Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gdot, Nov 29, 2011.
so you didn't get a patina?
intrigued by this brand.
Reminds me of Corthay.
They amputate when the feet turn that color.
Does this protocol extend to the shoes?
Aw c'mon, be nice!
I typed this with one hand.
The other held a bone saw.
No I did not, not yet...
Wow, you REALLY hate them there shooz!!!!!!!!!
Yikes! Did anyone ever really look at this website?
All that glitters is not gold.
Yes - I looked. Read it quite thoroughly via google translate before I placed an order.
The internal construction is pretty much shite by real shoe making standards. But it does seem to be fairly comparible to the price. I'm not aware of any where else I can purchase a hand patinated shoe for $377 net net net. That's why I was clear to say in my original posts that these are nothing more than 'fashion shoes'.
Given the fact that I will probably only wear the olive green pair in the original post 20 times a year at most they will still probably last as long as I want them to.
My only concern is, and remains, that the leather is fairly stiff and I'm concerned about creasing. I've only worn mine 4 times thus far and they are doing just ok in this regard. Since they are a spring/summer shoe to me they are currently resting in the closet awaiting spring. I'll keep everyone updated on the creasing once wearing begins again!
I appreciate you bringing this topic back up - as I believe it is important that people understand what they are, or are not, getting when they purchase.
Interesting - for me the patina was the whole point. But of course, one man's reasoning is not anothers!
Your point being? The article is very positive about the construction of the shoe.
I doubt the shoes are quality-wise comparable to high-end shoemakers such as John Lobb, G&G, etc.
But I don't think anybody would expect that for the very reasonable price of 300$.
Might not be gold, bit it my eyes, silver can be pretty too...
To be completely honest, I only noticed the patina-part after purchasing the balmoral boots.
But in the future, I'll definitely try the patina.
I'm going to Paris in a month so I'll wait until then before ordering a new pair.
Please report back after your trip. Any chance you will also go to Corthay or Berluti to see the 'Real Deal'?
Yes, I ordinarily wouldn't comment in a thread devoted to a particular brand at least not to criticize the maker. And that's not my specific intent here, either. But it was nagging at me since it was originally posted if only because the photos were so appalling...
I translated the website at Babelfish, as well...and dismissed the hype out of hand. More important is what you see in the photos.
I don't know whether the shoes are worth it or not...from a subjective POV, I guess it depends on the customer.
As for silver being attractive...well, Treasure of the Sierra Magpies--gum wrappers are silver, too.
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