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2006 Spring New Santoni Handmades: What do you think of these with a suit???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    FYI, I've seen similar if not identical shoes at the New York boutique. While that model looks particularly nice in photos, the last is so thoroughly enlongated, that the last INCH of toebox is essentially deadspace. Pretty to look at, but I wouldnt buy them.
     
  2. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    They are very elegant, and will look good with a suit. They have a thin sole and slim shape though, so they would look best with a very trim fitting suit.


    Okay, I'm buying these if I can find them. When A. Harris and the very demanding and discerning Sysdoc both say they like this shoe, I think we have a winner. [​IMG] It looks very elegant to me, with just a touch of Italian flair. It has balance. Santoni FAM, if they could only learn less is more and stick to a more classical design, I would buy alot more of them.
     
  3. visionology

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    Wow, just saw this thread, love them. I like the subtle wingtip and the side profile seems fine to me. I am curious what size shoe is in the photo for length purposes.
     
  4. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Wow, just saw this thread, love them. I like the subtle wingtip and the side profile seems fine to me. I am curious what size shoe is in the photo for length purposes.


    ---I think I'll call Italy tonight late, late and maybe they will finally tell us how to get these. They are a brand new style, so we should be able to get our hands on them, oh, and our feet in them.[​IMG]
     
  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I prefer these C&J handgrades....

    [​IMG]
     
  6. sysdoc

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    Quite frankly, this here is my new favorite austerity brogue with just a little bit of brogueing. Also C&J: [​IMG]
     
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    Quite frankly, this here is my new favorite austerity brogue with just a little bit of brogueing. Also C&J:

    [​IMG]



    --- That is very nice, love the last/toe shape.
     
  8. sysdoc

    sysdoc Senior member

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    --- That is very nice, love the last/toe shape.
    It's C&J's 348 last ... supposedly designed by the elusive Dimitri who is also in charge of the bespoke operation of Crockett & Jones, Paris. I have recently developed a great fondness for this last. It's the closest that I have seen to the Vass U-last. So far, C&J is using the 348 exclusively for a few models in their benchgrade line, which makes the shoes on that last rather inexpensive as well.
     
  9. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's C&J's 348 last So far, C&J is using the 348 exclusively for a few models in their benchgrade line, which makes the shoes on that last rather inexpensive as well.
    I agree sysdoc, a beautiful last. I believe the Hallam oxford, Highbury derby and the Tetbury boot (scnupe7 has them) are also being made on the 348. BTW, the JL Sandons are exquisite. I'll be posting photos of the new JL Welham derby shortly. I believe it's one of the first Prestiege models on the 8000 last.
     
  10. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    I don't really like those. Too long and the sole is too thin - it looks like it came off an Artioli loafer.
    I personally don't like many of Santoni's orange socked "Fatte a Mano", not because they are blake lasted, but because they are way too long.

    Regarding the Limited Edition shoes with their accessories, in the Netherlands, the heavily antiqued calfskins come in at about Euro 1200-1300
     
  11. Duveen

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    Agree with T4 - the silhouette on the Santoni FAMs makes them less flexible than more 'traditionally' proportioned shoes, as least as far as my wardrobe is concerned.
     
  12. drljva

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    New York doesn't have them yet.
    I am awaiting Italy's response on pricing.

    Anybody ever get their shoe kit they offer with their limited editions?
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    I think more high end shoemakers should offer kits like this for the organizational and professional attributes.


    The shoe kit -- at least the polish portion of it -- looks to be the same as the individual polish "kits" that the Santoni stores carry. I bought a neutral color kit the other day to go with a FAM pair that I acquired recently. I was quite pleased with the polish... definitely different than any other polish that I currently use (Kiwi, Weston, Cole Haan, et al.) -- had a much "greasier" feel to it than these other brands. Really easy to apply, with little or no "drag"....
     

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