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Can you identify these Sutor Mantellassi brogues?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by flvinny521, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. flvinny521

    flvinny521 Senior Member

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    I just picked these up from eBay, and besides the color being so dark they practically look black, I'm pretty happy with them. I don't have any knowledge of the brand, except that it seems their recent higher end shoes have blue leather soles. Can anybody provide info on this pair?

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    othertravel Distinguished Member

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    They look nice. But looks used on the soles? Shopwear?

    SM makes solid shoes. Nice leathers and benchmade.
     

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    NoNameNecessary Senior Member

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    I have the same pair I think. Good leather, not GYW, but well made
     

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    They do appear to have been worn a few times. There's also an issue with the brogueing where one of the holes seems to have been punched incorrectly. They were listed as "new with box," but the price was so low that I expected some imperfections.

    Still, it would have been nice for that to have been detailed on the auction.

    Edit: the soles don't look that worn in person; it's definitely exacerbated by the photo.
     

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    Taverner.cohen Well-Known Member

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    Do not know the brand but they really look handcrafted shoes, I personally understand they could have little "variations" they look magnificent!not the best outsole though. Very good acquisition
     

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    NoNameNecessary Senior Member

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    Yeah, it’s clear that SM hand punched the brogues and lace holes
     

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    This, I assume, was the reason they were used as floor samples and discounted. It looks like two holes were punched too closely and created one larger hole.

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