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Which shoes to buy.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MilanoStyle, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Well-Known Member

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    Hi..

    I am thinking of buying new dress shoes.. I am leaning forward to Hugo Boss (2004 loafer looks good - one that has metal detail on the side.) Allen Edmonds - i tried on .. very comfortable .. but style is not the best. too oldishy looking.

    Then there is italian trendy label: Prada & Gucci .. BTW .. how are the qualities on these shoes?

    Also, can anyone make comment about Cole Hann?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what you're going to use the shoes for. "Dress" shoes for work or play or both? Your mention of "metal detail on the side" of the Hugo Boss shoes made me cringe a little -- sounds a little trendy/tacky, but then I haven't seen the shoes. If A-E are too "old" for you, you might want to check out some of the Italian designers, such as Moreschi or Gravati (or Prada or Gucci). Cole Haan makes very nice non-stodgy (sp?) shoes too.

    This topic has been covered previously in the Forum. If you search for the words Moreschi or Gravati for instance, you'll find the threads.

    You might also do some research by searching in Men's Shoes in EBay under "Italian Loafer" or "Italian shoes" and then sort by highest priced. That'll give you somewhat of a feel for the good ones. Note though that there are tons and tons of Gucci and Prada, many of which I'd guess are fake.
     

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