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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

All shoes from Ferragamo aren't equal in quality. The Tramezza line is better than AE and just as good (if not better) than C&J, Alden, Carmina etc.

Tramezza's in my opinion are slightly better than AE and Alden in finishing but wear quickly. I do no find them to be up to the level of C&J or carmina. Not to mention they are extremely overpriced.

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Originally Posted by sportin_life View Post

In my opinion, the AE Independence line is superior to Alden and on par with C&J handgrade, but a fraction below the higher English lines.

Um, have you ever handled C&J handgrades? If so, you would not say that AE independence are at that level. I put AE independence as not quite as nice as C&J benchgrades. Hand grades are yet another step up.
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Tramezza's in my opinion are slightly better than AE and Alden in finishing but wear quickly. I do no find them to be up to the level of C&J or carmina. Not to mention they are extremely overpriced.
Um, have you ever handled C&J handgrades? If so, you would not say that AE independence are at that level. I put AE independence as not quite as nice as C&J benchgrades. Hand grades are yet another step up.

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post #18 of 33

this thread is mostly useless due to the fact that there is no real systematic attempt to define what is being compared (I understand why as it would be several paragraphs long)

 

if you think of a scale of 1-20 for RTW shoes then RL and ferragamo have entries in say the  8-17/19 range

 

17/18 being the nicest edward greens + gaziano & girling (note: i am not simply saying G&G is 18 and EG is 17-G&G is overrated afaic) sold by RL and 19 being the Tramezza Limited Editions I had the pleasure to handle some months ago (Yes it is not only Santoni that does superlative Limited Editions)

 

dont ask me about the lower ranges as i know little about them other than a quick visual/handling inspection

post #19 of 33
Anybody here have experience with the Conlan? Is it a G&G?

Thanks!
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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Anybody here have experience with the Conlan? Is it a G&G?
Thanks!


That would be a huge surprise since those shoes are "Made in Italy", unless Gaziano got his relatives back in Italy to work for him biggrin.gif

post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by dinowhite View Post


That would be a huge surprise since those shoes are "Made in Italy", unless Gaziano got his relatives back in Italy to work for him biggrin.gif

Good catch; anybody know the manufacturer?
post #23 of 33

I  don't know.

 

There seems to be a default assumption in SF  that top priced Made in Italy shoes, that fall under the RLPL banner, are made by Silvano Sassetti. The Conlan's have different soles from the highest priced Made in Italy shoes but they are not much cheaper . Since Sassetti produces from total crap shoes to very good shoes, the Sassetti brand name is of no use when it comes to ascertaining shoe origin

post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post

The factory that makes the Made in USA or Maine RL shoes is Rancourt. I believe they also produce the Cape Cod collection.

What about these? Do you think they are Rancourt?
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11828821

Here are the photos of mine:


post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post

The factory that makes the Made in USA or Maine RL shoes is Rancourt. I believe they also produce the Cape Cod collection.

What about these? Do you think they are Rancourt?
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11828821

Here are the photos of mine: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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I'd be surprised if they weren't made by Rancourt.
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I'd be surprised if they weren't made by Rancourt.
That's what I thought, but the Rancourt boat shoes have a different stitching pattern where the piece of leather with the eyelets is affixed to the shoe, on the side.

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s-1/boat-shoes/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html
post #27 of 33
Has anybody heard of the RL Nickson? It's a chelsea boot (made in Itally) with Norvegese stitching. What's the retail? Here's a pic:

Are they a good deal at $1k?

post #28 of 33
I saw these at the Bloor St. Harry Rosen store....the things were like $1,900 full retail....on sale for rougly a grand now. They seemed nice, especially the navy/grey one, but for that kind of money, you're much better off buying some Gaziano & Girling shoes/boots from the company website, or pretty much anything else other than the chelseas you mentioned. $1K can get you some pretty awesome shoes.
post #29 of 33
That's where I saw them as well, but no almost nothing about them (I'm surprised there isn't more info about them on the forum).

They look amazing in person, but the cost is somewhat prohibitive.
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anybody know this style?

who makes them? 

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