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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Last week I had a friend who wanted help getting ready for a wedding on a reasonable budget, but like most normal people, anything over $300 for dress shoes was inconceivable, so I really had to rack my brain for where to look. We ended up going to Suit Supply first and it was an absolute win. Shoes were like $250 or less I think and looked great and seemed pretty well made, especially for the price. Their suits too, I was VERY impressed to be honest, especially at the price points. Plenty of their stuff is far off in the fashion zone but there were good solid basic navy suits for like $400-500 and considering you're looking at like $300-400 for suits from mall brands such as Jcrew, Club Monaco, Zara, H&M, etc, these are fantastic bang for buck in my opinion. I was really pleasantly surprised!

I posted a few pages back my suit. You are correct, the suit fits BANG on with just hemming the pant bottom. I"m going to try their shoes out as well, although I don't have experience with them.
post #3692 of 4637
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My advice from a couple of pages back to give SuitSupply footwear a try was met with silence. It's ok, as a married man, I am used to it. But I'd like to repeat it. To me they are a good entry point at under 300 Canadian.

You know... young folks do not talk to people who are more than two generations ahead of them. Joking :)

 

I read like a hundred pages of this thread, from the beginning of the year. Then, I just realized I missed an amazing sale at Leatherfoot two weeks ago. Oh, f**k, they had Carmina oxford which was my size for only $300..... It was only 2 weeks ago, damn. 

Anyone can tell me when they are going to have next sales event like this? Like black Friday?

 

Regarding suitsupply, I suppose it is a place for go-to staff. If you need something urgent, their stuff is reasonable for its quality even at regular price. But definitely not a grail nor bargain. When sales season comes, there are too many better place for bargain hunting than suitsupply. And honestly, I am not satisfied with their quality (I'd rather spend more for better)

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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

You know... young folks do not talk to people who are more than two generations ahead of them. Joking :)

 

I read like a hundred pages of this thread, from the beginning of the year. Then, I just realized I missed an amazing sale at Leatherfoot two weeks ago. Oh, f**k, they had Carmina oxford which was my size for only $300..... It was only 2 weeks ago, damn. 

Anyone can tell me when they are going to have next sales event like this? Like black Friday?

 

 

Likely see something around Black Friday, and then into the holidays.  Sometimes it will just be a 20% off discount for BF which is nothing to sneeze at as many quality brands don't often go on sale. The real steals come mid to end of winter on the AW collections.  

 

Don't sleep on it if you are at all interested in quality footwear.  Go down to the shop, have an open mind, get fitted and buy something.  

post #3694 of 4637
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

I think it would be worth your while to not buy 4 pair of AE, and go to Leatherfoot, get a fitting and buy 2 pair of C&J, Alden or Carmina.  You will be spending a bit more, if you shop their end of season sales, the prices are great.
   
Technically there is nothing wrong with AE, but trading up in footwear (to a certain level) can be your best wardrobe move as they last a long time and see a lot of use.  
Does Harry Rosen carry quality brand shoes? What do they carry?
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post

Does Harry Rosen carry quality brand shoes? What do they carry?

They carry some good brands, but either wrong lines/models or they are overpriced. For example, Santoni whom I really like, they carry some ugly stuff. Church's - overpriced. They carry Salvatore Ferragamo Tramezzas, but only one/two models and they are overpriced.
Edited by gs77 - 8/25/16 at 3:25pm
post #3696 of 4637
Rosen's pretty lousy in the footwear department.
post #3697 of 4637
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Originally Posted by Ebichuman View Post

My advice from a couple of pages back to give SuitSupply footwear a try was met with silence. It's ok, as a married man, I am used to it. But I'd like to repeat it. To me they are a good entry point at under 300 Canadian.

Their new brown pebble grain LWB is certainly catching my eyes. Thom Browne-ish without the price tag.

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_CA/shoes/brown-derby-brogue/FW162321.html?cgid=Shoes
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post #3699 of 4637
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

Honestly, I do not know that much about high grade dress shoes. I just want the shoes at the price/quality curve where diminishing returns will not justify higher price.

 

Continue to do your research on these parts and elsewhere, figure out what your wants and requirements are. Beyond Alden/Carmina/J. Fitzpatrick (the $550-700 price range thanks to our low Canadian dollar) is where you start paying more for the finer details, but that's a subjective opinion and everybody's opinion is different. 
 

But just so you know, from a small-footed Asian person to another - at least I assume so given you name; I apologize if that's not the case - finding brand new, Goodyear-welted dress shoes from such brands at the $250-350 price point in smaller sizes can be very difficult. Depending on how hard you are on that shoe budget and what details you require in your footwear, you may need to make some compromises, one way or another. 

 

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...the environment is business casual, but I just like the feeling of dress uppppp... it makes me feel good

 

I hope your superiors don't mind that you're dressing better than them!

post #3700 of 4637
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Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK View Post
 

 

 

I hope your superiors don't mind that you're dressing better than them!

LOL, my manager wears dress shirts and a dress pants, never a tie on his neck.

 

Yes, you are right. I usually wear 7.5 US. That's why I regret not getting that Carmina oxford for $300...... And I realized AEs are ugly. I do not like rounded toe, I prefer Italian style pointed toe (not too pointy), Dack's and Meermin looks so much better. I do not have a hard budget, it all depends on how good the deal is and my mood at that time. Not planning to spend that much on each pair of shoes, but definitely going to buy EG for $500 if possible :)

 

BTW, when is the best time for bargain hunting? Black Friday? Boxing day? Or January clearance?

post #3701 of 4637
This store has way more EG than Leatherfoot.
http://robertjonesmenswear.com/2016/08/edward-green-fall-2016/

You're not gettin a thing for $500 tho lol. Brexit and discounts be damned. :P
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

This store has way more EG than Leatherfoot.
http://robertjonesmenswear.com/2016/08/edward-green-fall-2016/

You're not gettin a thing for $500 tho lol. Brexit and discounts be damned. :P

No discounts ever at good ol' Bob Jones. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

No discounts ever at good ol' Bob Jones. smile.gif

QFT
post #3704 of 4637
I haggled with them once. Got the HST off or something. Santoni GY. They don't carry that anymore tho frown.gif

It never hurts to try to grind a discount.
post #3705 of 4637
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I haggled with them once. Got the HST off or something. Santoni GY. They don't carry that anymore tho frown.gif

It never hurts to try to grind a discount.

There are local dudes who got some great brands but I just don't feel like even start asking to give me discount. That's the feeling I get when I'm in RJ store.
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