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Rate the Top Shoe Labels in Tiers

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In the spirit of Mr. Heards' recent tie tier post, it would be nice to develop a general listing of top shoe brands/labels. Hence, we should develop a general guideline with respect to both style and quality among the various brands of shoes i.e. Tier A: Lobb, G&G, etc.; Tier B: Santoni, Sutor, etc.; Tier C: Alden, Loake, etc. Anyone care to chime in??
 

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Tier 1: what fits the best
Tier 2: everything else
 

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Originally Posted by Twotone
Tier 1: what fits the best
Tier 2: everything else



Huh? A pair of proper fitting Cole Haan's or or J&M's would seem to meet your standards. I'm looking for a list that takes into account fit, style, and construction.
 

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Tier 1: I have been on the board for 3/4 of a year and I have seen a post like this at least once a month.

Tier2: Only having 160 posts but still being sick of all of the "OMG! rank these {insert object} from best to worst!!!!LOLOL" threads.
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
At the very top would be Tom Ford.
I must admit, I saw some Tom Ford shoes at Neiman's today and the waist was marvelous.
 

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Originally Posted by yo!
Tier 1: I have been on the board for 3/4 of a year and I have seen a post like this at least once a month.

Tier2: Everything else.



Apparently, this is going nowhere. Where is the "Shoe Fairy" or the "Shoe"when you need them?
 

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Try the search.

I know that there is an Ask Andy that has a shoe hierarchy which is referred to commonly.
 

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Originally Posted by binge
I must admit, I saw Tom Ford's waist while having sex with him and it was marvelous.

I can't disagree there. top notch
 

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yeah it should show Tom Ford Mainline #1, Tom by Tom Ford #2, and Black Tom by TF aka Tom Ford #3. other than that it is spot on
 

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Originally Posted by Tarmac
yeah it should show Tom Ford Mainline #1, Tom by Tom Ford #2, and Black Tom by TF aka Tom Ford #3. other than that it is spot on

Where does his Trad line, Uncle Tom, fit?
 

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Originally Posted by James Bond
Where does his Trad line, Uncle Tom, fit?

It doesn't, never will, and everyone secretly knows it.
 

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Here is a list of some of the more well known RTW Shoemakers broken down into Tiers according to quality based on my limited knowledge:

Tier 1:
John Lobb, Edward Green, Gaziano & Girling, Vass, Kiton, St. Crispins, Corthay, Santoni(fatte a mano)


Tier 2:
C&J, Church's, Weston, Berluti, Ferragamo(Tramezza's), Sutor Mantellassi, A. Testoni, Santoni(regular)


Tier 3:
Alden, AE's, Romano Martegani, Bruno Magli, Ferragamo(regular line), Peal(Brooks Bros), Tricker's


any suggestions?
 

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