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post #196 of 244
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^ @ dopey - you know Marini visits NYC to conduct bespoke fittings, right? You could just meet them then - I believe the next visit is over the summer.

How much do their shoes run?
post #197 of 244
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How much do their shoes run?
Really depends on how much the wearer runs, no?

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. bigstar[1].gif
post #198 of 244
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Really depends on how much the wearer runs, no?

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. bigstar[1].gif

LOL. What's the starting price of shoes made by Marini?
post #199 of 244
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Really depends on how much the wearer runs, no?

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. bigstar[1].gif

post #200 of 244
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

LOL. What's the starting price of shoes made by Marini?

Their price is pretty reasonable I have heard, will ask my cousin and get back to you.
post #201 of 244
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Why were you interested in Marini? I visited them a couple years ago and didn't find them significantly compelling to make the effort.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

^ @ dopey - you know Marini visits NYC to conduct bespoke fittings, right? You could just meet them then - I believe the next visit is over the summer.

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

How much do their shoes run?

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Their price is pretty reasonable I have heard, will ask my cousin and get back to you.
Perhaps my post was vague, but I don't think so. I was talking about the shoemaker near Marini, whose name I couldn't remember. Not about Marini. In any event, I am not dissing Marini, though they were rarely open and their windows were not inspiring. Still, I would caution against judging a shoemaker by their window displays. This is not RTW - you are really looking for someone who knows their craft as much as for inspired design and Marini has a reputation for being able to deliver. Certainly, Marini's stuff seemed well made, albeit conservative and not particularly in synch with my taste.

I seem to recall that someone responded to my post back when I made it with the name of the shoemaker I was thinking of (I think he opened last May or June) and had used him, though I can no longer find that post. A pity. I had been visiting Rome for the past few summers and staying nearby so I knew that spot pretty well and remember when the shop first appeared (it is also why I know the Marini windows so well - and they never changed in three years). It had a beautiful interior, including a shwroom space and a sitting room with a piano, and the shoemaker was very friendly and engaging. I walked by it nearly daily and wish I could recall the name. The shoes had a much more English sensibility than Marini, though they were also a bit flas (sort of like G&G).
post #202 of 244
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

With folks like you around Ed, one must always cover one's ass.

No pun intended.
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Its been a while.

The spoils of the trip have arrived...





Three piece Fresco, Barba RTW shirt, Vanda Fine Clothing tie and Zegna pocket square

(Photo courtesy of Ethan Desu)

More to come...


Looks great gaz! Too bad we'll miss each other on your visit in match! In the meantime, keep those pics coming! Any other goodies?
post #203 of 244
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Perhaps my post was vague, but I don't think so. I was talking about the shoemaker near Marini, whose name I couldn't remember. Not about Marini. In any event, I am not dissing Marini, though they were rarely open and their windows were not inspiring. Still, I would caution against judging a shoemaker by their window displays. This is not RTW - you are really looking for someone who knows their craft as much as for inspired design and Marini has a reputation for being able to deliver. Certainly, Marini's stuff seemed well made, albeit conservative and not particularly in synch with my taste.

I seem to recall that someone responded to my post back when I made it with the name of the shoemaker I was thinking of (I think he opened last May or June) and had used him, though I can no longer find that post. A pity. I had been visiting Rome for the past few summers and staying nearby so I knew that spot pretty well and remember when the shop first appeared (it is also why I know the Marini windows so well - and they never changed in three years). It had a beautiful interior, including a shwroom space and a sitting room with a piano, and the shoemaker was very friendly and engaging. I walked by it nearly daily and wish I could recall the name. The shoes had a much more English sensibility than Marini, though they were also a bit flas (sort of like G&G).

You're right. Your post was unambiguous and clear. I was carried away by the other posts that 'talked' about your interests in Marini. There are actually a whole slew of bespoke shoemakers in Italy, all of whom are willing to produce shoes at 1/2 to 2/3 the price of Cleverley shoes. Not to self -- Worth trying a few some day. Though I'm quite bothered by the lack of communication. I like knowing what's happening and if I don't get any news 5 months later, and no responses via email to my queries, it's gets bothersome, to say the least.
post #204 of 244
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Perhaps my post was vague, but I don't think so. I was talking about the shoemaker near Marini, whose name I couldn't remember. Not about Marini. In any event, I am not dissing Marini, though they were rarely open and their windows were not inspiring. Still, I would caution against judging a shoemaker by their window displays. This is not RTW - you are really looking for someone who knows their craft as much as for inspired design and Marini has a reputation for being able to deliver. Certainly, Marini's stuff seemed well made, albeit conservative and not particularly in synch with my taste.

I seem to recall that someone responded to my post back when I made it with the name of the shoemaker I was thinking of (I think he opened last May or June) and had used him, though I can no longer find that post. A pity. I had been visiting Rome for the past few summers and staying nearby so I knew that spot pretty well and remember when the shop first appeared (it is also why I know the Marini windows so well - and they never changed in three years). It had a beautiful interior, including a shwroom space and a sitting room with a piano, and the shoemaker was very friendly and engaging. I walked by it nearly daily and wish I could recall the name. The shoes had a much more English sensibility than Marini, though they were also a bit flas (sort of like G&G).

I think you speak of gian luca bocache, a friend of mine ordered shoes from him, however they are not ready yet so I cannot say anything about the final product.
post #205 of 244
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I think you speak of gian luca bocache, a friend of mine ordered shoes from him, however they are not ready yet so I cannot say anything about the final product.

 

Oh, the guy who works out of Ripense? I met him as well, and his shoes looked very nice.

post #206 of 244
Nice read, looking forward to more photos of finished garments:)
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Thread Starter 



Suit: Rubinacci house hopsack. Navy blue micro houndstooth.
Shirt: Francesco Merolla
Tie: Tom Ford
PS: Zegna
Shoes: Stefano Bemer for Valextra

post #208 of 244
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post




Suit: Rubinacci house hopsack. Navy blue micro houndstooth.
Shirt: Francesco Merolla
Tie: Tom Ford
PS: Zegna
Shoes: Stefano Bemer for Valextra


I don't love this so much. Home must be getting hot isn't it?
post #209 of 244
Thread Starter 
It's been a while between posts.

Finally, a new arrival. I placed this order during the 2012 trip - a three-piece suit inbound from Florence. The cloth is the London Lounge RAF Blue PoW (LLBR09). This was a bit of a marathon. It took over 24-months with three fitings (two in Japan during 2013 and one back in Florence earlier this year).



The three-piece was inspired by this.



More to come...

Gaz
post #210 of 244
Hurrah!
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