- Sep 7, 2008
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Design-wise, I almost think it's an apple to oranges comparison, though both shoes are brogues. I see the Gravati as being more of a city-ish shoe, with it's sleeker last. The AS with it's slightly "chunky" last is more of a more casual country shoe. Depends on what you want, really. I do like some brogues that have that heaviness to them, while by the same token, I also have brogues that have sleeker lasts. I wear them on different occasions.
Agree. But the sole determines both shoes to be a "country shoe". The Gravati combining the sole to the sleek last is kind of an oxymoron to me.
I am very biased, but defintiely Gravati. I am wearing a similar pair today. Very light, very Italian, with supple leather. Can't go wrong.
Those are sharp shoes, and I like the laces.
A little off topic but, for some reason this forum seriously underrates Gravati.
Given the OP's scenario (Gravatis cost $200 more), I would get the Sargents. But the styles are pretty different. The pictured Sargents are almost casual shoes.
This surprises me. The Gravatis I have run slightly smaller than some of the other brands I own. If I had gone down a size I'd have needed baby oil and a trash compactor to get my foot into them in the mornings.