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Luigi Borrelli Shoe Quality

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Achilles_, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the quality of Luigi Borrelli shoes? Maybe as compared to other shoe brands.
     
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    ecclespeccles Well-Known Member

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    i have a pair of monkstraps that I got off B&S for 350 (not sure what the retail is, im in aus and none here). only had them for about 8 months but the leather has worn extremely well. have maintained shape well also

    i think i read somewhere here that they have changed makers a few times. might want to see who is making for them then comparisons might be easier if borrelli shoes aren't so common
     
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    Borrelli doesn't make shoes themselves. The Borrelli shoes I have are made by Santoni (couple of years ago) and more recent by Sutor Mantellassi . Both are excellent quality.
     
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    maomao1980 Well-Known Member

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    Borrelli doesn't make shoes themselves. The Borrelli shoes I have are made by Santoni (couple of years ago) and more recent by Sutor Mantellassi . Both are excellent quality.

    SM stopped making shoes for Borrelli a long time ago. The most recent maker is Peluso. The Borrelli anything in the past few years have been junk, especially considering the price.
     
  5. Achilles_

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    Would $200 be too much to pay for a pair NIB?
     
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    Would $200 be too much to pay for a pair NIB?

    no
     
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    Got one pair of wholecuts and returned them.

    The quality was average , the desing too rounded for my tastes.
     
  8. Achilles_

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    Got one pair of wholecuts and returned them. The quality was average , the desing too rounded for my tastes.
    Do you know who made them? The ones I'm looking at are made by santoni.
     
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    Do you know who made them? The ones I'm looking at are made by santoni.

    I don't know, mines werent as I love Santoni.
     
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    pebblegrain Well-Known Member

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    I would say $200 is a safe price for Borrelli shoes, no matter which of the possible makers it is
     
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    I would say $200 is a safe price for Borrelli shoes, no matter which of the possible makers it is

    Point taken. Ironically they are Pebblegrain [​IMG]
     
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    sartorialism Well-Known Member

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    This is an old thread and I want to revive it. Has anything changed re borrelli shoes? Who makes them these days? Comment on quality and value?
    Thank you!
     
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    Boyd Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I think Borrelli clothes are great, and a pair of shoes made by S.M. or Santoni for 200 should be a good deal
     
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    clotheshorse69 Well-Known Member

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    The pair I once owned were indeed Santoni. Luigi could have partnered with another maker just as reputable since then.
     
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    sartorialism Well-Known Member

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    How can you tell?
     
  17. clotheshorse69

    clotheshorse69 Well-Known Member

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    i can tell they're santoni by comparing the construction and design to santoni brand shoes
     
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