Is it the shoes?
August 18, 2006 9:30 PM   Subscribe

The Berlutis have been making shoes for four generations. Often at Maison Berluti relationships are formed around the language of shoes. Men gather for shoe-polishing sessions, where champagne flows.
posted by owhydididoit (11 comments total)
Oops! that last link has a funky redirect, so to see what I'm talking about, on the history page, click the link for Swann Club.
posted by owhydididoit at 9:37 PM on August 18, 2006

Cute site. Snazzy shoes. They're not my cup of tea but still impressive. Others consider them to be the crème de la crème of footwear. Ready to wear pair starts at $900, made to order at $4300.
posted by nickyskye at 11:24 PM on August 18, 2006

NICE shoes!
posted by growabrain at 11:28 PM on August 18, 2006

Pepsi Shoe!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:50 AM on August 19, 2006

I'm extremely suspicious of people who can afford $4300 shoes. Jealous too.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:33 AM on August 19, 2006

My favorite handmade shoes are by this company.
posted by dobbs at 6:11 AM on August 19, 2006

Worn Again's Spring/Summer 2006 Shoe Collection is made from salvaged car leather, used coffee sacks, old t-shirts, used jeans, and surplus military jackets.

And the next time you have a blowout, spare that tire for a little more mileage.
posted by cenoxo at 2:18 PM on August 19, 2006

Coincidentally, there's an article in this month's National Geographic that includes Berluti and talks about the Swann Club.
posted by jdfan at 7:38 AM on August 20, 2006

That's not a coincidence. I'm a subscriber. I didn't see that article on their website; thanks for posting it!
posted by owhydididoit at 8:31 AM on August 20, 2006

try this link to the NatGeo article.
posted by owhydididoit at 8:45 AM on August 20, 2006

Yea, I'm a subscriber too. I suspected it wasn't a coincidence :)
posted by jdfan at 6:46 AM on August 21, 2006

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