Harris executive shoes

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  1. threadman

    threadman Member

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    I have been looking at a pair of Harris Executive shoes. They look like great shoes. Hand made, brass tacking on the heels and sole tips. I tried their web site but it is Italian. Tried emailing them but no response. Anyone know anything about this company? Pricing? Here is link to their site. http://www.calzoleriaharris.com/
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A Harris, why have you never told us about that side-line of yours?
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] I had a pair of Harris shoes once - Barneys used to sell them (maybe they still do, I don't know.) They were very well made. They are massive and very heavy - not the thing if you are trying to make your foot look smaller. The soles on my pair looked like they would go FOREVER. I decided they made my foot look to big so I sold them before I ever wore them: [​IMG] [​IMG] I think they run about $550 a pair but I'm not sure.
     
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    Barney's is still selling them.  They have two kinds, one that has heavy single or double welt, and one that has concealed single welt that they wish to make it look English.  I am not a fan of the first kind, but you should definitely consider the second model.  I first saw them in Italy for around ~US$400 - $500; Barney's sell them from $500 - $800.  

    They use Italian-tanned leather, medium soft, evenly dyed, shoe laces with leather coiling at the end, slight chiselled toe, quarters cut slightly higher towards the heel.  

    I advise picking up a pair only during sales.
     
  5. threadman

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    A Harris. Wow. Those are the exact ones I'm looking at. (the picture). I too was concerned that they might make my foot look too big. Already a size 13. I'll have to give it a little more thought. I have first choice on them. If not, he will list them on ebay. Thank you all for the information.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you don't buy them let me know - maybe I'll give them a second chance.
     

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