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post #46 of 76
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Best bang for your buck is probably Vass at retail, but it's hard to find them at that price unless you go to Budapest yourself frown.gif

Definitely go to Budapest if you get the opportunity.

 

Great city, Great hotels; Great goulash; Great shoes and very attractive looking woman fing02[1].gif

post #47 of 76
I hope to go to Budapest next year, and find the Vass last that fit me best. Besides Vass, the only shoes I am planning to get sometime are Dinkelackers. I like their loafers better than the models Vass carries. Construction of both brands is superior to even twice as expensive english shoes from what I have gathered of information.
post #48 of 76
If you can wait, go for allen edmonds 2 for $250 sale, got 2 park ave (rubber soled) last time around for $270
post #49 of 76
Why do you care what other people are buying / want to avoid this? Classic styles, frankly, are classic styles for a reason.
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I am looking for top tier quality for as cheap as possible so looks are not as important as quality.

I don't get this. Why would you want to wear a well made but ugly shoe? The whole point of buying quality goods is that you WANT to wear them for a long time. I can't see why anyone would want to wear an unattractive shoe as a wardrobe staple just because it was well made.
post #50 of 76
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If you can wait, go for allen edmonds 2 for $250 sale, got 2 park ave (rubber soled) last time around for $270

So when does that usually happen?

 

I happened to be in milwaukee over the weekend.  The thought occured to me, does AE have a factory outlet type store...at the factory?

post #51 of 76

What about the entry-level Brit shoemakers? Barker, Cheaney etc do good quality shoes at lower prices than C&J. 

post #52 of 76
If you're happy with pretty traditional styles, Allen Edmonds is an obvious choice (as many have already stated). I personally wouldn't buy anything from them other than their most classic styles; I don't think most of their other shoes are very attractive. Personal opinion, of course... and this might go without saying, but whatever you get, use shoe trees and leather conditioner/polish. It's the best way to keep leather of any quality level looking its best for as long as possible.
If you're well aware of the importance of trees etc. forgive the lecture; I'm not trying to preach but I've just recently started to treat my shoes well and am amazed at how much better they look.

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post #53 of 76
If you're happy with pretty traditional styles, Allen Edmonds is an obvious choice (as many have already stated). I personally wouldn't buy anything from them other than their most classic styles; I don't think most of their other shoes are very attractive. Personal opinion, of course... and this might go without saying, but whatever you get, use shoe trees and leather conditioner/polish. It's the best way to keep leather of any quality level looking its best for as long as possible.
If you're well aware of the importance of trees etc. forgive the lecture; I'm not trying to preach but I've just recently started to treat my shoes well and am amazed at how much better they look.

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post #54 of 76
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Originally Posted by mrmonday View Post
....a deep discount but is the quality that its retail price suggests.

 

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....I am looking for top tier quality for as cheap as possible so looks are not as important as quality.

 

This is the type of simple, idiotic, "something for nothing" mentality that leads to wasted money and disappointment. If you want top-tier quality, then you have to pay for it. The companies know that they're offering top-tier quality. You aren't going to get it at a deep discount (unless you buy second-hand). PERIOD. You can find great value items, but you won't find top-tier at a deep discount.

post #55 of 76
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This is the type of simple, idiotic, "something for nothing" mentality that leads to wasted money and disappointment. If you want top-tier quality, then you have to pay for it. The companies know that they're offering top-tier quality. You aren't going to get it at a deep discount (unless you buy second-hand). PERIOD. You can find great value items, but you won't find top-tier at a deep discount.
Vass are yoour best value quotient at the top, Carmina in the miiddle and Cheaney at tbe bottom of high-end RTW/ MTO. Start with a few simple basics
post #56 of 76
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So when does that usually happen?

I happened to be in milwaukee over the weekend.  The thought occured to me, does AE have a factory outlet type store...at the factory?

There is an AE factory 2nd store in Brookfield, suburb just west of Milwaukee.
post #57 of 76
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Originally Posted by WetbehindEars View Post

If you're happy with pretty traditional styles, Allen Edmonds is an obvious choice (as many have already stated). I personally wouldn't buy anything from them other than their most classic styles; I don't think most of their other shoes are very attractive. Personal opinion, of course... and this might go without saying, but whatever you get, use shoe trees and leather conditioner/polish. It's the best way to keep leather of any quality level looking its best for as long as possible.
If you're well aware of the importance of trees etc. forgive the lecture; I'm not trying to preach but I've just recently started to treat my shoes well and am amazed at how much better they look.

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Agree with this. AE has only a handful of shoes that I like. Then again, when I peruse Carmina or Vass selections, I can't help but feel it's pretty much the same selection, just done a little better.
post #58 of 76
Looking to buy some good value footwear in US 10. Where do i go?!
post #59 of 76
Shanghai Tianzi Shoes. Best value for your buck around IMO.
post #60 of 76
Can u please point me to where i can buy it Mr. Wraith?
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