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Boots in a similar vein as John Varvatos but significantly cheaper?

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I really dig the boots that John Varvatos puts out, but frankly they're too pricey for me. Any recommendations on boots in a similar vein for much cheaper (think $150 or less)??
 

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Out of curiousity, are you saying it's worth the investment to throw down $500-$700 on a solid pair of boots? Did that with my jeans and very happy with the decision...
 

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@WJ4, yes, I find most of them are lacking in any sort of character whatsoever. a couple of decent pairs, but really nothing special that has stood out thus far.
 

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Originally Posted by SageOne
Out of curiousity, are you saying it's worth the investment to throw down $500-$700 on a solid pair of boots? Did that with my jeans and very happy with the decision...
If you have the means, then yes. In undergrad, I wore Clarks DB's, Banana Republic Chukkas, etc. Now I'm addicted to Aldens and Lanvins.
 

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Originally Posted by SageOne
Out of curiousity, are you saying it's worth the investment to throw down $500-$700 on a solid pair of boots? Did that with my jeans and very happy with the decision...

cool story
 

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned All Saints boots. The look a lot like something Varvatos would pump out and they tend to go on sale for around $150. But quality is poor so don't ever pay full price for this brand.

Am I the only one whom thinks All Saints sucks? It feels like a Euro-loser attempt at merging JCrew and Forever21. The blatant design rip-offs of Forever21. And the poor quality + high prices + always on sale concept of JCrew.
 

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OP, good boots are absolutely worth saving up for, to a greater extent than jeans are.

Originally Posted by BB1
Am I the only one whom thinks All Saints sucks?

I think their overall attitude and company strategy is pretty sucky and vile, but I've liked some individual pieces I've seen, especially for the price.
 

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john varvatos is on ebay for fairly cheap regularly. check seller grapevinehill
 

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Originally Posted by SageOne
I really dig the boots that John Varvatos puts out, but frankly they're too pricey for me. Any recommendations on boots in a similar vein for much cheaper (think $150 or less)??
my advice, maybe try walmart. you can buy shoes, potato chips and tires all at the same place. makes perfect sense to me. good luck.
 

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