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Highest-Quality Shoe Report Card (Lattanzi, Bontoni, Lobb Kiton, Berluti)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Englishtea, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Allow me to apologize for perhaps coming across as one who is self-promoting. It really was not my intention and is not my nature.

    No worries, it sounds like a great collection that we would love to see.[​IMG]
     


  2. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Stylish Dinosaur

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    Am I the only one whose "troll-dar" is going off?
     


  3. Englishtea

    Englishtea Member

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    Ludwig Reiter is my only Austrian shoe. Not too crazy about it. I will take photos when I get back to the City next week. I promise not to do it on and funky carpets![​IMG]
     


  4. Englishtea

    Englishtea Member

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    Don't have any Edward Greens now. I used to have a pair many years ago. Great shoe but the styling is a little, well, too English.
     


  5. Englishtea

    Englishtea Member

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    aportnoy,

    I see you like your Edward Green? Do you prefer Green over Lobb?
     


  6. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I think if you want the best then bespoke is essential.

    For RTW, I find Lattanzi tough to beat from a style and quality viewpoint.
     


  7. Englishtea

    Englishtea Member

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    There is no question Lattanzi makes a great shoe. His styling and coloring, however, is no longer what is used to be. Have you ever seen his factory? He's a character...
     


  8. Englishtea

    Englishtea Member

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    I think the quality of Kiton and Bontoni and Lobb is as good as that of Lattanzi
     


  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My feeling is that Bontoni and Berluti are pretty crappy, but the others are varying degrees of very nice.
     


  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i would have to place santoni , vass , and john lobb on the top of my rtw list of which i know of.
     


  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    aportnoy,

    I see you like your Edward Green? Do you prefer Green over Lobb?


    Asthetically quite different. I give Lobb Prestiege the edge in quality of leather and consrtuction but Green's antiquing is top notch.
     


  12. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I like Lobb and Green but I think regular Lobb is a bit overpriced overall and not up to EG standards. Prestige is a different story.
     


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  14. horton

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    My feeling is that Bontoni and Berluti are pretty crappy, but the others are varying degrees of very nice.

    Matt I generally respect your opinion. What's the basis for the comment for Bontoni? I've seen/held them but never inspected them closely and to be frank don't have enough expertise (like many people here) to know precisely what I should be inspecting them for other than looks (and hoping they were well made).

    The one's I've seen looked good. What gives?
     


  15. kabert

    kabert Distinguished Member

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    By the way, which Austrian makers/brands did you choose/try?

    And what prevented them from being on your listings?[​IMG]

    PS: Would like to see the Lobb's(only)


    Austrian = Saint Crispin's, perhaps?

    I agree on the surprise at absence of Edward Green....
     


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