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The definitive Silvano Lattanzi thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VRaivio, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. CROM

    CROM New Member

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    Hi, new to the forum and had to post these gems that I snapped up at a local thrift store a while back for $5. Some idiot put the price stickers on the insoles right over top of Silvano's signature, which was extremely tough to remove without losing all the ink but I got most of it off. I'm wondering if anyone has any information about them, would be curious to learn. I'm not sure what style of shoe this is or anything. They fit me perfectly and are extremely comfortable so I'm not interested in selling them – They feel like no other shoe I've ever worn.

    I applied some Lexol leather conditioner to the shoe on the left in the photo, the shoe on the right was only cleaned with a damp cloth. The shoes were really dusty and dry when I got them but no cracking. Going to probably take them to a professional to have them shined up (don't worry, I didn't use the Kiwi in the corner of the photo) and possibly have the soles repaired a bit (seems that someone had worn them in the rain and then walked across a beach parking lot as they're a lot of small pebbles embedded in the leather – a real shame, but nothing serious). Any tips for care etc would also be appreciated as I've never owned such a nice pair of shoes!


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  2. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the good find. I wonder if the leather is cordovan.
     
  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    A store here in my home town had these Lattanzi wholecuts in stock in both black and brown for quite a long time, and were asking $5500 for them.

    I'm not sure whether anyone ended up buying them, although I was told that at least one pair had sold to a gentleman with rather outre clothing tastes.

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  4. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Silvano Lattanzi for Brioni

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  5. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    shell.
     
  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    CROM, that's a superb find on any thrift store. Be sure to treat them to Venetian Cream, the stuff that Horween espouses.

    How much does Lattanzi charge for their shell pairs with Norvegese welts in the States? Close to five thousand?
     
  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    As Brioni, models are $5k+. As Lattanzi, more.
     
  8. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    Sent these in for a bootstrap repair. The repair was done excellently, and they'd also given the shoe some antiquing. Very nice.


    edit: found that they'd thrown in quite a few freebies, including new shoe bags and vibram soles/ heel pieces
     
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  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    beautiful
     
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  10. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    I need some help from the experts. I recently acquired these beauties. The box says cordovan nero however the leather does not feel like the horween shell that I'm used to. They don't feel quite like calf either. Are there different kinds of cordovan that Lattanzi uses? The shoes have not been worn yet, only tried on.

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  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    this is calf. beautiful shoes!
     
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  12. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Yes I determined the seller accidentally?? switched boxes, since nero means black duhh.
     
  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    likely an honest mistake. beautiful shoes.
     
  14. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks unfortunately a half size too big, now I have to decide keep them or move them??? I can try with insoles and thick socks, but if I move them I want to keep them new. decisions!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. sunicole

    sunicole Well-Known Member

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    hey gents,,, i am new to Silvano Lattanzi,,, without a local supplier, I wanna pick up one from online store.

    would you please let me know S.Lattanzi uses UK sizing ( ,5-1 bigger than the # for US market)or Italian Sizing ( true to the # for US markets)?
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    NWOB Silvano Lattanzi shell cordovan norvegese

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  17. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    Nice
     
  18. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Any better pics, please?
     

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