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post #46 of 65
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
Black

EG Chelsea ($1200)
Vass Old English II ($800)

Brown

EG Ladbroke Chestnut ($1200)

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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
G&G Burlington in vintage rioja
Vass budapest oxford in antique congac calf

Get these. I'm not a loafer guy, so my only possible substitution would be for a suede chukka (perhaps G&G Arran or St. Crispin's).
post #47 of 65
Buy up The Armoury's whole stash of Carmina shoes. Might even have some money to save at the end!
post #48 of 65
Go to a good shoe store and have them help you determine your size. Don't limit yourself to a couple of iGent brands, try everything you have close by. Buy one or two pairs and see how you like their fit, how they age etc., then buy more. Concentrate on the sizing and the lasts, all feet are different and it is likeley that some lasts will fit and others wont. 5000$ is a lot of money, so don't go overboard. Once you have determined your size in one brand, you can buy them online, but not from brands you have never tried on, otherwise you'll end up with ill-fitting shoes, like many in here.
post #49 of 65
I would pick these up now and save the rest for later:

Edward Green Chelsea in black, 202 last for conservative, always appropriate footwear
Alden for BB, unlined Leisure Handsewn in #8
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post #51 of 65
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What subculture do those boots belong to? Rich goth? Rich hipster? (Genuinely curious, not knocking your style)
post #52 of 65
It belongs to the "fool parted from his money" subculture...
post #53 of 65
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Originally Posted by dreamtripper View Post
My current shoe collection consists mostly of Ferragamos and Allen Edmonds and I'm thinking of re-vamping it.

What would you pick if you had $5000 budget for dress/business casual shoes? Ideally, I'd like to get 3-4 in black and 2-3 in different shades of brown.

Thanks for your suggestions!

ferragamos depend on what you have i wouldnt upgrade it. aE? yes.
get a few EGs on sale. a pair of vass perhaps. i dunno
post #54 of 65
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Please, don't!!!!
post #55 of 65
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Originally Posted by artoftime View Post
JLP bespoke
FTW

Doesn't he want a full pair and not just the left one?

For shoes averaging less than $1,000 you have plenty of choices. Much depends on fit. If Aldens work well for your feet, then you're all set.

EGs will get you 5 or 6 pairs for $5k. Finding the right last is important, though. And some of the best are no longer in circulation.

For bespoke at this price level, you need to head east. Maftei in Vienna is about $1,000/pr.

Vass isn't bespoke but has a lot of choices and lower prices than Maftei. Best to go to their shop in Budapest, though, to find out what fits. No sense salivating over the F-last and then realizing weeks later that it's just too narrow.
post #56 of 65
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Originally Posted by LanceW View Post
I would pick these up now and save the rest for later: Edward Green Chelsea in black, 202 last for conservative, always appropriate footwear Alden for BB, unlined Leisure Handsewn in #8
After sleeping on it, I would go ahead and pick up an EG Dover as well. If it helps, I have these 3 shoes myself, kind of, choosing the Ashby monk over the Dover but they are quite similar.
post #57 of 65
1 pair of Lattanzi's.
post #58 of 65
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Originally Posted by sellahi22 View Post
What subculture do those boots belong to? Rich goth? Rich hipster? (Genuinely curious, not knocking your style)
High fashion isn't really a subcultural trapping with clear and neatly defined identifiers the way punk style and doc martins are. With that being said clients of these brands usually live in large western cities (or Tokyo) and a disproportionate number of them work in creative fields (including fashion). Although I follow some of these designers it is not really what I (mostly) wear, I just wanted to illustrate the absurdity of saying "I got 5K, want some shoes, tell me what to buy". I mean the guy already has shoes so his basic needs are amply covered, what he needs to discover is not where to put 5K but what he really likes when it comes to lasts, materials, colours, styles and makers. No one can decide that for him unless he didn't really care much in the first place. I do wear some "MC" shoes but, for example, I don't do english makers. Not everyone wants the same stuff.
post #59 of 65
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I don't do english makers.

Thank you!

post #60 of 65
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Ultimately, I will buy what I want to buy e.g. if the boots in your link are what everyone says is "cool" ... well, they are still not for me. My purpose with the posting was to broaden my horizons beyond what I already am familiar with and the responses have helped with that. The point of the posting was not meant to be "I have $5K burning a hole in my pocket, tell me what to buy." $5K is for me simply a realistic amount of money I wouldn't mind spending on shoes in the near-term. To some people it might seem like a lot and to others like the many who have nice shoe collections, it's probably relatively insignificant ... but my statement was not made in ignorance. The first pair I really needed was a nice pair of black wingtips and I bought the following pair from Alden yesterday. http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=95 (look way better in person than in the picture) I could have spent more on the wingtips, but didn't see the need. I'll continue looking for other shoes and enjoy the experience/process.
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High fashion isn't really a subcultural trapping with clear and neatly defined identifiers the way punk style and doc martins are. With that being said clients of these brands usually live in large western cities (or Tokyo) and a disproportionate number of them work in creative fields (including fashion). Although I follow some of these designers it is not really what I (mostly) wear, I just wanted to illustrate the absurdity of saying "I got 5K, want some shoes, tell me what to buy". I mean the guy already has shoes so his basic needs are amply covered, what he needs to discover is not where to put 5K but what he really likes when it comes to lasts, materials, colours, styles and makers. No one can decide that for him unless he didn't really care much in the first place. I do wear some "MC" shoes but, for example, I don't do english makers. Not everyone wants the same stuff.
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