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post #3721 of 4449
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Definitely Lost and Found on ossington

Agree with this, the people there are super friendly and knowledgeable. They carry Trickers as well.

Gravitypope carries Grenson (watch out for Made in India), Church's and a few other things of interest.

Club Monaco often has 30% off $300+, which makes the Allen Edmonds a decent buy. However, D with only.
post #3722 of 4449
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Originally Posted by rwtc View Post

I've seen many VPs and SVPs wear shoes from the shoe company. Food for thought

Which shoe company?
post #3723 of 4449
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


Which shoe company?

THE Shoe Company. 

post #3724 of 4449
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Originally Posted by rwtc View Post

THE Shoe Company. 

Aaaaaaa smile.gif
I thought Aldo is a go to brand for VP and SVPs.
I always want to throw op when I hear SAs in clothing stores start with " If you want to make progress in your career, you need to start wearing...". I'm like... Bull shit, man...
post #3725 of 4449
Some ballers here. I'm too cheap to buy $1800 shoes biggrin.gif
post #3726 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Valkres View Post
 

What stores would you recommend a visit? I haven't found much apart from Brooks Brothers and Leatherfoot for footwear.

 

Rego may still have some J.M. Weston in stock. They were on sale last time I heard. 

And did you check Woolridge Shoes? They're the only spot for Cheaney. They also carry Loake 1880, as does The Bay on Queen Street.

 

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V Hazelton? With their Kiton, Attolini etc? Joking, joking.... smile.gif
Funny place. I actually never walked in. There are always few dudes in front, sitting on the bench and smoking big cigars - so no customers inside I guess.
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Originally Posted by Valkres View Post
 

I walk in every time I'm around, but the prices are insane. They carry a decent selection of Lobb inside, although I'm not in the market for anything in that price range. They had a sale when they expanded, but even then, prices were through the roof.

 

A couple of my former colleagues know the owner. I wish I remember the contents but it was an intriguing tale for sure...

 

If I recall, they're the sole boutique that carries Corthay. (I assume this is why Leatherfoot wound up not carrying them.) They also carried Bettanin and Venturi 1-2 years ago - they make a damn fine Norwegian welted shoe - but I'm not sure if they still carry it.

I think they became the only boutique to carry Santoni after Robert Jones stopped carrying it. (I feel like there's another store in the GTA that carries them but I can't think of where it is.) I didn't realize that they carry Bontoni, as I haven't been in there in a long time.

 

Does Via Cavour still carry Paolo Scafora and Scarpe di Bianco? I can't explain it, but I never feel inclined to go into that store or V Hazelton.

 

That's all I got.

post #3727 of 4449
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Some ballers here. I'm too cheap to buy $1800 shoes biggrin.gif

I was a mere tourist. I warned the dude I was. He didn't care. Snapped some pics and ogled lol. As others mentioned, Saturday in the summer it was stone empty. I think their usual Lambo driving type customers were in Europe or something lol
post #3728 of 4449
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Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK View Post

Rego may still have some J.M. Weston in stock. They were on sale last time I heard. 


And did you check Woolridge Shoes? They're the only spot for Cheaney. They also carry Loake 1880, as does The Bay on Queen Street.


A couple of my former colleagues know the owner. I wish I remember the contents but it was an intriguing tale for sure...

If I recall, they're the sole boutique that carries Corthay. (I assume this is why Leatherfoot wound up not carrying them.) They also carried Bettanin and Venturi 1-2 years ago - they make a damn fine Norwegian welted shoe - but I'm not sure if they still carry it.


I think they became the only boutique to carry Santoni after Robert Jones stopped carrying it. (I feel like there's another store in the GTA that carries them but I can't think of where it is.) I didn't realize that they carry Bontoni, as I haven't been in there in a long time.

Does Via Cavour still carry Paolo Scafora and Scarpe di Bianco? I can't explain it, but I never feel inclined to go into that store or V Hazelton.

That's all I got.

This is great intel. I've wandered into Rego a few times. I wanted the famous JW 180 loafer. Sadly they said they never carry. They will order it for a shit 'full and then some' price though. Interesting a sale is on. As I recall they had an assortment of black oxfords so if anyone wants a fine JW Weston black oxford..

I still need to peruse Wooldridge. Sounds like a neat lil store.

As for V Hazelton yeah I think they still do carry Santoni now that RJ lost them. Shit prices though. Rosen of course does carry them now too, however just the crappy line and no GY I bet just like they do with 90% of their 'gamo stock. I imagine that margin is best when the uneducated pay full freight for a fancy brand while being blissfully ignorant it's third of three lines or whathaveyou lol

Via Cavour remains the Scarforo and DiBianco spot. I got my sole DiBianco's from them last summer $1500 down to $1000 during a slow summer. *haggling is encouraged here* as it's a stupid prices/low volume type boutique model way more so than even RJ

(*sidenote: I was in such a rush to improve my fleet last summer that I snapped up these DiBianco's even though I'm a US11E really and they were a full US12D so if anyone gotsts dat 12 big foot PM me as I may as well sell them since they're really too loose. Brown burnished full brogue NW)

Finally K thanks for reminding me about Via since a whole bunch of superpreemo stuff from shoes to shirts to suits may be at a sick price right now and I shoulda alerted everyone a few weeks ago:

They're adjacent the Whole Foods on Avenue if anyone's in the area.
post #3729 of 4449
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Some ballers here. I'm too cheap to buy $1800 shoes biggrin.gif

 

Personally I blame RogerP.

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Out of curiosity, how many days of gross pay would anyone be willing to spend on a pair of shoes? This may help put things into context for others. I'm thinking 2 days of pay is a reasonable amount...although with my average salary, that doesn't buy too many of the shoes that get discussed on these boards. :embar:

post #3731 of 4449
I think it's too random given the variables of actual salary as well as other potential expenses like mortgage, car payments, car loans, bills, debt, frequency of purchasing shoes etc.

I started off with Aldo in my early 20s, then moved to AE in mid 20s and then Carmina and Alden. Naturally my salary has grown during this time but so have my expenses with mortgage, home renos, kids, cars etc. so my disposable income is probably less now than when I was younger.
post #3732 of 4449
That is not the way to go about it. These are vanity purchases rationalized as "investments" :P

Really a $110 sale Cole Haan would be sufficient for any job or event..but how boring is that? Lol
post #3733 of 4449
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

That is not the way to go about it. These are vanity purchases rationalized as "investments" :P

Really a $110 sale Cole Haan would be sufficient for any job or event..but how boring is that? Lol

 

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I was a mere tourist. I warned the dude I was. He didn't care. Snapped some pics and ogled lol. As others mentioned, Saturday in the summer it was stone empty. I think their usual Lambo driving type customers were in Europe or something lol
 

I disagree with your characterization of the purchase of fine footwear - or fine anything for that matter - as being necessarily driven by vanity.  Assuming one can afford the intended purchase, how is a $250 Suit Supply offering any less vain than a $700 pair of Crockett and Jones from Leatherfoot?  Aren't they both purchased because the buyer thinks they will look good and compliment his wardrobe in a given context?  

 

I don't see either purchases as vain - unless taking any care at all in one's appearance meets that definition.

 

While we're at it - have you actually met anyone who rationalizes these purchases as literal investments?  I haven't, and I've been fairly involved in local footwear scene for some time.  I haven't come across anyone who thinks their St. Crispins will net them a tidy sum for retirement.

 

Finally, I hate to burst your stereotype, but I don't drive anything remotely exotic.

post #3734 of 4449
I suspected this might rattle a cage or two lol

1) I was being a lil tongue-in-cheek w "vanity purchase" smile.gif
2) Many on SF take that "investment" POV. Clearly I didn't mean like a mutual fund tho lol And yes of course I agree "investing" in looking as good as possible is rational. $300 Carminas vs $3000 Bontonis though? Well, see (1) lol
3) The Lambo joke/comment was based on the dude who entered V Hazelton as I exited after my tour. Purple, as I recall happy.gif So...not really a stereotype in this instance. I was really just telling a story out loud. I'm not familiar with your patterns on anything lol
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I suspected this might rattle a cage or two lol
 

 

In other words, you intended to be insulting, but thought that adding a few lols and smiley faces would achieve plausible deniability? Lol! :D

 

See - it doesn't really work. Lol! :)

 

If you're going to take a position that you know to be unpopular, then man up an do so without all the passive-aggressive snickering. :D Lol.

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