- Jan 15, 2012
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I think he might be referring to a lot of people here dismissing everything that’s not GYW or HW as garbage, just parroting some other guy.^ I can’t say I’ve ever actually heard anyone call them overpriced crap, but then I’ve never canvassed for an opinion.
I’m with you. I like Santoni though not all of their models appeal to me. I posted a pic above as well as in the shell cordovan thread of some of their more classic models. I also have a pair of their loafers that I lovingly refer to as my poor man’s Berlutti.
Yup, the overwhelming herd mentality to some brands tend to lead some "not so well informed" conclusions on CM.I think he might be referring to a lot of people here dismissing everything that’s not GYW or HW as garbage, just parroting some other guy.
I think Santoni makes a lot of great shoes but also a lot of mediocre stuff at still a hefty price. It also doesn’t help that they don’t really have a good system in place to identify the different (too many?) lasts that they have.
even at 40% I still find them quite expensive relative to alternatives. Santoni is just very expensive in the US - especially when compared to VAT free shopping in Europe if you’re in the USNordstrom has 40% off most Santoni today.
Already purchased 3 pairs YTD though ...
Yes they still are very expensive, but at this price point we are in the range of luxury shoes, so with this brands you also pay for the name of the brand, and that also affect in how you feel when you wear this shoes.even at 40% I still find them quite expensive relative to alternatives. Santoni is just very expensive in the US - especially when compared to VAT free shopping in Europe if you’re in the US
Sure and don’t get me wrong; I have a lot of Santoni shoes and really like them but quality wise I’d rate Carmina over a pair of Santoni that retails in the US for 800$...most of the models sold in the US are average at best and very far removed from even the budget range of say MeccarielloYes they still are very expensive, but at this price point we are in the range of luxury shoes, so with this brands you also pay for the name of the brand, and that also affect in how you feel when you wear this shoes.
in my experience I have a few pairs of Ace marks, Antonio Mecariello, Prada, and C&J... from all this brand in the POV of value for Money we would think Ace Marks Ofer the same quality than the others but at much less price.
but at the POV of the owner, here are involved the emotional value... so when I just want to chill outside I use my Ace Marks, and when I want to feel empowered or have a business meeting, I use my other brands
exactly. Santoni absolutely has a ton of models that are clearly a step up or even top of the line but most of the stuff in like a Nordstrom is very average and imo below e.g CarminaI'm not sure Carmina to Santoni is a like for like comparison but I understand what you mean. The models that I bought, the IRA Double Monk model, are awesome. I like Carmina too but that range of shoes at Santoni is a step or two above. However, many of Santoni's shoes, such as the $400 - $700ish price range, are blake welted and seem more fashionable than exceptional to me. Carmina would rate higher than many of those, in my opinion.
Santoni's goodyear is top notch, pricey, but extremely well made.The best Santoni's are limited edition followed by "Fatte a Mano", the rest of the lines..... eegh just okay