Ferragamo shoes internal label/logo

hposnm

Member
Sep 10, 2008
168
0
W.A., Australia
I've never owned a pair but noticed a really lovely pair on one of my senior executives recently. 1 day during a meeting, I saw the inside of her shoe and noticed that the SF logo was in a pictoral/blockish lettering rather than a signature. I've always thought it was only a signature so I naturally thought that perhaps the she-boss was wearing a pair of knock-offs -- Oh, ignorance!

But I've been browsing online and noticed that both the logo-ish and the signature-ish ones co-exist.

So I'm wondering if anyone can shed any light on the difference. Is it unique to a certain designs? Unique to a time period it was manufactured in (vintage vs newer models)? Limited to special editions only?

Anyone know the story behind this?
 

LilTiffany

O.G.
Jun 5, 2007
791
42
I'm not an expert by any means - but I've found that all the pairs I've tried recently in stores have the block letters. A pair I own (which are fairly old) has the signature.

It's actually been a while since I've seen an inside with the signature style inside.

Hope that helps. =)
 

hposnm

Member
Sep 10, 2008
168
0
W.A., Australia
Thanks LilTiffany!

Another tPFer suggested that it might be their effort to make the brand look more hip and cool. And I thought it was a knock-off. Haha!

I hadn't noticed the inside till I saw it on management but next time I walk past a store, I'll certainly ask the SA!
 

jburgh

BV ~ Ferragamo ~ TODs
Moderator
Authenticator
O.G.
Aug 17, 2007
15,195
645
In the Forest
I went straight to the source, Ferragamo, and received this:

As far as the labels on the inside of the shoes about 2-3 yrs ago we began a slow switch from the signature style label to the Ferragamo block label that we use now. That label is design is based on the store sign that hung outside the original Florence store for many years. I understand though that there have been a number of older styles that had the "sign label" as well.
 

hposnm

Member
Sep 10, 2008
168
0
W.A., Australia
I went straight to the source, Ferragamo, and received this:

As far as the labels on the inside of the shoes about 2-3 yrs ago we began a slow switch from the signature style label to the Ferragamo block label that we use now. That label is design is based on the store sign that hung outside the original Florence store for many years. I understand though that there have been a number of older styles that had the "sign label" as well.
Thanks so much jburgh, for the effort too! I'm glad we have it all sorted out and figured out. I'll post this information on the other thread too.

:yahoo: