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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today's Favorites - Scarpe Di Bianco Loafers


While I own a bunch of loafers already, I recently am quite obsessed with the idea of more traditional looking loafers, and owning them. Not that these models are necessarily traditional, but they offer that 'classic with a modern look' feel, as well as offering nice shapes, colors and designs. Having never seen Scarpe Di Bianco in person, due to their newness in the industry, I am quite curious of them. From looking at them, they seem to be your run-of-the-mill high-end Italian makers, offering a black-stitched or goodyear welted sole, with some good quality upper leather. This makes me quite curious of the price though, which I assume will probably be in the $600-$800's. Don't quote me on that, but hearing that they are ex-Sutor Mantellassi gents who started it, I would imagine that they came into the industry at a lower price (to maybe low-ball Sutor which will set you back $900+). Regardless, their look is very Italian, which on some shoes is great, but others is not. For these loafers, I quite like the 'Italianess' of them though, as I believe that Italian gentleman have mastered the art of the loafer.




















8 comments:

  1. Nice post, their color finish and patina look great. Though the models have a few little flaws I myself not prefer in a shoe. For example they seem quite wide and not as versatile as other models out there like Markowski for example. I don't have any pair of shoes by french makers but this brand is definitely going to change that!! :)

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  2. Julio - Thanks for the comment! I am in need of some French shoes myself!!

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

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  3. i want to bring sian shoes and georges shoes to texas to my store,do they have an email?,and by the way beautiful blogsite

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  4. Joseph - Glad that you enjoy the blog!

    George's contact is: georges@georges-shoes.com

    Saion, I could not find as the website is entirely in Japanese. Sorry.

    Best of luck!

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

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  5. AFJ - Me too!! Except I want about 5 pairs!

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

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  6. These shoes are like artwork. Beautiful to look at, and functionality

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  7. fyi if anyone was looking for a pair of di biancos (http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.com/2011/03/todays-favorites-scarpe-di-bianco.html), i got the chance to see them in person while on holiday in miami and they look very nice. their locker stock program sells online for $895 a pair and will produce another run in feburary. i was told this by the guy at the damiani flagship store

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