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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jun 24, 2004.
How I love those elegant and understated shoes. They do not draw any attention to themselves.
I keep wondering if people trip over the extended soles? At least mine are not that long.
I did not know this. Very interesting. Bengal Stripe delivers again.
About the "tacking" - those nails are decorative/protective. They don't have anything to do with holding the sole together.
Well, I suppose it depends on what else you're wearing. I can think of many different costumes that I could wear where you wouldn't even notice me wearing those shoes.
In any event, I can't find the original post where someone said that Borrelli shoes were made by Santoni. In light of T4Phage's argument, I will happily concede that the epistemological bases for my assertion were lacking and that he's more likely to be correct with regard to these shoes than I am.
But Italian 11's might fit US 12s or 12-1/2s -- so they might fit me.
Originally posted by jcusey:
Thanks for the vote of confidence . I think the post that you were referring to was on Andy's site, where the resident Australian shoo "expert" Marc_au/Marc37/shooman/B8MAN-GR8MAN-Master B8Man said that he saw Borrelli shoes and said that they were by Santoni. Now I have never seen Borrelli shoes, but I know Santoni and Branchini - and based on the photo posted by Johnnynorman3, those Borrellis definitely look like Branchinis.
Here is the link to the thread: AskAndy Forum: Borrelli shoes et.al.
If you were referring to the shoes I have in the Buying/Selling forum, I doubt they would fit US 12, because the 11 ostensibly refers to U.S. sizing (I measured them against some U.S. 10.5's that I have and the Borrellis were .25" longer; I slipped them on my foot for 10 seconds -- no movement in them of course -- to reconfirm the sizing and they are 1/2 too big for me, the same as an Alden 11.
Originally posted by Marc37:
Anyone tried getting their heads around this logic???
It does make logical sense, if not written with the best phrasing. Like, "Polo suits are made by Corneliani; I don't know if all Polo suits are made by Corneliani, but I know at least some are." Compare that to this phrasing, which is both poorly written and logically incorrect. "Polo's suits are made by Corneliani. I don't know if all of Polo's suits are made by Corneliani, but I know at least some are." The addition of the possessive indicates, arguably IMO, that all of "Polo's suits" are made by Corneliani, which the sentence later contradicts, thus making it illogical.
Actually, though away from original topic, the Purple Label suits are made by Corneliani now. I just went to see the Spring/Summer collections and the Corneliani tag is unmistakable. They mostly have thin lapels, nipped waist, lean silhouette. I don't know if that's the regular Corneliani model, but I don't think it's justified to charge double of what a regular Corneliani suit retails.
Not to confuse things further, but I thought the regular blue label RL suits were made by Corneliani. If the RLPL line is also made by Corneliani, then I assume it *must* be made at a higher level to justify the cost.
Gosh, i would love to see you in a Santa costume. I suppose the beard and that long red robe with its fur trim might detract from those ghastly shoes.
(I'm old enough to remember the times when grey shoes were in fashion; early 80s I suppose. I even had once a pair of grey Jodpur boots. Can anyone think of something more awful?)
Since when? St. Andrews was the maker, or so this board said.
Say it ain't so.. I'll have to check the Polo store at first opportunity...
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