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Which of these two Magnanni do you like better (deciding which to keep)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jack12345, May 24, 2013.

  1. jack12345

    jack12345 Active Member

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    I've been searching for a nice, sleek black cap toe and just found these two at Nordstrom Rack for under $150 after tax.

    I know Magnanni gets disparaged a lot here, however, I've always liked their style and found them to use a high quality leather and be well constructed for the price (like Meermin and other Spanish made). To me they combine a Santoni like look with a Bologna construction like a Tremezzi. I much prefer those brands (sleeker) over more traditional styles of AE, Alden, etc.

    I can't keep both, so curious for any opinions on which. Some similarities but pretty different shape and details. Both about $125-150 after tax and found sizes that fit well.

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  2. chocsosa

    chocsosa Well-Known Member

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    I actually own the first one.. not as long and elongated as some of their other styles but its stood up quite well after a year of owning it.
     
  3. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    I like the second one a bit better
     
  4. jack12345

    jack12345 Active Member

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    Just curious, any particular reason you prefer that one? Maybe because it's slightly rounder/less elongated? I was actually leaning toward the first as I thought it's a little sleeker/"cooler" with the no upturn and slimmer sole profile. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  5. AlexE

    AlexE Well-Known Member

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    Actually it is the cleaner transition between adjacent leather pieces. When it comes to toe shape I like the more chiseled and rounder versions equally. Comparing elongation is sort of futile unless you have a photo of both shoes in same size side-by-side.
     
  6. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Well-Known Member

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    B wins by a mile. I don't like how the cap and side are raised on the first one.
     
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  7. jack12345

    jack12345 Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I should also point out that A is a leather sole (with basically a toppy front), while B is a rubber sole. Both are channeled (harder to see in first pic).

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