Sunday, September 9, 2007
Mantellassi Norwegian-welted wholecut bluchers with "ghosted" reverse twin-needle-stitched apron and toe seams in a light tan antiqued calf with a double leather sole. These shoes are too loose in the heel, which is a very common feature of European shoes made on European lasts. For some reasons, European men tend to have wider heels than their American counterparts. European makers who have a large US business tend to have US lasts, but not Mantellassi. The result is that their shoes tend not to fit me well. Oh, well. They're beautiful shoes.