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Opinion on E.T. Wright shoes

m3rkury

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What is the general consensus on E.T. Wright shoes. I recently had a mishap that lead to some serious damage to my only pair of dress shoes (poor student), and I need a replacement. Searching the internet I came across these (also available as these). Only having ~$100 to invest (again, poor student) and a short time to do so, these seem tempting. I would love to catch a decent AE at this price point, but I dont think I can wait for some to roll around. Any thoughts?

I appreciate your input.
 

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They're either made by Magnanni or Sanders in either case for the price I don't think you can do better new. But,you can catch AEs for that and lower on Ebay.
 

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I've got a pair of Wrights that I quite like, but I paid $30 for mine. For $100, you're better off getting some AEs from a reputable eBay seller.

That said, my Wrights are very comfortable, and have held up surprisingly well to a good bit of abuse. The leather isn't the greatest, of course, but they still look better than my sole pair of J&Ms, which have seen far less wear.

I have to ask, though: If these are going to be your only pair of dress shoes, are you sure you want a double monk?
 

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Thanks for the quick replies.

As far as eBay goes, I've never purchased anything from there so I'm a bit hesitant. I'd like to start at some point, just not sure if now is the time (although I am tempted, given the good fortune of this forums members).

And for the monkstraps, I've always been drawn to them. I like how they combine a cap toe with a little flair, yet still remain professional. After reading "The Suit", I've made a resolution to introduce that little bit of style and personality to my wardrobe. Or maybe I'm just talking out my other end...
 

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What size are you?
 

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Size 9D (as far as I can tell). Although I tried a pair of AE fairfax's at Nordstrom Rack recently and the shoe felt long in the toe box, but a 8.5D was definately too short for my arch. Probably just a last issue.

BTW, I just perused ebay and didn't see anything of interest.
 

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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
$100 with shipping is a lot for a pair of heavily used shoes.
I didn't see the bottom pic of the soles.
 

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