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Donald J. Pliner...Quality???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eric, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. southbound35

    southbound35 Well-Known Member

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    Even though the prevailing opinion seems to be that Pliner shoes seem to be on the worse end of the value/price spectrum, I've been pleased with the one pair that I've purchased. However, the ones I purchased were not a loafer like the one linked in the first post of the thread. Mine were of construction similar to this one:

    http://images.colehaan.com//is/image...EComm/SEARCH_A

    The above pic is of a Cole Haan b/c I could not find a similar Pliner to the pair I bought 3-4 years ago. I've had mine reheeled two or three times and resoled once. They still look good and have held up nicely.
     
  2. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    pardon me, but is the name "donald pliner" an italian name?
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Massaro makes the shoes for the couture houses of Chanel, Christian Lacroix, etc. Women's bespoke shoes reached their high point through the '20s to the '50s when rich bixesuals/lesbians a la Radclyffe Hall looking for men's styled shoes and cinema stars patronized the cobblers such as Francois Pinet, Salvatore Ferragamo, Andres Perugia, Pietro Yanturni, Massaro, etc. Roger Vivier who used to work for Christian Dior also had bespoke operations, but his claim to fame is the low pump sought after during the Swinging Sixties. Here is Ferragamo with his bespoke lasts: [​IMG]
     
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  4. IndigOshare

    IndigOshare New Member

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    Hello all! I am a new member as of today, although I have been lurking for some time now. This DJP thread prompted me to join so that I could be one of the many to voice my disappointment with DJP shoes, particularly THE GLUE! Damn Italian mountain glue is just not up to snuff.
    N.
     
  5. tbabes

    tbabes Well-Known Member

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    The most uncomfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned in my life happened to be "made in the moutains of italy" by DJP.

    I hope the Salvation Army was able to put them to good use.

    Brian
     
  6. mbc

    mbc Well-Known Member

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    I dug up this thread because I recently asked my father, after a lifetime of wearing dress shoes (mostly Church's), what the most comfortable ones he owned were, and he said it was a pair of Donald Pliner shoes. FWIW.
     
  7. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    maybe the quality of italian mountain glue back in the day is far superior to the ones they extract nowadays.
     
  8. mbc

    mbc Well-Known Member

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    They just don't make italian mountain glue like they used to.
     

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