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Magnanni or AE

versusqc

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Hello,
I'm currently in the market for a Monks type shoe, and since I cannot find RL Rivington in Quebec, I looked in the forum for other brand.

I saw two nice Double Strap Monks avalaible fairly cheap near where I live. I will go try them latter on this week, but I just wanted to know if their quality and construction(life-spawn) of each of those.

This one is by Magnanni, in burgundy , made in Spain


The others are the Allens-Edmonds Mora, in Brown Burnished Calf


Thanks a lot for the help
 

grimslade

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The Mora is much nicer, and AEs are better shoes than Magnannis. No brainer.
 

versusqc

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ok yeah, I read that the AE will last longuer. I just hope my local shop still have Mora in my size :p
If he dont, are the Magnanni a good deal for 150$can, or should I consider other brand for monks?
edit: thanks :)
 

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While the one pair of Magnannis I own:



are alot sleeker than the one pair of AEs I own:



In the case of the shoes you're talking about, there's not such a big difference. It's true that AEs are alot more solid-feeling than Magnannis, and will probably end up lasting longer, so if price is not much of a consideration in the choice I'd take the AEs. Having said that, 150 Canadian dollars is less than 100 euros - which is a steal for a pair of Magnannis IMHO.

Why not get both?
 

marc237

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Originally Posted by versusqc
ok yeah, I read that the AE will last longuer. I just hope my local shop still have Mora in my size :p
If he dont, are the Magnanni a good deal for 150$can, or should I consider other brand for monks?
edit: thanks :)


At 1/3 of $150, I would not get the Magnanni. They are very clunky looking. Mora is often available through the Amazon connected e-sellers and is often available new on ebay.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...trypage=search


If you are willing to pay retail, any AE store can have shipped from any other.
 

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Nothing wrong with Magnannis but in this particular comparison the Moras look much better.
 

versusqc

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ok great, I just hope my retailer can have some Mora, Nearly all the AE in store are on sale for 150$ too, but I cannot find the Mora listed on his website so I will call him tomorow(today is holiday for everyone
) EDIT: and about getting both, I do not have enough shoes to get 2 pair of monkstrap :p I guess If I cannot find Mora I will end up buying another style of AE, giving all the good comments I hear about those
 

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