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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Yes. Almansa is little Northampton.

Thanks, Zapas. Is Mezlan based there too? I'd bet there are guys working for one of the factories who make bespoke shoes (perhaps even hand-welted) as a sideline. Have you heard anything like that? Might be worth a trip for SF's Spanish speakers. Bologna construction is something I'm curious to learn more about, what with the upper being under your foot.
post #17 of 22
Quite a lot of factories in Almansa. Berwick (that I think make shoes for shoepassion), Pertini (Cordwainer), John Spencer (sadly out of business now). I think Calce is based in Almansa as well
Never heard about sidejobs but if the tradition is to make just purely a goodyear machine welted I see difficult for anyone to handwelt a shoe for you.
post #18 of 22
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Quite a lot of factories in Almansa. Berwick (that I think make shoes for shoepassion), Pertini (Cordwainer), John Spencer (sadly out of business now). I think Calce is based in Almansa as well
Never heard about sidejobs but if the tradition is to make just purely a goodyear machine welted I see difficult for anyone to handwelt a shoe for you.

Thanks, Asturiano. I didn't know about Berwick: very English, with their double-leather soles. Amusing that they claim on their website that their shoes are handmade when they don't even handlast them.
post #19 of 22
I think Mezlan is made in México.
Even RTW Norman Vilalta shoes are made in Almansa.

Bologna o tubular construction hre, in Almans too.

http://www.magnanni.com/tradition/
Edited by Zapasman - 2/11/16 at 11:01am
post #20 of 22
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I think Mezlan is made in México.
Even RTW Norman Vilalta shoes are made in Almansa.

Bologna o tubular construction hre, in Almans too.

http://www.magnanni.com/tradition/

Thanks, Zapas. Do you know what construction is used on Vilalta's RTW shoes? Neither his website nor Leffot's--which sells them--says. For the 920 USD Leffot asks for them, it had better be good.
post #21 of 22
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Thanks, Zapas. Do you know what construction is used on Vilalta's RTW shoes? Neither his website nor Leffot's--which sells them--says. For the 920 USD Leffot asks for them, it had better be good.

GYW, like EG or GG.

post #22 of 22
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GYW, like EG or GG.

Thanks, Zapas. So Vilalta RTW retails in the East Coast US for 920 USD, whereas EG retails at around 1200 USD, and Crockett & Jones Handgrade around 900 USD. You mentioned on the shoe construction thread that wages and cost of living in Spain are significantly lower than in Northampton, England, where EG and C&J are made using the gemmed Goodyear you think is used in Vilalta RTW. Obviously, Vilalta RTW is going to be sold in far lower volumes than C&J Handgrade.
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