Hand Made SUTOR MANTELLASSI 6-Eyelet Half Brogue Oxford: 42.5D
6-Eyelet Cap-Toe Half Brogue Oxford
This shoe represents the finest workmanship to come out of Italy today.
I do not use the term “hand-made” freely but this shoe is hand-lasted, hand-sewn, hand channelled and skived. The toes of this Oxford are reinforced with hand-set brass nails. Every care, from the hand-lasting to the final polishing, has been taken in the making of this shoe. I believe we are safe in calling this a hand-made shoe. And this is an extremely well made shoe, superior not only to almost all other Italian shoes but to most modern ready-made shoe from England or America as well.
Please do not confuse this pair with Mantellassi’s offerings of Blake stitched shoes and please notice the unusual treatement of the storm welt (split-reverse welt) (Pic 5). This masterpiece comes from their very best flagship line of shoes, available in very few shops and in very limited numbers. It sells for over Euro 1000.
Size Details:42,5 D......9.5D US......8.5D UK.....for the medium width foot.
I would add a thin rubber "topy" sole protector to this shoe, otherwise excellent.