or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Archives › Buying and Selling (Archive) › Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Page 102  

post #1516 of 14986
These could be a good deal:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Adam-Derrick-To-...QQcmdZViewItem

EG Ashby:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-875-EDWARD-G...QQcmdZViewItem

Poulsen & Skone/Grenson Masterpieces:

http://cgi.ebay.com/POULSEN-SKONE-AN...QQcmdZViewItem

Lattanzi:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Silvano-Lattanzi...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1517 of 14986
http://cgi.ebay.com/TO-BOOT-NEW-YORK...QQcmdZViewItem

Good basic Chukkas
post #1518 of 14986
How well would those suede chukkas hold upto snow?
post #1519 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by farooqm
How well would those suede chukkas hold upto snow?

Farooq: I would not wear suede shoes in the winter, especially in the slushy and salty streets of Toronto, which is worse in many ways than snow. Even calf is too delicate. I recommend pebble or scotch grain leather with a good application of waterproof protection product, which is not really waterproof but better than nothing.
post #1520 of 14986
Nice Zegna Couture in size 11 (seller also has a 12). A good deal at the opening bid imo.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ZEGNA-MENS-S...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1521 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by EL72
Nice Zegna Couture in size 11 (seller also has a 12). A good deal at the opening bid imo.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ZEGNA-MENS-S...QQcmdZViewItem
Mantellassi?
post #1522 of 14986
Thread Starter 
Poulsen Skone for Dunhill -- Grenson? Crockett? Sargent? http://cgi.ebay.com/POULSEN-SKONE-AN...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1523 of 14986
Quote:
Grenson? Crockett? Sargent?

Definitely Grenson Masterpieces.
post #1524 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Harris
Definitely Grenson Masterpieces.
I tend agree with you.

The seller states the shoes were made by a manufacturer who had been in business since 1890: that would make it Edward Green.
Grenson (Alfred Green & Son) has been around since 1872 or so.

They are definitely not EG.
post #1525 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by j
Mantellassi?

Yep (the nail pattern on the sole gives it away).

koji
post #1526 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thracozaag
Yep (the nail pattern on the sole gives it away).koji
Interesting. I would have thought that Ferregamo would be the more likely maker given the Zegna-Ferragamo joint venture. Also, I haven't seen that kind of sole (with the divided form and noted nail pattern at the ball of the foot) on Sutor Mantellassi shoes. The round clusters of nails I've seen on SM have all been in the heels.
post #1527 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger
Interesting. I would have thought that Ferregamo would be the more likely maker given the Zegna-Ferragamo joint venture. Also, I haven't seen that kind of sole (with the divided form and noted nail pattern at the ball of the foot) on Sutor Mantellassi shoes. The round clusters of nails I've seen on SM have all been in the heels.

It's an old Zegna Napoli shoe (the joint venture started in 2001 or so, I believe--the inital run of Napoli shoes were made by Mantellassi--the handmade line).

koji
post #1528 of 14986
I was not going to post these here but the seller won't accept bids from non-US eBayers

Brand new black JL Perrier 3 eyelet blucher 9.5 (my size ). Seller also has a pair of JL black monks. $9.99 starting bid and no reserve!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MENS-JOHN-LOBB-S...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1529 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thracozaag
It's an old Zegna Napoli shoe (the joint venture started in 2001 or so, I believe--the inital run of Napoli shoes were made by Mantellassi--the handmade line).

koji

The Zegna Mantellassi is interesting. I'm sure it's a nice shoe--and I do like the sole!--but mostly I think it's instructive about the superiority of Mantellassi's own designs. The upper is sewn in precisely the way of Mantellassi's split-toe and shows just how elemental the split-toe is to that design. That broader and flatter snout on the Zegnas just looks one-dimensional and pedestrian. The Mantellassi manages to incorporate both roundness and squareness at the toe--which is perhaps the essence of a chisel. Anyway, Mantellassi's own design is much more appealing to me. I can't tell if the Zegna uses Norwegian construction, but that's another element that adds interest to many Mantellassi shoes.
post #1530 of 14986
Quote:
Originally Posted by pejsek
The Zegna Mantellassi is interesting. I'm sure it's a nice shoe--and I do like the sole!--but mostly I think it's instructive about the superiority of Mantellassi's own designs. The upper is sewn in precisely the way of Mantellassi's split-toe and shows just how elemental the split-toe is to that design. That broader and flatter snout on the Zegnas just looks one-dimensional and pedestrian. The Mantellassi manages to incorporate both roundness and squareness at the toe--which is perhaps the essence of a chisel. Anyway, Mantellassi's own design is much more appealing to me. I can't tell if the Zegna uses Norwegian construction, but that's another element that adds interest to many Mantellassi shoes.

I agree totally; was very disappointed when Zegna switched to Ferragamo (and I'm afraid that showed on my face at the store!)

koji
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Buying and Selling (Archive)
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Archives › Buying and Selling (Archive) › Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata