1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Some Shoe Porn Italian Style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    These are obviously not to the taste of many on the forum, but I figured that having shown some English looking Lattanzi's, I would show some Italian looking ones as well. These represent MANY years of shoe buying.

    L-R: Assia, Bentivegna, 41114, Remark Rovesciato[​IMG]
     
  2. Demeter

    Demeter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    229
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    1) What size are you?

    2) Where do you live?

    Edit: 9.5! Curses!
     
  3. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    39,486
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    1) What size are you?

    2) Where do you live?

    Edit: 9.5! Curses!



    Perfect![​IMG]
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,452
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Matt, the one with the contrast stitching is actually quite interesting...

    I'm assuming the far right is shell cordovan?
     
  5. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,461
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    I always find the half-hidden or faux stitches very attractive, the last one on the right. I also love the second from the left with its streamlined look not the gunboat we usually associate with Norwegian welt.

    I am a true believer of a balanced diet of English and Italian shoes. It'd be very boring with just English shoes.

    Matt, I think your collection is very finely tuned and well edited. And they're all aged very well. Truly quality over quantity.

    I recognize the third one to the right, a recent purchase at the 52St store?
     
  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    I always find the half-hidden or faux stitches very attractive, the last one on the right. I also love the second from the left with its streamlined look not the gunboat we usually associate with Norwegian welt.

    I am a true believer of a balanced diet of English and Italian shoes. It'd be very boring with just English shoes.

    Matt, I think your collection is very finely tuned and well edited. And they're all aged very well. Truly quality over quantity.

    I recognize the third one to the right, a recent purchase at the 52St store?


    Yes, the third one is a recent purchase from 52nd street. It is a very sleek last and I have really come to like it.

    The first and last ones I had made bespoke in Rome. The last one is normally made with a regular stitch rather than a ghost stitch. It is calfskin, and almost ten years old. The first one is the house signiture style FWIW. Here is a stock picture of the regular remark, which I do not like as much http://www.silvanolattanzi.it/genera...aglio_immagine

    The red one I have had for years. I bought it on clearance from Neimans for $500. It is not the easiest shoe to wear, but it looks very cool when I get the courage up.

    I agree 100% about mixing styles of shoes. Thanks for the compliments.
     
  7. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,149
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Bologna, Italy
    Your diversity in color selections is impeccable.

    What do you normally wear these with?
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    Your diversity in color selections is impeccable.

    What do you normally wear these with?


    Thanks. I used to wear them with dressier clothes, but now I tend to wear them with jeans or a sportjacket and pants.
     
  9. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,799
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    Phenomenal, thank you. Lobb's poor fit on my feet cemented my love for more notable shoes. [​IMG]
     
  10. sysdoc

    sysdoc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    283
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Mostly Northern Hemisphere
    Matt, first of all, thanks for the picture! [​IMG] I instantly think jeans when I see the Assia, Bentivegna and Rovesciato and as a person that does not need to wear formal clothes I happen to enjoy wearing jeans a lot. Three of those four pairs seem perfect for the smart casual look, while I do dislike the dark brown 41114, especially but not only because of its light stitching. My favorite is the Assia. It's got a nice style and a very pretty color. The red Bentivegna seems a bit bold, but I could see myseft wearing it. Finally, the Rovesciato is very clunky, maybe a bit too much for me. I find your shoes to be very very badly creased. I'd say they might be a bit too big for you and/or the shoe trees are too small to straigten out the creases when the shoes aren't worn. Anyway, thanks for sharing![​IMG]
     
  11. Fabienne

    Fabienne Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Now, these would qualify for the ad campaign promoting the Italian shoe fashion industry I recently saw at the London Heathrow airport. Unfortunately, the posters were featuring the most ugly, common, bland, un-sexy, Ferragamo-like women's pumps.
     
  12. tiger02

    tiger02 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,799
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    How far Ferragamo has fallen...
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by