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Newly acquired Alfred Sargent Hand-grade Pendle (thanks to Richard), and Stefano&Mario

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   Just received the AS hand-grade Pendle in antique oak from shoehealer. It fits like gloves and Richard's service is truely legendary.

  

   I also noticed there was not a lot of discussions about those Stefano&Mario shoes, they are very stylish, and fits quit well (at least for me). Any thoughts on them?

 

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post #2 of 17
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btw, anyone know anything about the quality of those stefano shoes, and where you can buy them online

post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by karl5914 View Post

   Just received the AS hand-grade Pendle in antique oak from shoehealer. It fits like gloves and Richard's service is truely legendary.
  
   I also noticed there was not a lot of discussions about those Stefano&Mario shoes, they are very stylish, and fits quit well (at least for me). Any thoughts on them?

AS shoes look good. Review the pictures of the Stefano shoes you posted - it should explain why there isnt much discussion about them.devil.gif
post #4 of 17
AS shoes are in classical good taste.
The Stefanos should be burned.
post #5 of 17
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is it the styling you guys are so attested to? Following this logic, I'd guess there won't be many fans of berluti either (not saying that I am one). apart from that, what do you guys think of the craftsmanship?

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Review the pictures of the Stefano shoes you posted - it should explain why there isnt much discussion about them.devil.gif

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post #7 of 17
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what does that mean

post #8 of 17
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what does that mean

I don't know what it means, but I will say that if you like the leather quality, like the styling, like the design, detailing and finish, tell us about it. We may learn something.

Most of us here, I'm definitely including myself, have not yet learned to develop opinions independent of popularly held beliefs of a few forum experts ( who are often correct, BTW, to make it more confusing), so do not be put off. Speak up.
post #9 of 17
"Stefano & Mario" is the upper tier of "Stemar" shoes.

They are overstyled usually (heavy burnishing and colourful leathers). They also make with some exotic (croc / ostrich). Most of the shoes are way out there but a couple of their more sober designs are very nice.

Good quality leather and decent craftsmanship from what I can remember (I've only owned the one pair).
post #10 of 17
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"Stefano & Mario" is the upper tier of "Stemar" shoes. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
They are overstyled usually (heavy burnishing and colourful leathers). They also make with some exotic (croc / ostrich). Most of the shoes are way out there but a couple of their more sober designs are very nice.
Good quality leather and decent craftsmanship from what I can remember (I've only owned the one pair).

do you actually know how they compare with bontoni, which seem to have a similar strategy?
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do you actually know how they compare with bontoni, which seem to have a similar strategy?

I've never thought about it but you're probably on the money. I've never handled a Bontoni but there are definitely some stylistic similarities from the images I've seen.
post #12 of 17
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I am a very much beginner on the shoes, have not paid much attention to it until recently, and the only comparison I can make is between those two shoes. I have to say AS fits very better with the arch support, and the S&M shoes are very showy. Though the leather of AS is very stiff, probably will last longer, the S&M shoes are using much softer calf skin, and I think the punched hole of the toe cap is a very nice touch.

post #13 of 17
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Could you please post some bontoni pics on?

post #14 of 17
I like the Stefano more (except maybe for the color), the AS last remind me of the GG06 last
post #15 of 17
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The first to like the stephano, the collor is really darker in real 

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