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post #901 of 14986
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Originally Posted by romafan
Unfortunately, only one small size in the black monks (7.5?)....

For God's sake!!! It's not enough that Italy beat Germany, you also want Yoox to have your size in bargain basement priced Santoni's! Man, you're greedy......
post #902 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
As for these Santonis, are we inferring that they're FAM from reading what looks like those words on the insole? Assuming that they are the FAMs, does anyone know whether they are the "tan sock" or the "orange sock" version? There evidently is a quality difference between the two, and I'm not sure that the sock color can be positively determined by that small picture.

I think there're 2 grades of "tan sock." One with serrated edging, one without. The one with is truely top of the line (not counting limited edition) and comes with antique-looking shoe box and heavily padded shoe bags, it costs over $1000. The one without is just a small upgrade from the Goodyear line and costs around $800. As a matter of fact I can't tell the difference between tan sock w/o serrated edging and the Goodyear in terms of construction. Although I am not sure I think some of the tan socks w/o serrated edging are Blake or Blake/rapid. I believe "orange sock" FAMs are mostly Blake or Blake/rapid. I came to this conclusion based on extensive comparsion at their Madison Ave. store.

The FAMs you see on Yoox are all tan socks w/o s.e. You may want to look at pictures of the FAM tan sock with s.e. I posted on the "shoe porn central" thread for comparison with those on Yoox.
post #903 of 14986
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
I think there're 2 grades of "tan sock." One with serrated edging, one without. The one with is truely top of the line (not counting limited edition) and comes with antique-looking shoe box and heavily padded shoe bags, it costs over $1000. The one without is just a small upgrade from the Goodyear line and costs around $800. As a matter of fact I can't tell the difference between tan sock w/o serrated edging and the Goodyear in terms of construction. Although I am not sure I think some of the tan socks w/o serrated edging are Blake or Blake/rapid. I believe "orange sock" FAMs are mostly Blake or Blake/rapid. I came to this conclusion based on extensive comparsion at their Madison Ave. store.

The FAMs you see on Yoox are all tan socks w/o s.e. You may want to look at pictures of the FAM tan sock with s.e. I posted on the "shoe porn central" thread for comparison with those on Yoox.
Excellent, von Rothbart, and thanks for the clarifications. I'm assuming that these tan-sock (w/o s.e.) Santonis on sale at Yoox are Goodyear welted. Correct, or could they be Blake?
post #904 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
As for these Santonis, are we inferring that they're FAM from reading what looks like those words on the insole? Assuming that they are the FAMs, does anyone know whether they are the "tan sock" or the "orange sock" version? There evidently is a quality difference between the two, and I'm not sure that the sock color can be positively determined by that small picture.
What is the difference between the two?

Looks tan to me, BTW
post #905 of 14986
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
What is the difference between the two?

Looks tan to me, BTW
It's hard to tell from the pic, but see von Rothbart's post above. The tan sock FAMs are of higher quality than the orange sock FAMs. Also, it would seem from von Rothbart's post, the orange sock models are largely Blake or Blake/Rapid, rather than welted.
post #906 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
It's hard to tell from the pic, but see von Rothbart's post above. The tan sock FAMs are of higher quality than the orange sock FAMs. Also, it would seem from von Rothbart's post, the orange sock models are largely Blake or Blake/Rapid, rather than welted.

I think the higher quality difference we are talking about is really miniscule.
post #907 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Girardian
Ooh, I like the look of these.

I've been meaning to get a pair of apron-front derbies for a while - is this a good deal?
post #908 of 14986
Could there be a Yoox discount code available at the moment? (Though perhaps these don't apply to items already reduced this much in a sale.)
post #909 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
I'm assuming that these tan-sock (w/o s.e.) Santonis on sale at Yoox are Goodyear welted. Correct, or could they be Blake?

I wouldn't know by just looking at Yoox pictures but I have feeling they're Goodyear welted. I think I saw something similar at the Santoni store and they're Goodyear. What's Yoox return policy?
post #910 of 14986
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
I wouldn't know by just looking at Yoox pictures but I have feeling they're Goodyear welted. I think I saw something similar at the Santoni store and they're Goodyear. What's Yoox return policy?

Excellent actually.
post #911 of 14986
Dang, here's a find if they're your size: two EGs and two C&Js in size 8.5 from Carroll & Co. Obviously the seller doesn't know what he's got. Based on the prices on the box for the two EGs ($375), these have been sitting around in someone's closet, unworn, for 15-20 years. Both EGs are last no. 88. Note two of the boxes have a CJ code and the other two have an EG code, and the EGs are photographed on top of classic dark green EG-style boxes. The EGs are marked as size 8.5B. I don't think the 88 last is a "Made for America" last like the 202 or one of its spinoffs (like 606, 808, 888). Thus, I'd bet that the 8.5B is the English size, not the US size. I think that means, to get the US size, go up 1/2 size in length (9) and down a letter size in width (A) -- 9A. So, I guess these are probably pretty narrow. Best bet is to email the seller for exact measurements. http://search.ebay.com/search/search...isoldit.pa0193
post #912 of 14986
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Originally Posted by TKDKid
[i]s this a good deal?
Like all deals it would be better were they lower priced. I don't follow Yoox deals, so don't know if their prices go down over time until they sell out of an item or if they stick to their guns. If their prices go down over time I'd wait.

FAMs range in price from about $800 to the mid-$1000s. Anyone care to venture a guess as to how much these are new?
post #913 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Girardian
Like all deals it would be better were they lower priced. I don't follow Yoox deals, so don't know if their prices go down over time until they sell out of an item or if they stick to their guns. If their prices go down over time I'd wait.

FAMs range in price from about $800 to the mid-$1000s. Anyone care to venture a guess as to how much these are new?

The Santoni FAM on Yoox are tan sock without serration, therefore, they retail around $800, about 50% off at Yoox.
post #914 of 14986
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
The Santoni FAM on Yoox are tan sock without serration, therefore, they retail around $800, about 50% off at Yoox.
Thanks - that sounds like a good enough deal to me, even without coupons and stuff (although I understand that prices in Europe are somewhat lower?).

This'll be my first shoe purchase of 2006...
post #915 of 14986
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Originally Posted by TKDKid
Thanks - that sounds like a good enough deal to me, even without coupons and stuff (although I understand that prices in Europe are somewhat lower?).

This'll be my first shoe purchase of 2006...

Very nice choice TK! Enjoy and please share some photos with us.
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