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HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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    Just won these and was wondering they are actually Grenson Masterpiece or simply Grenson.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Thank you.


    Most likely a sample made to MP standards, thus the hidden channel welt and rose stamp. Another tell will be what's embossed on the inside under where your heel goes.
     


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    Just won these and was wondering they are actually Grenson Masterpiece or simply Grenson.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Thank you.


    Most likely a sample made to MP standards, thus the hidden channel welt and rose stamp. Another tell will be what's embossed on the inside under where your heel goes.

    Bought a pair off the same seller and they are def Masterpieces and great quality. I nearly bid up against you for those, just hope they fit you as the ones i got off him were very small for a size 6, im wondering if MP's fit very small. [​IMG]
     


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    Bought a pair off the same seller and they are def Masterpieces and great quality. I nearly bid up against you for those, just hope they fit you as the ones i got off him were very small for a size 6, im wondering if MP's fit very small. [​IMG]

    They do.
     


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    Good thread. The problem is that some factories will change the labels over time. Also, having a different label within the same brands means that they are outsourcing to other factories. I know, because I have seen this with my own eyes.
     


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    They do.

    Theres a pair on ebay at the moment in 7.5 UK and im thinking of bidding on them as the measurements basically equate to my C&J Handgrades in 6.5 on the 337 ie about 29cm x 10 cm. This seems very small for a 7.5. The 6's i got i could barely get on my feet so its maybe the case the 7.5's fit me. Any thoughts Rebel ???
     


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    Theres a pair on ebay at the moment in 7.5 UK and im thinking of bidding on them as the measurements basically equate to my C&J Handgrades in 6.5 on the 337 ie about 29cm x 10 cm. This seems very small for a 7.5. The 6's i got i could barely get on my feet so its maybe the case the 7.5's fit me. Any thoughts Rebel ???

    They run 1/2 size large, generally. Sole measurements are worthless.
     


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    Hi

    The Corneliani shoes are 50% off at the New Delhi boutique and I was considering picking up a black captoe which looked to be solidly built. They were around 900 USD full price and 450 USD discounted.

    I am wondering if anyone knows who makes shoes for Corneliani and are they worth 450 USD ?

    My experience with designer branded Italian shoes is limited to a Canali chukka with vibram sole which has served me well.

    Thanks for your help.
     


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    I came accross these sport coats at a thrift store. They all were my size, felt nice, and had functioning sleeve buttons so i picked them up. Not sure what brand they are since the tags have all been removed. Any help?

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    I came accross these sport coats at a thrift store. They all were my size, felt nice, and had functioning sleeve buttons so i picked them up. Not sure what brand they are since the tags have all been removed. Any help?]

    Nice haul. Caruso, Caruso, ?, SaintAndrews
     


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    Nice haul. Caruso, Caruso, ?, SaintAndrews
    thanks for the help
     


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    Thoughts on this label/maker?


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    Nice haul. Caruso, Caruso, ?, SaintAndrews
    I've seen the missing one on a Cerruti Jacket that I own. I hope this helps. Clint
     


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    Following his success in fabrics, Nino Cerruti's first clothing line was Hitman. Giorgio Armani was a designer at Hitman before striking out on his own.
     


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    There is always a possibility that some of these manufacturers use the same label maker (I doubt they print their own labels) and end up with similar looking labels. I looked for a pic of a Corneliani label but couldn't find one. Here is a Corneliani for RLBL:
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    Regarding this label with the words "BLUE LABEL" written on it, would this correspond to a Polo I, II, III or IV?
     


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