Wingtips, what brand?
So I see others have this question. Well what about the difference in an Alden cordovan, and a C&J calf. I imagine these would be around the same price? I mean I am not looking at EG or Vass or anything, I am just bored with AE. I think Alden is the middle between EG and AE? IS there any other shoe around Alden price?
There are so many decent shoes available at the $500-$700 price range (similar to Aldens). Any of the major UK brands in this price range are good shoes, as are Carminas from Spain.
Probably the very best in terms of construction/quality/value in this price range are Vass.
Sounds like you need to do some homework and read some threads!
The OneShoe rulz!
PS - I forgot to mention - the Crockett and Jones Finsbury in Shell is a FINE shoe.
Edited by Gdot - 4/15/12 at 7:39am
I want to buy a pair of wingtips. I only wear my shoes to work, and have 3 pairs of AE and some ferragamo loafers. I would like to get something different as I am sick of AE's. Is Alden the next step? Is it possible to get Alden's on sale like AE? I am thinking of some black wingtips from alden, in either calf, or cordovan. Should I spend the extra money on cordovan? Since these are just black shoes, is it even worth upgrading to alden than ae? I like AE fine, but I feel like I need to try a different brand at least.
It's possible to get anything on sale but if you have to worry about the price then they're out of your class. Forget the dorky looking wingtips because no elite man wears them these days. Theonly place you'll see them is in GQ mag or on cubicle working drones. But if you really must buy these clutzy looking eyesores than I'd suggest that you get a slip on model or the lightest possible one made by Bally or Ferrigamo.