(RIDER @ 25 June 2004, 1:50) Quote
At least Maglis uses much nicer leathers.
That would not be accurate. Â Moreschi has a huge amount of leathers available to the buyers - all very good. Â Moreschi is a custom house. Â By that I mean shoe buyers (like myself) build the line and detail different leathers on different styles to achieve different things. Â Even their 'stock service' is really just the agents' building the line for a wider distribution. Â His customers are stores, not individual customers. The factory draws small distinction. Â So, depending on who you visit, the Moreschi line can be presented in many different lights. Bruno Magli, on the otherhand, is a traditional stock house. Â They build a line, schedule production and sell from stock. Â It has been quite a struggle for them recently, and it shows in the shoes. Â The shoe in question here is clearly a sprayed on finish. Â Over what can't be known unless we saw the shoe firsthand. Â I have yet to see Moreschi offer anything close in their swatch books - and I see them in Italy every six months to make up shoes. BTW, there might be plenty of Bruno's available later this year as they just declared bankruptcy and are re-organizing their operation here, including shutting down just about all of their retail locations.
Well, from what I see here in the Netherlands and from looking at the shoes at the Magli store in Milan, I definitely think that Moreschi is a step lower in quality (and the price reflects it): leather is not as nice/supple, all are blake lasted. Â At least some of the nicer Maglis are goodyear. Â Maybe the stores that I have seen Moreschi do not order the better lines. Â You on the other hand get to see the more complete collections/selections.[/quote] Utter non-sense: l don't know where you get this idea that Magli has better leathers. Moreshchi; a step below Magli, l don't think so. ;>