Bruno magli shoes

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  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    The only thing I know about Bruno Magli shoes is that they're O.J. Simpson's footwear of choice when escaping from a crime scene.  Does anyone have any opinion of their fit and quality, particularly compared to other makes around the same price point (Bally, Ferragamo, etc.)?
     
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    Stu Senior member

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    Personally I think they're "ugly ass shoes" VBG. Sorry, couldn't resist. That was too easy.
     
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    jetLab Well-Known Member

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    They are known for high quality but I think only old guys wear them.
     
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    Joe G Senior member

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    They're good shoes, definitely in the same ballpark as Ferragamo, quality-wise. I have a pair of wonderful pair of black Magli ankle-boots that I've used and abused (including wearing them for a week straight in Venice -- normally I wear a pair of shoes about once a fortnight) and they still look gorgeous.

    Keep in mind, they do have diffusion lines (Magli Sport, etc.) that are built more to a price than a quality level. But their good ready-to-wear stuff is quite good indeed.

    Peace,

    JG
     
  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    I have a pair of Magli black cap toes for business and formal wear. As far as i can tell they are of exceptional quality and leather. Pretty comfortable as well.
     
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    pstoller Senior member

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    Magli compares well to Bally and Ferragamo in terms of quality. Stylistically, I find Magli shoes to be a bit conservative for my tastes, although I've seen a few I wouldn't mind owning. I have one pair of pearl gray, hand-made Magli shoes that are of excellent quality. Then again, I don't often feel compelled to wear gray shoes, so they haven't had to stand up to too much stress. [​IMG]
     
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    scnupe7 Senior member

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    It's been my experience that the quality of Bruno Magli is slightly less than that of Ferragamo. The Magli is also a much heavier shoe. That's just my two cents.
     

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