Whole cut what do you recommend?

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  1. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    (Panzeraxe @ Mar. 31 2005,22:37) What are those?
    I'm pretty sure those are made by Santoni.
    Santoni, fatte a mano, will set you back about 1500 at the boutique. koji
     


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    That is so exciting. $400 off a $9000 purchase (excluding shipping and surcharge if you live outside UK). This is a real helper.
     


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    A few more options: - RLPL is running a MTM special right now. $850: you choose the last, the leather, and design. Not cheap, but not a bad price either. - Santoni has about three or four whole-cut offerings right now. Priced between $1000-1600. BTW, the $1600 are amazing--they have a different sock liner from the tan, scalloped, Fatte a Mano line. Santoni "signature" or "select". The brown was beautiful, if not slightly ostentacious, with a rim of skin stiching around the throat and quarters. - Tanino Crisci online?
     


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    I echo the opinions regarding the first shoe, I like it much better. I have become a fan of the wholecut shoe, I like the simplicity and sleekness (is that even a word?) that comes with a lack of seams. Here are a few I've been lucky enogh to acquire. http://img23.exs.cx/img23/6697/lattanzis7em.jpg
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    (NoVaguy @ Mar. 31 2005,20:54)
    What are those?
    I'm pretty sure those are made by Santoni.
    Santoni, fatte a mano, will set you back about 1500 at the boutique. koji
    That's right, but Santoni for 1500?? [​IMG] I think they might be around 850 euros (1100 dollar). This particular model wasn't sold in Holland unfortunately, but I have seen some others with this lining for about 850. Which is more than twice as expensive as the Santoni's I currently own (the orange liner). Santoni is available from about 300 euros btw. They also have a very nice wholecut model that is on sale for 360 euros over here.
     


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    I owned those AS wholecuts a few years ago; Purchased them at a ridiculous discount at Bergdorf Goodman, although I had not heard of the brand name. Took a chance thinking how could I go wrong? Turned out to have been a waste of good money as the shoes self-destructed pretty quickly under very light wear. Same unfortunate ending with the other pr. of AS shoes purchased.
    Grayson
     


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    I'm always curious when people talk about shoes "self-destructing." What does that mean exactly?
     


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    In my case with the AS shoes, the stitching started to fray in various parts of the shoe after just a few months, and then the leather pieces came apart at the seams with the stitching undone. The leather also took on a cheap look and feel. Actually, the leather was cheap-looking to begin with. Look at the shoelaces in the picture: Cheap laces that tore apart after just a few wearings. When you have a real quality pr. of shoes, you see the differences.
    Grayson
     


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    Am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new pair of CJ weymouths. If they are half as beautiful as the picture, I will be a happy man
     


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    Now, with C&J, you've made an intelligent purchase. Head and shoulders over AS, in my experience. Broke my heart to have given away a pr of C&J Savile monks.
    Grayson
     


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    Ever watched Mission Impossible?  There you go. I really like the second pair, for what it's worth.
     


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    Those are some interesting shoe trees that you have in some of those shoes. Do you mind mentioning where you got them?
     


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    drljva,

    They actually came with the shoes. The one on the top right pair is his new design, the ones with the "toggle handle" are his old design.
     


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    As nice as those sound they are alittle out of the price range for an undergrad. I'm looking to stay under $500 if possible.
     


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