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Perry, don't worry about that. I haven't bid and probably won't. If you'd like them, go for 'em! It was more a matter of curiosity. I have a pair of Sutor Mantellassi suede bluchers (shoes, not low boots), and, although nice, they're definitely not worth $900 US. Mind you, they are undoubtedly from a lower line of SM than these. I was more interested in whether any SM are truly handmade. It sounds, from your post, however, that SM can go for $900 retail. Thanks for the info.
post #1712 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
I was more interested in whether any SM are truly handmade. It sounds, from your post, however, that SM can go for $900 retail. Thanks for the info.

Roger...

Sutors can definitely retail in the $900+ range, especially for the Norwegians. I have a pair of Norwegian split-toe boots that were origionally over $1k retail.
post #1713 of 14986
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Roger...

Sutors can definitely retail in the $900+ range, especially for the Norwegians. I have a pair of Norwegian split-toe boots that were origionally over $1k retail.

No doubt Norwegian from any Italian makers will be north of $1000. But I think the one in question listed on eBay is not worth $900, not top of the line SM.
post #1714 of 14986
I like those, and have them on my watch list out of curiosity. The price is out of the range I want to pay for Sutor, given the availability through Virtualclotheshorse.com and STP.

I'm fairly certain the seller bought them at Filenes Basement for around $150. A poster was asking about his pair versus a second boot he bought a few weeks ago. Different guy, I think.
post #1715 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
Mr. Harris, or anyone: Are these likely to have been truly "hand made" as claimed and to have carried a retail price of $985 as claimed? These are rubber-sole suede shoes. Are they really that good?

IIRC, STP has some suede Mantellassi chukkas with rubber soles that they claim retail for a price near $900. Like you, I'm skeptical and I decided they're not worth that, or the STP discount price, to me.
post #1716 of 14986
Re. the Mantellassi chukkas with rubber sole - they are indeed handmade. Note the double row of 'Norvegese' stitching (for lack of a better word, as that is not true Norvegese construction.) Mantellassi's with that construction are handmade. The upper was handsewn to a leather midsole. The rubber outsole was (probably, I cannot see the sole in the pic) glued onto the midsole.
post #1717 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris
Re. the Mantellassi chukkas with rubber sole - they are indeed handmade. Note the double row of 'Norvegese' stitching (for lack of a better word, as that is not true Norvegese construction.) Mantellassi's with that construction are handmade. The upper was handsewn to a leather midsole. The rubber outsole was (probably, I cannot see the sole in the pic) glued onto the midsole.

It's the glue that has me concerned that they can't be resoled. If they truly can't be resoled, I won't pay the STP price.
post #1718 of 14986
Actually, that makes it easier for them to be resoled than a standard leather sole. If the rubber layer is not stitched on, then it only has to be peeled off and replaced. A local cobbler shop can do that job.
post #1719 of 14986
And the Sutor that I am looking at, a suede brogue, is rubber soled and Norwegian stitched. $895 retail. But very light and even springy with the rubber sole. I quite liked them for a weekend/casual change from my leather soled english shoes.

I am not sure that I would do the very visible norwegian stitching in a dress shoe, but obviously some do.

Perry
post #1720 of 14986
http://cgi.ebay.com/SWAINE-ADENEY-BR...QQcmdZViewItem

This looks interesting although I have no idea about that Buy It Now price.
post #1721 of 14986
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http://cgi.ebay.com/SWAINE-ADENEY-BR...QQcmdZViewItem

This looks interesting although I have no idea about that Buy It Now price.
"Black attache case damaged when examined. So sorry."
post #1722 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris
Re. the Mantellassi chukkas with rubber sole - they are indeed handmade. Note the double row of 'Norvegese' stitching (for lack of a better word, as that is not true Norvegese construction.) Mantellassi's with that construction are handmade. The upper was handsewn to a leather midsole. The rubber outsole was (probably, I cannot see the sole in the pic) glued onto the midsole.
Interesting. Would this be some variant on Blake/Rapid construction?
post #1723 of 14986
http://cgi.ebay.com/Nice-Allen-Edmon...QQcmdZViewItem

Those would be good for anyone in 10.5b that's looking for a good black oxford shoe for interviews.
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