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bally made in switzerland quality?

agoldf

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I found a pair for around $100, retail was $400+, are they any good?
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I have several shoes that are pretty good quality. I also have a messenger bag I abused for years and is holding up well.
 

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Originally Posted by agoldf
I found a pair for around $100, retail was $400+, are they any good?
Thanks.


Average at best. Now the Scribe line from Bally is high-end quality.
 

mrtef3

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Originally Posted by agoldf
I found a pair for around $100, retail was $400+, are they any good?
Thanks.

I've got a pair of double-monks (Made in Switzerland) that are holding up great and get me a shatload of compliments (unsolicited).
 

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I was pretty bummed when I came across a pair of their loafers in deerskin (OMG so soft!) that were like 1/4 size too small, the only pair of decent shoes I've ever seen in this NMLC location so far too
 

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good quality on par with italian "fashion" brands...hence, a relatively short life-span
 

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I've had a pair of Bally Swiss-made loafers for over 12 years. Purchased from a long-gone Bally boutique here in Denver. They've held up great and still look like new. Many heels and soles later, they are still one of my most comfortable and stylish shoe. Current Bally mainline quality is not what it used to be. I'd like to see the Scribe line in person.
 

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I spotted some Ballys in the sale. They weren't Scribe but they had the fancy handwriting on the inside exactly the same as Scribe.

Chanelled soles etc. Retail of £500 on sale at 50% off - anyone seen this line before?
 

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Originally Posted by Twotone
I've had a pair of Bally Swiss-made loafers for over 12 years. Purchased from a long-gone Bally boutique here in Denver. They've held up great and still look like new. Many heels and soles later, they are still one of my most comfortable and stylish shoe. Current Bally mainline quality is not what it used to be. I'd like to see the Scribe line in person.

I have sneakers over 12 years old, doesn't mean they are good quality.

Bally will be on par with the glued Italian fashion brands like Ferragamo Studio line, etc.
 

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Originally Posted by sho'nuff
mainline bally shoes and loafers are decent. not worth 395 but go ahead and buy them at 150 or less.

bally scribe is another story though , iam tempted to buy one at full retail 795 their wingtip black leather one. so sweet.


The black scribe wingtip is really impressive.
 

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