I have a pair of Borrelli oxfords for sale. I found them by happenstance for an excellent price, and to be frank am trying to flip them for some honeymoon spending cash. They are size 11 D. I measured the length from front to back and the outsole as 12.25". They are a D width, and I believe they will fit like an Alden D width. They are completely handmade and beautiful. They retailed for $1350 (the price sticker is still on the heel). I am going to put them up on Ebay and start the bidding at $350, but I thought I'd make an offer for that here first. I have taken pictures, but don't have them up yet. But I'll give a brief description to see if anyone is interested in more info. They are an oxford with a one eyelet closure. The leather is a beautiful dark brown. The leather is sturdy but soft -- they definitely need to be broken in though, because it is not a flimsy leather. It is though they made shoe using the leather you would use on your best leather sofa. Not quite antiqued, but absolutely natural looking -- will surely develop an amazing patina. They have a leather sole and combination heel. They are a welted shoe with a channel stitch. The leather covering the stitching is secured with "hand tacking" all the way around the sole of the shoe (quite cool -- I have never seen anything like it). They appear to be completely handmade. The styling is a bit hard to describe, so I'll wait for the pictures to do the talking. I'll just say that the shoes have some style to them. They aren't your plain captoes, you know. The do have a bit of Italian style to them. They could be worn with a suit, I think, but will be more suited to wear with sportswear. The Borrelli Napoli name is carved into the sole right near the heel -- a very cool thing indeed.
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6/24/04 at 2:00pm