Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by southbound35, Sep 4, 2006.
What a man with two penises says to his tailor when he asks he if dresses to the right or the left.
They're on my wish list, so my vote is "yea".
Nice. Martegani is perhaps one of my next pairs (I like a few of them)
Yes on this pair as I was eyeing it too.
Yes, is a beautiful shoe!
In response to a PM on availability, these can be found or ordered at:
Franco's in Richmond and on-line, of course
Dino Baldini on Madison in NYC (end September)
Pelle Line in Paramus and Livingston
Kian Matthew in Englewood, NJ
Southampton Blazer & Button in Garden City
Sherman Bros. in Philly (Rosemont end Sept)
Uomo & Nella in Philly
Gianmarco in Bmore
San Marko in Yonkers, NY
TMB in Lancaster
Nicollo in DC (Sept)
Lorenzini in DC(Sept)
Sky Valet in DC (working toward next season, but they are friends if you like to work with them...they can get)
Zoreh in NYC
Elite Clothier in Chesapeake, VA
Leon Sugars in Fayetteville, NC (Sept)
Levy's in Rocky Mount
Stephen Tuttle's in Winston-Salem
Lile's in Raleigh (Sept)
Paul Simon in Charlotte (Morrecroft)
Berlin's in Charleston
Granger-Owings in Columbia, SC
Cathers & Coyne in Providence and Newport, RI
Romualdo in Cinn.
Bruce Baird in Chattanooga
Parkway in Ok. City
SJ Haggard in Ok. City
Harley's in Tyler, TX
Jim Pierce/Harolds in Houston
Daskolos in Walnut Creek (not finalized yet....anyone in the area, please stop by and tell them to carry the line! I'll owe ya one....)
so much for exclusivity!
Will all those stores be able to handle special orders?
Pelle in Paramus was mostly carrying 'gators when I dropped by. The guy there said they could order me any of your models, but when he showed me the catalog, it did not have the models that I was looking for (on Franco's site). Also, there was no Martegani area in the store, when I asked the guy where the Martegani's were, he told me that they were all over the store (window, table, floor) so I had to search and find the Martegani's amongst a lot of other shoes. It would be nice to see some of the wholecuts or monks in person. The guy was nice enough but had this been my only exposure to Martegani, I doubt that I would be buying a pair.
It's a nice shoe. I have several pairs and I've found them to be a quality shoe.
I have a pair of Martegani wholecuts from Ron Rider that are awesome! I do prefer that style to the one you showed, but that's just a matter of taste. If you like them, then go for it.
Well, we have a large quantity of styles 'in stock' for the US, but Specials are still done. It's not the main focus of our work, however. Certain stores have the staff/knowledge/interest to do it well, others have made a mess of it. Usually after I do a Trunk Show at a particular shop they understand it well and can accurately do make-ups. I have a show scheduled at Pelle Line Oct 20 and 21 (an ad mistakenly went in the NY Post or Times yesterday...I sent samples that they can use for customers who come in this weekend, but the real date is in Oct) and that should be alot of fun...and they will be able to handle everything after that. Also, our first formal catalogue of stock shoes is being produced this season and should be available in October sometime.
As you know, after visiting them, Pelle Line specializes in exotic shoes and accessories. We have a long experience in private label exotic manufacturing and many come to us for this purpose. We continue to make exotic shoes for quite a few brands....many of the names are mentioned on these boards everyday. While this is nice, our first priority is to establish (or re-establish, depending on what you know of the factory/brand) the classic and fashion production of our factory. We feel that we offer a very high quality for the investment, in a tremendous amount of patterns/leathers/lasts. We only make one quality level (in classic shoes...we have seen a big re-birth in the low-vamp business and these patterns require thinner, softer materials and soles) and we are one of the few who insist on keeping the entire work inside of, not only Italy, but inside of the town of Guissano. We still have much of our hand-stitching done by 'home stitchers' that have worked for us for many years.
As for an area of the store, they go back-and-forth on how they display things...they do have a sign being made for the wall, and a large increase in pairs on-order for next year so they should have a seperate area going forward, but those things are out of my control. Most shops I am in do not set aside area's for specific brands like the department stores do.
For a view of EVERYTHING, stop by the show in October and meet me!
Thanks! BTW, we still have that ostrich pattern you pictured not long ago! Tuttle carries same pattern (different material) in NC...
Thanks Ron. Should I size up or down on a pair of Martegani wholecuts? I wear a 43.5 Mantellassi, 10.5 Ferregamo. I need to buy a pair and I can't wait until October so I'm giving Franco's a call, but I will be at Pelle then also.
Stitch size 43.5 would probably be 10 US for us....
A definitive yea.
I have the same pair Ron sold me, in a lighter color. One of my favorites pairs. Highly recommend.
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