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FS Brown Magnanni Wingtips

EL72

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I bought these shoes this weekend and wore them only once yesterday. I really like them but they turned out to be too big. They were a tad roomy when I tried them on in the store but they were so confortable I figured a foam insole and tongue pads would do it. However, after wearing them for a couple of hours yesterday, I concluded they are indeed too big as my heels slips far too much despite the insole.

They are a 4 eyelet balmoral wingtip in Tabaco brown with a slightly chiseled toe. The color is a very nice brown and the calfskin uppers are quite soft. They are fully leather lined and padded and extremely comfortable shoes. I am posting stock photos but rest assured the shoes are virtually new. As I said, I only wore them for a few hours yesterday, with a padded insole, and they are stored in the original box with cedar trees.

They are marked a size 10US (43.5) and run pretty true to size because I am a 9.5. These Magnannis are the Hernando style and retail for $275 online. See

http://suityourself.com/item-group.asp?pgpID=460

http://www.6pm.com/magnanni/hernando...rid=11961_2139

http://www.6pm.com/magnanni/hernando...rid=11961_2139

I am asking for $100 + shipping. Email or PM for paypal details. Thanks



 

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Man, those are nice shoes. If they were mine, I'd try everything (heel pad for back of heel, tongue pads) to get them to feel right. I had to do that with a pair of Brioni slip-ons I couldn't bear to part with.

I really like the last shape of these shoes--very trim and quite elegant--with a nice linear taper and graceful curve at the toe. If they were mine, I'd have my cobbler shave about 1/8" off the sole edges from the breast forward--well outside any stitching if there is any on the outside. This would make them close to perfect. This is a simple operation that shouldn't cost more than $15-$20, and one I've had done on several pairs of shoes.

The price you quote of $275 must be a sale price. I've seen lots of Magnannis here in Vancouver at Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew for $450 plus (Cdn.). You're nuts to let them go for $100; they're beautiful shoes--the Magnannis I've seen have had outstanding leather. Still, someone's going to get a helluva deal. Not me sadly; way too large.
 

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Originally Posted by Roger
Man, those are nice shoes. If they were mine, I'd try everything (heel pad for back of heel, tongue pads) to get them to feel right. I had to do that with a pair of Brioni slip-ons I couldn't bear to part with.

I really like the last shape of these shoes--very trim and quite elegant--with a nice linear taper and graceful curve at the toe. If they were mine, I'd have my cobbler shave about 1/8" off the sole edges from the breast forward--well outside any stitching if there is any on the outside. This would make them close to perfect. This is a simple operation that shouldn't cost more than $15-$20, and one I've had done on several pairs of shoes.

The price you quote of $275 must be a sale price. I've seen lots of Magnannis here in Vancouver at Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew for $450 plus (Cdn.). You're nuts to let them go for $100; they're beautiful shoes--the Magnannis I've seen have had outstanding leather. Still, someone's going to get a helluva deal. Not me sadly; way too large.


Thanks Roger. I'd love to keep them but I tried tongue pads and insoles and they were still too long. My heel is more narrow than my instep so I often get longer shoes that don't end up fitting me. The full retail on these is indeed around $350 USD and online shops sell them for $275. They were $150at Bennies in Atlanta so I am looking to sell them quickly for $100.
 

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