Originally Posted by jslade
There have definitely not been any on B&S for a long time now (I check every day) that aren't loafers of some kind. I don't check the Bay much.
I'm looking for some nicer shoes to go with a medium gray suit -- thinking either black or color #8, per earlier suggestions. I'd prefer to pick them up at a discount instead of paying full price for them, though (I'm on a income-less student budget). Any suggestions? I've been surfing B&S, but no dice.
a few things:
1. be patient, it can take a while to find something
2. don't buy things b/c there is a good deal, only buy something if it's what you really want
3. shoemart seconds list
4. I think Alden is very, very hard to get much of a discount on, for any shoe that's in any kind of decent shape. if you want #8 or black shell shoes in basic styles, you can find (imo) amazing deals on vintage US brands like Hanover or Florsheim. if you are on a budget, this what I would do. Alden is great when you want things in rarer shell colors, boots, or some of the cool custom makeups retailers do. others disagree with me, but if I just wanted a #8 PTB or longwing and was on a strict budget, I wouldn't buy one from Alden. save you money for the stuff alden does that's truly unique (which there is a good bit of)