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post #16 of 44
I think black shoes are a must if you are doing any meeting activity internally or especially with external guests. It may be that lawyers in Europe have a bad fashion sense, but I almost _never_ see anyone with brown shoes at conferences, in meetings etc.
post #17 of 44
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Yeah, I'm thinking black is a must but I'd like to buy dark brown as well. I just don't know where I should buy from.
post #18 of 44
Though I'm not a fan of black shoes in general, a black captoe oxford is standard with suits, can be worn with business casual, and, in a pinch, can also be worn with a tux. Although I like burgundy/oxblood shoes, my second shoe would be a dark brown oxford wingtip. Darker is more formal, so this could also be worn with a suit, business casual, and perhaps with jeans.

(If you didn't work in a very conservative business environment, I would say the second shoe should be a monkstrap or a chelsea boot, in burgundy or lighter brown.)
post #19 of 44
Dark brown suede shoes are very versatile in REAL life.
post #20 of 44
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What does everyone think about buying used shoes on ebay? I really like the Allen Edmonds shoes that were recommended earlier but I just can't afford to pay full retail for them (about $400 here in Canada). I know my size because I went to the store and tried them on, so that's not a concern. If you don't think buying used is the right way to go, what's the best website to buy new from?
post #21 of 44
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Dark brown captoe oxfords in suede in a sleek last. Works with just about anything but the most formal in my opinion. The one shoo!

Any recommendations for a pair? I can only think of Belgrave and carmina Simpson last. Pref snuff suede
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by primetimeseano View Post
What does everyone think about buying used shoes on ebay? I really like the Allen Edmonds shoes that were recommended earlier but I just can't afford to pay full retail for them (about $400 here in Canada). I know my size because I went to the store and tried them on, so that's not a concern. If you don't think buying used is the right way to go, what's the best website to buy new from?

i have the same problem, I'm coming into MC to ask for places to buy new or relatively new dress shoe, my Aldos that i wear once a year for whatever will not last me in my new job, I have to spend a day in them while interning for a government job. I was thinking AE black park avenues, I see some on ebay for cheap but are they usually legit? Sorry I'm only familiar with SW&D

Though I'd rather buy shoes from SW&D people, If you got any 12D dress shoes for sale hit me up with pm
post #23 of 44
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What does everyone think about buying used shoes on ebay? I really like the Allen Edmonds shoes that were recommended earlier but I just can't afford to pay full retail for them (about $400 here in Canada). I know my size because I went to the store and tried them on, so that's not a concern. If you don't think buying used is the right way to go, what's the best website to buy new from?

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post #25 of 44
I personally feel that you should all buy all your shoes on ebay. Of course, that's probably because I'm a seller on there. Seriously though, if you are on a budget, I think ebay is a great place to get some great deals. Starting a new job, nobody would know that you bought them used (nobody at the new job would know what shoes you previously had). My big suggestion is to know which style names and makers you like, and know your size in that shoe. Bad fitment issues are frustrating and costly to both the buyers and the sellers.
post #26 of 44
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post #27 of 44
Where in Alberta do you live? Harry Rosen has some AE's on sale right now for $300 although I didn't see if they included PAs. Definitely not Strands. O'Connors has them for a pretty good regular price. BB has AE's on sale for under $300 in the US. You will get charged duty and tax if you order from them, but check the local BB to see what they are selling for. Haven't tried directly ordering from AE but I have purchased them in the US. This is the best way to go if you can.
post #28 of 44
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I'm in Edmonton. I'd definitely prefer to buy new but I'm trying to stretch my clothing budget as far as I can.
post #29 of 44
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I've been looking at the Strands in walnut, but I'm not sure how I feel about all of the detailing on the shoe. I think Fifth Avenues might be more my style. Thoughts? Thanks!
post #30 of 44
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I've been looking at the Strands in walnut, but I'm not sure how I feel about all of the detailing on the shoe. I think Fifth Avenues might be more my style. Thoughts? Thanks!

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