Best for your money, price by price

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  1. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    Can anyone make some suggestions going down the line in price? As a longtime reader, Gaziano and Girling (Edward Green, Alfred Sargent, John Lobb, etc) would likely be at the top at a $1,200 price range, crockett and jones somewhere around that $700 mark, and so on to allen edmonds at about $300. Obviously there's some range in between... I.E. how about Ferragamo Lavorazione originale at about $600? To boot new york's upper range at $400? etc etc.
     
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    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    Also, if anyone has suggestions for someone in NYC as to where to get these shoes at a lesser price (century 21? Nordstrom rack? websites?) That would be great. Also, keep in mind that I much prefer the narrower, more fashion forward last-- Allen Edmonds, while inexpensive and well made, is not exactly sexy
     
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    Snedley Senior member

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    It's not just price. Fit is the most important thing and AE has the widest sizes/widths.
     
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    Gauss17 Senior member

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    This is simply put an opinion question. Anyone you ask will likely have a slightly different answer. It also depends on what kind of shoe you want. For example, a Cordovan shoe in one brand will be equivalent to a calfskin shoe in another.

    Also, this might be of help to you: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/JCuseyOnShoes.htm
     
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    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    gauss17 good point... i guess to remove that variable, keep it with non-cordovan, and that list is very informative, thank you- snedley you are absolutely right that fit is important, but that aside my question is basically a quality one. i.e. this shoe is the same quality at this one, but this is $200 more, etc. and by quality i mean construction and longevity (with proper rotation, of course)
     
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    I certainly think corthay should be a best for your money in french made, semi bespoke shoes. much more interesting than the English ones.

    If you can buy with VAT discount it is really worth it
     
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    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    What do you mean by VAT discount?
     
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    I'm assuming being able to deduct VAT if you're shipping out of country (Say to US)
     
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    KObalto Senior member

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    FTFY.
    OP, in my experience, To Boot are not worth the money. If you like sleek and fashion forwaard, you should definitely check out Corthay. I think they just opened a shop in London in addition to their Paris location.
     
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    But also very well made and a nice twist from the ordinary G&G.
     
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  12. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    Corthay is beautiful as well, but also up there over the $1,000 price tag (at Leffot, the only spot I know here in NYC that you can get them) is there anything in between?
    I'm looking for a shoe at the $400 price point of good value, a $500, $600, $700 I think is all about Crockett & Jones Hand grade, then above that might as well get some Lobb's, Corthay's, or G & G's. So I guess I am asking for recommendations somewhere in between $300 and $700. A lot of good info here though!
     
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    lol. Alden is a great value.
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    sound advice
     

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