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Great unknown brands

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rcc1, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. rcc1

    rcc1 Active Member

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    Hello guys, please share great unknown brands (same quality or better them Brioni) that you know.

    I think I know only 3 unknown great brands:

    Rubinacci
    Zilli
    Liverano & Liverano
     
  2. comrade

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    Not unknown at least in StyleForum precints.

    My adds:

    Belvest, Battistoni, Ludwig Reiter (shoes)
    Perry Ercolino ( Bespoke shoes)
     
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    I omitted Winston Tailors, New York (Chipp).
    Ivy/ trad/ with real flair. MTM and Bespoke only.
    I have a bunch of their stuff.
     
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    gsugsu Senior member

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    To whom are these brands unknown? None of the makers mentioned are foreign to SF. They have all been discussed in threads to varying degrees
     
  5. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Senior member

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    Rubinacci, with stores in Tokyo, London, New York, Rome, etc. - is an unknown brand? :eh:
     
  6. rcc1

    rcc1 Active Member

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    Well it's unknown for most people I think.
     
  7. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Same quality or better than Brioni is a pretty high standard.

    I guess you could call this, brands unappreciated by the plebes.
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I feel like if I tell you, they won't be unknown anymore. PM me if you can promise to keep quiet.
     
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    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Same or better quality than Brioni is a bit tough. The only ones that comes to mind is La Vera and maybe St. Andrew (old RLPL). Attolini/Oxxford/Kiton also but they are all pretty much well known now. Here are some brands that are unknown and are slightly below Brioni level:

    Partenopea
    Belvest
    Caruso
    Isaia (pretty well known now, in NYC at least)
    Borrelli (see above)


    These are pretty well known on SF though but I'm assuming you mean to the general public.
     
  11. rcc1

    rcc1 Active Member

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    hahaahahahah, I promise, tell me right now [​IMG]
     
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    Higher than Brioni standards is pretty tough and all brands mentioned have been discussed in some way. I would add 9.2 from Italy(they don´t even have a website, but just a shop in Padova and Verona). Maybe Delvaux from Belgium?
     
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    I'm wearing their 002 boots today. I like them a lot. I have never handled their suede.
     
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    Huzzah.
     
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    Any feedback on the lasts?
     
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    Just gotta look a little harder (it's under "Shoe Guide" in the online shop): http://zonkeyboot.com/shop/page/sizes-and-fitting

    I recall reading somewhere that Zonkeyboot was associated with Saint Crispin somehow
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ambrosi
     
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