Sutor Mantellasi -- Any interest to those in DC?

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  1. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I was talking with the brothers at Sky Valet today and I understand they may have an opportunity to add Sutor Mantellasi shoes to their line-up at the store. Apparently there are 3 separate "lines" of SM shoes at widely varying prices (the top line being priced at or above EG/Lobb levels).

    Do you think Sutor Mantellasi would sell well at Sky?
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    They've got it at Sierra Trading Post right now, stuff from all lines. It's fine but I wouldn't spend EG money on it. Speaking of which, when's the next trunk show?
     


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    scnupe7 Senior member

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    When are you guys supposed to receive your shoes from May's trunk show. You do plan on posting pics right? [​IMG]
     


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    I would like to see Sutor Mantellassi at Sky Valet, but don't think it would be a big seller for two reasons:

    (1) Sky Valet's clientele is quite conservative, as evidenced by the wall of Aldens in the store, and would have to be coaxed to try an Italian shoe, and

    (2) Neiman-Marcus Mazza Gallerie already sells Mantellassi.

    In my opinion, Sky Valet would be better off cementing its reputation as the go-to place for English shoes by bringing in Crockett & Jones (if possible).
     


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    drljva Senior member

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    Funny you should ask, as I received a voicemail yesterday from Adam at SV telling me that they've received one of the pairs that I ordered. I'll, no doubt, be stopping by this weekend to try them on. [​IMG]
     


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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Semi-hijack . . . can anyone who bought Mantellassis from Lance settle the issue of whether they run big, small, or true to size?
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they run about half a size small. I tried to buy a pair at 9.5 and it was too small for me. I wear 9.5 in almost everything.
     


  8. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which did you purchase?

    It's obviously depends on last, but I'm almost always a US 10 and the ones I got (handmade line, faux split-toe) in a 10 fit just fine.
     


  9. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The handmade Mantellassi shoes that I've seen have been very special, but they're not usually sedate or understated. If sedate and understated is that SV's clientele expects, Mantellassi probably wouldn't do well there.

    And how many lines of $800+ shoes can you carry?
     


  10. taillfuzz

    taillfuzz Active Member

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    I bought the 897s from Lance and they fit very well.
     


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    I bought a pair of oxblood captoe bluchers from Lance in size 13. Pretty much true to size, I would say...
     


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