SbN Review: Mantorii MTO
Mantorii is another player in the online MTM game offering MTO shoes. I am always interested in trying out online MTM companies in my own pursuit of ‘perfection’ in any shape or form. Mantorii has been another successful stop.
Mantorii and I worked out a review for a pair shoes and the process. I went with a pair of captoe full brogue oxfords in their ‘Essential Brown’. The measurement process is straightforward, but does take a bit more effort than other services - they have you print out a diagram where you trace both feet and then you have to scan it on a computer to email the pattern to them. This could be a pain for some, but honestly any extra step to make the best fit possible should always be welcome especially when you’re doing online MTM. I didn’t find this to be a problem, and it probably was for the best.
There was a small mix-up in the development of my shoes, which delayed the arrival a few weeks, but it was welcome because they notified me and made sure I received what I ordered. Customer service: A.
Upon arrival, they were packed neatly and covered in dust bags. The brogue detail was nice, the construction was solid, color was a tad lighter than I was expecting (but nothing a little shoe creme can’t darken up), the leather was decent, and the fit was spot on. I went with a blue lining on the inside for a little ‘pizzazz’ and its very subtle - which is nice. I appreciated the way the initials were branded on the bottom of the shoe - ah, the little things.
To be picky, the leather wasn’t as soft as I expected, but not cheap by any means. I definitely see it loosening up over a few wears, and think its just matter of breaking them in. Another small point would be to stick with a waxed shoelace, although these aren’t too bad and an easy change.
Overall, very happy with the outcome of the shoe and the process. Mantorii has solid options when it comes to customizations and the measurement process is a bit more thorough for the better of the customer. These will definitely be seeing a lot of play, and they are happy welcome to the rotation.
I’d like to thank the people over at Mantorii for sending me out a pair and to keep up the great work!