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Fred Astaire style brown suede oxfords

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FredAstaire1899, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Senior member

    Apr 8, 2012
    Hello Everybody,

    This is my first post on this awesome forum!

    I'm looking for a Fred Astaire style dark brown suede oxford, either brogue, semi-brogue or with a plain toe cap. My budget is maximum $500 AU, hopefully $400 AU. These Church's seem like the best option:

    However, I'm a bit concerned that the English soles may be a bit hard and that the sole and heel will be a bit too raised for me. I'm more used to Italian style loafers like Fratelli Rossetti. Looking at this picture of Fred, it seems his soles are much thinner than a typical Goodyear welted construction,

    Does anybody have some recommendations for a more sleekly soled dark brown suede oxford within my price range? I am about a 7 UK fitting, at little wide but not particularly.

    Also, does anybody know where I can find yellowy/gold laces?

    Thanks for your help!!!

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