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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior Member

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    Any opinions on this pair of Santoni's? I can't decide if the leather's graininess makes them look too weird/cheesy... [​IMG]
     


  2. eddievddr10

    eddievddr10 Distinguished Member

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    ding! ding! ding!
    kopped both double monks hope they fit
     


  3. isshinryu101

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    my experience as well. I've only owned Limited Edition & Goodyear models, but the US market ones all ran TTS. The European market models were all 1 1/2 sizes to 1 3/4 sizes larger to find US equivelent. This is typical for non-mainstream Italian makers from my experience.
     


  4. clausc

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    I would say half a size larger than most brands. I have about 10 pairs of Santoni shoes, from casual to boots and goodyear welted and they are pretty consistent in sizing. I wear size 8UK in Santoni (and Bally and Tods) and 8.5 or 9 in Grenson, Church's, AS, C&J, etc.
     


  5. Gdot

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    My experience with Santoni is 100% consistent with Isshy's statement above. And I've owned a good many of Santonis over the years.

    Their US sized shoes run tts - perhaps a smidge largish. UK sized shoes run 1/2 size larger than most UK sized shoes. And as Isshy also mentioned this is not at all uncommon with Italian shoes marked with UK sizes.

    Because they are invariably long lasted shoes with lots of toe space I can usually do well the smaller size with my slightly narrow foot. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't even try to 1/2 size down on a pair I purchased at Harrods a month or so ago. The creases set up a little far towards the toe for my taste on them.

    Even though I already have a pair of Santonis in Navy I would of snapped up those blue dub monks in a flash if they had been in my size. That's a lot of fun shoe for the price. In tan, meh, just another lightweight Italian shoe which you can routinely pick up at a steep discount.
     


  6. jreigen

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    I've seen them in person and liked them...
     


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    dang, consensus is clear... looks like I guessed on the wrong direction...

    Thanks y'all.
     


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    Whoa whoa whoa, so 10.5 UK marked double monks might be most suitable for a 12 US? that is a wicked difference....
     


  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    what were the sizes?!
     


  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    This part is truth. Expect these to go 1.5 to 1.75 bigger than size stamped on the bottom of the shoe.
     


  14. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    yes.
     


  15. greekgeek

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    10.5, 11 UK
     


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