Need Advice on luxury shoe brands

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mjohnson, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    First post here. I"m looking to buy a couple new pairs of shoes and I'm wondering what brands anyone can highly recommended. I am in a full suit and tie everyday, rather formal industry (some black tie, formal customers/events, lots of french cuffs, vests and cuff links) but i'm on my feet a lot as well. I prefer loafers but usually with something up front to class them up (metal tag, etc), also looking for square front where possible and I prefer a larger heel. I have been wearing Kenneth Cole for years but its time to get the best. Can anyone recommend a few names to check out? The money isn't as important as the look and meticulous quality/detail. Thanks very much in advance!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012


  2. elbastardocalvo

    elbastardocalvo Senior member

    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Location:
    The 215
    Don't feed the trolls, people.
     


  3. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    I'm real! honestly looking for recommendations!
     


  4. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Not a troll, real person looking for damn advice!
     


  5. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    What he meant to say was : just go through the first few pages of the forum. All and more should be revealed!
     


  6. Jermyn

    Jermyn Senior member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Location:
    London
    Wow.
    Where to begin...

    • Loafers with 'full suits' are not formal. At all. You should be looking at shoes with Oxford lacing.
    • Metal tags do not belong on dress shoes. There is nothing classy about these.
    • Square toes are a sure fire indicator of low quality in a shoe.

    I would suggest that you take a look on the shoe p0rn thread, this will give you a good idea of what brands and styles are available.

    If you are looking for 'the best' try these brands:

    John Lobb
    Edward Green
    JM Weston


    Best of luck and welcome to the forum.
     


  7. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Great thank you! this is what I am looking for.
     


  8. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    

    +1. This^
     


  9. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    I am really starting to think that SF should just streamline the site by removing the search function.

    While I am here, can someone tell me which flip flops I should wear with my four button, black, ventless shiny suit with one inch lapels? If it helps I usually go without a tie and prefer satiny shirts in deep rich colours like red and navy. It goes without saying that I prefer white sport socks. Please do not waste my time with discussions of workmanship, craftsmanship or value for price. I just want the best. Thanks!
     


  10. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Location:
    Munich, Germany
    Is it possible that new members get at least an automatic reminder for using the search function before a first posting? I do not want to do injustice to the OP, but this strong reference to loafer with suit + square toe + kenneth cole + overall language sounds really like trolling.
     


  11. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    70
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Location:
    Northern England
    

    Dolce & Banana !!
     


  12. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    

    thanks! Saves me from searching!:rotflmao:
     


  13. Aventus

    Aventus Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    *wrong thread
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012


  14. RydrJ

    RydrJ New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    BTW the search function is not that functional...I've tried searching for things like loafers and end up with everything from suits to umbrella threads. I ultimately end up going to google to search the site for key words.

    If anything the search function should be done over and made more prominent so that people could use more.
     


  15. chet31

    chet31 Senior member

    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Location:
    Madison WI
    Jermyn gave good advice. I would also add Allen Edmonds as a high quality shoe brand at a more modest price point.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by