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thoughts on BM Manola?

sho'nuff

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bruno magli is ok. they do have a platinum line that i feel is acceptable and can maybe compete with santoni classics, tramezzas, and the like.

but the lower line/mid line bms are not great for that price of 300.
leathers are not qualitative and overall construction is not substantial at all, you can feel it, the style is ok as well.

ive seen a plethora of these types of bms at the local nordstrom rack, nothing special and at the racks pricing of 129-149 each, no one (including me ) bothers to purchase them.
i would say for 300 give your shoe search a little more research and i am pretty sure you will be pleasantly surprised at what can be had at that price range!
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm not paying the$320 price on zappos but about 60% off. I know there are better shoes out there but i dont' do discount houses to often. I'm asking more about the style, i like it at times and at other not so much and i need some persuading either way. To note its a style i don't have and i'm adding about 4-5 pairs of shoes in the next month or two.
 

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ok, the style , i like moc toe bluchers , but for a moc toe, imo , the quarters should be sweeping towards the soles rather like in a long wing fashion.

also for a two eyelet derby, a very elegant style, i rather have a simple plain toe on it rather than moc toe.

this magli style is a bit contrived looking , again imo.
 

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