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Who makes shoes for Harry Rosen?

Torontoguy

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Harry Rosen has their house brand of shoes made in Italy. Any ideas who makes them? Has anyone had pair and if so any comments on quality?
 

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I bought a pair of the black captoes during their summer sale. I think the regular price is about 450 and I picked them up for 200. I quite like the shape and they have been comfortable so far. But I have only worn them a handful of times so I don't know about durability.

I asked the salesperson about who made them, but he had no idea. I think this is generally reflective of the knowledge level of HR's sales staff recently.

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JeffsWood

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Originally Posted by Matt B
I asked the salesperson about who made them, but he had no idea. I think this is generally reflective of the knowledge level of HR's sales staff recently.

M


+1 - lost five minutes of my life to explaining what I meant by "roped shoulders" to one of their lads today.
 

Matt B

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Why do they follow you around like that, when it's clear that you are becoming annoyed? Surely they must pick up on the awkwardness? In the past, I have politely asked them to stop trying to start a conversation with me or offer me items that I'm not interested in.

Anyway, I'd still like to know who makes the shoes.

M
 

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I concur - I hate having the sales rep following me around too. Of course, at Holts I find that I can't get a sales guy to help so thats even more annoying.
 

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I would be surprised if they are made by a company of note at that price.

The Made in Italy label can be found on shoes at Banana Republic, Johnston and Murphy, J Crew, and other lower-priced stores. If they look nice and you are happy with what you paid, I wouldn't worry too much about durability. Are they goodyear welted?

I was at Harry Rosen in Ottawa about a month ago (in town on business) and found everything very over-priced; Hugo Boss shirts for $300! Didn't look at the shoes very closely.. Salespeople did have a tendency to follow me around a fair bit though, which I found very irritating. At one point, I stated very politely that the likelihood of me trying anything on and therefore, purchasing it, was very low if someone was standing 3 feet from me staring. He retreated after that, which was nice, and I bought a very nice Canali sportcoat.
 

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I admit I don't know much about shoe construction, but I feel that they are well-built for an anonymous Made In Italy shoe. There is definitely a feeling of quality that is above that of the brands you mention. I don't know if they are goodyear welted and am out of town for a month and did not bring that particular pair with me. I am happy for the price I paid.

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That's the important thing..

I am sure they are of decent quality, but many assume that Made in Italy is immediately an assurance of the best. Its not, as I am sure you know. Enjoy your shoes, you probably got a pretty good bargain at that price.
 

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I would try to find out who makes the Harry Rosen shoes before investing the money. If the quality is anything like their Harry Rosen branded shirts I would steer clear.

Also, I totally agree about their salespeople. You have to have a cloak of invisibility if you want to quietly browse their suit racks. I wouldn't mind the sale person following me around so much if it weren't for the CONSTANT banter.
 

Matt B

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Originally Posted by gnatty8
That's the important thing..

I am sure they are of decent quality, but many assume that Made in Italy is immediately an assurance of the best. Its not, as I am sure you know. Enjoy your shoes, you probably got a pretty good bargain at that price.


Prior to SF, I am sure I would have been blissfully happy.


Now I just have to settle for pleased.

M
 

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Any idea who makes these Harry rosen shoes?

Interested in a pair of double monks, and after further inspection of the shoes they seem too be decently made?

Any idea on the construction?

Thanks
 

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Bump.....anyone made any progress on this enigma?
 

Nicola

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Who ever made the lowest bid this year?
 

MikeDT

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Who ever made the lowest bid this year?

Request for tender, that's usually how it works for outsourced apparel manufacturing.
 
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Actually it's a well known company that also manufactures shoes under their own name. Unfortunately the name escapes me at the moment!
 

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