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$5000 Shoe Budget - Suggestions Needed

dreamtripper

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My current shoe collection consists mostly of Ferragamos and Allen Edmonds and I'm thinking of re-vamping it.

What would you pick if you had $5000 budget for dress/business casual shoes? Ideally, I'd like to get 3-4 in black and 2-3 in different shades of brown.

Thanks for your suggestions!
 

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If I were going to drop $5000 on shoes all at once, I would get a bespoke last from Springline and 3 pairs of AS Handgrade made on that last: A black captoe oxford, a brown medallion oxford, and maybe a burgundy wholecut.

Remember that there's probably nothing wrong with your Ferragamos and AEs. Don't believe the hype -- both are perfectly good brands.
 

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Black

EG Chelsea ($1200)
Vass Old English II ($800)


Brown

EG Ladbroke Chestnut ($1200)
C&J Audley dark brown (Ben Silver) ($700)
C&J Chukka boot dark brown suede ($500)
 

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Originally Posted by dreamtripper
My current shoe collection consists mostly of Ferragamos and Allen Edmonds and I'm thinking of re-vamping it. What would you pick if you had $5000 budget for dress/business casual shoes? Ideally, I'd like to get 3-4 in black and 2-3 in different shades of brown. Thanks for your suggestions!
You could get a couple benchgrade C&J's from PediWear or Bodiley's. (Each sub $400 because there's no VAT) Or Alden's. Maybe throw in some Edward Green's from B&S for good measure. There's a "megathread" going on currently.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Black
C&J Audley dark brown (Ben Silver) ($700)
C&J Chukka boot dark brown suede ($500)


The Audley could be had for $550 on the British EStores...
C&J suede chukka (Chiltern) goes for $360
 

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My suggestion: Invest 3k and buy 4-5 essentials for 400 $ each. If you hunt for special offers you will get good quality shoes (C&J, Quarfiv, Santoni, Carmina and so on). Above that you buy less and less quality for each dollar spent. I would never shell out that much money at once for shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
The Audley could be had for $550 on the British EStores... C&J suede chukka (Chiltern) goes for $360
Where do you get C&J shoes (any shoe) for $360? At the current exchange rate, the Chiltern is $433 from Pediwear, and the Tetbury (which I like much better) is $505. Also, I suppose if I had no shoes right now and $5000, I would do what aportnoy said, just because he's, like, a shoe fairy.
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
The Audley could be had for $550 on the British EStores...
C&J suede chukka (Chiltern) goes for $360


I meant the Albany, sorry. I have only seen that model from Ben Silver.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
Where do you get C&J shoes (any shoe) for $360? At the current exchange rate, the Chiltern is $433 from Pediwear, and the Tetbury (which I like much better) is $505.

Also, I suppose if I had no shoes right now and $5000, I would do what aportnoy said, just because he's, like, a shoe fairy.


Look for clearances or slight seconds constantly. Even Trickers ( http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/retricker1829/ ) sells on ebay for less than 400 $ each. If you want to get the most value out of each dollar, you need be active.
 

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LouisVuitton has the coolest loafers around now. Check out their summer 2011 collection. High grade quality although you're going to pay a premium for the luxury. My favorites are the blue boat shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
Where do you get C&J shoes (any shoe) for $360? At the current exchange rate, the Chiltern is $433 from Pediwear, and the Tetbury (which I like much better) is $505.

The Chiltern is 225 sterling on Pediwear, or $360. Us Americans get the special VAT subtracted price. Are you not an Amuuurican? (http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/253.php)

Not a fan of the Tetbury's pointy last. Round toes all the way.
 

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EG chelsea in black
G&G Burlington in vintage rioja
Vass budapest oxford in antique congac calf
C&J belgrave suede
Churches sahara or ryder 3
 

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