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Recent commissions (Saddler's Union, Rome)

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Brown half Brogue from Saddler's Union 26 Via Condotti (across from Battistoni, on Brioni's side) Leather: antique brown, calf Fit: very good arch support.  The leather is soft the first minute it arrives, and it literally caresses your feet.  I am not even concerned with construction and other things yet, they are very comfortable out-of-the-box.  They are famous for their custom briefcases, but I couldn't come up with an idea of what I needed when I visited them, so I made a pair of shoes instead --- and it was only about 400 Eur, so I thought, hey I could always use another pair of brown half-brogue.  There is apparently a tremendous amount of handwork (even the hold punch), so much so that you can actually notice some tiny 'imperfections'.  These handwork, while not as neat as Lattanzi's, are a joy to behold.  It is a very common, also nondescript pair of shoes, but very comfortable.  The leather looks like it will age beautiful. Rating: *** Value: ***** ------------------ A word about my rating system: One star --- I regret my purchse, this establishment should be closed Two star --- Money could be better spent, but I could probably flip it on eBay; I won't order again Three star --- Good buy, will definitely order again, though I will need to spend more time to communicate my needs Four star --- Excellent product, will order again without hesitation and recommend to others. Excellent in every aspect. Five star --- Perfect.  You'd have to pry the suit/shirt/shoes off my dead body. About my rating on value: One star --- not worth it at all Two star --- Unless you have more cash then you can spend ... Three star --- Balanced pros and cons Four star --- Good value for an excellent product Five star --- I won't spend money on anything from anywhere else again
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Very nice Naturlaut. I should check them out next time around. For the price, it is incredibly reasonable. How is the quality of the leather? For that price, did they also make you a last? As I mentioned to you in another post, my wife has a briefcase from them, but I was a bit wary since 99% of the people there were Japanese, and I thought I may be ripped.....
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Very nice Naturlaut.  I should check them out next time around.  For the price, it is incredibly reasonable.  How is the quality of the leather?  For that price, did they also make you a last?  As I mentioned to you in another post, my wife has a briefcase from them, but I was a bit wary since 99% of the people there were Japanese, and I thought I may be ripped.....
Racist. koji
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(T4phage @ 07 Nov. 2004, 05:12) Very nice Naturlaut.  I should check them out next time around.  For the price, it is incredibly reasonable.  How is the quality of the leather?  For that price, did they also make you a last?  As I mentioned to you in another post, my wife has a briefcase from them, but I was a bit wary since 99% of the people there were Japanese, and I thought I may be ripped.....
Racist. koji
Hey, I did get ripped twice Saw a beautiful tie at one store and decided I must have it (of course it was in a store that had many Japanese as sales people - gimme a break, it was my first time there.) paid double the price compared to another store.
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Haha, I'm the same way when it comes to food. If I'm go to a japanese restaurant for the first time that has too many white people in it, I don't eat there (same with Korean and Chinese restaurants). koji
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Haha, I'm the same way when it comes to food.  If I'm go to a japanese restaurant for the first time that has too many white people in it, I don't eat there (same with Korean and Chinese restaurants). koji
Same here. If I don't see many Asians dining in an Asian restaurant, I get the heck out of there. Made that mistake when I first got to the Netherlands...... never again.
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Rating: ***** Value: ***** Great buy. I like the shape of the shoes and the accompaning details, which make them look like a millionaire's shoes. The most important thing is the shape of them, very elegant and moderate (not gaudy, or hip). You can wear them 20 years from now and still look elegant and timeless. The prize is very good, and it's one of those products that deserves the money. I would pay 400 euro for this kind of shoes with pleasure. A thoughtfull purchase. Enjoy them: walk the walk, now.
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Beautiful leather and detailing. However, does anyone else find the shape a bit odd for an italian shoe. Instead of being svelt like they usually are, these seem a bit more "full" like Aldens.
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