Saw Martegani and Vass in person tonight...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbadbuff, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    Aug 22, 2002
    Marteganis- saw about 6 models (including the one a poster here purchased recently) and they look very nice; high quality/value, potentially moreso than any I've seen for that retail price point. Finding them at significant discount or perhaps even on a decent sale may be hard, but if you have no qualms about spending $325 for shoes, this maker warrants a further look IMO. Vass- I must say it was neat to see a shoe ballyhooed about here all the time, but rare to find in the whole country, in person. Saw about 10 models, and several were eye- catching. Very interesting to see the deconstructed models Vass sent that show off the stiching and materials used. Certainly top shelf all the way- it's not every day you see a completely handmade shoe in Richmond. The prices though [​IMG] [​IMG] Ron Rider at Franco's is the kind of guy you want helping you pick out shoes- in the brief time I talked with him he showed an obvious enthusiasm for and knowledge of fine footwear. Nice meeting you Ron. [​IMG]

  2. RIDER

    RIDER Senior member

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    Jan 6, 2004
    RVA - NYC
    The pleasure was mine. Thanks for stopping in...and I will have all the details regarding wide sizing and Martegani soon.

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