or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › New shoes
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New shoes

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I'll be wearing dress shoes more frequently in the coming years. Currently I have a pair of brown Ferragamo Tramezza semi-brogues and a pair of black Johnston and Murphy cap-toe oxford. I haven't worn the J&Ms since I purchased the Tramezzas nine months ago. I'm going to look to buy shoes with leather soles that will last a long time, preferably bench-made. I figure that I can spend a little more as long as I'll be wearing them ten or fifteen years from now. What do you think? Greens, more Tramezzas, others? I'd like to keep it in the $600-$800 range for each of the pair or two. I have not been much of a shoe person so I'm not entirely sure what kind of prices I'll be facing realistically (I got my Tramezzas for $285). I'm a 10 (Ferragamo) and 10.5 (other) in case anybody sees a nice, conservative black cap-toe on Ebay. Thanks for your help.
post #2 of 6
Not a shoe expert either but I like the Tramezza Fiorenzo and Tramezza Nostro http://ferragamo.neimanmarcus.com/store....=&sort= Tramezza apparently has a program where you can select different styles, leather and color for about $800+ I think there were good things said about Vass and Gravati concerning their quality and value. I'm also quite a fan of the C&J Weymouth http://www.bensilver.com/fs_stor....group=2
post #3 of 6
Check with Ron Rider at Francos. He has lots of good options at reasonable prices.
post #4 of 6
Quote:
Not a shoe expert either but I like the Tramezza Fiorenzo and Tramezza Nostro http://ferragamo.neimanmarcus.com/store....=&sort= Tramezza apparently has a program where you can select different styles, leather and color for about $800+ I think there were good things said about Vass and Gravati concerning their quality and value. I'm also quite a fan of the C&J Weymouth http://www.bensilver.com/fs_stor....group=2
You're right, the Fiorenzo is an awesome shoe. Very sylish -- to my eyes, at least -- and well made. Tried one on the other day at Salks in NYC; thought about getting it, but found an EG pair (Elmsley black blucher on the D202 last) that I liked even better.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
My Tramezzas must be on the same last as the Fiorenza.  They have the same shape, but it does not have a blucher.  I very much like my shoes, as well as the Fiorenza.  Recalling the 'Derby: Appropriate for Suits' discussion, I would prefer to stick with shoes I can wear with suits.  Thanks for your advice.  Hope to hear from more of you.
post #6 of 6
Ebay has lots of Tramezza monkstraps and a few oxfords right now, most for $339. You may find something in your size.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › New shoes