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Doucal's shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by benchan, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. benchan

    benchan Senior Member

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    Can anyone give me an opinion on this brand? How is it compare to shoes say from Magnanni? Is it worth to spend about 150USD on it?
     

  2. mayday

    mayday Active Member

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    I am no shoe expert, but I do have 2 pairs of Doucal shoes. One a casual trainer-type pair that I wear with jeans, and the other a plain black lace-up with chisel toe.

    I don't know the other brand you mention, but I think 150 USD is a fair price for the Doucal shoes that I have seen.
     

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    Golie3000 New Member

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    I worked at Nordstrom in their men's shoe department for 3 years and I can say that although I only own one pair of shoes by Doucal's (Brown pebble grain boots) that their product is definitely of a finer quality and if you can find a pair of them for $150 you should jump on it because they are definitely worth more than the avg. cost of a pair of kenneth coles.
     

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    bmulford Distinguished Member

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    For a minute, I thought you had asked for a comparison to Martegani and just about fell off my chair. I tried a few doucal's but didn't buy because I found them to be too trendy, and marginally constructed. For my $150, I'd rather pick up a pair of new AE's from their ebay store, or something of equal quality.
     

  5. AlonsoMerino

    AlonsoMerino Active Member

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    hello, anyone knows about ducals fit? according to a site they tend to run on a larger fit than most but I wanted the opinion of the forum. I personaly tend to buy 10.5 or 11 depending on brand
     

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    I almost always wear 44 in European sizing, but sometimes a 43 is better. For me this equates to my usual 10.5 in U.S. sizing. The 43 plain toes I have from them feel huge at the toe, but not necessarily a full size too large all around. Overall, they're an interesting blend of ideas that look a bit odd to me, but I own a lot of shoes and I appreciate an odd pair from time to time. They are far better constructed than mass-market usuals, but not in the top tier of Italian or world shoes.
     

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    standaloneprotein Well-Known Member

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    I am 10US on Allen Edmonds and 42.5EU (some brands 43). My doucals are 42.
     

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