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I'm interested in a pair of dress shoes, oxfords (balmoral) with chisel toes (or at least a bit squarish) that don't cost over $200-$250. I wear a size 7-7.5 American, so Ebay doesn't really have much to offer me (and the Edward Greens they had on auction ended somewhere in the $500's.) Any suggestions? I'd take up A Harris' wonderful offer on those beautiful Vass shoes, but I don't have $799 lying around
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I'm interested in a pair of dress shoes, oxfords (balmoral) with chisel toes (or at least a bit squarish) that don't cost over $200-$250. I wear a size 7-7.5 American, so Ebay doesn't really have much to offer me (and the Edward Greens they had on auction ended somewhere in the $500's.) Any suggestions?
Oooh, that's a tall order. Allen-Edmonds's #4 last isn't exactly chisel-toed, but it does have a tapered, squared-off toe. AE uses that last for a number of their models but only on one bal model that I know of (the Byron): Alden's Plaza last has a soft square shape, but although Alden of Carmel has a number of Alden Fan shoes made in that last, the only regular-issue Alden model made on it is a plain-toe bal: Both AE and Alden shoes retail for around $300, but you may be able to find them for less at factory outlets or online. I bought those AE Byrons online for around $220, if I recall correctly. In addition, you'll a squared-off toe on some English models, including Tricker's 1829 line (seen here on Pediwear's website), which you can pick up for around $230 plus shipping. Others, including Crockett & Jones and Alfred Sargent, certainly have squared-toe shoes in your price range, but I don't know which models are shaped this way and I can't tell from the pictures.
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I thought that I saw some chiselled toe shoes on Yoox. Check it out. The styles are a little more modern, though.
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Thanks, duders. I've heard some good things about Tricker's. I'll go check out the Pediwear site (what a horrible name.)
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Check out this pairs of Gravti 7.5 on EBAY, a high end dress shoes. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=11503 The shoes are foundation of a gentleman's wardrobe. Dressgood
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Check out this pairs of Gravti 7.5 on EBAY, a high end dress shoes. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=11503
I'm very much enamored of Gravati shoes, but that seller's retail price for the shoes is absurd. Unless they're made from peccary or another exotic skin (which these aren't) or Goodyear-welted (which you almost never see unless you special-order them), Gravati shoes will retail between $395 and $435.
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I've long since learned to ignore quoted "retail prices" by ebay sellers.
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[quote]I'm very much enamored of Gravati shoes, but that seller's retail price for the shoes is absurd. Unless they're made from peccary or another exotic skin (which these aren't) or Goodyear-welted (which you almost never see unless you special-order them), Gravati shoes will retail between $395 and $435. To clarify, the retail price of $510 IS FROM the tag of the original box of the gravati shoes. I bought the shoes from a reputable seller, whom I believed, and if that price is not in norm range, that might be overpriced by the original retailer. BTW, in my limited knowledge to shoes, this pair of shoes is by all means in high quality. Dressgood
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