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post #16 of 195
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Originally Posted by Englishtea View Post
Allow me to apologize for perhaps coming across as one who is self-promoting. It really was not my intention and is not my nature.

No worries, it sounds like a great collection that we would love to see.
post #17 of 195
Am I the only one whose "troll-dar" is going off?
post #18 of 195
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Ludwig Reiter is my only Austrian shoe. Not too crazy about it. I will take photos when I get back to the City next week. I promise not to do it on and funky carpets!
post #19 of 195
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Don't have any Edward Greens now. I used to have a pair many years ago. Great shoe but the styling is a little, well, too English.
post #20 of 195
I think if you want the best then bespoke is essential.

For RTW, I find Lattanzi tough to beat from a style and quality viewpoint.
post #21 of 195
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aportnoy,

I see you like your Edward Green? Do you prefer Green over Lobb?
post #22 of 195
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There is no question Lattanzi makes a great shoe. His styling and coloring, however, is no longer what is used to be. Have you ever seen his factory? He's a character...
post #23 of 195
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I think the quality of Kiton and Bontoni and Lobb is as good as that of Lattanzi
post #24 of 195
My feeling is that Bontoni and Berluti are pretty crappy, but the others are varying degrees of very nice.
post #25 of 195
i would have to place santoni , vass , and john lobb on the top of my rtw list of which i know of.
post #26 of 195
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Originally Posted by Englishtea View Post
aportnoy,

I see you like your Edward Green? Do you prefer Green over Lobb?

Asthetically quite different. I give Lobb Prestiege the edge in quality of leather and consrtuction but Green's antiquing is top notch.
post #27 of 195
I like Lobb and Green but I think regular Lobb is a bit overpriced overall and not up to EG standards. Prestige is a different story.
post #28 of 195
trolldar: beep beep
post #29 of 195
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
My feeling is that Bontoni and Berluti are pretty crappy, but the others are varying degrees of very nice.

Matt I generally respect your opinion. What's the basis for the comment for Bontoni? I've seen/held them but never inspected them closely and to be frank don't have enough expertise (like many people here) to know precisely what I should be inspecting them for other than looks (and hoping they were well made).

The one's I've seen looked good. What gives?
post #30 of 195
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
By the way, which Austrian makers/brands did you choose/try?

And what prevented them from being on your listings?

PS: Would like to see the Lobb's(only)

Austrian = Saint Crispin's, perhaps?

I agree on the surprise at absence of Edward Green....
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