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Help with looking for shoes.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alias, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I'm interested in a pair of dress shoes, oxfords (balmoral) with chisel toes (or at least a bit squarish) that don't cost over $200-$250. I wear a size 7-7.5 American, so Ebay doesn't really have much to offer me (and the Edward Greens they had on auction ended somewhere in the $500's.) Any suggestions? I'd take up A Harris' wonderful offer on those beautiful Vass shoes, but I don't have $799 lying around [​IMG]
     


  2. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oooh, that's a tall order. Allen-Edmonds's #4 last isn't exactly chisel-toed, but it does have a tapered, squared-off toe. AE uses that last for a number of their models but only on one bal model that I know of (the Byron): [​IMG] Alden's Plaza last has a soft square shape, but although Alden of Carmel has a number of Alden Fan shoes made in that last, the only regular-issue Alden model made on it is a plain-toe bal: [​IMG] Both AE and Alden shoes retail for around $300, but you may be able to find them for less at factory outlets or online. I bought those AE Byrons online for around $220, if I recall correctly. In addition, you'll a squared-off toe on some English models, including Tricker's 1829 line (seen here on Pediwear's website), which you can pick up for around $230 plus shipping. Others, including Crockett & Jones and Alfred Sargent, certainly have squared-toe shoes in your price range, but I don't know which models are shaped this way and I can't tell from the pictures.
     


  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I thought that I saw some chiselled toe shoes on Yoox. Check it out. The styles are a little more modern, though.
     


  4. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Thanks, duders. I've heard some good things about Tricker's. I'll go check out the Pediwear site (what a horrible name.)
     


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    Check out this pairs of Gravti 7.5 on EBAY, a high end dress shoes. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....y=11503 The shoes are foundation of a gentleman's wardrobe. Dressgood
     


  6. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm very much enamored of Gravati shoes, but that seller's retail price for the shoes is absurd. Unless they're made from peccary or another exotic skin (which these aren't) or Goodyear-welted (which you almost never see unless you special-order them), Gravati shoes will retail between $395 and $435.
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    I've long since learned to ignore quoted "retail prices" by ebay sellers.
     


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