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Shoes: Who makes what for whom.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. coloRLOw

    coloRLOw Well-Known Member

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    who makes cantarelli shoes?
    Thanks!
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Who makes Isaia? Thanks
     
  3. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Up to a few years ago, Sutor Mantellassi was making them.
     
  4. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Monty-

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  5. Von Franz

    Von Franz Well-Known Member

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    Purdey has some boots and a couple of shoes made for them by Crockett & Jones.

    I particularly like their version of the Coniston, which comes in a darker brown than the standard C&J varieties, and the grain leather brogue boot they seem to have based on the Islay (but which is on the much more becoming 325 last). More detailed discussion, plus pictures, can be found in this thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/227575/quintessential-crockett-jones-thread/5610

    Unfortunately, their prices look like they've just been raised pretty recently. Still not a terrible deal for either model, though.



    Also, if memory serves, Paul Stuart has shoes made for them by Alfred Sargent, Cheaney, and Sanders.

    The Sargents are really nice-- made approximately to their Exclusive standards, but a little less pricey. 724 last, mainly. Good value, especially when on sale. .

    Cheaney makes a version of what looks like their "Irvine" model for PS, which is a chunky, Commando-soled two-tone boot lined at least partially with shearling.

    Sanders appears to have allowed PS to rebrand their crepe-soled dirty buck ("Archie"). Wish they'd send over the red brick version ("Jack"), too.

    Aside from those brands, some people seem to think Carmina is behind PS's Spanish-made shoes, but I'm not sure how true that is.

    Anyone know/care to elucidate?

    -VF
     
  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    C&J makes for Paul Stuart too:

    Westfield = Westbourne
    Preston = Exmoor
    Earl = Monkton
    Mervin = Merton

    Probably others as well.
     
  7. Von Franz

    Von Franz Well-Known Member

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    Aha.
    Thanks for the info.

    -VF
     
  8. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    A couple of years ago I asked the shoe guy in the NYC store if the PS Newbury was by Carmina and he said no. I tried to get the manufacturer out of him and he just said it was a very small producer and I wouldn't have heard of them before. Fair enough. It's possible Carmina makes other Spanish made shoes for them but they definitely don't make the Newbury anyway.

    Since then I've learned that Juan Laceral makes the Spanish shoes for Paul Evans, including models such as the Cagney which feature folded seams like the PS Newbury does. Impossible to know without directly comparing them, but I've wondered if Juan Laceral might make shoes for PS too. I'm not sure how common folded seams are in Spanish made shoes but the quality looks similar.
     
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