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post #16 of 77
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I love this response. Which ones are you referring to? I am looking for top tier quality for as cheap as possible so looks are not as important as quality.

 

I am referring to the ones you posted immediately prior to my response. If you ask me I can't see how looks are in any way separable from quality. If you simply want a high quality shoe that will last you for your entire lifespan without regard to the way they look then get yourself a pair of Doctor Martins, put up with the comparisons to Lurch, and be done with it. Other than that, I don't care how well it is made, an ugly shoe is an ugly shoe and I wont buy it.

post #17 of 77
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Thank you I am definitely considering the last ones you posted. How did you find these so fast?
post #18 of 77
I browse the B&S forums every once in a while and remembered these. You're pretty lucky as new pairs of C&J on there are fairly rare.
post #19 of 77
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I am referring to the ones you posted immediately prior to my response. If you ask me I can't see how looks are in any way separable from quality. If you simply want a high quality shoe that will last you for your entire lifespan without regard to the way they look then get yourself a pair of Doctor Martins, put up with the comparisons to Lurch, and be done with it. Other than that, I don't care how well it is made, an ugly shoe is an ugly shoe and I wont buy it.

Dr. Martens have there place with jeans and a t-shirt. I am looking for something that I can wear with a variety of modern suits. And when I refer to quality I mean something that is made by a skilled cobbler in a shop that has strict quality control not a synthetic soled shoe that any manufacturer could make.
post #20 of 77
You can't really separate design (looks) from quality as people that pay for high-quality shoes generally want them to not be ugly.
post #21 of 77
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I am looking for something that I can wear with a variety of modern suits.

 

Then looks ought to definitely be important. Otherwise you will simply be the guy who wears ugly shoes.

post #22 of 77
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Then looks ought to definitely be important. Otherwise you will simply be the guy who wears ugly shoes.

I see those guys everyday in San Francisco. happy.gif
post #23 of 77
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I see those guys everyday in San Francisco. happy.gif

 

Same thing in Dubai. You'll see someone walking about in a Corneliani suit and a pair of square toed, rubber soled, monstrosities. No joke.

post #24 of 77
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At your price range (~$450) Crockett and Jones Benchgrade is what people here like.


Maybe some people? The SMs for $360 are just as good, if not better than the CJ benchgrade. That's a very solid made pair of shoes for only $360. They retailed for $1K.

Note: don't forget the SMs are new


more high end shoes in your price range

http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/index.php?page=shop/browse&category_id=81083253317
Edited by mr monty - 3/26/13 at 12:21am
post #25 of 77
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Then looks ought to definitely be important. Otherwise you will simply be the guy who wears ugly shoes.

I really don't think those N.D.C. shoes that I linked are ugly at all and they are far from square toed monstrosities. But I would never buy a pair of shoes that I thought were ugly.
post #26 of 77
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I really don't think those N.D.C. shoes that I linked are ugly at all

 

*shrug* 

post #27 of 77
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Maybe some people? The SMs for $360 are just as good, if not better than the CJ benchgrade. That's a very solid made pair of shoes for only $360. They retailed for $1K.

Note: don't forget the SMs are new


more high end shoes in your price range

http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/index.php?page=shop/browse&category_id=81083253317

Do you have any experience with SM sizing? Are they TTS? Also are the ones I linked good year or blake last? Thanks for the website suggestion which brands on that website do you suggest? I like these ones http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=1082471&category_id=81083253317#.UVFSS1sjojc

Also are the Peal & Co. C&J shoes any different from regular C&J shoes in terms of quality?
Edited by mrmonday - 3/26/13 at 12:48am
post #28 of 77
Nobody suggested Carminas yet? I have a pair of Sutors and a pair of Carminas, and I'm super happy with both.  Carminas can also be had for under $500 (Cordovan excluded) from their online store.
 
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Do you have any experience with SM sizing? Are they TTS? ...
 
The Sutors I have are a half size smaller than I usually take.
post #29 of 77

Florshiems, the elephant in the room.
 

post #30 of 77

You may also wish to consider Kent Wang in your price range.

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