Italian Shoe Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lakewolf, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    I live in Europe so here Italian Shoes are quite common... I saw several shoe porn threads and wanted to add mine... these are not high end shoes, but good quality hand made Italian shoes every man can buy and actually wear...
    So here they go !

    Ralph Harrison Shell Cordovan Loafers

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    Moreschi Brown Bluchers

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    Boss Natural bluchers

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    Pakersons Natural Oxfords

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    Pakersons Black Oxfords

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    Naviboot Natural Bluchers Captoes

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    Naviboot Black Oxford Captoes

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    Varese Brown WingTips

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  2. Artisan Fan

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    Some of the cap toes look a bit exaggerated to me.
     


  3. Lt.m_castillo

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    some gorgeous shoes. the oxfords and captoes are especially nice. what are the mark-ups on pradas in italy? just wondering why pricing is so stupid in canada/US.
     


  4. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    some gorgeous shoes. the oxfords and captoes are especially nice. what are the mark-ups on pradas in italy? just wondering why pricing is so stupid in canada/US.

    Actually these are superbly hand made calfskin italian shoes that sell here for around $170 but you can get them for under $100 when on sale.

    The pakersons are really wonderful, fit like a glove and really gorgeous... I can't understand why some people pay $600 or more for the same kind of shoes in the US, only for the label on them ?
     


  5. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Some of the cap toes look a bit exaggerated to me.

    I agree, those Naviboot captoes are kind of exaggerated... [​IMG]

    Look at these, they are more trendy takes on classics (exaggerated maybe)... are good to wear them with slim suits and are the kind you'd see in GQ labelled at $500+, here you get them for under $100

    This Brand Ralph Harrison have two product lines
    English style goodyear welted shoes and italian style trendy slim shoes.

    Ralph Harrison "golf" wingtips

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    Look at the hybrid soles
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  6. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

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    Where can we find those shoes for sale?? Do you know anywebsites that carry those shoes?
     


  7. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Where can we find those shoes for sale?? Do you know anywebsites that carry those shoes?

    Hi, I found them on the net but they are not at discount price..

    Here is the link, and they sell them for $289, mine I got them here in Geneva, Switzerland for sale at $92 .. good deal [​IMG]

    http://www.forzieri.com/usa/deptb.as...d_id=107&ads=1
     


  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    They're classic looks with a slight Italian edge. It seems for the price paid that you came out ok.
     


  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hi, I found them on the net but they are not at discount price..

    Here is the link, and they sell them for $289, mine I got them here in Geneva, Switzerland for sale at $92 .. good deal [​IMG]

    http://www.forzieri.com/usa/deptb.as...d_id=107&ads=1


    Forzieri even has an Amazon store, so their shoes are available (at full price) there as well.
     


  10. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Lakewolf, do you use shoe trees?
     


  11. mumbojumbo

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    Anyone know when a shoe can actually labelled "hand made"? is there a given percentual amount of handwork required or is it sufficent when e.g. only the leather is cut by hand.
     


  12. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Lakewolf, do you use shoe trees?

    No I dont' use them... I will buy some then...
     


  13. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Please post yours...

    I'd like to see them...
     


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