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Who makes "Ralph Lauren" shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by basis, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. basis

    basis Well-Known Member

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    jcriswel Senior member

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    Anyone recognize these or know the maker? Any idea on quality or price?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-RALPH-LAUREN...QQcmdZViewItem


    Rumor has it that the OEM is Sutor Mantellassi. That is only a rumor. It could be any number of Italian shoes makers. They are probably good shoes with a blake welt and channeled soles.

    I personally don't own a pair but know for sure that they are made in Italy. They are not C&J quality but for the price you're paying on e-bay it appears to me to be a good value.

    I hope that helps.
     


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    I decided for $122 it was worth the risk. I need a pair of black captoes, so it's hard to see really getting hurt.

    And if they are Sutor Mantellassis, so much the better. [​IMG]
     


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    Purple Label: Edward Green, Northhampton England. BL, Crokett & Jones, same town
     


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    sartort Senior member

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    If Ralph Lauren is in script, followed by "Made In England" = Edward Green

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters, followed by "Made in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Polo is followed by "Benchmade in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters the shoes are usually made in Italy by a mystery maker, perhaps Sutor as mentioned previously.
     


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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    If Ralph Lauren is in script, followed by "Made In England" = Edward Green

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters, followed by "Made in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Polo is followed by "Benchmade in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters the shoes are usually made in Italy by a mystery maker, perhaps Sutor as mentioned previously.


    I'd say in any case above, $122 is a steal.
     


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    If Ralph Lauren is in script, followed by "Made In England" = Edward Green

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters, followed by "Made in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Polo is followed by "Benchmade in England" = Crockett & Jones

    If Ralph Lauren is in block letters the shoes are usually made in Italy by a mystery maker, perhaps Sutor as mentioned previously.

    A poster in Jan this year contacted RL directly, and they told him that the 'Made in Italy' shoes are crafted by Sesto Meucci, not Sutor Mantellassi.

    IMO it doesn't matter - you got them at a steal! [​IMG]
     


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    Does anybody know what model these loafers are. Bench made in Italy . . .

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    Old post, but as I was searching on a similar topic...

    I could not believe it would be Sesto Meucci...they have always only been shoemakers for women..

    FWIW
    Regards
     


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