Visit to Sky Valet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    On Saturday, I stopped by Sky Valet in DC to pick up a pair of shoes I was having resoled and a pair of Tingley rubber shoe covers.  (The latter purchase was pretty timely considering the weather in DC today.)  I had a nice conversation with the two owners, where I got the following tidbits of information:

    Edward Green is coming at the end of March.  Price/pair will be $850.  Sky Valet is planning on having 5-6 models to start, and gradually adding more.  There will be a trunk show in September with the entire line available on a made-to-order basis.  Prices are expected to be several hundred dollars above RTW.  Start saving those pennies.

    Sky Valet is adding the Victor Lucchino brand in a few weeks.  This brand is more fashion forward (think Cesare Paciotti), and a significant departure from Sky Valet's generally conservative offerings.  There will be 2-3 models to start.  Sky Valet is also adding the Alvanti (sp?) brand in a few months.  That styling of that brand is somewhere between Alden and Victor Lucchino.
     


  2. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Thanks for the update. $850 is going to be hard to swallow, but I've been waiting for over a year now for a pair of Dover's in my size to come out on Ebay. Maybe I'll just have to take the plunge. I've got my eye on some Shannon boots too.
     


  3. bry2000

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    I may sell a pair of new EG Dovers/RLPL Pitney Lawns (606 last). Size UK7.5/8.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    Dang, not my size.... And, unfortunately, I understand the Dover will not be one of the 5 or 6 models SV will initially carry.
     


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    bry2000 Senior member

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    No worries. The Dover is a great shoe. I am not sure how to wear it, however. Is it more of a casual shoe to be worn with odd trousers or can it be worn with suits? I remember reading the thread, which discussed the notion that derby shoes are not appropriate for suits. I frankly think this is the dumbest "rule" that has ever been discussed in the SF or on AA.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I agree, screw that rule. I had never heard of it before it came up a few weeks ago, and I am sure I'm in the top .1% for knowing the 'rules'. In reality, no one will care or even notice. I hereby affirm that I do know the rule, and yet do not care or even check for it. It's that niggling inner SF chorus, itching in your brain, when you lace them up, that you need to deal with... [​IMG]
     


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