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post #16 of 23
But LAGuy, you just dashed my plans for to design a USNews-inspired ranking of denim makers. Think of it, we could divide them into four tiers, make seperate rankings for small/regional manufacturers, and even emulate the graduate rankings by ranking how each maker performs according to which image the prospective wearer is seeking when wearing the jeans. You know, we could have Helmet Lang in the "aloof minimalist" program and Wrangler for the "hey guys, I'm a cowboy" program. Anyway, I'm in the same boat... classifying different labels together in terms of quality of construction and value offered for the price is helpful information... making a exhaustive individual ordering of brands that are all similar enough for the distinguishing criteria to fall mainly on the lines of subjective intangible qualities is just fussy.
post #17 of 23
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Sorry, LAGuy. I'm simply not very knowledgeable in the area of footwear, so that's why I posed the question I did. I want to see which makers you like most and why, and then see if I can tell the differences when I see the shoes myself.
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
BTW A Harris is your shoe site/sorum ready yet? If so, what's the URL? If not, do you know when it'll be "open for business?"
post #19 of 23
Ranking luggage is easier. Top tier- Goyard Hermes Louis Vuitton T.Anthony Second tier- Tanner Kroll Asprey Third Tier- Gucci Prada etc.
post #20 of 23
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BTW A Harris is your shoe site/sorum ready yet? If so, what's the URL? If not, do you know when it'll be "open for business?"
I've been seriously slacking on that project. I just have to switch the database format over to mysql and finish up the categories (I'm doing a lot of organization up front so the the threads will be easily accessible when researching a particular topic or brand.) I'll have it done soon, so we can discuss construction details without annoying LA Guy :-)
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sounds good, Andrew - when it's ready, let us know.
post #22 of 23
I reorganized the list: ENGLISH: Edward Green John Lobb (let's include both Paris and St. James) Crockett & Jones George Cleverly Trickers Church's Grenson Joseph Cheaney Alfred Sargeant ITALIAN: Santoni Silvano Lattanzi Tanini Crisci Bonora Ermenegildo Zegna Stefano Branchini A Testoni Marini Stefano Bi Enzo Bonafe Sutor Mantelassi Salvatore Ferragamo Prada Gucci Barrett Moreschi Peluso Lidfort Tod's Kiton Fratelli Rossetti Sergio Rossi Cesare Paciotti FRENCH: J.M. Weston Berluti Corthay Aubercy Herschung Paraboot AMERICAN: Allen Edmonds Alden SPANISH: Albaladejo Yanko OTHER: Bally Vass Ludwig Reiter sorry if there are errors.
post #23 of 23
Edward Green
John Lobb (let's include both Paris and St. James)
Berluti
Corthay
Balint
Materna
Vass
Maftei
Rudolf Scheer
Bertl
Vickermann&Stoya
Bertl

>I got these names from the "Mens Ex" magazine cover. I added Vass to the mix. Many >names I am generally familiar with, while some I have never heard of.
>How would you rank these makers in terms of construction quality?

I picked out some of the best bespoke shoemakers. From most of them I know their work.

>How do you rank the companies which make RTW shoes?

Not everyone needs bespoke.
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