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Scafora vs. Lattanzi

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I have decided to go with one of these two shoemakers, after having reviewed their work on the web and having found out via telephone that their bespoke service can be fnished in 4-6 weeks. Although I live in London I will make my way to Italy, since the British shoemakers (like Cleverley) are quoting 4-6 months for their bespoke service.

Does anyone know what the price-point for Scafora vs. Lattanzi is and whether these shoemakers apply bevelled waist on their shoes (I am used to them from the John Lobb Prestige line). Which shoes are of better quality and style in your opinions? Lastly are their other Italian bespoke shoemakers who can deliver in 4-6 weeks that I should consider?

Many thanls for the feedback.
 

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I have shoes from both. IMO, Lattanzi makes a slightly nicer shoe, but at a bit higher price. They will both do bevelled waists and will do so well. Both makers make a huge range of shoes, but Lattanzi's range is a bit bigger even. He also will do a more clasically styled shoe than what I have seen from Scafora.

I would tell you to check both out, but Scafora is only in Naples while Lattanzi is in Milan and Rome. Given unlimited funds, I would go with Lattanzi.

You might also want to check out Dimitri Gomez at the Crockett and Jones shop in Paris.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
I have shoes from both. IMO, Lattanzi makes a slightly nicer shoe, but at a bit higher price. They will both do bevelled waists and will do so well. Both makers make a huge range of shoes, but Lattanzi's range is a bit bigger even. He also will do a more clasically styled shoe than what I have seen from Scafora.

I would tell you to check both out, but Scafora is only in Naples while Lattanzi is in Milan and Rome. Given unlimited funds, I would go with Lattanzi.

You might also want to check out Dimitri Gomez at the Crockett and Jones shop in Paris.



I agree with Matt's POV on this but I was curious as to the price differential. Scafora bespoke starts at $1600 and tops out at $2000 for Bentivegna construction. I thought Lattanzi was significantly more than that, almost double.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I agree with Matt's POV on this but I was curious as to the price differential. Scafora bespoke starts at $1600 and tops out at $2000 for Bentivegna construction. I thought Lattanzi was significantly more than that, almost double.
Here it is more than double, and not worth it. No idea what the prices in Italy for Lattanzi are. Now that Brioni has remarked all of their Lattanzis, I am out of the game.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
I would tell you to check both out, but Scafora is only in Naples while Lattanzi is in Milan and Rome. Given unlimited funds, I would go with Lattanzi.

I don't know where the original poster is from, but Scafora is in NYC every couple of months or so. I would assume that one could be measured at the Lattanzi shop on Madison Ave., too. Of course, a trip to Italy might be more fun than a trip to New York...
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
Does Scafora do RTW and if so, can it be purchased/ordered during his NYC visits(when are those?). Due to be financial considerations and the fact that my feet are not currently in their normal state, I can't do bespoke but I like his shoes.
Yes and no. He does RTW, and it can be purchased in Naples (even by phone), but I don't tink that he lugs them to NY.
 

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He will ony sell RTW in his Naples shop or to existing bespoke customers.
 

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Two very, very good shoemakers.


I would opt for Paolo Scafora. It's rarer than Lattanzi since Scafora has stores only in Naples or in Italy.

Lattanzi has shops in NYC, Milan, Rome, etc.

Of course, I would get Branchini over both, but that's just me.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Here it is more than double, and not worth it.

No idea what the prices in Italy for Lattanzi are.

Now that Brioni has remarked all of their Lattanzis, I am out of the game.


Are Brioni RTW made by Lattanzi? The simple calf leather RTW by Brioni are c.£500, whichis much lower then Lattanzi RTW.
 

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How are the Brioni (made by Lattanzi) priced in the US? Are they of good quality? How come Brioni only sells their Latanzi line in the US? Do you know which shoemaker they use for their European line?
 

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Lattanzi also makes shoes for Asprey. It's the City Boots and some bluchers and loafers. I think someone have posted pictures of the City boots and bluchers somewhere, probably in the shoe p0rn central thread.
 

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Originally Posted by mussel
Lattanzi also makes shoes for Asprey. It's the City Boots and some bluchers and loafers. I think someone have posted pictures of the City boots and bluchers somewhere, probably in the shoe p0rn central thread.

As well as To Boot and Jil Sander, prior to Prada taking over the label.
 

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