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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    I am referring to the ones you posted immediately prior to my response. If you ask me I can't see how looks are in any way separable from quality. If you simply want a high quality shoe that will last you for your entire lifespan without regard to the way they look then get yourself a pair of Doctor Martins, put up with the comparisons to Lurch, and be done with it. Other than that, I don't care how well it is made, an ugly shoe is an ugly shoe and I wont buy it.
     
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  2. Liquidus

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    I browse the B&S forums every once in a while and remembered these. You're pretty lucky as new pairs of C&J on there are fairly rare.
     


  3. mrmonday

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    Dr. Martens have there place with jeans and a t-shirt. I am looking for something that I can wear with a variety of modern suits. And when I refer to quality I mean something that is made by a skilled cobbler in a shop that has strict quality control not a synthetic soled shoe that any manufacturer could make.
     


  4. Liquidus

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    You can't really separate design (looks) from quality as people that pay for high-quality shoes generally want them to not be ugly.
     


  5. 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.
     


  6. Liquidus

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

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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.
     


  8. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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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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  9. 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.
     


  10. Caustic Man

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    *shrug*
     


  11. 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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  13. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Florshiems, the elephant in the room.
     


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


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