Santoni (Non-hand grade) Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by magogian12345, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I'd LOVE to see some pics, friend! I'm a HUGE Santoni fan. NOT all their models, but when they try to make a great shoe, they DO!

    I'm most into their LtD Edition Norvegese & Bentivegna shoes, of which I am an absolute addict.

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    But even at the Goodyear level, the handwork is extremely nice. Great antiquing, and extremely well constructed...

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  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is about tolerance and mutual respect, as opposed to fundamentalism.

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  3. fss

    fss Well-Known Member

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    Mine are a different kind, not for every taste, but I love them.

    New/one year old. Loud patina, I know :)
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    Almost 5 years old (and in need of a good polish).
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    I also have a derby-pair, but don't have pics at the moment.
     
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  4. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    ^^^ Love 'em; what models are they?
     


  5. fss

    fss Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Those are called 6313 (first one) and 6519 (second one). I also have a 7415 derby, as you can see below, the bottom row left (I added a picture of my current collection).

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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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  7. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I bought the Santoni Jadwin double monk recently. I'm not too snobby on my shoes so I can't tell you diddly about construction, but I've worn them 3 times now and love them. I bought a half-size smaller and the fit is great.
     


  8. Achillus

    Achillus Senior member

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    Wonderfull collection.

    I have 2 pairs of Santoni shoes.

    One suede brown monks.
    And one cognac shoe.
     
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  9. fss

    fss Well-Known Member

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    Any pictures you'd like to share?
     


  10. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    GREAT Double Monks!
     


  11. fss

    fss Well-Known Member

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    Those are Magnanni 11005 double monks. I love how they look, the quality is less impressive. Then again, I picked them up in a sale for less than $150 so I can't really complain :)
     


  12. Axel Ferguson

    Axel Ferguson Senior member

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    isshinryu101, those are some really, really nice shoes. Those are some pretty conservative looking Santonis though, don't see them like that often in shoe stores. Usually they are much wilder in colour.
     


  13. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I know EXACTLY what you mean, friend. Santoni has 2 "personalities" it seems. The first is the "fashion forward" styles that tend to be more over-the-top, with sometimes overdone styles & colors. The other is the "bread & butter" stuff. Traditional styles done the "Santoni way". Nordstrom has always stocked both types.
     


  14. bobbers

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    I have two pairs of non-handgrade Santoni. From the Classic line, with a tan sock liner. I like them; they seem to fit me well. I keep an eye out for them whenever I go to the Rack, though slim pickings lately as the finds are on a last too narrow for me. If they fit you well and are your style go for it, but pass otherwise.

    Santoni Jensen, about 2 years old, $100 at Nordstrom Rack
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    I think this debate really ends with your stylistic preferences. The quality of construction between the two is similar--I would say that the method of construction is more 'reliable' in the AEs, however. It really just comes down to whether you want a more conservative or 'edgy' look.

    Personally, I would say just save the money and buy some AS's, C&Js or Carminas, or even Aldens.
     


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