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I think the Northampton and American shoes are more of a predictable, known quantity over against the Italians.I see a lot of EG, C&J and Alden talk. Not too much Italian shoe talk
(johnapril @ Jan. 20 2005,08:31) In hindsight, I'd have bought these in black calf: http://www.crockettandjones.co.uk/Ne...es/savile.htmlQuote:
I know that Gamos' aren't all that popular on this site, but I must confess to being in love with the Ferragamo "style". Yes, they're pricey (or overpriced, depending on your point of view), but I don't think you can go wrong -- style-wise, at least -- buying a Gamo'. Also, IMHO, the quality of Ferragamo's Tramezza Collection is quite high. Personally, I'm quite taken by this shoe, and next time I'm at NM or Nordstrom, it's mine. ;-)I agree with everyone about the price. I thought it would be interesting to get peoples opinion on the styling since I usually say a cap-toe is a cap-toe and I thought this shoe stood out to me in the picture. But, I can't see myself paying $600 for a shoe that I can't be sure will last me for at least 10 years. However, what are peoples general opinion on the quality of a shoe like that? I see a lot of EG, C&J and Alden talk. Not too much Italian shoe talk
I'm not sure if you're looking for a shoe with a base color of cordovan or with cordovan highlights. Â I haven't seen a whole lot in the way of quality shoes in a cordovan color with an antiqued finish. Â I don't recall seeing any in C&J's Handgrade line. Â There may have a been a very few pairs in the last Grenson shipment. Â EG and Vass have some, but I haven't reached that spending level on shoes, yet.I find this a tough question: brown or black shoes? Â Because I love both. Â To make matters trickier, most recently, my clothing choices have demanded something else entirely from a shoe: cordovan (the color). Â The brown suit, the charcoal suit with just as much navy, the golden leather colored corduroy. Â All demand a shoe with a bit of ox blood in it, no? Â It is difficult to describe what I am really looking for to a shoe salesperson in Midwestern America, and the ones who do understand are suffering from the lack of shoe choices here as well. Â Often the right color is on a poorly-made shoe. Â Or the well-made shoes are the saddest of dark browns. Â The cordovan Aldens suggested by many on this forum are the closest I have come to what I am trying to describe. Â But when I see shoes with antiqued finishes, in reds and goldens and browns and walnuts, I just want to throw my Aldens to the back of the closet.