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Need Advice on luxury shoe brands

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

  1. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

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    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!
     
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  2. elbastardocalvo

    elbastardocalvo Senior member

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    Don't feed the trolls, people.
     
  3. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

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    I'm real! honestly looking for recommendations!
     
  4. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

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    Not a troll, real person looking for damn advice!
     
  5. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    What he meant to say was : just go through the first few pages of the forum. All and more should be revealed!
     
  6. Jermyn

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    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.
     
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  7. mjohnson

    mjohnson Member

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    Great thank you! this is what I am looking for.
     
  8. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    +1. This^
     
  9. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    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

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    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

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    Dolce & Banana !!
     
  12. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    thanks! Saves me from searching!:rotflmao:
     
  13. Aventus

    Aventus Member

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    *wrong thread
     
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  14. RydrJ

    RydrJ New Member

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    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

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    Jermyn gave good advice. I would also add Allen Edmonds as a high quality shoe brand at a more modest price point.
     
  16. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Senior member

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    Just out of curiosity, as a fairly new member myself, what do you think he would have searched for that would have enlightened him? "Good shoes"? "Shoes for suit"? The whole benefit of a "forum" is that it's place for 2-way communication... ask questions and get answers. Sure, the guy could have crawled the internet and probably found answers somewhere, but he came to this forum to ask the question. There's nothing more off-putting than to ask a question and get told "you're an idiot" without comment. Jermyn stepped up and gave some basic advice -- why was that so hard, and why was it so wrong for the OP to ask?

    TBH, the most offputting thing about starting to wear nicer clothes is being associated with some of the snobs who do so (It's a lot like being a Redskins fan -- I love the team, hate the fans that I'm associated with). The OP comes here clearly looking for help. If you're not interested in helping, or you think he's asking silly questions (which is perfectly OK to think!) -- just don't post! It's as easy as that!
     
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  17. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Or perhaps the OP, should he have wished to preserve some modicum of dignity, would have done well to do some homework before posting so many statements which make it obvious he hasn't a clue about the basic 'rules' of dressing well.
     
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    The problem was that he didn't even try.

    Just searching by those terms you mentioned would have yielded him plenty of reading material that would have sent him on his way.
     
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