Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CrAz3D, Jul 13, 2012.
To put it in his words, GBR has proven himself time over time to be a fucking cunt.
I do need to properly measure my foot. My shoes size is usually 9, but that's with square-ish toes, that seems to usually leave more toe room than something that narrows (or am I imaging crap?)
I have the same situation as the "baby lawyer" and have been on eBay, the forums here, etc. In my case, however, these would be my first "good" shoe purchase. I'm clearing my closet of the old stuff which won't cut it any more.
Factory seconds... Just cosmetic flaws, eh? Considering I have four dogs and drive a truck (lifted F150 that gets dirty/used), I spose a second will work well from the shoe bank.
Called and done. Should be here Thursday.
You could also contact Shoe Mart for their Alden irregular list. BTW - there is a seller in Buying and Selling who has great deals on new AE's.
What did you end up ordering?
Look on SF B &S eBay etc. for brands you think you currently can't afford & treat yourself ! You are likely to be spending lots of hours in work shoes so make sure they are the absolute best quality you can afford!
Black Strands. Should be here Thursday.
Guess I should search break-in procedures. My boots always get a rough break-in and it kills my feet, but my boots get really used and not just worn.
Going along with the "aging lawyer gag", I'm a fetal lawyer (although on the verge of being miscarried as I'm pretty sure I'll be withdrawing my law school acceptances this week and just find a job for the time being).
I have a pair of Black Park Avenues seconds and I can't tell why they didn't make the cut as firsts. But with the Nordstrom annual sale going on, you might as well get a pair from them (I do believe they ship for free if you order through them).
The Nordstrom sale only applies to like 5 or 6 models, not the entire lineup, which is why I selected only 2. I selected the ones I did because they are both versatile shoes for 2 different situations, depending on how formal you need to be. The Park Avenues in black are a standard conservative business shoe. It probably makes sense for a lawyer to have a pair of these, especially if you have to go to court or something. The walnut Strands are a bit more casual, but probably the nicest AE offering during the sale. I would avoid the Strands in black (that shoe is a contradiction: an informal style in a formal color).
it's a frick ton of debt (unless you pay for it/parents pay for it). a frick ton.
I dont disagree, but I also dont agree; the style isnt too far from a wingtip, which is fine/formal in black. nevertheless, I do think the contract from the perforations look better in the walnut color, which might make walnut a more appropriate color.
Damnit. As an articling student I was planning on using the 'fetal lawyer' analogy but you beat me to it. No offence, but you are probably a bit more embryonic at this point.
Anyways OP, I would suggest looking at the Meermin thread. I just purchased the black captoe oxfords and the total came to less than $200. Allen Edmonds are always good choice, but Meermin is of comparable quality and has nicer lasts in my opinion.
You are right; it isn't too far from a wingtip, but I wouldn't get a wingtip in black either.
Es. Started out with black Park Avenues and later supplemented with a brown pair. Of course, that was about a hundred shoes ago. Still, a good, conservative way to start your professional shoe collection.
They came. Yikes. Wide. I guess I need to actually measure my foot myself and buy shoes. I ordered medium, because that usually fits well enough, but these are feeling way loose in the heel, and could probably come in a bit at ball of foot. Guess I return them and wait again.
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