The Shoe Snob Blog

August 20, 2013

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Ferragamo Goes British

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I am not going to lie, I used to really like Ferragamo and if I am going to be even more honest, I still kind of do. That being, I don’t like everything that they do, but sometimes, just sometimes they make a very nice shoe, one that is beautiful and well made and could stand next to the greats. That’s one thing that upsets me about some of the Italian companies. Many of them, like Gucci and the likes, have the capabilities of making a very nice and well made shoe. But apparently there is no money in quality, as quality usually doesn’t get you as nice of a return (in profit) as selling crap for a high price does. And more often than not, these designer brands chose to go down that route than follow the foot steps that their founders laid out when creating the company.

But as we see here, Ferragmo went a bit British in style (not completely with that bow) with this model and ended up making what looks to be a very made and beautiful shoe! But then again it could be that they only did this for the shop in Mayfair as they are probably wising up to the idea that the typical Mayfair gent likes a classically British look. The other new shoe in the window that I saw today is far more British than this, but subsequently a bit more boring as well. With this I am proud to say that Ferragamo made a lovely shoe that I would be happy to own!