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JLibourel

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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
What a rare pleasure to see that word spelled correctly!

Chalk it up to my classical training! Lotta years of Latin.
 

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Originally Posted by EL72
Since you're in Vancouver, you're essentially SOL when it comes to English shoes, or even high-end Italian ones. I am in the same boat in Toronto. I believe the only store in Canada that carries EG is L'Uomo in Montreal. Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen only carry AE, Hugo Boss, Prada and other designer crap and a modest selection of Ferragamo (the Rosen flagship on Bloor here carries SF Tramezza, which the best you can find up here).

I just checked their website. This is the list they had, although they had a disclaimer that not all shoes are offered at the Pacific Centre location.

Allen-Edmonds
BOSS Hugo Boss
Bruno Magli
Cole Haan
Donald J. Pliner
Ecco
Ferragamo
Giorgio Armani
Kenneth Cole
Versace
Zegna

Of those are AEs the only good ones?
 

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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
Allen-Edmonds
BOSS Hugo Boss
Bruno Magli
Cole Haan
Donald J. Pliner
Ecco
Ferragamo
Giorgio Armani
Kenneth Cole
Versace
Zegna

Of those are AEs the only good ones?


Correct.
 

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That seems a little unfair. Some Ferragamos are very good shoes indeed. I don't know about some of the other brands like Pliner and Bruno Magli.
 

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How much are Ferragamos usually? I'm willing to spend a lot on shoes if they're really good and comfortable, but there is an upper limit to what I can afford.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel
That seems a little unfair. Some Ferragamos are very good shoes indeed. I don't know about some of the other brands like Pliner and Bruno Magli.

Bruno Magli Platinum is very good, but very expensive (they're $695 retail shoes that should go for $350 or so - all prices USD). Bruno Magli's mainline is not as good as AE, while typically being another $100 on top of AE's retail.

Ferragamo Tramezza is supposed to be worth the money, at around 600 or 700. Ferragamo and Ferragamo Studio is not.
 

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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
How much are Ferragamos usually? I'm willing to spend a lot on shoes if they're really good and comfortable, but there is an upper limit to what I can afford.

More expensive than AE, usually.
 

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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
How much are Ferragamos usually? I'm willing to spend a lot on shoes if they're really good and comfortable, but there is an upper limit to what I can afford.

Rosen is asking $950+ for SF Tramezza, which is the top line. This is insane but he can get away with it because there is virtually no competition. Tramezza can be had for $300 on eBay. Mainline SF is a decent buy at < $150, not the $650 they want for them at retail.

That said, while AE may be better value for $, I can't get around to liking the styles. Tramezza OTOH are far more aesthetically pleasing imo.
 

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Originally Posted by EL72
Rosen is asking $950+ for SF Tramezza, which is the top line. This is insane but he can get away with it because there is virtually no competition. Tramezza can be had for $300 on eBay. Mainline SF is a decent buy at < $150, not the $650 they want for them at retail.

That said, while AE may be better value for $, I can't get around to liking the styles. Tramezza OTOH are far more aesthetically pleasing imo.


Canadian dollars?
 

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OK. I hope I like the AEs...

Any cheaper brands that are adequate that I can also check out?
 

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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
Canadian dollars?

Well, eBay price is USD but HR is CND. Not that it matters that much today with the CAD = $.90 USD
 

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Anywhere other than ebay that has them at good prices? I find most of the narrow width ones are 10.5 and up, and even 10's a bit long for me (depending on the brand).
 

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How do you find these coupons?

I also found another store that has AEs, and a couple other brands that HR had. It has a huge list of brands,

A
A Marinelli
AK Anne Klein
Acorn
Adidas
Allen Edmonds
Amalfi
Aquatalia
Arturo Chiang


B
BCBGirls
BELLA COMFIA
Bare Traps
Born
Bostonian


C
Calvin Klein
Camper
Circa
Clarks
Clinic
Cole Haan
Converse


D
DKNY
Diesel
Dissona
Donald J. Pliner


E
Elle


F
F. Mode
Florsheim
Franco Sarto


G
Geox


H
High Fashion
Hispanitas
Hush Puppies


I
IC Import
Imac
Indigo
Indigo By Clarks


J
Joanel
Josef Seibel



K
Keds
Kenneth Cole New York
Kenneth Cole Reaction
Kenzie Shoes


L
LaCoste
LaDiva


M
Matt & Nat
Merrell
Michael Kors
Michelle K
Moda
Moda Spana
Munro


N
New Balance
Nike
Nine West
Northface


P
Pedano
Privo
Puma


R
Roberto Vianni
Rockport
Ros Hommerson


S
SANTI
SAS
Sabrina Scala
Skechers
Soft Walk
Soho Lab
Sperry
Steve Madden
Steven
Stuart Weitzman
Sudini


T
The Sak
Tignanello
Timberland
Trotters
Tsubo


V
VALENTINA RANGONI
Van Eli
Vaneli

Any of these also worth looking at?
 

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