- Hi Cranktrooper,
As you mentionned, you can find good imported dressed shoes in Rustan's. There is AE, I don't know if there is the model you like and if you could order it.
You can also find some Church's in Rockwell, in Homme et Femme shop, where Appartment 1B is.
In Greenbelt 5, there is Tod's.
And in Shangri-la Mall, there is Santoni.
Let us know when you will have bought it.
If you plan to buy Allen Edmonds buy from the US this coming Black Friday and use a freight forwarder. Shipping is about 1.5k pesos from the freight forwarder to Manila.
Church's used to be good but it seems the quality and overall perception have dropped after being acquired by Prada.
Don't bother with Tod's. Those shoes won't last because the leathers are too soft and supple. You get more comfort but have a shorter lifespan.
I checked out Santoni the other day and came out unimpressed. Like Tod's, the leathers are too soft and supple. Their exotic construction techniques make for a more flexible and comfortable shoe. But I prefer durability over comfort.