Moma side-zip - never found this one online or in-store, so not very useful, but they might put something out in the future.. they seem to make quality stuff
Here's the only pair of Margiela side-zips I've seen that don't have that cuban heel (which I can never get past). Yoox has 'em for $580, but only size 12. Nice silhouette indeed.. wish they had some in a medium brown leather:
i have similar pairs of both these side-zips and i love both. i got the moma's for around $80 from the b+s forum and theyve held up well over the last year i had them. they have a very slim profile and i'm pretty sure theyre reasonably cheap if you find them on yoox, somewhere around 150-250.
the margiela side zips that i have are cap-toe and not as slim as the MoMas, but they are seriously sooo nice. i'm afraid to wear them and beat them up because theyre too nice. i got them new for 250 off ebay. pretty much its just a searching game, i'm sure you can find similar pairs for cheap if you search hard enough.
Can someone recommend me a shoe that meets the following requirements?
1. Casual enough to be worn with jeans, but can be dressed up with a blazer/etc
2. Not too flashy - if there's broguing, it should be minimal or have a dark brown color (while walnut strands look nice I think they are too flash for me)
3. Under $300 ( open to using coupons )
Currently like these because they are a bit distressed/more subtle, but are around $450:
What other options might be somewhat subtle / dark brown / distressed for jeans wear?
Awesome Tellure, I saw the Florentini+Baker boots at a Barney's Warehouse sale but opted for a pair of MMM sneakers instead. I like the lighter colored Paul Smith boots as well too, but I'll probably try to wait it out and see when I can buy it at a more reasonable price.
Ideally, I'd like to find a pair of the F+B in that same brown color you posted for like $300ish but I probably won't have any luck with that.
i want a stylish but functional boots for winter here in canada..
but i donno much about buying boots, its my first time. How is the quality of timberland boots? are they too pricy?
I like these kind of style
i am not sure if there is a better quality/style with a diff brand
No. I had a pair of timberlands and sold 'em, not good for winter.
Try Red Wing GTs for study winter boots, they're commando soled etc. I get through Edmonton winters with leather soled boots just fine but most people seem to prefer something with a tread.
So how are those Mr. B?? Quality?
And it is part of your winter stable, how do you think they will wear? Last more than 1 season?
like your 2nd pair you picked up. wish it was a tad darker like chocolate
Honestly, based on what I've read about the seriousness of the Mr. B's line and based on what I've seen from the shoe since having it in my hands...I expect these shoes to last me for A LOT OF YEARS.
They are hand made...they're all leather inside and out with an all leather triple sole. Plus...I asked the folks at Aldo, "What would my options be if for some reason I take a chance on this shoe and the leather comes apart in a year?" They replied, "Just bring them back in and we'll give you a new pair at no additional cost." Edited by AlwaysDressed - 10/12/11 at 11:48am