Quick questions fellas about a prospective shoe purchase

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Apr 9, 2006.

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Am I nuts if I order this shoe from Berluti?

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    Duveen Senior member

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    They are gorgeous shoes. Have you tried them on? If you know that they'll fit and are willing to pay the $$$, I suppose you are not nuts.

    Has anyone ever resolved the myth/rumor that Berluti shoes crease up like crazy and look awful after only a few wearings? Something about much thinner, less durable leather.

    If I were you, I'd want to get a bit of feedback from owners of Berluti dress shoes before taking the plunge.
     
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    thinman Senior member

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    It doesn't work for me. The floating medallion and the broguing are just an unusual combination. If you like it, though, go for it. I've seen much worse from Berlurti.
     
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    They certainly are interesting. I almost bought a pair in green. The big question is the price. The Blake-stitching and wrinkly leather (not a myth) isn't very nice for $1200+. Also, if you are ordering over the phone, that makes the patination process more difficult and possibly disappointing.
     
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    I like all the components, particularly the color, but I'm still not sure what I think about the shoes.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I checked these out at Barneys Bill and I was really disappointed with the qulaity:$$$ equation. You can do way better.
     
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    The leather is beautiful, and Berluti is a good shoemaker, but the shoe seems a little...er...Stacy Adams-looking?
     
  8. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I checked these out at Barneys Bill and I was really disappointed with the qulaity:$$$ equation. You can do way better.
    Well that settles it, looks like more $$$ for Chris' Grenson sale!
     
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    mr monty Senior member

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    The leather is beautiful, and Berluti is a good shoemaker, but the shoe seems a little...er...Stacy Adams-looking?

    What is stacy adams looking? I know stacies, that Berluti could never be mistaken for a pair of stacy adams.
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    beautiful dandyish shoes.
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    I like the colour although the price definitely seems a little, uhm, extravagant. The shape looks ok, cannot quite tell.
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Perhaps Corthay would be better.
     
  13. StevenRocks

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    What is stacy adams looking? I know stacies, that Berluti could never be mistaken for a pair of stacy adams.
    Maybe it's Giorgio Brutini I'm thinking of. I think they look a little too contemporary and cheesy looking for the price.
     
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    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    they just look hideous.

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    luc I always appreciate your honesty. I'm going to hold out for Corthay when I visit in December/January.
     

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