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$6,000 shoe budget

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Aug 8, 2006.

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Two pairs of Gaziano&Girling bespoke shoes. GBP1570 each.
    Brilliant.

    Is that inclusive of VAT?
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If I was in Europe, I would skip places like Lobb and Green and head to Italy to find some more interesting, better made shoes for less money, but that is just me.
     


  3. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    If I was in Europe, I would skip places like Lobb and Green and head to Italy to find some more interesting, better made shoes for less money, but that is just me.
    Like Paolo S and other Napoli masters?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Like Paolo S and other Napoli masters?
    Yes, I would probably hit him first, but would also go to Bestetti in Milan and Ugolini in Florence. Scafora's RTW prices are shockingly good and the styles range from slightly odd to very classic. Certainly I would place them a few rungs above JL and EG and the go about 650eu RTW.
     


  5. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, I would probably hit him first, but would also go to Bestetti in Milan and Ugolini in Florence.

    Scafora's RTW prices are shockingly good and the styles range from slightly odd to very classic. Certainly I would place them a few rungs above JL and EG and the go about 650eu RTW.

    Does he sell his RTW anywhere outside of Naples?
     


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    I still think Saint Crispin are the best RTW shoes in the world, bar none. Mine are exquisite, and the waist is out of control.

    The John Lobb 8000 last fits me so well that what once was my being convinced that bespoke was the only route for me, I am now happy with buying all of JL's prestige shoes on the 8000 last as they come out. No, their quality is not bespoke-level, but I really like them nonetheless, and the all important fit on my foot is where it should be. So, no. I obviously have the option of putting in bespoke orders, but for one reason or another I just don't really see the need. I also like instant gratification...
     


  7. rnoldh

    rnoldh Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would go to Budapest, get 3 custom Vass, then spend the rest on hookers.

    I was in Prague and Budapest last year.

    There are no hookers!Why just get on the internet and you will see. And the Hookers that are not there are incredibly beautiful!
     


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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    the waist is out of control.
    I had that problem.
    Try going on a diet!
     


  9. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    How about a pair of Tod's, Taryn Rose, John Lobb, a. testoni, and Kiton. If I could get them on sale somewhat then I would just repeat the list.
     


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    Getting back to the original premise, I am somewhat perplexed why anyone would want to spend a high-dollar amount on black dress casual shoes. I bought a couple of pairs before I knew better and hardly ever wear them now. In fact, I almost have to contrive outfits with which they will not look subpar or incongruous.

    In fact, the way my tastes have evolved, I could probably make it through life just fine with a single pair of black dress bals as my only black shoes...or at most maybe with a backup/alternative pair.
     


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    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    How about a pair of Tod's, Taryn Rose, John Lobb, a. testoni, and Kiton. If I could get them on sale somewhat then I would just repeat the list.
    Does Taryn Rose belong in that sentence? I have a pair of loafers my wife bought for me and I think they're pretty much crap. (Admittedly, it's probably their low-end stuff, so probably not fair to judge by.) Not that I've paid much attention, but I haven't really seen anything particularly interesting by TR.
     


  12. Artisan Fan

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    Two pairs of bespoke dark browns from Jason Amesbury:

    1. One pair Whole Cut Norwegian, preferably pebble grain.
    2. One pair Navvy Cut Brogue

    Spend any remaining money on two ground passes to Wimbledon and time trip for the tournament. Half the fun is waiting in line. Family in front of us actually tailgated the two hour line with wine, cheese & crackers, and movable card table (no kidding!).

    or buy car fare to Cumbria to visit Tom Mahon's workshop. [​IMG]
     


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    I bought a couple of pairs before I knew better and hardly ever wear them now.

    I think that you're suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.[​IMG]
     


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    Getting back to the original premise, I am somewhat perplexed why anyone would want to spend a high-dollar amount on black dress casual shoes. I bought a couple of pairs before I knew better and hardly ever wear them now. In fact, I almost have to contrive outfits with which they will not look subpar or incongruous.

    In fact, the way my tastes have evolved, I could probably make it through life just fine with a single pair of black dress bals as my only black shoes...or at most maybe with a backup/alternative pair.

    Not looking to spend high dollar on dress casual black but nevertheless need a pair to help support the tod's loafers that I wear every week.
     


  15. johnapril

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    Corthay bespoke

    3300 for the first pair
    the rest on the rest (but no fucking black dress casual shoes)
     


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