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$5000 Shoe Budget - Suggestions Needed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamtripper, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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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.

    please dont.

    i would get some mto from G&G some handgrade C&J and maybe some lobb as well, diff shades of brown maybe one black. but sadly i dont have 5k to drop now on anything let alone shoes [​IMG]

    as far as what models that will depend on your personal style and taste
     


  2. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Black

    EG Chelsea
    Church's Grafton


    Brown

    EG Ladbroke Chestnut
    C&J Audley dark brown
    Grenson Rose Chertsey Suede

    Much the same as Aportnoy basically
     


  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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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.
    One of these things is not like the others: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  4. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    One of these things is not like the others:

    [​IMG]


    +1

    $5k and no Kanye LV's would be a tragedy...
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    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.

    take a trip to vienna and budapest. visit various workshops e.g. vass, dinkelacker, saint crispins, materna, maftei, weiner etc. and make your choice.

    don't waste your money on high price rtw.
     


  6. piergiacomi

    piergiacomi Senior member

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    For $5000 and you like the Italian style, you can take the plane, get off in Rome and then come in Macerata, buy with the remaining 1 o 2 pairs of handmade shoes and 3 / 4 casual shoes. As our district are: Silvano Lattanzi, Prada, Tods, Santoni, Lsp Serafini, Piergiacomi, Paciotti, Fabi, Premiata, Bruschi, Hugo Boss etc. Finally, make a nice holiday, "Le Marche" are beautiful! [​IMG]
     


  7. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    take a trip to vienna and budapest. visit various workshops e.g. vass, dinkelacker, saint crispins, materna, maftei, weiner etc. and make your choice. don't waste your money on high price rtw.
    OP: don't waste the airfare. Besides, do you really want to say, "hey baby, check out my dinkelacker's!" 1. EG Chelsea in black (202) 2. John Lobb Paris Phillip II in black 3. John Lobb Paris City II dark brown museum calf http://us.estore.johnlobb.com/city-ii-34.html 4. G&G Burlington in vintage Rioja. 5. Good old American cordovan Alden's
     


  8. artoftime

    artoftime Senior member

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    take a trip to vienna and budapest. visit various workshops e.g. vass, dinkelacker, saint crispins, materna, maftei, weiner etc. and make your choice.

    don't waste your money on high price rtw.


    +100 - Bespoke. Resist the temptation toward reckless shoewhoredom...own something timeless, beautifully crafted and uniquely yours.
     


  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    +100 - Bespoke. Resist the temptation toward reckless shoewhoredom...own something timeless, beautifully crafted and uniquely yours.

    [​IMG]
     


  10. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    +100 - Bespoke. Resist the temptation toward reckless shoewhoredom...own something timeless, beautifully crafted and uniquely yours.

    Yes, a rotation of 1 1/2 pairs (which is what he would be able to afford on a $5000 budget for bespoke) seems like the appropriate, SF answer.
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Yes, a rotation of 1 1/2 pairs (which is what he would be able to afford on a $5000 budget for bespoke) seems like the appropriate, SF answer.

    buys you a little bit more...
     


  12. artoftime

    artoftime Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    you mean you or me?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  13. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    buys you a little bit more...

    Assuming the OP is in the U.S., do you mean, if he buys a $1000 ticket to Europe + hotel accomodations so he can buy bespoke from your beloved austro-hungarian friends? In that case, fine, maybe he can get two pairs. We know how much pride you have in your region's bespoke shoes. We get it.

    But I agree that Vass and St. Crispins should be on the short list.
     


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    Reevolving Senior member

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    You're doing it backwards.
    Figure out what you need first.
    4 black shoes seems redundant.
    Walnut, Brown, Oxblood, etc.
     


  15. ELG

    ELG Senior member

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    Get one pair of Black Lobb's. One pair of medium brown Lobb's. One Dark Brown EG's, and one pair of light (chestnut or edwardian) eg's. Then you're good.n Two with round toes and two with square toes.
     


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