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Spectator loafer by Efe Laborde.

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I'm currently in the market for new (dark) brown apron stitched derbies. I'm considering the usual suspects of what I believe to be high end RTW (Edward Green, Saint Crispins, Meccariello) but I'm also debating if it's worth to go to someone like Calzoleria Carlino or perhaps explore Chinese bespoke makers for such a pair.
Is anyone willing to offer his opinion on which way to go?
 

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I'm currently in the market for new (dark) brown apron stitched derbies. I'm considering the usual suspects of what I believe to be high end RTW (Edward Green, Saint Crispins, Meccariello) but I'm also debating if it's worth to go to someone like Calzoleria Carlino or perhaps explore Chinese bespoke makers for such a pair.
Is anyone willing to offer his opinion on which way to go?
Is there a higher end RTW maker who has a last that works well for you?
 

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How many pairs of bespoke shoes do you have?

None. I only have ready-to-wear and made-to-order shoes, mostly John Lobb and Gaziano & Girling. Currently awaiting a pair of loafers made by Perticone Bespoke, but they are actually made-to-measure, that is an existing last was used with small modifications.

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