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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I personally find these mantallassi's very attractive. They do exhibit a tinge of dare i say it, kenneth cole squareness, but very well executed and that makes the difference. These are Sutor Mantallessi. Opinions?
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post #2 of 18
ugly
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by bob View Post
I personally find these mantallassi's very attractive. They do exhibit a tinge of dare i say it, kenneth cole squareness, but very well executed and that makes the difference.
These are Sutor Mantallessi.

Opinions?

Since when is Kenneth Cole squareness a good thing. lol
post #4 of 18
I rather like them, and I think they could look really good with some antiquing. I think of these as typical "country" or at least countrified shoes, along the same lines as heavy brogues. As such, you could wear them with corduroys, tweed, grey flannel etc. A too pointy toe can be too urban for some styles. This "absolutely no square toes" thing is more a sartorial shibboleth of the various clothing message-boards, than really grounded on any aesthetic consideration, I think. Fashions and tastes change.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've always thought square toes of kenneth cole's ilk monstrosities even before the forum, and still do. However there is something about these pair of sutor's that do it for me. Perhaps its the stitching. I'm not sure. In any case, i hope this means less bidding opponents on ebay for me.
post #6 of 18
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there is something about these pair of sutor's that do it for me.

Could it be their maker? Would you like them if they had a KC label?
post #7 of 18
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Could it be their maker? Would you like them if they had a KC label?

+1
post #8 of 18
Not as duck feet looking as KC, but still a bit too square for me.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tomasso View Post
Could it be their maker? Would you like them if they had a KC label?

I'll be the first to admit never! I wouldn't take a free pair. They would have to pay me quite a bit. A few pairs of Vass could do the trick.
post #10 of 18
Ugly is ugly regardless of quality or maker.
post #11 of 18
Ugly.
post #12 of 18
Never would buy those...
post #13 of 18
Thumbs down personally, but to each his own of course.
post #14 of 18
I recently donated a pair of black Bally's in a similar style (purchased circa 2001, and in need of a resoling). The toe shape is definitely 5-6 years old, though it isn't as offensive as some of the bike toe, club foot monstrosities from KC and the like. Personally, I have too many shoes to give these much considerations, but I believe these would look much better if the soles/welting were brown instead of black. I feel the black soles really detract from the beauty of the uppers.
post #15 of 18
I don't really like, and i'm not all that anti-square either.
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