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Barneys House Shoes: Who makes 'em?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lithium180, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. lithium180

    lithium180 Senior member

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    Who makes Barneys house shoes these days and what is the quality/construction like? What other brands could it be compared to?

    I am looking at a shoe like this one on ebay but am suspicious since this had a relatively low price and no one bid on it.
     
  2. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I'd be interested to know as well, though I wouldn't be surprised if they have a few different manufactures.

    I recently bought a few pairs of these in cognac - fantastic value, fit & feel.

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  3. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    Barney's has some really nice ties too. I often see them in C21 tagged "Marino Gabri" for $20.
     
  4. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Italian shoe factory #17. I have no idea. They seem to vary quite a bit in quality.

    t am suspicious since this had a relatively low price and no one bid on it.

    I don't think that's a low price for a pair of worn shoes, especially considering the house label shoes show up at the warehouse sale on really deep discount.

    Nice socks, guapo.
     
  5. bigbris1

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    I bought these on ebay for like $65 while they were still selling in Barney's for $325 & they are one of my faves. Excellent leather but the soles are glued on. I still love them.

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    madison avenue Senior member

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    I'd be interested to know as well, though I wouldn't be surprised if they have a few different manufactures.

    I recently bought a few pairs of these in cognac - fantastic value, fit & feel.

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    These are great are they still available for sale? I may go check it out today thats how much I like these!
     
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    madison avenue Senior member

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    I bought these on ebay for like $65 while they were still selling in Barney's for $325 & they are one of my faves. Excellent leather but the soles are glued on. I still love them.

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    Posts like this make me feel bad I just got my pair, same exact shoes but paid the $325 price tag =( To add plus tax!!!!
     
  8. EL72

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    I thought it was Peluso.
     
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    Posts like this make me feel bad I just got my pair, same exact shoes but paid the $325 price tag =( To add plus tax!!!!

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    I asked this of a salesman last weekend, as there is a pair i have my eye on.
    His response: "We have our factory make them in Italy."
    I pressed no further in this conversation.
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    I thought it was Peluso.

    I have a pair of Peluso for Barney's and they are marked as "Peluso for Barney's". I'm not sure if they have others that aren't explicitly marked as such.
     
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    Posts like this make me feel bad I just got my pair, same exact shoes but paid the $325 price tag =( To add plus tax!!!!

    Funny, when I got these I said out loud that I would totally have paid full price. Not really but that's how I feel about them.

    The soles started to seperate on the sides where the ball of the foot is & when I took them to Nick over at B.Nelson he told me he could resole them with a stitched sole. When it's time I'll take them to him.
     
  13. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    These are great are they still available for sale? I may go check it out today thats how much I like these!

    Yes - they have them in a brown & black, the cognac was new (this was about 3 weeks ago).
     
  14. lithium180

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    I really like the look of the Barneys leather-punched medallion lace ups, which are on the page of their winter catalog with the Battistoni suit. I'll go get a look at them in person next time I'm in the city...
     
  15. antirabbit

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    El Guappo,
    The rubber part of the heel looks very much like Peluso.
    I just bought a pair of Peluso for Barney's, and they are fantastic.
    They are not glued, have a closed channel sole, and some hand stitching on the split toe.
    Also, nice antiquing.
    Oh, and really comfortable.
    $60.00 shipped (NWOT on Ebay, after no one bid on the auction).
    Again, the better made Peluso line is pretty kick ass if you can get them cheap.
     
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    An Italian company called Harris makes some models for Barneys, but they typically carry the Harris badging as well as the Barneys badge.

    For the Barney's branded shoes, a lot of different companies over the years have made these shoes. Currently, an Italian company called Campanile is producing their shoes -- this is a relatively recent development (within the last 12 months). Campanile makes shoes for a lot of brands, such as Canali. The shoes are pretty decent, but not very tempting at full retail.
     
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    an Italian company called Campanile is producing their shoes --
    Aaaaaand que antirabbit....
     
  18. andrewlef

    andrewlef Senior member

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    Aaaaaand que antirabbit....

    ????
     
  19. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    ????
    It just that antirabbit has been "promoting" Campanile extensively recently ...
     
  20. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    Ok, I got the que....
    I have never posted the pair I have.
    For black captoes, and for what I paid, they are unbeatable.

    The construction from Campanile is fantastic in the sub $500.00 range and the lasts are generally very elegant and sleek.
    I am also a big fan of Harris and Peluso.
    Part of my love for these brands is the lack of recognition and the fact they are great shoes (material, style, and construction), which equates to "can be found really cheap".
    I guess its time to take some pics and post my "cheap" shoe porn.
     

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