Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I don't know - I'd rather have more info than less info. To the average reader here, without intimate knowledge of the brands, it's helpful to know what they are getting for their money. Pricing isn't that crazy far off, either. Buttero is what, $450? You can get new A1923 for ~$1.2k without too much work. The same comparisons are done over and over on the MC side with brands like C&J/Carmina and Edward Green/Lobb. One is 2-2.5x the price of the other, yet people wonder "is this worth it?" I am sure people who read this thread wonder the same thing.
I'd rather have good info than the flood of crap most people can't make sense of that is the forum. This isn't really about this specific Buttero discussion but more about everyone wanting to give us their shitty opinion when people ask for info.
BTW Buttero used to make shoes for brands like Margiela and Dior Homme and still produces for various fashion brands, they're not necessarily making for MMM or whatever today and even if they are this might not be the case for all shoes and the construction quality is definitely up to what the brands order (i.e. they can make it better or worse than their own line). I'd probably wear Buttero over Carpe or Jun Hashimoto but that is due to the shape, not the construction. I like shoemaker brands (Corthay, Vass, etc.) because I like the idea of a shoemaker and other assorted concept but even something like Margiela or Balenciaga is usually fine for me, as far as durability goes.