HELP! Ferragamo Shoes for Work? (New MBA in Consulting)

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  1. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    Rugger Senior member

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    You're a damn fool if you spend 1900+ and end up with Ferragamos
     
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  3. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    What do you recommend
     


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    latindandy Well-Known Member

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    I bought three pairs of nice gamo's for about 100$ each in a sale. Wait for a sale.
     


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    Jpmorris Senior member

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    Yes, you don't get much more formal than a black cap toe. Leather soles. Go for it, but i'd shop around rather than buying direct, there is always a better deal to be had, and in the case of the first shoe, a much better deal, for that shoe, or better yet a much better shoe for that amount of money.
     


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    Although wholecuts are very excellent (I own 3), if these are going to be your first dress shoes, I suggest you pick up shoes that are more basic (i.e., cap toe or short wings). Wholecuts look nice but are unique so they will draw attention (not a good thing if you're wearing the same shoe every other day).

    SF is fine, especially the Tramezza line, but you can definitely get at least 3 (or even 4) good shoes for around $2K. You can easily pick us shoes from Crockett & Jones, Alfred Sargent, or Vass for that amount of money. The quality is on par if not better than SF Tramezza and you get an extra shoe out of it! If you taken it down a couple of notches, you can pick up a half dozen Allen Edmond shoes, which personally I think are stepping stone shoes, to get your started.

    Leather soled shoes are considered dressier but others prefer the comfort and traction of rubber soles. My preference is leather soled. Congratulations on your new job!
     


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    supplychainman Senior member

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    Here:http://www.meermin.es/

    Contact here:[email protected]

    There.Just saved you a bunch of money.
     


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    If you want a wholecut I would go with Crockett & Jones, hand grade.. Weymouth..
     
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    I currently work at a ferragamo outlet and we have Tramezzas for half that. Ill pm you.
     


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    Don't forget to get shoe trees!
     


  11. barracudapartne

    barracudapartne Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice.

    It seems I'll be probably going with a BB-Fitz, so will Allen Edmonds look too "wide" given the more modern cut suit, or should I stick with slightly narrower, Italian shoes?
     


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    Those will look great, stick with black.
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Go with the width that fits your foot. Trust me, you'll be happier when your feet don't hurt after 3 hours.
     


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    I work at McKinsey - I would not recommend the Ferregamos because, as a previous poster mentioned, they will attract attention. I've always been told by management that you don't want to 'show up' clients. Allen Edmunds is probably a safer bet. Might work better in investment banking, but I'd skip the flash in consulting.
     


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    plei89 Senior member

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    :facepalm:

    The two shoes he posted, no one's going to know they're Ferragamos. And most Allen Edmonds are more elegant and attention grabbing (aside from the Park Ave).
     


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