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Thoughts on these Brioni shoes for $500? Who made them?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manhappenin, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Manhappenin

    Manhappenin Well-Known Member

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    Love 'em. Made by Lattanzi?
     
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    My assumption as well, especially given the shape.
     
  4. Manhappenin

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    How would you compare them to G&G?
     
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    I would not spend $500 on a Brioni, Ralph Lauren or any other "designer" that was not a true shoe manufacturer. Better value for the same or less money can be had from AE, Alden or others. Just my opinion.
     
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    I agree with Twotone. Get a pair of Aldens if you're going to spend $500.
     
  7. Manhappenin

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    Aren't most designer shoes (RLPL, RL, Kiton, etc) essentially relabeled something else (e&g, c&jc etc?) Are you just saying you pay more for the brioni labeled (insert shoemaker)?
     
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    RLPL is edward green and G&G if I'm not mistaken. Kiton does it in house but they bought over several small firms to form their shoemaking division and their quality is up there with the best of them.
     
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    Im not really sure if its by Lattanzi and Brioni uses other makers besides Lattanzi, and especially since the retail was only like $1200 i would say they were not Lattanzi
     
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    You should probably do a little research before bashing on "designer" brand shoes. Sure most of them are crap but in the case of Brioni and Ralph Lauren they utilize makers that blow AE and Alden out of the water.
     
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    I don't think the shoes are made by Lattanzi. The price point is too low even for Lattanzi diffusion lines like Zintala or Gerardo Fosati. The latter retail for around $1250-1350, and I would expect the Brioni label would command another $100-200 premium. FWIW, I've never encountered a Lattanzi made shoe with a rubber inset. The best way to confirm the provenance of a potential Lattanzi shoe is to inspect the sock liner. Lattanzi uses a distinctive Italian themed strip.

    What happens when Ralph sells Allen Edmonds for Ralph Lauren?
     
  13. Manhappenin

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    Thanks. Guess I'll just have to take a chance on them assuming I want to go forward. Hhhhmmmm
     
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    I think these are Bonafe.
     
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    To reply directly to your quote, which others haven't, you are very wrong. In fact, Brooks Brothers specifically uses those two shoemakers you mentioned in addition to others who offer even higher quality shoes.

    Ralph Lauren, for instance, uses Crockett & Jones and Edward Green for their private label shoes. Chances are if it's a welted shoe made in a first world country it's made by a "true shoe manufacturer."
     
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    these are not by Lattanzi, they retail for over $2K

    These below are Lattanzi for Brioni. Retail was $2500, sale price was less the $500

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    strange reply from a person that has been around here since 2008
     
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    I guess I'm mistaken, But all the pics you posted look like Lattanzi

    Edit: i Just realized you were addressing the OP in the first part of your statement and we are saying the same thing. I thought the first 2 pics were for the first part of your post and the last one was from your second lol
     
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  20. jeff13007

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    Seriously.....
     

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