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post #76 of 195
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Have you stormed in castles with bespoke pitchforks

(I'm teasing I'm teasing)
fuck yeah I have. haven't you?
post #77 of 195
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fudge yeah I have. haven't you?

In talking with the long-suffering Anthony Delos, who had prepared a trial pair of shoes for me today, he mentioned that he knows the Berluti bottier Patrice Rock and that Berluti is still making bespoke. That doesn't change the fact that Berluti is both de-emphasizing its bespoke (their site no longer mentions that they offer a bespoke service) and that the bespoke seems to be diminishing part of their business.
post #78 of 195
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In talking with the long-suffering Anthony Delos, who had prepared a trial pair of shoes for me today, he mentioned that he knows the Berluti bottier Patrice Rock and that Berluti is still making bespoke. That doesn't change the fact that Berluti is both de-emphasizing its bespoke (their site no longer mentions that they offer a bespoke service) and that the bespoke seems to be diminishing part of their business.
interezting development. zis is good newz to ear.
post #79 of 195
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interezting development. zis is good newz to ear.

What was better news was that he is making a killer pair of oxfords for me.
post #80 of 195
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What was better news was that he is making a killer pair of oxfords for me.
how did the shoes you picked up recently from DG turn out?
post #81 of 195
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how did the shoes you picked up recently from DG turn out?

Good. Except that I spent 15 minutes this morning trying to get the buckle on the left closed because he made the strap so tight. I ended up having to do it at work. A single hole in the strap, of course. I felt like I'd arrived in that medwards-like world.

Anthony was impressed by his colleague's work as well. He and his collaborator M. Boudoux noted that the shoes are hand-welted, and are made to bespoke standards.

It's really a shame that DG doesn't make Ligne Bottier shoes in those 11 or 12 sizes for our certain of our Patagonian brethren...
post #82 of 195
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It's really a shame that DG doesn't make Ligne Bottier shoes in those 11 or 12 sizes for our certain of our Patagonian brethren...

Oh, kiss my @$$.
post #83 of 195
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Oh, kiss my @$$.

Yes, they're really missing out on his commitment to fit, his elegant but understated chiselling, his gruff, Yeganeh-like pride in his work...
post #84 of 195
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Originally Posted by ABALO View Post
What does that mean exactly ? Why controversial ?
Is VASS not supposed to be one of the best in town in terms of Quality / Price ??

There was also some issue raised by the late Sysdoc that their bespoke was not really Bespoke with a capital B. Essentially he insisted it was form of a MTM service.
post #85 of 195
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There was also some issue raised by the late Sysdoc that their bespoke was not really Bespoke with a capital B. Essentially he insisted it was form of a MTM service.

When and how did he pass away!? How did you find out? He just posted here like 2 or 3 weeks ago.
post #86 of 195
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When and how did he pass away!? How did you find out? He just posted here like 2 or 3 weeks ago.

"late" as in no longer an active member, I'd think.
post #87 of 195
Indeed, he no longer posts except in extreme cases apparently.
post #88 of 195
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
If you think so, not me.

Lacking any proof of ownership from the OP, I would agree.
post #89 of 195
I'm pretty new here.

I just read this about your shoe collection. I don't know much about dress shoes at all to be honest. I've heard some but don't really know how to distinguish between high quality shoes and low quality. The last couple pair I've bought were Calvin Klein.

I got excited looking at a lot of the French shoe makers you listed. They're beautiful. There's no way I can afford to buy a pair of handmade shoes. However, I was wondering if anyone could give me advice or recommendations on purchasing a nice pair of Ready to Wear shoes maybe. I'm a student and would only be able to afford something around $200-400, and that would be an expensive purchase for me. I thought maybe you might have some fashion advice even if it is to save up.

Thanks

-C
post #90 of 195
You can get (almost) unworn Berlutis on ebay for $300-$400...
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