I'm new here and didn't see a shoe-specific board to post this on so if this is in an inappropriate spot, no problem for one of the moderators to move it.
Anyhow, I'm reinvigorating some of my sartorial interests and taking inventory of higher quality items in my wardrobe from when I started to first make some significant investments.
I have these two pairs of Polo RL shoes and am interested if anyone here might know which makers/cobblers RL may have been contracting with in the early 90's? I believe both these pairs were purchased between '91-'93 at RL boutiques.
The Penny Loafers say "Benchmade in England", and the Cap Toe Derby's are "Made in Italy".
Both are calf, and I realize may be more of a higher volume factory production shoe than the RP price tags back then would have reflected.
Thanks for any insights and looking forward to continued learning from all the community knowledge here.