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Whenever I see Magnanni at Last Call or Nordstrom Rack, the leather looks nice and a good value at that price, but all the lasts I come across seem long and narrow. That doesn't work well for my wide feet, as by having to size up the shoes end up rather clownlike.
Based on the tan liner, likely from their Classic line, retail about $500-$600. Perhaps it's the Garson: http://www.theshoemart.com/santoni-mens_garson_dark_brown/pvc-sat-mxs-garson_dark_brown_sat_m_garson.html
thanks for the ideas so far. I like the suede chukka idea. Maybe a C&J boot but not on the 348 last; too long and pointy on me (Tetbury was one of my earlier mistakes). No wingtips so far primarily due to budget constraints. My first few pairs were purchased at Nordstrom Rack for less than $200 and they don't have much variety in my size/width. I'm only now getting comfortable to spend a bit more i.e. the Lobbs, which most certainly were not purchased at full retail. I'd...
About 4.5 years ago, I cast off my corrected grain Kenneth Cole New York shoes and began the upgrade process. Like many new to SF, I've made many mistakes along the way while figuring out my size and my last preferences, having bought then sold seven pairs along the way to get to what I have now. Top L to R: bal boots from Zee's HK, John Lobb Tudor, John Lobb Newland Middle: Trickers Henley, Allen Edmonds Jackson, Santoni Brenden Bottom: John Lobb Stafford, Santoni...
was it British Fabrics? http://stores.ebay.com/BRITISH-FABRICS
These shoes have been sold.
Are you in Madison, Wisconsin? It would definitely be worth the effort to go the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank in either Port Washington, WI or Brookfield, WI.You really have to try them on to find your size and last that best fits; otherwise you'll end up wasting your time and money.While upgrading my shoe collection, I often sacrificed fit for good deal. I'd regret it later and end up selling the shoes afterwards, getting maybe 25% of what I originally paid.
I have some Hickey Freeman pants that were made in Italy, and Hart Schaffner Marx pants made in Colombia and China so be sure to check the label. I will add: Gold Toe Windsor socks (out of 20+ Gold Toe varieties at Macy's I was mildly surprised there were any made in USA) Martin Dingman belts
I also recommend looking for Santoni at Nordstrom Rack. Styling is usually sleeker than AE, though some models are a bit over the top, and usually priced in the 175-225. Pass on the Santoni Nuvola line though.You can also sometimes find main line Ferragamo at Nordstrom Rack as well for $200.
thanks for the confirmation. i do like the surface interest though. as of last weekend there was one left ($78 before discounts) at jersey gardens neiman marcus last call.
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