My Own Shoe Damage Thread

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    If you go to the Brioni boutiques in NY (especially the small one) you see that they buy Lattanzi in a very conservative way.

    Are these marked as Lattanzi or in some other obvious way to tell them apart? There's a Brioni boutique in Beverly Hills, but I've never checked out their shoe collection.

    --Andre
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Are these marked as Lattanzi or in some other obvious way to tell them apart? There's a Brioni boutique in Beverly Hills, but I've never checked out their shoe collection.

    --Andre



    99% of Brioni shoes are made by Lattanzi. One way to be sure is that the inside of the shoe generally has a tricolore (Italian flag) line of stitching. Generally it is somewhere around the ankle. However, the suede shoes do not have this.

    The best way to tell is by the sole and how it is finished. Lattanzi shoes all look the same in this regard, and not like any other shoe on the market.
     
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    That suede on the Lattanzi is probably the most fantastic color I've seen, thanks for sharing Matt.
     
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    They're all goreous. I especially love the Lattanzi monk. I see them currently in 52 St. store display window, they even have arch pads in contrasting color, very well made. Did you get them from the 52 St. store?

    P.S. I once asked why there're 2 Brioni stores so close together and I was told the 57 St. is geared toward out-of-towners while 52 St. is more like a neighborhood store targeting locals. If there's a such thing as a local neighborhood Brioni store, it only exists in New York.
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    They're all goreous. I especially love the Lattanzi monk. I see them currently in 52 St. store display window, they even have arch pads in contrasting color, very well made. Did you get them from the 52 St. store?

    P.S. I once asked why there're 2 Brioni stores so close together and I was told the 57 St. is geared toward out-of-towners while 52 St. is more like a neighborhood store targeting locals. If there's a such thing as a local neighborhood Brioni store, it only exists in New York.



    I got the monks at 57 and the suede laceups at 52.

    Interestingly, the shoe selection is very different at the two stores. 52 has mainly English looking shoes, and 57 has English looking and a few vintage Lattanzi (not the crazy looking ones) models. Beverly Hills has a great selection of the Bentivegna style which is Lattanzi's signiture shoe. The prices of the Bentivegna are 1/2 what they are at Lattanzi's boutique. Beverly Hills also has Lattanzi driving shoes and loafers which are beautiful but more extravagent than even I can justify.

    The best looking shoe that Lattanzi makes for Brioni is a butterfly front monkstrap. It is displayed at the 52nd street store as you enter from inside the shopping arcade (may not be there anymore), but they said that only Vegas stocked the shoe. It is the best looking shoe I have ever seen.

    Bill- The suede on that shoe feels even better than it looks[​IMG] .
     
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    Interestingly, the shoe selection is very different at the two stores. 52 has mainly English looking shoes, and 57 has English looking and a few vintage Lattanzi (not the crazy looking ones) models.

    Probably it's becasue 52's target audience is the "locals" - hedge fund managers, i-bankers, m&a lawyers who work in the area.

    Matt, your Lattanzi "Edward Green" is one of my all time favs. They were at BG but when I decided to pull the trigger they were gone.
     
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    Probably it's becasue 52's target audience is the "locals" - hedge fund managers, i-bankers, m&a lawyers who work in the area.

    Matt, your Lattanzi "Edward Green" is one of my all time favs. They were at BG but when I decided to pull the trigger they were gone.


    You mean the one on the left in this pic? [​IMG]They are both from his EG series, as is the suede in the original pic. The are called Asquit, EG2 and EG1. The 52nd St Brioni has many more from the series including a darkbrown captoe like the EG2 that has the same kind of antiquing as the Asquit
     
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    You mean the one on the left in this pic? [​IMG]They are both from his EG series, as is the suede in the original pic. The are called Asquit, EG2 and EG1. The 52nd St Brioni has many more from the series including a darkbrown captoe like the EG2 that has the same kind of antiquing as the Asquit

    Yes, the one on the left.[​IMG] I love the square off chiseled toe. It out-888s the 888 last.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, the one on the left.[​IMG] I love the square off chiseled toe. It out-888s the 888 last.


    If you are tempted, the Lattanzi shop has that shoe in at least three, maybe four, different leathers. PM me if you want any more info.
     
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    Is that Lattanzi a bespoke?
     
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    Is that Lattanzi a bespoke?

    None of the ones in this thread are bespoke.
     
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    That monkstrap really is beautiful!

    However, I have been wondering why these threads always are about shoe "damage". Is this a play on words that I completely miss? To me the word "damage" means "injury" or "breakage". Yet none of these wonderful shoes are damaged? What am I missing here? Thanks.
     
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    That monkstrap really is beautiful!

    However, I have been wondering why these threads always are about shoe "damage". Is this a play on words that I completely miss? To me the word "damage" means "injury" or "breakage". Yet none of these wonderful shoes are damaged? What am I missing here? Thanks.


    It's slang ... In this case, think "damage to pocketbook." [​IMG]
     
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    I think I am a shoe fetish now!!! Man I love the Manza Monkstraps!!!!
     
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    Matt

    the EG2 model is stunning. does Brioni offer it in suede?

    Also, as a general question, when is the best time to purchase suede shoes? are they offered throughout the year?


    Thanks.
     

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