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Also dislike faux patinas. The rare exception is Edward Green, although, in recent years, I've seen some examples from them that look tacky. Haven't bought EG shoes in a long time, but ten years ago, the patination service there was very subtle and tasteful. Now some of them look like those services where someone paints your shoe with a paintbrush.

I think my aversion to wholecuts is

1) The look taxidermic somewhat to me, although the same can prob be said of split toes, a style I love

2) I don't think I've ever seen them look good in outfits.

3) I also think people buy them because they supposedly require a lot of skill to make. If it were the easiest style to make, I wonder how many people would still purchase them.
wholecut to me has to be sleek or on a very dressy last at least (else it make any bubbulous shoe extra bad, like imagine Alden Barrie wholecut), and I think that’s not part of your wardrobe so maybe that’s why?

though I have no idea why chelsea doesn’t have to be sleek but a non sleek wholecut is borderline hospital shoe to me…
 

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I like wholectuts.

The iconic Alessandro from Berluti is based on a model made in allegedly 1895 for Marcel Proust (I read that somewhere, but cannot find the source).

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I wonder if he was not inspired bz the traditional Bavarian Haferl shoes.
 

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I like wholectuts.

The iconic Alessandro from Berluti is based on a model made in allegedly 1895 for Marcel Proust (I read that somewhere, but cannot find the source).

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I wonder if he was not inspired bz the traditional Bavarian Haferl shoes.
Pretty sure the Proust thing is horseshit. Berluti claims that is Proust's shoe in their second book. In their first book they claim the exact same shoe was made for a competition. Also worth noting that Berluti claims it was founded in 1895, but that's just when the first Berluti arrived in Paris. Reading between the lines, I think he did outwork (ie working for other shoemakers) in Montmartre. Berluti's first book says he left and went back to Italy in 1901 or so. It was his son Torello (?) who came back to Paris in the 1920s and actually opened a Berluti shop.

Proust was not a country guy and those shoes are kind of country looking. Celeste Albaret wrote that he invariably only bought one style of shoe, button boots, and those were from Old England.
 

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Pretty sure the Proust thing is horseshit. Berluti claims that is Proust's shoe in their second book. In their first book they claim the exact same shoe was made for a competition. Also worth noting that Berluti claims it was founded in 1895, but that's just when the first Berluti arrived in Paris. Reading between the lines, I think he did outwork (ie working for other shoemakers) in Montmartre. Berluti's first book says he left and went back to Italy in 1901 or so. It was his son Torello (?) who came back to Paris in the 1920s and actually opened a Berluti shop.

Proust was not a country guy and those shoes are kind of country looking. Celeste Albaret wrote that he invariably only bought one style of shoe, button boots, and those were from Old England.
Goodness me.

It is possible it could be true though. There's only a difference of 25 to 30 years. Nothing could have occurred within that time 😒.
 
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Berluti? More like Be-Ugly
I assumed those pieces you put up were from older models Berluti had made previously made. Figured him writing some nonsense on those clothes was a precursor to sports signed memorabilia.

Wish I had a Babe Ruth signed shirt that the Babe actually played in.

In any case, those are horrible. Saying that, I could certainly see folks on here or on certain Facebook threads going Black Friday-door opening-at - midnight-crazy for this stuff. 🤦🏻‍♂️
 

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