- Feb 16, 2009
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This thread is not limited to Italian shoes, but I love an elongated toe, like such:This look isn't ideal, but I still like it quite a bit. I would imagine the leather and craftsmanship does not compare to say Borgioli, but the Dolce and Gabbana main line is a healthy cut above D&G. Now before the more conservative crowd unsheathes their swords , you must concede I have made strides since the hideous blue, patent leather Bruno Maglis. Moreover, I'm not exactly seeking your approval for this pair of shoes, but rather looking for a better made alternative for under 500 dollars. The Allen Edmonds' Tresana is fairly appealing:But it exceeds my budget, and AE was sort of unprecedentedly reproached on this forum for putting out a line that is inherently a marketing gimmick, and not 200 dollars better than the traditional line. I'm looking for my first good pair of shoes that will last me for years, and I'll probably always work in an environment with a very liberal dress code, but I'd still prefer something that could swing both ways (leisure+formal). Feel free to throw anything at me that you believe may strike my fancy, use the images as a template.