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Which Italian and French RTW shoemakers rank with EG/JLP/Vass?

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I see EG and Vass, and G&G and JLP to a lesser extent often touted here. I don't see nearly as much mention of French shoemakers like Corthay, or the multiple Italian brands - are these thought to be more focused on fashion forward style than quality? Which of the Italian and French shoemakers is in the EG/JLP/Vass/GG range without having Lattanzi level prices?
 
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I see EG and Vass, and G&G and JLP to a lesser extent often touted here. I don't see nearly as much mention of French shoemakers like Corthay, or the multiple Italian brands - are these thought to be more focused on fashion forward style than quality? Which of the Italian and French shoemakers is in the EG/JLP/Vass/GG range without having Lattanzi level prices?

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What specifically are the "multiple Italian brands" you are thinking of?

I don't know what he's thinking of, but Testoni, Moreschi, Stemar, Gravati, Sutor Mantellasi, Bruno Magli and Barrett all spring to mind. There are quite a few others. Testoni's Black Label, Magli's Platinum line, and Stemar's top end shoes are probably all up there.
 

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What specifically are the "multiple Italian brands" you are thinking of?
All I meant was that there are a fair number of fairly high quality Italian brands, with multiple lines of differing quality, that I didn't want to list them.
 

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