or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Portugese and Spanish shoes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Portugese and Spanish shoes - Page 8

post #106 of 109

A list of spanish shoe makers:Carmina, Meermin, Yanko , Pertini, Magnanni, Lottusse, Mezlan, Barrats 1890, Kollflex, George's Coll,among them ,I think Carmina is of course the best among these, Others Magnanni and Lottusse are fashion-forwarded,their Seleccion Magnanni and Selection 1877 Lottusse are two of their top line, The Custom Mezlan is the top line of Mezlan,I think these 3 top line are same level ,but below Carmina, Others for George's Coll,this maker's good-year welted shoes are somewhat attractive and well-made,but their shoes are very rare on the market or ebay,so it's hard to judge this brand,and other brands I am not very familiar with them.Anyone who knows them can introduce about them.

post #107 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lusitano View Post
 
Quote:

Again, let us not generalize. I think these mediocre Portuguese shoes are more a question of retail drive to produce shoes at as low a cost as possible. The same labor might cost much more in Spain; the same quality from China might cost more to import. In the end, it is the retailer who demands a product at a particular price point that fits a certain image.

+1

There is definitly no tradition, like in England or Italy, of handmaking shoes in Portugal( neither in Spain by the way).

Portugese shoemaker were once famous for their skills, but sadly we' re facing the same problems like mentioned above, people prefer brands not talent.

FWIW Portugal has a strong shoemaking "industry", that produces quantity not quality.

Alas there is a exemption to the norm, the makers behind "mackjames", have a high end shoe line, that are handcrafted and of good quality "Carlos Santos".

http://www.carlossantos.eu/1.aspx

Saludos de Portugal

P.s.

If only the silence... I could talk for hours about Portugal winner issues and I would never stop. However, before the silence, I would put Portuguese education and courtesy. I will always say the same: I feel at home when in Portugal.

post #108 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by eduu View Post


Quote:


Originally Posted by blahgspot View Post

Another issue I see here is vast generalization about Spanish shoemakers. One must remember that the big labels are not everything there is to offer in Spain. There are many small producers that simply don't have the ambition or the desire to expand along the lines of some of the big Mallorcan labels. This summer, in a village of Valladolid province, I learnt through word of mouth about a bespoke bootmaker who makes boots for under 160€, beautifully well done (I'll post pics when I receive them, hopefully next week). There are still some "holdouts" like this particular gentleman in Spain, where there *is* a strong tradition of artisanship and craftmanship deeply imbued in our culture. For example, the town of Ourense used to have a very strong hand-crafted shoe and boot tradition.






Hello everyone (this is my first post, even though I have been reading all of you for a long while),


I was born in Palencia and most of my family is over there, so I go there very often. When I saw that you knew a place for bespoke boots in Valladolid, I couldn't hold myself and finally I decided to register in the forum. I would like to ask you, what place is that? ¡Gracias!


Anyway, hopefully I will continue posting. I can't believe there are quite a few people in the forum who are from or live in Spain.


Saludos,



I think I saw once a famous (or quite famous one in the área) who did something for bullfighters. Dont remember now, but I supose that if you search a little bit on Google "zapatos a mano torero" or similar you Could find something
post #109 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by loveartioli View Post

A list of spanish shoe makers:Carmina, Meermin, Yanko , Pertini, Magnanni, Lottusse, Mezlan, Barrats 1890, Kollflex, George's Coll,among them ,I think Carmina is of course the best among these, Others Magnanni and Lottusse are fashion-forwarded,their Seleccion Magnanni and Selection 1877 Lottusse are two of their top line, The Custom Mezlan is the top line of Mezlan,I think these 3 top line are same level ,but below Carmina, Others for George's Coll,this maker's good-year welted shoes are somewhat attractive and well-made,but their shoes are very rare on the market or ebay,so it's hard to judge this brand,and other brands I am not very familiar with them.Anyone who knows them can introduce about them.


I will be in Spain soon and was looking for a list like this for my future shopping. Greatly appreciated.


Edited by stylexchangemtl - 11/3/15 at 11:18am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Portugese and Spanish shoes