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Santoni Fatte a Mano

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What are the retail prices for this line? Today I saw a pair of very classic black cap toes, that looked more English than Italian. Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by rebel222
They have a few levels of FAM that vary considerably in price.

If we're talking about the tan sock serrated edge goodyears, I think anywhere from $950 to $2000 for limited edition FAMs. Check shermanbrothers.com for a decent selection of FAMs. Anything less than the 950 retail price point won't be FAM, and whether goodyear welted, not sure.
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
If we're talking about the tan sock serrated edge goodyears, I think anywhere from $950 to $2000 for limited edition FAMs. Check shermanbrothers.com for a decent selection of FAMs. Anything less than the 950 retail price point won't be FAM, and whether goodyear welted, not sure.

Thanks for the info. It seems that there are so many different quality levels even in the same line. Therefore, it is difficult to identify from which line and what kind of quality the shoes I saw are.
 

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Do you refer to the orange socks FAM or really the Fatto a mano?
As mentioned before, FAM does not mean much. The good year welted are almost double in price. Then you have limited edition, etc.
In Italy the prices are slightly lower than in the rest of Europe. See some online shops prices:

Italy Al Duca D'Aosta
Germany
France
Netherlands
 

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Originally Posted by clausc
Do you refer to the orange socks FAM or really the Fatto a mano?
As mentioned before, FAM does not mean much. The good year welted are almost double in price. Then you have limited edition, etc.
In Italy the prices are slightly lower than in the rest of Europe. See some online shops prices:

Italy Al Duca D'Aosta
Germany
France
Netherlands


Ey, thanks for the info, that french shop has great models that I even don´t knew.

Does them do sale soon?
 

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The French shops are more 'reserved ' for the sales. The Upper Shoes have a discount outlet in the Lyon region and some discounted models online from the previous collections. I never ordered from them though.
 

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If you are ever in Italy, specifically the Marche region, you can visit the outlet. When I was there in 2008 they had rows and rows of FAM shoes on the walls ranging from 150-300 Euros. For me this is the only place worth buying them. Most of the FAM are blake stitched and are not even close to being worth the retail price that you will find in America. Another piece of advice, last time I was in NYC, they were closing down the Santoni store and had everything from 40% off and more. That was in September. Best of luck!
 

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After reading many threads, I still can't understand whether a pair of shoes are blake stitched or goodyear welted.
 

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Originally Posted by PocketCircle
After reading many threads, I still can't understand whether a pair of shoes are blake stitched or goodyear welted.

in a goodyear welted shoe there will be no stitching on the insole inside of the shoe (not to be confused with a glued sole with fake welting), like the inside of an Allen Edmonds, Alden or Church's. In a blake stitched shoe, they stitch the sole directly onto the shoe without a welt so you will see the stitches running along the sides of the insole, much like most of Italian shoes with those thin soles. it's hard to explain over writing but go into any nordstrom and carefully examine the difference between a Santoni and an Allen Edmonds. Hopefully that will help.
 

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Originally Posted by clausc
The French shops are more 'reserved ' for the sales. The Upper Shoes have a discount outlet in the Lyon region and some discounted models online from the previous collections. I never ordered from them though.

Thanks, I liked that outlet prices are just 30% off from retail but nice shoes.

Originally Posted by Handmadeshoes
If you are ever in Italy, specifically the Marche region, you can visit the outlet. When I was there in 2008 they had rows and rows of FAM shoes on the walls ranging from 150-300 Euros. For me this is the only place worth buying them. Most of the FAM are blake stitched and are not even close to being worth the retail price that you will find in America. Another piece of advice, last time I was in NYC, they were closing down the Santoni store and had everything from 40% off and more. That was in September. Best of luck!



I am on Spain what If I call them telling what I am looking for? Would them send me pictures via email?

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by PocketCircle
After reading many threads, I still can't understand whether a pair of shoes are blake stitched or goodyear welted.

Google Rapid Blake Stitched for more info. Rapid Blake is better than Blake and can be just as good as Goodyear welted.

Here's a pair of Santoni from the Goodyear Collection and not Fatte a Mano. These are shell and are constructed very well. These were retailing for around $1K before being discontinued last year.

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