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Choosing my first proper good pair of Brown shoes...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kdarcia007, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Kdarcia007

    Kdarcia007 Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been thinking abou getting my first proper good pair of brown shoes, something that I can wear with Jeans, Khakis or a even a suit... although, honestly, I will mostly pair them with some solid colored jeans, probably deep blue or black.

    I've reading a lot, and my top budget is probably $600, I have been looking, almost bought a pair of Harris from Barney's, but decided they were too dark, so, these are the two I have so far

    Canali

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/33068938500...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_8353wt_1378

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    Harris

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/15082177669...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1495wt_1144

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    I have also seen some Ferragamo's, D&G and other, but nothing that really blows my mind.

    Any suggestions or opinions?, thanks! :D
     


  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Not really keen on the styling of Italian shoes, as well as their construction. Why not American / English?
     


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    ???
     


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    Loathing Senior member

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    The simplicity of this post has the elegance of a haiku.
     


  5. Kdarcia007

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    Wait, what?...:puzzled:
     


  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I don't like rapid / blake construction as compared to goodyear. For me the styling of English shoes is superior, as well.
     


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    +1 In addition, I don't feel as though the shoes pictured will work well with denim.
     


  11. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Are you in the US? I'm assuming so if you're looking at Barneys. Carmina's are great but Crockett & Jones are right around the $600 mark too, and Barneys usually carries a few different styles of C&J. If you're near NYC or Chicago, Paul Stuart has some great shoes as well (mostly made by Grenson, Crockett & Jones, etc):
    http://www.paulstuart.com/category_...08&subProdCatId=0&MainCatId=14&headermenuid=1
    ... and the C&J store on 56th St. in NYC is also great.
    Of course Brooks Brothers "Peal & Co" line is also around your price point as well and you probably have a store nearby:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSortOrder.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=523
    The "Peal & Co" shoes are generally made by either Alfred Sargent or Crockett & Jones. You can tell by nail pattern on the heel. This one is C&J:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...LACK&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null
    I can't find a pic of the heel, but I have these (if they are the same from last summer) and they are Alfred Sargent:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...lor=BROWN&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

    Fred
     


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