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blue soles on Mantellassis

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQgeek, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Do you guys like them? I'm seeing some shoes I really like, but the soles are a little off-putting. I don't understand why they started doing this. I'm all for bold colors, but solid blue soles is a little much imo. Still, they have some nice lasts.
     


  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Too flashy for me. I guess as you wear them down, they'll become more roughed up and have a less bright finish. Maybe then, they'd be okay.

    I like Mantellassi though, esp. the Norvegese welt stuff.
     


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    forex Senior member

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    Sutor is good,I may get shit for saying this but it is better than Vass and can be bought cheaper. Having said that, I am not sure what the difference is among various lines, they seem to have shoes with different sole colors and nail patterns.
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    There is no "don't care" option... all leather soles end up the same when you wear 'em down/topy them, and no one looks at the soles of your shoes while you're walking anyway.

    For the record, I don't have any problem with brown, blue, polka-dot or whatever soles on shoes; it's the quality of the construction/thickness of the sole that counts more than the colour of the final coat of paint they get.
     


  5. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    How often to people look at your soles...?

    Usually I'm the only male in the room noting other people's shoes at all.
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    We're talking about soles. Who sees that?
     


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    bowtielover Senior member

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    No, I can't even begin to imagine such a thing. If you can find a better shoe with a normal sole I would.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    after 5-7 days of wearing them no one will ever notice.
     


  9. SirWilliam

    SirWilliam Senior member

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    I like the blue soles but that paint comes off really quickly and it stains so avoid water+light colored carpets.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I examined Mantellassis recently and I could swear they used corrected grain leather. It was quite offensive.
     


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    imatlas Senior member

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    How often to people look at your soles...?

    Usually I'm the only male in the room noting other people's shoes at all.


    I do, how else can you tell if the shoes you've been admiring from across the room have leather soles?

    I doubt I'm alone around here...
     


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    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    I do, how else can you tell if the shoes you've been admiring from across the room have leather soles?

    I doubt I'm alone around here...


    Same here, but I doubt most other people in any given room are like those on SF is my point.
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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    I'm not a fan of the brand so the soles don't matter to me.
     


  14. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    The other thing I don't get is the high prevalence of reverse-stitching on the uppers. They make the shoes look like frankenstein imo. It's a weird company. They have some really nice stuff, and some other stuff that is just [​IMG]
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    The other thing I don't get is the high prevalence of reverse-stitching on the uppers. They make the shoes look like frankenstein imo. It's a weird company. They have some really nice stuff, and some other stuff that is just [​IMG]

    Every brand does. Mantellassi are very Italian, I happen to love them and think that at "street" prices you would be hard pressed to do better. Even at full retail they represent a great value versus their peers. Italian shoes are what they are, if you want cap toes, ther are 35 english brands that do those.
     


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