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Can you identify these Sutor Mantellassi brogues?

flvinny521

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

SM makes solid shoes. Nice leathers and benchmade.
 

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

SM makes solid shoes. Nice leathers and benchmade.
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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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.
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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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
Yeah, it’s clear that SM hand punched the brogues and lace holes
 

flvinny521

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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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