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I am a fan of the sleek look of these Pradas:
http://www.bluefly.com/Prada-ebony-l...001/detail.fly

But the logo is a bit much for me. Rubber sole is ok. Also, for the price I think I may be able to find something of better quality. I definitely love the low sleek profile of the shoe though.

I've had my eyes on C&J's Hallam for quite some time, as it seems to have a similar profile and the quality of their shoes is excellent.

Suggestions/recommendations? Are the Pradas there really that bad?
 

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Yes, stay away from patent leather.

C&J Hallam, Connaught, Bedford, Audley are all better choices.
 

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Go with them Hallams!
Park Ave is not the answer for this gentleman here. They're chunky.
 

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It looks quite elongated, I'd say the Hallam is a good bet if you want a similar last. Nothing wrong with the Connaught (which I prefer to the Hallam) but it doesn't look like the shoe in the picture.

I'm sure there are many shoes that are similar but I'm more familiar with C&J.
 

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all of your input is much appreciated!
 

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Originally Posted by blahman
Go with them Hallams!
Park Ave is not the answer for this gentleman here. They're chunky.


What makes you say that? I believe AE=clunky is a case of something being repeated ad infinitum that has gone unchallenged and has become recognized as truth.

 

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The one thing I really dislike about the PA is that the toe slants upward severely. Most English shoes don't do this. Compare:


 

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That's interesting. I'd not noticed that.

What's the C&J shoe in the background doing differently than the PA?
 

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Originally Posted by jrd617
The one thing I really dislike about the PA is that the toe slants upward severely. Most English shoes don't do this. Compare: [...]
For comparison with other English brands, I have two pairs of Loake 1880, and both have more of a slant than my PAs.
 

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Not saying all AE are chunky, or only AEs are chunky at all. Compare the Hallam with PA:
Note the rounded shape of PA, the length of the toe box relative to the whole shoe, the width of the welt, the curvature of the vamp, the thickness of the stitching details. EDIT: Funny little site I ran into while googling for pics: http://www.turnright.com.tw/product-...product-OX.htm
 

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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe
What makes you say that? I believe AE=clunky is a case of something being repeated ad infinitum that has gone unchallenged and has become recognized as truth.



I have the PA and the Grenson shoes. I can definitely say that PA is much clunkier and not as elegant.
 

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