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The mind boggles. How can a pair of shoes be reversible and turned inside out like an overcoat? A pair of rubber galoshes, maybe, but street shoes?They showed a $6,000 pair of reversible crocodile loafers from Silvano Lattanzi.
I'm a big fan of A. Testoni, but I have to admit, I was surprised to see a price that high. Maybe the buckles are 24K gold? Never seen that before, but just thinking out loud...You've got me. Maybe if the shoe were hand-welted and had extensive hand stitching on the upper, it wouldn't be entirely unreasonable, but there's nothing out of the ordinary about that shoe.
Comparing C&J to Testoni's norwegians is like comparing apples to oranges (to me at least) because one shoe is much more casual due to the stitchings. But quality wise, I believe that Testonis are better finished. But when comparing the finishing and polishing to EGs, EGs are better. You pay a premium for the name and the additional work on the stitchings.How does C&J handgrade compare to Testoni's highest tier of quality? And how would it compare with Edward Green, which oxxfords cost about 40% lower than that $1400 price?
I think the originally price on the penny-loafer was $2,600....The Lattanzi's at BG were retailing at 1800, I think they're on sale for "only" 1200 now....