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Best Bang for Your Buck Dress Shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrmonday, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Then looks ought to definitely be important. Otherwise you will simply be the guy who wears ugly shoes.
     
  2. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I see those guys everyday in San Francisco. :happy:
     
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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Same thing in Dubai. You'll see someone walking about in a Corneliani suit and a pair of square toed, rubber soled, monstrosities. No joke.
     
  4. mr monty

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    Maybe some people? The SMs for $360 are just as good, if not better than the CJ benchgrade. That's a very solid made pair of shoes for only $360. They retailed for $1K.

    Note: don't forget the SMs are new


    more high end shoes in your price range

    http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/index.php?page=shop/browse&category_id=81083253317
     
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  5. mrmonday

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    I really don't think those N.D.C. shoes that I linked are ugly at all and they are far from square toed monstrosities. But I would never buy a pair of shoes that I thought were ugly.
     
  6. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    *shrug*
     
  7. mrmonday

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    Do you have any experience with SM sizing? Are they TTS? Also are the ones I linked good year or blake last? Thanks for the website suggestion which brands on that website do you suggest? I like these ones http://www.virtualclotheshorse.com/...=1082471&category_id=81083253317#.UVFSS1sjojc

    Also are the Peal & Co. C&J shoes any different from regular C&J shoes in terms of quality?
     
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    size 38R Senior member

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    Florshiems, the elephant in the room.
     
  10. DandyStatsProf

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    You may also wish to consider Kent Wang in your price range.
     
  11. js00

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    I have two pairs of SM captoes, and they fit my 9US feet true-to-size, or maybe just very slightly roomier than true-to-size. No complaints about the quality whatsoever.
     
  12. mrmonday

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    I have heard of Carmina, can you link me to there online store or an online store that carries them? How is the shape of the SM cap toes, which C&J last is it closest to?
     
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    Beautiful shoes, how do they compare with C&J in terms of construction quality? Do they use a good year last?
    Also what do you gents think of the Meermin quality?
    Thanks in advance for all the great help.
     
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  15. SHS

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    Vass shoes has the best quality/price ratio in my opinion.
     
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  16. VinnyMac

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    Allen Edmonds seconds have the best value IMO.
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unipair, an affiliate vendor here, carries them

    http://unipairstore.com/shop/goods/goods_list.php?category=005

    I believe they are also offerring free shipping and a 10% deducation due to VAT.
     
  18. mr monty

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    mr monday before you go any further. Search SF for threads for info concerning goodyear and rapid blake construction.
     
  19. SHS

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    You can also do a search for "gemming". :nest:
     
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    Allen Edmonds.
     

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