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Luigi Borrelli Shoe Quality

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Can anyone tell me about the quality of Luigi Borrelli shoes? Maybe as compared to other shoe brands.
 

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i have a pair of monkstraps that I got off B&S for 350 (not sure what the retail is, im in aus and none here). only had them for about 8 months but the leather has worn extremely well. have maintained shape well also

i think i read somewhere here that they have changed makers a few times. might want to see who is making for them then comparisons might be easier if borrelli shoes aren't so common
 

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Borrelli doesn't make shoes themselves. The Borrelli shoes I have are made by Santoni (couple of years ago) and more recent by Sutor Mantellassi . Both are excellent quality.
 

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Originally Posted by Wicky
Borrelli doesn't make shoes themselves. The Borrelli shoes I have are made by Santoni (couple of years ago) and more recent by Sutor Mantellassi . Both are excellent quality.

SM stopped making shoes for Borrelli a long time ago. The most recent maker is Peluso. The Borrelli anything in the past few years have been junk, especially considering the price.
 

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Would $200 be too much to pay for a pair NIB?
 

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Got one pair of wholecuts and returned them.

The quality was average , the desing too rounded for my tastes.
 

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Originally Posted by SpallaCamiccia
Got one pair of wholecuts and returned them. The quality was average , the desing too rounded for my tastes.
Do you know who made them? The ones I'm looking at are made by santoni.
 

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Originally Posted by Achilles_
Do you know who made them? The ones I'm looking at are made by santoni.

I don't know, mines werent as I love Santoni.
 

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I would say $200 is a safe price for Borrelli shoes, no matter which of the possible makers it is
 

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
I would say $200 is a safe price for Borrelli shoes, no matter which of the possible makers it is

Point taken. Ironically they are Pebblegrain
 

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Interesting, I think Borrelli clothes are great, and a pair of shoes made by S.M. or Santoni for 200 should be a good deal
 

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The pair I once owned were indeed Santoni. Luigi could have partnered with another maker just as reputable since then.
 
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