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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by cl smooth View Post
went to nordstroms today, those AE park aves are cool. those bruno maglis they got in there though, DAMN. really nice. 269 is steep for a recently graduated college student though, lol.

Did you end up getting anything?
post #17 of 34
Wait for Park Aves to show up in your size on eBay. My roommate just got a pair for $60, and they looked like they'd be worn out of the house only a half dozen times.
post #18 of 34
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Did you end up getting anything?

no. for some reason, the profile of the park aves looked weird in person--almost curved unnaturally. I'm not sure if I'm just being picky or not, but i couldn't put my finger on it. they just seemed, well, off.
post #19 of 34
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no. for some reason, the profile of the park aves looked weird in person--almost curved unnaturally. I'm not sure if I'm just being picky or not, but i couldn't put my finger on it. they just seemed, well, off.

I agree, they are weird looking. Gaziano & Girling's "Oxford" and Church's "Consul" are the best looking captoes in my opinion.
post #20 of 34
Yeah, but at his budget I am not sure that he can afford those. Just a word of advice from an also recently graduated college student--suck it up and buy some nice shoes. Honestly, they make a world of difference, especially in an interview setting. I have been upgrading my shoe wardrobe over the past year, and have focused entirely on quality over quantity, and it has completely paid off.
post #21 of 34
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Yeah, but at his budget I am not sure that he can afford those. Just a word of advice from an also recently graduated college student--suck it up and buy some nice shoes. Honestly, they make a world of difference, especially in an interview setting. I have been upgrading my shoe wardrobe over the past year, and have focused entirely on quality over quantity, and it has completely paid off.
thanks for the tip. any other advice?
post #22 of 34
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looking on the internet, what do you guys think of these? last week to get them at this price (269) before they go back to 395. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934413
post #23 of 34
here's one piece of advice... if you plan on wearing dress shoes everyday then make sure that you have another good pair so you can rotate between them. Wearing the same shoe day-after-day is VERY hard on them and they'll wear-out much quicker than if you rotate.
post #24 of 34
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looking on the internet, what do you guys think of these? last week to get them at this price (269) before they go back to 395.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934413


They aren't bad but you could get better. Bruno Magli are not a very well respected brand here.
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by cl smooth View Post
looking on the internet, what do you guys think of these? last week to get them at this price (269) before they go back to 395.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934413

Not a fan -- Park Ave looks much better to my eye.
post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
They aren't bad but you could get better. Bruno Magli are not a very well respected brand here.

why not?
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by kraftar View Post
here's one piece of advice... if you plan on wearing dress shoes everyday then make sure that you have another good pair so you can rotate between them. Wearing the same shoe day-after-day is VERY hard on them and they'll wear-out much quicker than if you rotate.

+1 and add toe taps.
post #28 of 34
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why not?

Low price/quality ratio. As far as I can gather they are not top quality yet are sometimes very expensive.
post #29 of 34
CL, saw those BM's at Nordstrom's Rack yesterday in NYC. Much cheaper than the website there. The AE's Park Avenue's are still on sale for $220 including shipping (and tax if you live in a state with no Nordstrom's). I got a pair of them because I thought they were significantly better than the BM's, despite the $60 price difference.
post #30 of 34
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Which shoes would you want to be wearing in their images when they reminisce over you?
+1. They take care of him when his biological didn't bother.
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