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Highest-Quality Shoe Report Card (Lattanzi, Bontoni, Lobb Kiton, Berluti)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Englishtea, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. BonnGentlemanMode

    BonnGentlemanMode Member

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on shoes. I am new to this fantastic forum. I live in Wesseling a small town between Bonn and Cologne. Germany has many exclusive retail stores that have a great selection of Italian and English shoes. I have experience with some of the brands mentioned in the list -everything from Lattanzi to Edward Green. I no longer buy John Lobb's because I think they have lost their focus and are more dedicated to mass production in my opinion. It also have tried Benson's. I see that someone from the production house has made some comments. I bought two pairs of Benson's at a store in Hamburg. The shoes are not very expensive and have a nice Italian styling. I am very disappointed with the quality. The leather wrinkles too much on the sides for both pairs and the soles on one shoe has already come off. If the person from Benson's reads this, it is possible to get reimbursed or to fix these shoes? Please let me know.
     
  2. silvestrosrl

    silvestrosrl Well-Known Member

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    Hello BonnGentlmanMode,

    Thank you for your feedback. We try to make shoes in better way but maybe we can make some mistake. I disagree about your opinion. The leather is the best. The same leather that use other important brands. For the wrinkle, we use a leather with a vegetable tanning so it is normal to have some wrinkles. For your problem on the sole, you can send to me the shoes and then I will repair it free. I am happy when my customers are too.

    My address:
    Silvestro Srl
    Via A. Murri 61/63
    63010 Torre San Patrizio
    Italy

    Best regards,
    Paolo
     
  3. Guero

    Guero Well-Known Member

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    silvestrosrl,

    Do you plan to make your shoes available in the United States or must they be ordered directly through you? The shoes are quite nice, I especially like the derbies.

    Best regards,

    Guero
     
  4. silvestrosrl

    silvestrosrl Well-Known Member

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    silvestrosrl,

    Do you plan to make your shoes available in the United States or must they be ordered directly through you? The shoes are quite nice, I especially like the derbies.

    Best regards,

    Guero



    I would like to sell in the U.S. market but I don't have experience with that market and I don't know how I can enter inside it. If you have some advice for me, I will be pleased to hear them from you.

    Best regards,
    Paolo
     
  5. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Well-Known Member

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    I would like to sell in the U.S. market but I don't have experience with that market and I don't know how I can enter inside it. If you have some advice for me, I will be pleased to hear them from you.

    Best regards,
    Paolo


    PM sent
     
  6. Braudorff

    Braudorff Member

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    Benson's shoes of Italy, correct? I have a pair too. The leather cracked on one side after just a few wearings. The leather quality seems weak and not very resistant. Is this normal? The leather of my Ferragamo's that I had bought four years ago hold up better You get what you pay for.

    Aber Menschen. Ich kann es immer noch nicht glauben :-(
     
  7. silvestrosrl

    silvestrosrl Well-Known Member

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    Hello Braudorff,

    Let me see a picture of that pair of shoes, please.
     
  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I want to insert my brands (Benson's and Calzoleria Silvestro) because I think our shoes are on the same level of quality with those brands (Lattanzi, Bontoni, Lobb Kiton, Berluti).
    For 2 years, I made shoes for Bontoni so now I know all secret to produce a wonderful pair of shoes.
    This is my website: www.calzoleriasilvestro.com


    Those are some great norvegesi. The high placement of the upper stitching (excuse the lack of specialist vocabulary) is superb.
     
  9. silvestrosrl

    silvestrosrl Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your compliments.
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  10. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Well-Known Member

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    I would like everyone to know that are a few different names...Nicola Benson's, Benson...but this is not Benson's Hand Made or Silvestro....I really doubt the leather would crack on the pair I own or the two pairs my brother owns....and I think you should double check your shoes to see they are the brand you claim they are. In addition, it may be possible that they are not the higher end hand made models that Silvestro is offering.

    Best Regards,

    Spaniard
     
  11. glowell222

    glowell222 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I want to insert my brands (Benson's and Calzoleria Silvestro) because I think our shoes are on the same level of quality with those brands (Lattanzi, Bontoni, Lobb Kiton, Berluti).
    For 2 years, I made shoes for Bontoni so now I know all secret to produce a wonderful pair of shoes.
    This is my website: www.calzoleriasilvestro.com


    Wow. I think the Calvino model may be the first longwing I've ever found attractive.
     
  12. silvestrosrl

    silvestrosrl Well-Known Member

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    Really? Maybe I just keep some wonderful Model for me without showing them.
     
  13. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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    Can you please provide some idea of pricing on this model. This is the first time I've ever wanted a monkstrap shoe:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Can you please provide some idea of pricing on this model. This is the first time I've ever wanted a monkstrap shoe:
    [​IMG]


    I am not surprised ...they are a pretty sexy waystation between the land of monks and loafers...
     
  15. 69clyde

    69clyde Well-Known Member

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    By more than 46 pairs, do you also mean less than 48? Or do you mean you have 94 shoes?
     
  16. onix

    onix Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I think the Calvino model may be the first longwing I've ever found attractive.

    +1, Now that is how longwings should be. Other longwings are too clunky.
     
  17. 69clyde

    69clyde Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you like shoes. You will find lots of good company here. With all due respect, you don't need to try so hard on this forum. You have nothing to prove and nobody is judging you. Let your collection speak for itself. No need to tell us how "impressive" it is. Welcome.
    We all judge, this forum is one big pissing contest. Our affinity for fashion, love of the new purchase, wanting to be perceived the way we want to be perceived, to be thought of as snappy, natty, smart, together, successful; it's who or whom we are. That's why we tune in. We love labels, we love to be noticed and foremost, we love the attention the perfect outfit receives from our peers. Afterall, aren't we all trying to replicate the perfect outfit everyday, just with different textures, colors and contrast.

    Damn I love comma's.
     
  18. onix

    onix Well-Known Member

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    ^ Dude, that post was 2 years ago.
     
  19. 69clyde

    69clyde Well-Known Member

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    ^ Dude, that post was 2 years ago.
    I was collecting my thoughts. It's freaking 1:30am and just recently got home on a holiday weekend...what do you think, I've been drinking and thinking about clothes. Like you've never done this.
     
  20. agbassano

    agbassano Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your compliments.
    These are gorgeous, I would really like to see these in a stivaletto!
     

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