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There has been a general absence of Santoni on Styleforum, as the company exited the US Market nearly 2 years ago.

However, they made, and still make some great shoes. The higher end Santoni shoes were often described as decadent. Yes, decadent.

Let me start the thread:

Santoni for Dunhill in Shell Cordovan









Anyone else have any favorites?

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I used to love my santonis but they are so hard to find now

heres my 2 pairs

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Very nice.

 

 

 

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The Fatte a Mano Santonis are very well constructed. The styling is, well, not for everyone.




Edited by Gdot - 9/10/12 at 5:55pm
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My favorite store carries them. I have always wondered why there's not much talk about them here. If anyone wants to find someone, I'll get you in touch with a good store. He now carries Santoni exclusively.
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My favorite store carries them. I have always wondered why there's not much talk about them here. If anyone wants to find someone, I'll get you in touch with a good store. He now carries Santoni exclusively.
what shop?
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My favorite store carries them. I have always wondered why there's not much talk about them here. If anyone wants to find someone, I'll get you in touch with a good store. He now carries Santoni exclusively.

Santoni shoes - particularly from their FAM line(s) - were popular on Styleforum a few years back but discussion, or Forum fervour, moved on to focus on Edward Green, G&G, C&J, Carmina, and now Meermin (with a few other brands thrown in along the way).

Another well-made shoe that doesn't get a lot of love nowadays but which was quite widely discussed on SF some years back is the Tramezza line by Salvatore Ferragamo.
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Santoni shoes - particularly from their FAM line(s) - were popular on Styleforum a few years back but discussion, or Forum fervour, moved on to focus on Edward Green, G&G, C&J, Carmina, and now Meermin (with a few other brands thrown in along the way).
Another well-made shoe that doesn't get a lot of love nowadays but which was quite widely discussed on SF some years back is the Tramezza line by Salvatore Ferragamo.
high end Santoni's are hard to get in the USA and have italian styling mostly.

the trend is CBD now on SF, so more EG, GG (aggressive, but classic), John Lobb. Carmina, Alden, and C&J mid-tier of that.

Meermin is a budget brand.
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what shop?

A store called Plainclothes. He stopped carrying Alden recently because they are too common. He now carries Santoni exclusively.

http://www.plainclothes.us/

Call Steve and ask what he's got in stock.
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A store called Plainclothes. He stopped carrying Alden recently because they are too common. He now carries Santoni exclusively.
http://www.plainclothes.us/
Call Steve and ask what he's got in stock.
looks quite solid regarding lineup.

SP suits and FM umbrellas? nice. especially for alabama.
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What is the price point of "high-end" Santonis? Just curious. The shop I mentioned has them ranging from about $400-700. I'm eyeing one pair in particular that has been discontinued. As soon as my income permits, I'll be pulling the trigger on my first pair of Santonis
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there are some more than 2k
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I have the Santoni Jadwin dub monks and love them.
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Does Nordstrom no longer carry Santoni (my local Nordstrom never did)? They are available online from Sherman Brothers (Philadelphia) and The Shoe Mart (Connecticut). I own one pair of Santoni's and like them a lot, but I'm reluctant to buy online because they seem to run large and for some models, extremely large.

I also own approximately 4 pairs of Ferragamo Tramezzas and like them VERY much. The styling is relatively conservative, they are comfortable, and they are very well constructed.
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Santonis are well presented here in Europe, at the same stores where you can find Lobbs or EGs.

I've got 2 pairs, Fatte a Mano. Retail 550 euros (I paid 20% less) and I can't justify paying much more for their top line.

These have a good fit for my high instep, very soft leather and are not too agreesive (as most their models). 

 

 

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