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The Berluti shoe thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To be fair, the Berluti site used to say that some of their RTW was Goodyear, Africa, Ferrarese or Bentivegna (?) welted.
    Is an Africa welt one with diamonds and pearls like that Idi Amin wannabe had made up for his inauguration?
     
  2. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is an Africa welt one with diamonds and pearls like that Idi Amin wannabe had made up for his inauguration?

    Damned cheek. You must be thinking of the little-used Farnese welt.
     
  3. fritzl

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    I've personally (with my own eyes) seen her get very involved with the measurement of customer's feet.

    This is the simplest part in the whole shoemaking process, so what... Each to his own.

    By the way, as soon as I thought the culture of communication has reached a certain level where "we" all can live together in peace. The AE's, Alden's, Sutor's, Lattanzi's, Cleverley's, Foster's, Lobb's, Vass', Materna's etc. etc...

    A bashing arised in a immature manner which is really ashaming.

    Just my two cents.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is the simplest part in the whole shoemaking process, so what... Each to his own.

    By the way, as soon as I thought the culture of communication has reached a certain level where "we" all can live together in peace. The AE's, Alden's, Sutor's, Lattanzi's, Cleverley's, Foster's, Lobb's, Vass', Materna's etc. etc...

    A bashing arised in a immature manner which is really ashaming.

    Just my two cents.

    I can live with your list Fritz. It is the (warning immature bashing) ugly ass, pimpy prancer shoes like Berluti and Santoni with which I have problems.
     
  5. stilmacher

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    Artisan, I owned 7 pairs and sold plenty more. I have been to the stores in London, Paris and NY. They may have had some goodyear RTW shoes once upon a time but not today, not in their RTW collection.
    As for Mrs Berluti and her talents: I am happy for her that people believe in her.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm enjoying this thread so much I'm going to award it a Clapping Marcello:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Artisan, I owned 7 pairs and sold plenty more. I have been to the stores in London, Paris and NY. They may have had some goodyear RTW shoes once upon a time but not today, not in their RTW collection.
    As for Mrs Berluti and her talents: I am happy for her that people believe in her.


    Shouldn't the rubber-soled Berluti Sport shoes (Tibeta, Ultima) be Goodyear welted?
     
  8. stilmacher

    stilmacher Senior member

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    You got me on that one. I couldn't say for sure. I still have a pair at home and I will check but I don't really think they are...
     
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    I can live with your list Fritz. It is the (warning immature bashing) ugly ass, pimpy prancer shoes like Berluti and Santoni with which I have problems.

    Once again I find myself agreeing completely with Matt. However, I would feel a lot more positive about Berluti and Santoni if they would come clean and price themselves around the AE to Alden range - which is more or less what they are worth. Unfortunately, the marketeers have discovered that if you price something high enough you will always get some poor souls who will be convinced that it has something to do with quality.
     
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    Is an Africa welt one with diamonds and pearls like that Idi Amin wannabe had made up for his inauguration?

    Napoleon wannabe.
     
  11. stilmacher

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    I checked my Ultimas and they seem to be blake. As for the design, no one can tell me that these: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] are not beautiful shoes!
     
  12. Omegablogger

    Omegablogger Senior member

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    >are not beautiful shoes!


    They are not, imho.
     
  13. stilmacher

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    Omegablogger Senior member

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    Don't be boring...

    Hey, I've got some Jeffrey West's [​IMG]
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As for the design, no one can tell me that these:
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    are not beautiful shoes!


    I can and I do. Your mileage definitely varies.
     
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    In effect I think there are better, more exclusive and more stylish shoe-makers around (Corthay, Aubercy...) who make an equally exciting product in terms of design, with much better quality and at the same price-level.
    I will post some pictures later on today.


    I haven't seen enough Corthay or Aubercy shoes to know whether or not I agree with this, but I certainly think this is the correct comparison. People who compare Berluti to C&J or Vass or Allen freaking Edmonds are missing the point - they are a completely different shoe aimed at a completely different audience.
     
  17. stilmacher

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    I haven't seen enough Corthay or Aubercy shoes to know whether or not I agree with this, but I certainly think this is the correct comparison. People who compare Berluti to C&J or Vass or Allen freaking Edmonds are missing the point - they are a completely different shoe aimed at a completely different audience.

    Wise words. Here are some Corthays to illustrate the point:
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    WOW, nice polish job and pictures
     
  20. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am feeling neither the Corthays nor the Berlutis.
     

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