$5000 Shoe Budget - Suggestions Needed

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  1. dreamtripper

    dreamtripper Senior member

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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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    Koronya or St Crispin. Oh and Alfred Sargent handgrade
     


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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)

    Ahh, forgot about the VAT thing. Sorry.


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

    To each his own. [​IMG]

    Amuuurican

    Was that really necessary?
     


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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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