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Navy Shoes - Looking for options

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luftvier, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Looking for a pair of navy shoes. Not trying to break the bank, as these likely will not be worn terribly often. At the moment, I can't see splurging on shoes that I might wear once a month. Feedback on the below and other input appreciated. Some possible options: 1) Austerity-ish brogues made in S. Korea - $85 Look like CG. Probably blaked. Look good in the photos. Unsure IRL. [​IMG] 2) Duckie Brown Florsheims -$150 Part of me doesn't want to spend $150 on shoes made in India, but at least they're welted. [​IMG] 3) AE MacNeils - $200 I love me some longwings, but already have a few pair and as looking to expand styles. Navy gunboats would be swell, though. [​IMG]
     


  2. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Break the bank and go for a pair of Berluti Alessandro with a gorgeous patina...

    Navy is a difficult colour for shoes and anything less than the best will look awful....
     


  3. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Break the bank and go for a pair of Berluti Alessandro with a gorgeous patina...

    Navy is a difficult colour for shoes and anything less than the best will look awful....


    +1 You may need Berluti, but you must do alot better than the shoes you posted. [​IMG]
     


  4. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Break the bank and go for a pair of Berluti Alessandro with a gorgeous patina...

    Navy is a difficult colour for shoes and anything less than the best will look awful....


    +1 You may need Berluti, but you must do alot better than the shoes you posted. [​IMG]

    If that's the ultimate case, I am likely just going to hold off until I can justify dropping serious cash without batting an eye - maybe in another 20 years. [​IMG]
     


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    Navy is a difficult colour for shoes and anything less than the best will look awful....
    I would tend to agree. Navy shoes look best when on a shockingly beautiful last.
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    I have a pair of bespoke Delos smokey navy blue and they're stunning...

    They're expensive but they're so beautiful with my navy suits.
     


  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I have a pair of bespoke Delos smokey navy blue and they're stunning...

    *much envy* [​IMG]

    I've held off buying any navy shoes precisely because when I do get a pair, I want them to be special. With "strange" shoe colours like navy or green or bronze, everything must be right or they will draw too much attention to themselves in the wrong way.
     


  8. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    *much envy* [​IMG]

    I've held off buying any navy shoes precisely because when I do get a pair, I want them to be special. With "strange" shoe colours like navy or green or bronze, everything must be right or they will draw too much attention to themselves in the wrong way.


    I like the Florsheim Duckie Brown styling and last - but dammit, why India? [​IMG]
     


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    I would tend to agree. Navy shoes look best when on a shockingly beautiful last.

    I also agree, which is why I happen to be waiting on delivery of these bad boys right now from Bespoke England (Hilton in navy on DG70 last).

    [​IMG]


    However, subject to the limitations set by the OP, I'd probably go with the Florsheims.
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    I also agree, which is why I happen to be waiting on delivery of these bad boys right now from Bespoke England (Hilton in navy on DG70 last).

    [​IMG]


    Gaziano...

    Good taste mate...
     


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    Longwings have complemented the suits you've worn, so I'd think the AE navy longwing would be a good choice.
     


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    forex Senior member

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    Edward Green also has some RTW offerings in navy,I have a pair,which reminds to spit shine them today.
     


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    I agree with the rest of the suggestions--however, I would have to go with the Beaulieu on the 82 last in twilight / midnight antique [​IMG]
     


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    I bought a pair of deep dark Navy Norwegian lace ups at Bergdorfs this summer, they were the Bergdorf house brand, just lovely with a slight aging patina on the toe.

    Very Italian, they may still have them, weren't inexpensive, but lovely shoes.
     


  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Please don't buy any of those atrocities in the first post.
     


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