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Sutor Mantellassi, questions and pictures

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Renault78law, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Some random thoughts and questions: I know that Mantellassi makes a few different lines, does anyone know what line this shoe comes from? Â They retailed for $750 at NM, I got them for approx $360. Â That strikes me as a decent deal *shrug*. We don't discuss Mantellassi's too often on the forum, and I was wondering how these stack up to other shoes. I've been looking for a pair of wholecuts for a while, but to be honest I like the Weymouths better. Â I think I'll see what turns up at the Barneys warehouse sale before deciding whether I'm going to keep these. I can see a line of stitching on the inside of the sole, which leads me to believe they are blake stitched, or maybe hybrid? Â Any ideas? The leather is thick yet very supple. They seem like they'd be very comfortable shoes. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Urban Warrior. I had actually read that thread before creating my own. The soles of your shoes look cooler than mine [​IMG], so I was a bit worried. Does the inside tag look the same? Didn't you get those for $150?..??.?. Did you ever confirm whether they were Mantellassi's highest line?
     
  4. Urban Warrior

    Urban Warrior Well-Known Member

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    No problem Renault...The soles are pretty close [​IMG] No my inside's are very different, they have the same script signature on the sole cut into the inner sole... The sole is also stamped fatte a mano or something close to that... From what I was able to gather from others yes they were the top of the line goodyear welted handmade shoes... Yup they only cost about $150.... It was an incredible shoe summer for me... Lobbs for $395 and 2 pairs of EG/RLPL's for $325 too... a pair of Fatte a Mano Harris shoes for under $200... It was nuts....
     
  5. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    If you see stitching on the insole then they are blake-stitched. (The handmade shoes have no stitching on the insole, but they do have the characteristic dimpling around the edge typical of a shoe with a hand-sewn welt.) Still nice shoes though...
     
  6. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. So I guess, relatively speaking, these aren't the greatest value? Too bad...I was just starting to fall in love with these [​IMG]
     
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    RIDER Well-Known Member

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    Renault78law,

    Just out of curiosity, what are the lining numbers and where are they?
     
  8. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    Rider,
    I'll check and follow up tonight.
     
  9. Renault78law

    Renault78law Well-Known Member

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    ok, they say:
    C 054 12
    on the lining of the medial side of the ankle. the '12' is the size. helpful?
     
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    RIDER Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll try to figure out the factory that produced them.
     
  11. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    I quite like them. Who cares if they aren't a value. The question is, are they worth $360 to you? If yes, keep them. They are no doubt high quality shoes, even if they are blake stitched. Good clean design -- they'd look nice with odd pants and suits alike in my opinion, provided black is what you're going for.

    For the record, I nearly bought a pair of Mantellassis myself for $180 at Zegna this weekend, but they were in brown not black. I didn't buy them because I thought the color lacked any uniqueness -- not a hint of antiquing and there was no chance I could antique them myself. And then I thought about the Grensons . . .
     

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