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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
This is probably the wrong place for this post. I see there is a "Recommend me X in my wardrobe" for SWD but I'm not seeing one for men's clothing.

It seems most SF members swing more towards the British aesthetic when it comes to shoes. I prefer a lower profile, sleeker, beveled sole look and I'm more the type of guy that wears brown shoes with blue suits...but it's time for a new pair of black shoes for more formal occasions. I took a look at several shoe makers, including some SF endorsed brands...long story short I really like these Gucci's...I'm just trying to decide which pair to go with and would appreciate some feedback.

http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/269646BLM001000#

http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/255353BLM001000#

I'm leaning more towards the cap toe....so many things I like about this shoe...
post #2 of 16
These links don't work, but in any case, you are wasting your money on Gucci shoes. They are not well made. How about a Gaziano & Girling, or Pierre Corthay? Those are both very sleek and well made.
post #3 of 16
cheaney warwick? You can find them for about 210gbp or ~$340

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post #4 of 16
That's a great recommendation.
post #5 of 16
No for the Gucci's yes to the Cheaneys of the two.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Merovius View Post


I'm leaning more towards the cap toe....so many things I like about this shoe...

Is one of those things that it doesn't have the Gucci logo stamped on it? I definitely perfer the cap toe.

Btw, I'm with you on the brown shoes with blue suits thing. Black shoes with blue suits make me feel like a cop.
post #7 of 16
Both G&G and Corthay are double or more the price of those Guccis. Also, IME Gucci has some well made products, though they are definitely hit or miss.

My advice to the OP would be to keep looking. Neither of these pairs look all that nice, and that is what I gather from Gucci's photography. I can only imagine what they look like IRL.

EDIT: Do the Cheaneys.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post

No for the Gucci's yes to the Cheaneys of the two.

how can you say that?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


how can you say that?

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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


how can you say that?

I just did ??? Dont get where your coming from, of the two posted i'd prefer the Cheaneys as i wouldnt like Gucci embossed on my shoes and wouldnt pay the price for over priced shit. In my early days i had a pair of Gucci oxfords and Dolce & Banana loafers and they were both in bits after about 18 months of not very hard use at all. Thats why i would rather have the Cheaneys as i may still have them after 18 months. So i base my opinion on actual experience.
post #11 of 16
I think he thought you were saying Cheaney's over G&G and Corthay.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think he thought you were saying Cheaney's over G&G and Corthay.

could be, as that would be a shocking statement (much less so with the corthays, imho though)
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think he thought you were saying Cheaney's over G&G and Corthay.

My apologies to Fritzl if thats the case, but i always try to recommend things at a similar price point to the OP as its pointless to recommend Corthay if the guy has $550 to spend. It must be disheartening to ask for recommendations and people quote items double treble & even quadruple what you have to spend:(
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback, tbh the Cheaneys may be a little too pointy. I tried on a similar shoe by Magnanni which looked great on the shelf, not so much on my foot. Saw the Guccis in person and they appeared to be well made, toe was well tacked, heel construction sturdy. Im not a fan of the logo stamp either but I could probably live with it. Ive never owned a pair of Gucci shoes so Im inexperienced with how they hold up. Hearing that yours didn't last you two years is certainly a concern. G&G are out of my price range.
post #15 of 16
Try Herrings & Pediwear , have a look around their sites and see if theres anything there you fancy. You could try one of the sponsors here too "A Fine Pair of Shoes" they all have nice well made shoes your after at your price point.
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