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Help identifying Brioni boots

Sinbios

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I just picked up a pair of Brioni boots, and AFAIK Brioni does not make their shoes in house but contracts them out to dedicated shoemakers. The soles and heel pad look just like these, but the maker wasn't identified there. There were some mentions of Bonafe in a couple of threads but I'm not sure how to tell if that's the case for these. The supposed original price was just over $3000, but I'm not sure I believe that, and apparently they were available from Mr. Porter for $1350 at some point. Would appreciate if anyone familiar with Italian shoemakers could help identify them!

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I also noticed a bunch of perforations on the insole around the edge, does anyone know what may have caused those? I've never noticed them on my other GYW shoes before. Could these be an indication that these are handwelted rather than GYW, or am I way off the mark?
 

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Those boots were made by Silvano Sasseti. They also make shoes for RLPL, and Zegna Couture.

$1250 retail sounds about right for those boots.
That was quick, thanks! Are there any telltale markings or is it based on industry knowledge? Any idea if they do handwelting?
 

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That was quick, thanks! Are there any telltale markings or is it based on industry knowledge? Any idea if they do handwelting?

The writing in the tongue is the telltale sign. It’s the exact same script across many of their models.

Likely not handwelted. And I don’t know if they offer it.

Either way, nice looking boots.
 

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I would guess sassetti as well, this is Silvano Sassetti for RLPL, you can see similar script. The bottom patch is not always there though, I have two lower line Sassetti for Bergdorf Goodman (the a lot less than 1k 10 years ago one), they don’t have the patch


also better picture on bottom patch

 

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I would guess sassetti as well, this is Silvano Sassetti for RLPL, you can see similar script. The bottom patch is not always there though, I have two lower line Sassetti for Bergdorf Goodman (the a lot less than 1k 10 years ago one), they don’t have the patch


Yeah the font certainly looks similar, especially the "G". Wish there was an example with more overlapping letters.

The patch is actually pretty different, the one on the RLPL looks like a separate piece of leather tacked onto the sole, but on the Brionis the patch is cut out of the sole itself and set back in.
 

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