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The Berluti shoe thread

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

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    who you callin' old man you pimp ass bitch?

    Old geezer fight, old geezer fight!

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  2. LSeca

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    who you callin' old man you pimp ass bitch?

    haha. [​IMG]

    It wasn't me calling the names, it was my loud Jewish stock broker friend.
     
  3. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    I can't believe you find the Countach as ugly as the Aztec. An odd comparison for sure. You must be thinking of some tasteless version or the latter ones with all the wings and junk hanging off the sides. [​IMG]

    I'm going to have to go ahead and agree with you here. The Aztec is indeed an abomination. The Countach, on the other hand, while perhaps bastardized over the years through its pimpin' associations, nevertheless is an iconic piece of automotive design.
     
  4. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Senior member

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    You're right. The first two shoes are just absolute monstrocities. Nice that you would compare them to a Pontiac. So how many pairs of Aldens do you own?

    None. I don't like boring shoes. However I don't particularly like over styled or poorly proportioned things like say Pamela Anderson or Kiton shoes.
     
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    None. I don't like boring shoes. However I don't particularly like over styled or poorly proportioned things like say Pamela Anderson or Kiton shoes.

    In my opinion, the only part poorly proportioned on Kiton shoes are the prices. Other than that, it seems you can get anything from conservative styles and lasts to very styled designs.
     
  6. LSeca

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    None. I don't like boring shoes. However I don't particularly like over styled or poorly proportioned things like say Pamela Anderson or Kiton shoes.

    Kiton actually makes has some very plain looking shoes btw.
     
  7. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kiton actually makes has some very plain looking shoes btw.

    Plain only if you ignore the excessive antiquing. It really puts me off.
     
  8. LSeca

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    Plain only if you ignore the excessive antiquing. It really puts me off.

    You're right, the antiquing on these is rediculously over done. [​IMG]


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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You're right, the antiquing on these is rediculously over done. [​IMG]


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    Not to mention the rediculous pick stitching on the uppers.

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  10. dkzzzz

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    May be it's a picture, but the look is distorted, kind of disproportionately elongated, narrow and almost whimsically pointy.
    Funny shoes for a courtier in purple tights and short cape.
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  11. LSeca

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    May be it's a picture, but the look is distorted, kind of disproportionately elongated, narrow and almost whimsically pointy.
    Funny shoes for a courtier in purple tights and short cape.
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    Did you not describe these KC shoes that you own as "cool"? I can see why they are still available for 30 dollars. I think I will always be opposite of you when it comes to shoe style my friend. [​IMG]

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    That's original sin there.
     
  13. Artisan Fan

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    Hahaha. Sad but true.
     
  14. macuser3of5

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    Did you not describe these KC shoes that you own as "cool"? I can see why they are still available for 30 dollars. I think I will always be opposite of you when it comes to shoe style my friend. [​IMG]
    The gloves are indeed off.
     
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    I went to the Berluti store in Hong Kong a few days and I would have the say the Norwegian line of shoes looked really good. And price wise, I think they are comparable with the top of the other more commonly available top makers (Santoni, JL, Weston, etc)
     
  16. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Did you not describe these KC shoes that you own as "cool"? I can see why they are still available for 30 dollars. I think I will always be opposite of you when it comes to shoe style my friend. [​IMG]

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    Oh snap!
     
  17. stilmacher

    stilmacher Senior member

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    I like the car-shoe comparison: Corthay: [​IMG] Berluti: [​IMG] Lobb: [​IMG] And the remark that Santoni quality is superior to that of Corthay can only be from someone who has either never seen a Corthay shoe, or a Santoni shoe, or neither. Santoni makes some beautiful shoes but the consruction on even the Fatte A Mano line isn't great.
     
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    Not to mention the rediculous pick stitching on the uppers.

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  19. Sator

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    Santoni makes some beautiful shoes but the consruction on even the Fatte A Mano like isn't great.

    Not much different to C&J. Certainly nothing to justify pricing themselves at 2 - 3 times as much. I have yet to find a Santoni I would really describe as beautiful however. Admittedly, I even own a pair of black captoe Oxford FAMs - the closest thing to tolerability I could find. Even then, I would not rave about them.
     
  20. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Are you making some sort of smartypants rem,ark about the Jensen Interceptor?

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