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post #23266 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Hi guys, i've bought some navy chinos and now i need some brown shoes to finish the look. I love monks, but they are out of my league... Any other alternatives?

 

Why are monks out of your league? You can find reasonably priced monks - what's your price range?

post #23267 of 29123

Not a big range here. About 70-80$. Dont want to spend that much money. All monks are 150$ and up.

 

I've seen this pair, but dont know, i dont love them, i just like them.

http://www.yoox.com/gr/44451976KO/item?dept=salemen#sts=sr_salemen80&cod10=44451976KO&sizeId=11

post #23268 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Not a big range here. About 70-80$. Dont want to spend that much money. All monks are 150$ and up.

 

I've seen this pair, but dont know, i dont love them, i just like them.

http://www.yoox.com/gr/44451976KO/item?dept=salemen#sts=sr_salemen80&cod10=44451976KO&sizeId=11

 

Yea them shoes are ugly. I would look for shoes at a Saks Outlet,Last Call or a Nordstrom Rack. You might get lucky.Also check out Johnston & Murphy. You might have to settle for some brown rubber sole lace ups with that price range.
post #23269 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Not a big range here. About 70-80$. Dont want to spend that much money. All monks are 150$ and up.

I've seen this pair, but dont know, i dont love them, i just like them.
http://www.yoox.com/gr/44451976KO/item?dept=salemen#sts=sr_salemen80&cod10=44451976KO&sizeId=11

You will regret buying shoes for $80 sooner than you might be imagine.

Save money and then buy something proper.

Your posted shoes are ugly².
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post #23271 of 29123
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post


You will regret buying shoes for $80 sooner than you might be imagine.

Save money and then buy something proper.

Your posted shoes are ugly².

Thanks for the answer, but im not able to pay 300$ for shoes. I'm a student away from my hometown and it's a bit difficult to save money.

post #23272 of 29123
How can you be able to afford an $80 pair of shoes, but not to save those $80 and keep on saving until you can?

And by the way, you are saving money when you buy a $200+ pair of shoes, buying $80 pair of shoes over and over again is going to cost you a lot more.
Do what you want, but remember that you get what you pay for.
post #23273 of 29123
That is the party line here, but I understand your situation. I finally was able to save up and afford my first pair of real (full-grain calf, Goodyear welted) shoes. But I was in your situation and had to do my best to get by with cheap shoes. I would suggest looking photos here and finding out what is considered a classic style, then visiting discount stores (DSW, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, even Aldo) to find sale or clearance shoes that work. You can't have your heart set on one style, that's the thing. Even the DSW house brand double monkstrap runs $150, and that's a glued, corrected grain shoe.

Now, if you can spare an extra $50, you can get seconds of any of the Allen Edmonds Ralph Lauren models for $129 right now -- and they'd last much longer -- but it sounds like you're interested in a more Euro look.

There are also blogs out there geared more to thrifty men's style that aren't really discussed around here because they're willing to sacrifice craftsmanship and quality for price.
post #23274 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Thanks for the answer, but im not able to pay 300$ for shoes. I'm a student away from my hometown and it's a bit difficult to save money.

What are you looking for exactly? If it's something more along the lines of SS aesthetic, you could try looking at Samuel Windsor. I have no personal experience with them, and you're going to get what you pay for; but from what I've read, they seem to be an acceptable option for someone who's on a really tight budget like yourself.
post #23275 of 29123

I'm pretty hard on my socks, so I wear cheap cotton ones on a daily basis, and buy a couple new pairs every month.  For my wedding, I'll be wearing morning dress in August, so of course I'll be warm.  If I sweat in cotton socks, they can get clammy and uncomfortable.  Should I get wool socks?  They'll be warmer, I suppose, but will they feel less gross when they're damp?  Is there anything wrong with wearing a nice, formal pair of cotton socks with formal attire?  I have a pair of charcoal herringbone socks I quoite like, that are pretty new, and in good condition, and I was thinking of wearing those, or getting a new pair that's similar.

 

Briefly, thoughts on wool vs. cotton?

post #23276 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Not a big range here. About 70-80$. Dont want to spend that much money. All monks are 150$ and up.

I've seen this pair, but dont know, i dont love them, i just like them.
http://www.yoox.com/gr/44451976KO/item?dept=salemen#sts=sr_salemen80&cod10=44451976KO&sizeId=11

Bass Weejuns. In burgundy. You can usually find the real ones with leather soles at $70-80 in their outlets. The leather isn't the greatest, but hey. The moccasin construction with a truly sewn on leather sole is about the best you're gonna get in that price range.
post #23277 of 29123
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Originally Posted by fatals View Post

Thanks for the answer, but im not able to pay 300$ for shoes. I'm a student away from my hometown and it's a bit difficult to save money.

You can buy good used shoes on e-bay.  Do that until you can afford new.  You'll end up with the nicest shes in class and will probably spend less than 80 bucks if you do it right. 

post #23278 of 29123

First of all, thank you all for your help. I forgott to mention, im from Greece, so it's easier to buy from european shops!!

post #23279 of 29123
Feels on moderntailor [dot] com, guys?
post #23280 of 29123
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

Feels on moderntailor [dot] com, guys?
My feel would be that Modern Tailor is mentioned hundreds of times in SF's official custom tailored clothing thread, found at http://www.styleforum.net/t/193399/www-moderntailor-com-custom-tailored-clothing-official-thread/0_50. And undoubtedly in many other threads, as well.

It's also explicitly reviewed in various places. One that immediately comes to mind is "Modern Tailor.com Review - My Experience," found at http://www.styleforum.net/t/137774/modern-tailor-com-review-my-experience/0_50, although I'm sure a little effort on your part could turn up other reviews which might be more recent and/or relevant to your needs.

Why not do a Google search on: "modern tailor.com review site:www.styleforum.net" and after reading the many, many words which have already been devoted to this topic here at SF, you can always post a more specific question here, in this thread, should that seem necessary and appropriate?
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