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Does Roberto Ugolini make their own shoes? Or Vass makes 'em?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Aug 28, 2006.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Well, mine are not here for another week or so, but if they are not a good deal better than Lobb Prestige I will eat my hat. My guess is that they will be in the Cleverley quality range, but perhaps not as good as Bemer, Gomez and Lobb Paris bespoke.

    Pretty amazing quality for $1K. Time to book the Italy flights.
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pretty amazing quality for $1K. Time to book the Italy flights.
    There are a whole lot of shoemakers in Italy that make an excellent pair of shoes for under $1500 bespoke. I am not sure how they make it work, but they make excellent shoes the old fashioned way that are every bit as good as the better known guys.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    There are a whole lot of shoemakers in Italy that make an excellent pair of shoes for under $1500 bespoke. I am not sure how they make it work, but they make excellent shoes the old fashioned way that are every bit as good as the better known guys.

    I wonder if there are good-value Portuguese makers.
     
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    I wonder if there are good-value Portuguese makers.
    What's gotten you on a Portugese kick recently?
     
  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    There are a whole lot of shoemakers in Italy that make an excellent pair of shoes for under $1500 bespoke. I am not sure how they make it work, but they make excellent shoes the old fashioned way that are every bit as good as the better known guys.
    And to think I was looking at some EGs in Saks for 1100+...

    How many provas does he like to do (i.e. how long would you have to be there in order to have shoes made?) I imagine it would require at least two trips or a very lengthy stay.
     
  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We did one measurement and one prova. The shoe was pretty much right, except we both thought that the toe could be extended more. I think that if you hit Florence at the beginning and end of a two week vacation you might get things done, but I am not sure.
     
  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's how I worked bespoke with Charvet. I was in France for 2 weeks and hit them the first day for the order, had a fitting about 7 days later, and then they shipped the completed shirts.
     
  8. Soph

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    The Holy Grail of Bespoke may have been found
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  9. misterjase

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    The website does not list an address for emailing for initial contact. Can someone please provide an address for emailing? Cheers.
     
  10. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    The website does not list an address for emailing for initial contact. Can someone please provide an address for emailing? Cheers.

    Anyone got he email address,
    website not have it.
     
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    Actually Roberto is coming to the U.S. soon to meet with a few clients. He also has just started a bag line which is amazing, same factory that produces Givenchy bags, just outside Florence. If you want an appointment contact geoffrey@leather-lab.com, he's is arranging all of the appointments.
     

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