Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
I can only show you the door, you have to walk through it.
I can't see gemming in the posted GY-2 construction picture (it's there on GY-1 as expected, though).
Don't know how they manage to offer this at a low price. I guess not-so-good leather and finishing...
And I'd live happier if I do not know, or what?
Show me the damned door and I'll happily walk through it.
People asking about Aldo shoes = hot.
This is sizzling.
GY2 is hand welted thus no gemming? Also, price of labor costs and margin. Probably cheaper to hire a hand welting laborer in Spain/Romania than, say, France/UK.
Correct - hand welted - no gemming. Amazing for the price.
Vass price isn't that much higher, just their communication aint that great...
I have to confess to being less enthralled with the color of the dark brown calf – while it has an awesome mid-brown/red-ish color in some of the photos in this thread, in indoors light I find it to be a rather dull dark brown.
Sorry for the noob question, but is it possible/advisable to lighten up this dark brown with a lighter/ more red-ish shoe polish?
Or is putting a lighter polish on a darker shoe always a bad idea?
Vass price is almost double, unless you are visiting the shop itself.
Not to worry. I'm definitely trying Vass next.
Ive been meaning to order some Vass but Carmina has me by the balls, atm. Perfect styling, exceptional quality, and variety of shell colors at reasonable prices are reasons why ill continue to buy Carmina. Still waiting for my Meermin MTO to compare quality.
More expensive by a lot
Meermin hand lasted shoes costs EUR 285 including trees. Vass is EUR 390, EUR 420 for Ugolini collab. EUR 105 might be 'a lot', but not double by any math.
Customer service/shipping/etc is another story.
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