Community Opinion of these shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by csulli13, May 1, 2009.

  1. csulli13

    csulli13 Senior member

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    Today I went to Saks Off 5th armed with the 40% off coupon intending to buy some dark brown lace up shoes. I know very little about shoe makers save that Allen Edmonds = good. I ended up picking up some Roberto Guerrini shoes (marked down to $250 from $400, with 40% off $150).

    Upon arriving home I attempted to find the shoes online, but came up with nothing except some really ugly shoes on a couple of websites with the same designer.

    i.e.

    http://www.tagottishoes.com/p-209-west.aspx
    http://www.shoesteal.com/Shop/produc...id=performics2

    This is the closest I found to a company website:

    http://dali.expool.it/aziende/robert...-by-mauron_21/

    so my question is, are the worth the $150 I paid, or are they cheap straight-to-outlet crap that will fall apart on me in 6 months?

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    stickonatree Senior member

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  3. pdial

    pdial Senior member

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    I've never heard of the shoes but they look pretty good. I have some John Varvatos that are almost identical in style but are a little darker. They look great with jeans. If you are happy with them, that's what matters.
     


  4. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    I wonder... are they goodyear welted? Probably not.

    I'm still happy with my $130 AE Lamberts I purchased from the shoes.com insane sale.
     


  5. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    No way they are welted, but the shape and details aren't horrible. If you like them, wear them.

    Personally I would probably pay about $40 for them for going clubbing or something,

    but I need another pair of shoes like I need another ass hole
     


  6. csulli13

    csulli13 Senior member

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    do YOU like them?

    Yes, I think they're pretty nice, but I was more concerned about quality. I'm buying something I don't usually get, and am seeking opinions more informed than my own.

    For example, when DVD players first came out I bought a cheap Coby player at Fry's. It worked fine for a few months, then started freezing and skipping constantly. I'm just checking to make sure I don't have another Coby on my hands.

    I'm also curious if about other peoples opinion on their style as well, as I've been known to buy some pretty hideous fashion items. I have a Kennith Cole Overcoat I was quite proud of until the 10th person asked me how I escaped the matrix (also, all 3 buttons fell off within the first month)


    I wonder... are they goodyear welted? Probably not.

    What does that mean, and how would I tell? Is there another thread/website you can point me to with an explination of what to look for in quality shoe construction?
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    but I need another pair of shoes like I need another ass hole


    You'd be surprise how handy that could be.
     


  8. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    You'd be surprise how handy that could be.

    Handy for what? One fist in there is a symbol of rebellion...just like in the olympics. Two is a fricking puppet show. No good can come of that.
     


  9. SirWilliam

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    You'd be surprise how handy that could be.

    Especially after a big Mexican meal...
     


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    onix Senior member

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    Is it just me, or the leather doesn't seem right? Is it calfskin or not?
     


  11. csulli13

    csulli13 Senior member

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    Is it just me, or the leather doesn't seem right? Is it calfskin or not?

    The sales copy on one of the websites says:

    "Roberto Guerrini symbolizes sleek and exclusive Italian designed shoes. Roberto Guerrini offers you a variety of exotic and unique dyed leathers. All designs are hand-crafted in Italy, stitched with leather upper, lining and soles. Roberto Guerrini shoes are directly from Italy. Enjoy the sophisticated look of a pair of Roberto Guerrini shoes."

    so I suppose it could be "exotic and unique"
     


  12. Ed Sullivan

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    I have a Kennith Cole Overcoat I was quite proud of until the 10th person asked me how I escaped the matrix

    he, he
     


  13. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    They look okay.
     


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