As a 17 year old in high school I have not had the need to have a pair of proper dress shoes. When I was younger my mother would make me wear brown loafers or boat shoes with Khakis and my navy blue blazer. Now that I own a few suits and I dress up for my job (I am a jewelry designer) I need proper shoes. I have brown suede dress boots I wear with my Navy blue suit, gray suits, etc; but nothing to go with my black suit. I would like a pair of solid black oxfords, or simply "lace-ups." Being 17 I cannot go and buy shoes that are more than $150, so please do not recommend anything more than that. The most important thing other than how the shoe looks is the comfort. I have an issue with a lot of shoes because they do not fit well. Cole Haan is very comfortable and they have some great models at great prices, especially during a sale. I am hoping to buy them at the Tanger Outlet in Riverhead, NY. Other brands that are there that have good shoes are Polo (I don't know what the shoe selection there is like), Allen Edmonds, and Giorgio Armani. I would like to know how the Allen Edmonds prices are at the outlets. I like their styles and I would be happy with them. Armani would also be a plus because of the quality (hand made in Italy), and the comfort is pretty good. There are no other stores there that have good shoes. This is the kind of style I would like (I want leather that has a nice shine and is not too dull) Thanks!
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8/28/09 at 6:58pm