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post #1 of 34
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW Why, oh why, can't the Italians stick to normal colors?  A pair of these in English tan would be pimp-tastic (in a good way). EDIT: These look suspiciously like a StefanoBi product based the nail pattern, "streaky antique" finish, Norvigiese construction, etc.
post #2 of 34
I love the nail pattern... but that's about it
post #3 of 34
l thought Borrelli only had one line of shoes. Are there more than one line of Borrelli shoes? Gr8 shoes. Made by Santoni. Regards: shooman.
post #4 of 34
Time to whip out the acetone. Actually, I think they look kind of cool, assuming you can pull it off.
post #5 of 34
Edward Green (they would, wouldn't they) offers green leather in their sample book. Although I have never seen the leather made up into shoes, I have heard they can be antiqued quite darkly (almost black), with the green coming through as highlights. I think, that would make a very attractive pair of shoes.
post #6 of 34
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW Why, oh why, can't the Italians stick to normal colors?  A pair of these in English tan would be pimp-tastic (in a good way). EDIT: These look suspiciously like a StefanoBi product based the nail pattern, "streaky antique" finish, Norvigiese construction, etc.
Those are snot green. Gross.
post #7 of 34
Ain't nothing wrong with green shoes. Of course, I don't like the particular olive color of those Borrellis.
post #8 of 34
I guess I'm the only person who actuallly likes these shoes (not that I would conceive of wearing them ) koji
post #9 of 34
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(not that I would conceive of wearing them )
Oh, come on, where's your sense of adventure. I don't hate the shoes, BTW. I'd just prefer something more forest green than olive green.
post #10 of 34
What WOULD you wear with them? Green would look too monochromatic...grey would look weird...blue would look wrong...brown? or black? *scratches head* koji
post #11 of 34
Khakis.
post #12 of 34
Made by Harris. Actually, I think that is a great color to wear as a sport shoe. Nice pair of forest colored tailored cords, tattersall shirt with a cashmere polo over...sometimes, you have to see everything in it's context. Also, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa are much more open to colors than the more Anglo countries - the Italians manufacture for all. On the flip side, cordovan/burgundy colored shoes are predominantly an American taste. I was asked once 'why do Americans want blood colored shoes?' The question was more in the context of culture, and those things extend to fashion, as well. I looked into it, and before WW2, burgandy was rarely, if ever, offered by manufacturers here. During the war the most popular/sought after type of footwear for the soldiers, including those from other branches, were the Airborne's jumping boots - made of shell cordovan. After the war, this material became very popular on the street - and the calfskins followed, as a less expensive option. So, you never know what can work in one country and not the next.
post #13 of 34
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Khakis.
Khaki colour, yes, I think you're right. koji
post #14 of 34
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Nice pair of forest colored tailored cords, tattersall shirt with a cashmere polo over...sometimes, you have to see everything in it's context.  Also, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa are much more open to colors than the more Anglo countries - the Italians manufacture for all.
Waiting for ernest to weigh in here... "Shoes for farmer." JJF
post #15 of 34
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Made by Harris.
Are you sure about that, or is it an informed conjecture? If they are made by Harris, Borrelli sure is getting a substantial markup on them, aren't they? After you've done all of the browns and burgundies, why not branch into navies and greens? Edit: And I do think that Alexis is right. Earth tones would work well with the shoes, as would jeans. Of course, the Italians would probably wear them with a lot more than that.
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