetic in shoes however unlike most english men do not think that black is the only colour to be worn in footwear! So, I do like your tans and reds.

I do not think anyone has specifically answered your question about the quality of Horween Shell Cordovan ( or Crup as we call it) but the answer is - it is the best there is. Like you I have no idea how some shoemakers can sell shoes made from Crup at £400 and make a profit. Your revealing of the purchase price of this leather confirms why my Church's shoes in Crup cost so much and my Edward Greens even more. It makes Crockett and Jones' prices seem suspicious - maybe they're getting their Crup from that Japanese tannery ( whose quality is allegedlly not so good)!
post #125 of 194
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Similar, but different...
This is us Loafers prototype...

Loafers di Pierigiacomi, su Flickr


Loafers di Pierigiacomi, su Flickr

Photo by cell, sorry, but for now, I had no time.

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Originally Posted by Tony Romo View Post
Loafers being like this:

Is it not similar?



post #126 of 194
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Thanks, "Church's" is brand of PRADA, and they produced near us too, however thanks for your comment on the shell. It's price is most expensive, but where is not another equal.


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I 100% agree with this comment. It is encouraging to see such careful work and love for your craft. I am English and so, naturally prefer the english asthetic in shoes however unlike most english men do not think that black is the only colour to be worn in footwear! So, I do like your tans and reds.

I do not think anyone has specifically answered your question about the quality of Horween Shell Cordovan ( or Crup as we call it) but the answer is - it is the best there is. Like you I have no idea how some shoemakers can sell shoes made from Crup at £400 and make a profit. Your revealing of the purchase price of this leather confirms why my Church's shoes in Crup cost so much and my Edward Greens even more. It makes Crockett and Jones' prices seem suspicious - maybe they're getting their Crup from that Japanese tannery ( whose quality is allegedlly not so good)!
post #127 of 194
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Originally Posted by Roots13 View Post
I like them very much

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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
Goodyear construction.
New model before we open our e-commerce.

Goodyear construction di Pierigiacomi, su Flickr

What do you think?

One more They look very well balanced.
post #128 of 194
I like the play of the moc top with the welting, but I don't know how much I like that strip cut along the welt on those loafers.
post #129 of 194
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
Our first US buyer (test buyer), choose this model. I think, the problem is color.
It's a great shape. The finish won't be everybody's cup of tea though. EDIT: Shit, didn't see it was a double post. Sorry bout that.
post #130 of 194
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
Thanks, "Church's" is brand of PRADA, and they produced near us too, however thanks for your comment on the shell. It's price is most expensive, but where is not another equal.

You certainly won't go far wrong with Horween Crup - my Church's are all made in England ( but yes, of course, they are owned by Prada nowadays).
post #131 of 194
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You certainly won't go far wrong with Horween Crup - my Church's are all made in England ( but yes, of course, they are owned by Prada nowadays).

Yes, it's true, your Church's is made in England, but for Italian buyer Church's are realized in Italy (near Fermo). I think Church's shoes is good if not "italian".
Your Church's are handmade?
post #132 of 194
Like most English shoes they are made using hand-guided machinery - whether one calls that "handmade" or "machine-made" depends upon the point you want to prove I guess!

Do you mean that Church's make all the models they make in Northampton, England also in Italy? I thought they only made their "Moccassin Construction Shoes" and their "Women's shoes" in Italy?
post #133 of 194
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Like most English shoes they are made using hand-guided machinery - whether one calls that "handmade" or "machine-made" depends upon the point you want to prove I guess!

Do you mean that Church's make all the models they make in Northampton, England also in Italy? I thought they only made their "Moccassin Construction Shoes" and their "Women's shoes" in Italy?

I don't know all model of Church's but in a shop in Macerata i see a Blake/Rapida by Church's... I don't like this construction, and I see a made in Italy logo. But I don't know more.

In Italy I never see a Church's with shell cordovan , I saw shell only on hand-made shoes.
post #134 of 194
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
I don't know all model of Church's but in a shop in Macerata i see a Blake/Rapida by Church's... I don't like this construction, and I see a made in Italy logo. But I don't know more.

In Italy I never see a Church's with shell cordovan , I saw shell only on hand-made shoes.

Thanks for replying - I don't want to take this thread away from its main point - your father's very well made shoes! I wish you and your father every success now and in the future
post #135 of 194
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Thanks for replying - I don't want to take this thread away from its main point - your father's very well made shoes! I wish you and your father every success now and in the future

Thanks, I'm a mechanical engineer but 2 years old I told my father that he was stupid to throw his knowledge, and we start this adventure...
And now I'm really happy that there are fans of these traditions.
If this story will be successful or not, only time will tell!!!
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