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Figlio di Giorgio Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by contactme_11, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

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    Anyone ever hear of or own any shoes of this brand? I've seen some of their designs on various websites and ebay and they look pretty sharp.
     
  2. Meursault-

    Meursault- Senior member

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    Some nice looking boots on ebay. Any opinions from the SF intelligentsia?
     
  3. speedster.8

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    A newer GREEK brand, never herad or seen of them ... http://fdg.moonfruit.com @ on ebay from 17£ (exotics around 50£) im not sure id spend the 20£ req to ship stateside ...
     
  4. agavilanes

    agavilanes Senior member

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    Bumping this thread to know if anybody has experience with those shoes. I looked on e-bay last year, but I was reluctant to pull the trigger because the lack of info...
     
  5. CBJimmy

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I am looking at a pair of double monk straps on ebay at the momeny of Figlio di Giorgio. Anybody know anything about them in terms of quality etc.?
     
  6. thisfits

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    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I am looking at a pair of double monk straps on ebay at the momeny of Figlio di Giorgio. Anybody know anything about them in terms of quality etc.?

    I was wondering the same thing and found this thread. I checked the seller's feedback, found some eBayers who had purchased the double monks, and sent them messages asking if they were happy with their shoes. One just got back to me, regarding a purchase in October 2008.

     
  7. porschemad911

    porschemad911 Senior member

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    I own a pair of these boots: http://www.figliodigiorgio.com/#/brown-boot/4529311399 They're light, comfortable, look nice and sleek under slim denim / chinos, and the leather feels nice and supple. They're not high-end by any means, but excellent value for money for me.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Besides that boot you posted most of their shoes appear to be glued.
     
  9. thisfits

    thisfits Senior member

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    Another comment from an eBayer came in this morning:

     
  10. k4lnamja

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    Sorry to bump these but any other reviews/comments?

    They do look good. I wonder what brand they would compare to? AE? Probably not, right?

    Cheers
     
  11. pebblegrain

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    pics look like something you buy at Urban Outfitters for $59
     
  12. k4lnamja

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    pics look like something you buy at Urban Outfitters for $59

    I'm assuming that is a bad thing. Hah!
     
  13. HarleyBob

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    I purchased a pair a year or so ago. Absolute crap!!! I wore them twice, they looked terrible and really cheap. I gave them to Goodwill. Don't do it!
     
  14. JamesWaldgrave

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    You guys should actually give FG a chance - I have tried 3 pairs and the truth is that they aren't Allen Edmonds but definitely worth the money and bit more at that. Galys - the owner is also a very respectable man who listens and understands your needs. I received the wrong size and he immidiately sent me the right size as I was going away for holidays. No hazzle at all. The service is excellent and the shoes are beautiful and also sturdy so for a price as low as 50 EUR you are actually getting a bargain! Have a look at http://www.fdg.gr/ and please share your experiences.
     
  15. HarleyBob

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    You guys should actually give FG a chance - I have tried 3 pairs and the truth is that they aren't Allen Edmonds but definitely worth the money and bit more at that.

    Galys - the owner is also a very respectable man who listens and understands your needs. I received the wrong size and he immidiately sent me the right size as I was going away for holidays. No hazzle at all.

    The service is excellent and the shoes are beautiful and also sturdy so for a price as low as 50 EUR you are actually getting a bargain!

    Have a look at http://www.fdg.gr/ and please share your experiences.


    I've tried them. They are glued junk with cheap leather, if it is leather. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
     
  16. JamesWaldgrave

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    I've tried them. They are glued junk with cheap leather, if it is leather. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
    HarleyBob, Which model did you try? Lace-ups or double monks? As I said, truth be told, these are not Allen Edmonds or even C&J. We stock C&J and Bally in our shop and people who are prepared, and can afford, to pay 400 EUR+ plus can of course get themselves a pair of "lifetimers" and don't look back but consider a student on loans or even a laborer who wants to wear something stylish that isn't from one of the big budgets chains - I may be way out on this one but I don't see the harm in going for FDG. I am no shoe-expert whatsoever, but in my own trials of the shoe it hasn't disappointed me yet.
     
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    HarleyBob,

    Which model did you try? Lace-ups or double monks?

    As I said, truth be told, these are not Allen Edmonds or even C&J. We stock C&J and Bally in our shop and people who are prepared, and can afford, to pay 400 EUR+ plus can of course get themselves a pair of "lifetimers" and don't look back but consider a student on loans or even a laborer who wants to wear something stylish that isn't from one of the big budgets chains - I may be way out on this one but I don't see the harm in going for FDG.

    I am no shoe-expert whatsoever, but in my own trials of the shoe it hasn't made me disappointed yet.


    I would advice said student to scour the interwebs for used shoes or seconds of respected manufacturers. I had a pair of fdg double monks. Simply not worth it.
     
  18. HarleyBob

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    They were single monk shoes. It wouldn't have mattered what style they were, they were absolute crap. Buyer beware!
     

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