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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Banana Republic shoe actually looks decent. The website lists it as having a rubber sole, but from the pictures, it looks to be leather Goodyear-welted. Does anyone have any personal experience with this shoe? I am assuming it is not full-grain leather, but it is relatively inexpensive.

prolly faux stitching on a glued rubber sole designed to look like leather.

These shoes are junk. Aldo level stuff. Perfect for a club where you are gonna get trampled, but thats about their only purpose.
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


prolly faux stitching on a glued rubber sole designed to look like leather.
These shoes are junk. Aldo level stuff. Perfect for a club where you are gonna get trampled, but thats about their only purpose.

I would definitely want to see these in-person, but if I did purchase them, it would be exactly for the reason above.

post #33 of 43

I don't know what you do for a living, but maybe I should do that. I make a pretty nice living, but I can't imagine spending up to $800 on one pair of shoes. More power to you my friend. I'd go to Amazon and see if you can find a pair of AE Augusta shoes. I love those!

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I don't know what you do for a living, but maybe I should do that. I make a pretty nice living, but I can't imagine spending up to $800 on one pair of shoes. More power to you my friend. I'd go to Amazon and see if you can find a pair of AE Augusta shoes. I love those!

 

I starve myself for a new pair of shoes.

 

But if you can't spend $800 on something you like, that's not a 'pretty nice' living...

post #35 of 43
some pierre corthay's are a bit flashier but good quality. more than $800 though. check out leffot.
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by The Dork View Post

How about either of these:

 

Magnanni Colo

 

 

Banana Republic Hyde

I think we have a winner friends. Both these shoes look extraordinarily bawse at a fraction of the cost

post #37 of 43
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I don't know what you do for a living, but maybe I should do that. I make a pretty nice living, but I can't imagine spending up to $800 on one pair of shoes. More power to you my friend. I'd go to Amazon and see if you can find a pair of AE Augusta shoes. I love those!

I am not rich, but I also don't necessarily like the idea of spending $1000 on shoe even if they will last 10 years. Who cares? I think I would rather spend $400-600 on a pair of shoes that I only wear 2 years. I call it wash rinse and repeat. 

post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I don't know what you do for a living, but maybe I should do that. I make a pretty nice living, but I can't imagine spending up to $800 on one pair of shoes. More power to you my friend. I'd go to Amazon and see if you can find a pair of AE Augusta shoes. I love those!

I am not rich, but I also don't necessarily like the idea of spending $1000 on shoe even if they will last 10 years. Who cares? I think I would rather spend $400-600 on a pair of shoes that I only wear 2 years. I call it wash rinse and repeat. 

post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

I starve myself for a new pair of shoes.

 

But if you can't spend $800 on something you like, that's not a 'pretty nice' living...

 

Well, income-wise, it's pretty nice living (you'll have to take my word for that), but maybe it's not as nice in the philosophical context that you're bringing up. I think that I just don't value shoes as much as someone who spends that much would. IMO, once you get past a certain price (much less than $800), the value-added to the shoe stops increasing, but that's just me...

post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

 

Well, income-wise, it's pretty nice living (you'll have to take my word for that), but maybe it's not as nice in the philosophical context that you're bringing up. I think that I just don't value shoes as much as someone who spends that much would. IMO, once you get past a certain price (much less than $800), the value-added to the shoe stops increasing, but that's just me...

I tend to agree. Value is definitely perception.

post #41 of 43
Crap, crap. crap

How about Cheaney for Herring shoes:



or

This derby by Gravati ( a quality shoe that simply blows away designer label crap)





or

This split toe penny loafer by Di Bianco





Lst two are available at http://www.stanleykorshak.com/
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by quaker13 View Post

So far I have only come across these 2. I prefer the 2nd. Any and all suggestions are appreciated

 

 

 

Im thinking about purchasing these myself.....

post #43 of 43
Dude, buy my EG's!
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