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Love these two shoes. Recommend another like these...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jack12345, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. jack12345

    jack12345 Active Member

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    I'm looking for a nice rubber soled dress shoe (for walking indoors/outdoors, wet surfaces, etc). I've never been a fan of AE, as I find them very conservative/businessy, and round/bulky.

    However, I just came across these two and really love them. To me they're very sleek and stylish.

    Unfortunately, my max budget is $300. Any suggestions for shoes like these closer to my price range (plain or cap toe, thin rubber sole, new)?

    1. Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino - $400
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-fantino-oxford/3096290
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    2. Crockett & Jones Hallam (w/ dainite)- $570
    http://www.barneys.com/Crockett-Jones-Hallam/500132596,default,pd.html?q=hallam&index=0


    Thanks
     
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  2. jack12345

    jack12345 Active Member

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    Surely someone has some suggestions?...thanks
     


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    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Those Salvatore Ferragamo Fantino at $400 are flimsy blake construction job that would fall apart after 6 months - leather grade isn't great to.

    Go for the C&J's Hallam - easily possible to buy for about $350-$450.

    Wearing my suede brown Hallam today - picked them up for $395 from my local UK retailer. PM me if you want the details.
     


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    Thanks for the suggestions!


    That's very disappointing to hear about the SF Fantino. I figured since they were Blake stitched rather than the cemented studio line, that at least the sole could be redone from reading various threads.
     
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    Both of those are utter garbage. Avoid.

    If you like the C&J, get those, they are nice shoes.
     


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    How is that helpful, if he clearly stated they were out of his price range?
     


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    If you are in the US, you won't pay VAT, so it comes out to about $425.
     


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    AAh, I see. Unfortunately, total is about $455 with ship. Best price I've seen on the Hallam, but still quite a bit over my price range.
    Yes, I think they have some very cool shoes. Prices are within my range but I really need a rubber sole, which they don't seem to offer (not a topy fan). Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
     
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