Thoughts on This Shoe

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  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yea or Nay...

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    Duveen Senior member

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    Nay. It is a mongrel - the whole-cut style lacing area is oddly interrupted by a set of quarters that look like they come from a blucher.

    The positioning of the lake and the toe make me think of Santoni - are these Italian?
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Duveen, I agree that they do have a "Frakenstein" quality about them. They are Italian, Sutor Mantellassi for Ferre.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Nay. The last shape mixed with the stitching mixed and the strange open area in the laces is too much for me. If the stitching in the front was the same as the back, and that weird hole was closed, I'd say sure.
     
  6. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Nay. A confused shoe.
     
  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Nay. You have too many great shoes to worry about that one.
     
  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for the confirmation guys...now onto the Bennie's sale.[​IMG]
     
  9. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    Thanks for the confirmation guys...now onto the Bennie's sale.[​IMG]

    it's tempting with the "retail" price of 1375, but i think that even with the recent price cut (i don't know how long you've been watching it, but it was recently cut from 299 to 269 or so) it's not worth it. i figure if all the 8.5's in the world hold out on it for long enough, it'll be around for us to nab at super-low pricing soon enough.

    the brown suede one that's currently at 339 is nicer, i think.
     
  10. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    It's interesting, but what really makes this a "nay" for me is that the side detailing makes it look like a blucher that was altered to make it into a bal. Very odd.
     
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    1984 Member

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    Nay!
     
  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I don't want to disparage specifically but I have seen very few Mantellassis or Santonis that I have liked.
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't want to disparage specifically but I have seen very few Mantellassis or Santonis that I have liked.

    I personally much prefer Mantellassi style to Santoni's. These are my favorite pair of Mantellassis so far this year. They're also my wife's favorites by far (strangely enough, my JLs and EGs don't do much for her...)
     
  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I personally much prefer Mantellassi style to Santoni's. These are my favorite pair of Mantellassis so far this year. They're also my wife's favorites by far (strangely enough, my JLs and EGs don't do much for her...)

    I absolutely must have those. If I am not mistaken, aren't you a 10.5? and I do know where you work...........................
     

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