Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK
Rego may still have some J.M. Weston in stock. They were on sale last time I heard.
And did you check Woolridge Shoes? They're the only spot for Cheaney. They also carry Loake 1880, as does The Bay on Queen Street.
A couple of my former colleagues know the owner. I wish I remember the contents but it was an intriguing tale for sure...
If I recall, they're the sole boutique
that carries Corthay. (I assume this is why Leatherfoot wound up not carrying them.) They also carried Bettanin and Venturi 1-2 years ago - they make a damn fine Norwegian welted shoe - but I'm not sure if they still carry it.
I think they became the only boutique to carry Santoni after Robert Jones stopped carrying it. (I feel like there's another store in the GTA that carries them but I can't think of where it is.) I didn't realize that they carry Bontoni, as I haven't been in there in a long time.
Does Via Cavour still carry Paolo Scafora and Scarpe di Bianco? I can't explain it, but I never feel inclined to go into that store or V Hazelton.
That's all I got.
This is great intel. I've wandered into Rego a few times. I wanted the famous JW 180 loafer. Sadly they said they never carry. They will order it for a shit 'full and then some' price though. Interesting a sale is on. As I recall they had an assortment of black oxfords so if anyone wants a fine JW Weston black oxford..
I still need to peruse Wooldridge. Sounds like a neat lil store.
As for V Hazelton yeah I think they still do carry Santoni now that RJ lost them. Shit prices though. Rosen of course does carry them now too, however just the crappy line and no GY I bet just like they do with 90% of their 'gamo stock. I imagine that margin is best when the uneducated pay full freight for a fancy brand while being blissfully ignorant it's third of three lines or whathaveyou lol
Via Cavour remains the Scarforo and DiBianco spot. I got my sole DiBianco's from them last summer $1500 down to $1000 during a slow summer. *haggling is encouraged here* as it's a stupid prices/low volume type boutique model way more so than even RJ
(*sidenote: I was in such a rush to improve my fleet last summer that I snapped up these DiBianco's even though I'm a US11E really and they were a full US12D so if anyone gotsts dat 12 big foot PM me as I may as well sell them since they're really too loose. Brown burnished full brogue NW)
Finally K thanks for reminding me about Via since a whole bunch of superpreemo stuff from shoes to shirts to suits may be at a sick price right now and I shoulda alerted everyone a few weeks ago:
They're adjacent the Whole Foods on Avenue if anyone's in the area.