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Sleek Black Oxford recommendation? (that's not AE Park Ave..)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Another Oxford shoe thread, I know, I'm sorry.
I'm looking for some targeted advice, so hopefully you guys can help.

In the pursuit of some serious shoe game, I've picked up a couple decent brown/tan/walnut pairs. Now, I'd like to finally replace the godawful black split toe beater pair that I use to rock to church every Sunday since my feet stopped growing.

Budget: ~$300-400 = willing to invest
Color: Black
Style: Oxford / Balmoral / Blucher
Toe: Plain toe or Cap toe (no Brogue'ing)

Something very simple and unornamented to wear with a suit for more formal occasions. The trick is, I'd like a more elongated look (last), with a bit of a "bend" to the toe, if that makes sense.

I DID check out the AE Park Avenues online, but they are rounder and fuller than I'm looking for. Didn't see anything else in the AE stable that would fit the bill.


Similar to:









Any brands to recommend?
I'm not in a rush, so I can wait for a sale. But price is less of a concern than materials, construction, etc.

I really appreciate the insight. Thanks!
Edited by sleepless - 2/20/13 at 12:37pm
post #2 of 10
Obviously you realize that the pics you posted are A. god bloody awful, and B. are bluchers, not oxfords.

At your price point, see if you can find a black pair of C&J Hallams on ebay or afinepair.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
The pictures are just grabbed from google. Please ignore everything but the general shape.

The Hallam's are actually very nice, thanks for the suggestion. The Wembley's even more so:
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Or maybe even a subtle brogue with the Weymouth's:
post #4 of 10
for a business shoe, not sure if a wholecut is the answer
post #5 of 10
I'm not convinced your average person will notice or care.
post #6 of 10

 

 

Santoni...  I own the shoe above and it's been a solid shoe.  Got it off ebay for 250 ish I think a while back.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Tom, which Santoni's are those? Looks like Nordstroms carries the brand.
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post #9 of 10
herring shoes house brand
post #10 of 10
+1 to herring shoes. love my pair
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