£150 black oxford recommendation?

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  1. BareSolid

    BareSolid Senior member

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    I was going to get the Alfred Sargent Epsom (actually £155) but I find that all their 'classic' collection shoes are of corrected grain leather. So does anyone have any better ideas? I'm not in the US so Allen Edmonds and that other one(Aldens?) are out of the question.

    Thanks ever so much.
     


  2. Wes Bourne

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    Have a look at Loake's 1880 range.
     


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    Have a look at Loake's 1880 range.

    So these are not CG? I was very surprised when Sargent told me theirs were CG.
     


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    I don't think the Epsom is CG. Skyvalet has them on sale not, btw.
     


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    I don't think the Epsom is CG. Skyvalet has them on sale not, btw.

    Have a look at this, a PM I was sent by the company on this site:

     


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    Sorry to jack your thread mate, but im after a £150 black brogue recommendation. Something sleek, not to 'clumpy' then again not too fashion foward. Love some help, id think of you when i wore them shoe gurus, cheers!
     


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    Have a look at this, a PM I was sent by the company on this site



    Careful about arranging a visit; next thing you know, you're ordering MTO Sargents with dope bevelled waists and gorgeous sole treatment like clintonf. [​IMG]
     


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    Careful about arranging a visit; next thing you know, you're ordering MTO Sargents with dope bevelled waists and gorgeous sole treatment like clintonf. [​IMG]

    I suppose I'd have to already own a decent pair of shoes before I got to the Sargent factory so they didn't think I was a joker!
     


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    Shipton & Heneage usually have a good sale selection:

    http://www.shiptonandheneage.co.uk/s...-home-1-0.html


    They have a pair of nice looking suede derbies in size 9 that I'd quite like, they're £100... but I have never worn suede (or brown) shoes and would have no idea what to pair them with.
     


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    I was going to get the Alfred Sargent Epsom (actually £155) but I find that all their 'classic' collection shoes are of corrected grain leather. So does anyone have any better ideas? I'm not in the US so Allen Edmonds and that other one(Aldens?) are out of the question.

    Thanks ever so much.


    You need to set your sights higher.

    You are not a million miles from Northampton, the center of English shoemaking. Northampton is full of company stores that sell closeouts and seconds at big discounts, often 50%+. The seconds are usually almost perfect. You often have to spend quite some time examining the shoe to find something that you guess might be the reason it was made a second.

    So got to Northampton some Saturday and have a look around. You might well get a very nice shoe from, say, C&J in your price range.
     


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    I don't think the Epsom is CG. Skyvalet has them on sale not, btw.
    Yes they are. I have a pair. They're corrected grain. The man from Alfred Sargent said Epsom were corrected grain. Epsom = corrected grain.
     


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