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post #1 of 9
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Gents,

 

I'm new to this forum so if I make any mistakes please do go easy on me. Currently, I am a Law student in his second year and am trying to upgrade my shoe collection. My budget per pair is £150 and so my question is, what would be my best options for this price category? I'm looking for something relevant for my age (20), so not something clunky but instead rather slim and sleek. I know Meermin Mallorca gets a lot of praise on here, would that be a good option? All suggests are most welcome.

 

Thanks in advance,

Imraz

post #2 of 9
Go to some bricks and mortar shops and establish what fits, what you like then buy it - do not rely upon other people's preference on a web board,
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Go to some bricks and mortar shops and establish what fits, what you like then buy it - do not rely upon other people's preference on a web board,

I had no intention to intend on opinions, just to take them on board. I just wanted to see what my options are online.

post #4 of 9

Aldo! I know that aldo's shoes are in the price range you are looking for. I picked up some nice wing-tipped oxfords from there. Here is the link. http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US

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Aldo! I know that aldo's shoes are in the price range you are looking for. I picked up some nice wing-tipped oxfords from there. Here is the link. http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US
Is their quality really as bad as many people say? I've never heard anything positive about them. Ever.
post #6 of 9

Aldo is terrible. I don't know what kind of shoes you currently own but everything I've seen Aldo put out would be at best a lateral move in people's shoe collections and probably a step down in most. Try out Herring Shoes. They have a large selection at pretty good prices, especially if you look at the sale sections, and they ship from the U.K. There are other brands as well such as Jack Erwin and Andrew Lock, however these ship from the U.S. and I'm not sure if they might incur some kind of tariff.

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk

post #7 of 9
My opinion only...
For the price, Meermin gives a stylish appearance, but not the greatest fit and finish.
Allen Edmonds would give you much better value but admittedly less style.
I'd suggest Magnanni. My experience is that they offer style, surprising comfort and quality at least as good as Meermin.

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post #8 of 9

I like Allen Edmonds but they are pricier than the other alternatives. Not that it isn't worth it, but they are somewhat out of the OP's stated price range. That said, I'd say they are worth the extra cash. As for the style issue, I think they are quite stylish. :)

post #9 of 9
I note that the OP gives budget in GBPs. It might help to know where he is based. If he is based in Britain, I note that Loake has some offerings close to his budget. I have absolutely no experience with Loakes, but some people seem to think they're okay.
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