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Moreschi shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. FCS

    FCS Senior Member

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    How many tiers of quality do they have, and the corresponding prices too? And how would you compare them to, say, Allen Edmonds (that's the only mid high-end brand I'm familiar with)?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
     


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    I don't know if you'd call them different lines, but I've seen three basic types of Moreschi shoes: driving mocs, regular lace-ups and loafers, and a small number of Norwegian-welted shoes.

    Calfskin versions of the driving mocs retail for around $300. They're very comfortable, and they have more support than do similar shoes from Ferragamo and JP Tod's.

    Calfskin versions of the regular lace-ups and loafers retail for around $360 or $370. They're similar in quality to some other Italian-made shoes like regular Santoni, Lavarazione Originale Ferragamo, and Gravati (although I would argue that they're not quite the level of Santoni and Gravati). It's hard to compare them to Allen-Edmonds shoes because the styling and construction methods are so different. I'd say that Allen-Edmonds probably has the sturdier shoe but that Moreschi makes a more stylish and comfortable product.

    I've only seen pictures of the Norwegian-welted shoes. I don't know how much they cost.

    It's worth noting that Moreschi uses a lot of exotic skins, particularly peccary and ostrich leg. Some of what they turn out is too exuberant for my tastes, but I think that their calfskin shoes are usually pretty good.
     


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    Thanks for the info. What do you think of their durability, btw? And have you ever seen one selling for $400+ full retail price?
     


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    I couldn't tell you about durability since I've never bought them. The problem is that my friendly neighborhood Moreschi retailer also sells Gravati, and Moreschi really suffers in comparison.

    I've seen Moreschi shoes retail for more than $400, but only for exotic skins. I would imagine that the Norwegian-welted shoes would retail for significantly more, though, whether or not they're made from exotics.
     


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