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Berluti....coming soon to Hong Kong!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chocoball, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    First we get a JM Weston, now Berluti....if Kiton opens up shop here too, my bonus check really won't last long. [​IMG]
     
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  3. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    Prince's Bldg, Central.....groundfloor across the street from Zegna.
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    naturlaut must be camped outside as we speak, haha.

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  5. Mike C.

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    Kind of strange considering NYC still dosen't have one; not that I care at all, cause I can't afford Berluti yet. Regardless, Barney's now has a nice Berluti shop that carries all the models.
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mph. With Barneys' lackadaisical service too. It appears that the Berlutis on offer at Barneys don't have the same options for ordering any patina or color one wants as at the Paris boutiques. That's the most individual and to me the best thing about Berluti. No fear, though, they will be opening a store in Manhattan this spring, as their letter told me. However, I can no longer afford their products. My income hasn't dropped, but the euro and the justified hypothesis that higher price = higher status means that Berluti is now pricing itself out of my league. I'm not paying $1500 for any RTW shoe.
     
  7. marc37

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    Berluti RTW is a waste of money. Spalla (micheal alden) told me recently that Berluti RTW is entirely factory made (no handwork at all). He said you would be much better buying Edward Green for much less.

    Anyone who buys Berluti RTW is either rich, niave, or stupid.
     
  8. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sooo.... as you've been saying for the last year you've wanted a pair, which are you?
     
  9. marc37

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    l only want Berluti bespoke. But [because of the plane ticket and travelling involved (20 hours by plane)] l accept the fact that l will probably never own Berluti bespoke. Such a pity. Even still; to compensate, l can still make up for this by buying Edward Green at Sydney AUSTRALIA. P.S: l am a really bad traveller. Plane travel causes massive head aches. l can't travel. The picture below is Berluti bespoke: [​IMG] Brilliant. Forget about Berluti RTW.
     
  10. dorian

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    I would say at least two of the three, actually...
     
  11. Mike C.

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    Huh?? This makes no sense. Who cares if Edward Green is cheaper? So is Bostonian... does that mean I should buy those instead.

    Who cares if the shoes are entirely factory made either. Berluti falls into the same category of Dior Homme, and pretty much all Women's wear. Construction is meaningless (though, I'm sure on Berluti it is top notch)... it's all about looks and style. A category in which EG doesn't compare.

    No one is going to look at an EG shoe and be like, "wow, those are hot shoes." With Berluti, it's a bit different.

    You guys miss the point about product alot.
     
  12. marc37

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    l care. So do many shoe buffs. Factory made = less shoe life. Handmade shoes last longer. Factory made Berluti RTW will not last the distance.

    l also find Handmade shoes to be much more comfortable than factory made shoes.
     
  13. AlanC

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    ding dong...
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would go pretty well with Kermit's suit, actually.

    Marc, for the sake of the bespoke craft you can't get on a plane and brave the headaches? Can't someone knock you out like they did with Mr T on the A-Team or someone's cat in the cargo hold? I imagine T4phage would volunteer. Given the abominable shite you often display as shoes I'm a bit surprised at this sudden shoe snobbery. Aren't those Artiolis you show so often also Blake stitched? Have you ever seen a Berluti in person?
     
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    I don't think he would know bespoke from an apple. [​IMG]
     
  16. AlanC

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    Kermit's wide feet would never fit into pointy shoes like that.
     
  17. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    (RJMan @ Jan. 31 2005,11:13) Would go pretty well with Kermit's suit, actually.
    Kermit's wide feet would never fit into pointy shoes like that.
    But they're "be-spoke" [sic].
     
  18. Mike C.

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    I find it hard to believe that hand-made will make them last significantly longer than a top quality machine made shoe. With proper care, each should last equally as long. Just because basted (hand-made) suits last longer than fused (machine) suits dosen't mean that arguement applies to shoes.

    I refuse to belive this is a true blanket arguement. You guys sometimes make it out like if something isn't hand made it's poor quality. Something that is definitely not true.

    Also, I find that comfort is determined by the shoe's designer, not any method of construction. My most comfortable pair of shoes are Foot-Joy (made by Allen Edmunds), which certainly aren't hand made.
     
  19. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm a terrrific traveller. A few things that help a lot.

    1) A good meal a couple of hours before the flight. Not too filling, but filling. That probably means no sprouts. Some antipasta, greens, a steak. A good cappucino.
    2) Bring a toothbrush and tootpate onboard. A clean mouth and some water splashed onto your face will make you feel a lot better.
    3) Midflight (especially on a long one), go to the back, and do some stretches and some uhnobstrusive calisthenics. Pushups are good. Gets the blood running a little.
    4) Drink lots of water.
    6) If all else fails, Advil usually does the trick.

    Marc, I too would love to knock you out like they did Mr. T, just so you can have a look at some Berlutis and EGs.

    No, some of these dudes certainly do not understand. I've pretty muich given up writing that nearly all fashion, including the recent penchant for "classic fashion that will last forever" is fleeting.
     
  20. chocoball

    chocoball Senior member

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    I believe Berluti's are made by Stefanobi to Berluti's specs....and then Berluti does its own polishing/antiquing. Nothing wrong with that....I'm a big admirer of the Club line wholecuts. I'll take a pair in the antique tan please.... [​IMG] They won't come cheap though, that's for sure. Marc, not all bespoke/handmade stuff is more robust than factory made. There's something to be said for modern manufacturing processes in creating robust clothing for the masses. But if you're looking for robustness and long-lasting....you're missing the point entirely.. The whole point of spending 1500 yankee bucks on a pair of Berluti's is so that people will point to them and say, hey cool shoes. If all I wanted was comfort/robustness, I'd only wear Birkenstocks.
     

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