Oxford Dress Shoes Options

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cl smooth, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    went to nordstroms today, those AE park aves are cool. those bruno maglis they got in there though, DAMN. really nice. 269 is steep for a recently graduated college student though, lol.

    Did you end up getting anything?
     
  2. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    Wait for Park Aves to show up in your size on eBay. My roommate just got a pair for $60, and they looked like they'd be worn out of the house only a half dozen times.
     
  3. cl smooth

    cl smooth Senior member

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    Did you end up getting anything?

    no. for some reason, the profile of the park aves looked weird in person--almost curved unnaturally. I'm not sure if I'm just being picky or not, but i couldn't put my finger on it. they just seemed, well, off.
     
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    no. for some reason, the profile of the park aves looked weird in person--almost curved unnaturally. I'm not sure if I'm just being picky or not, but i couldn't put my finger on it. they just seemed, well, off.

    I agree, they are weird looking. Gaziano & Girling's "Oxford" and Church's "Consul" are the best looking captoes in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, but at his budget I am not sure that he can afford those. Just a word of advice from an also recently graduated college student--suck it up and buy some nice shoes. Honestly, they make a world of difference, especially in an interview setting. I have been upgrading my shoe wardrobe over the past year, and have focused entirely on quality over quantity, and it has completely paid off.
     
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    cl smooth Senior member

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    Yeah, but at his budget I am not sure that he can afford those. Just a word of advice from an also recently graduated college student--suck it up and buy some nice shoes. Honestly, they make a world of difference, especially in an interview setting. I have been upgrading my shoe wardrobe over the past year, and have focused entirely on quality over quantity, and it has completely paid off.
    thanks for the tip. any other advice?
     
  7. cl smooth

    cl smooth Senior member

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    here's one piece of advice... if you plan on wearing dress shoes everyday then make sure that you have another good pair so you can rotate between them. Wearing the same shoe day-after-day is VERY hard on them and they'll wear-out much quicker than if you rotate.
     
  9. Sanguis Mortuum

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    looking on the internet, what do you guys think of these? last week to get them at this price (269) before they go back to 395.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934413

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    They aren't bad but you could get better. Bruno Magli are not a very well respected brand here.
     
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    looking on the internet, what do you guys think of these? last week to get them at this price (269) before they go back to 395.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2934413

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    Not a fan -- Park Ave looks much better to my eye.
     
  11. cl smooth

    cl smooth Senior member

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    They aren't bad but you could get better. Bruno Magli are not a very well respected brand here.

    why not?
     
  12. SkinnyGoomba

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    here's one piece of advice... if you plan on wearing dress shoes everyday then make sure that you have another good pair so you can rotate between them. Wearing the same shoe day-after-day is VERY hard on them and they'll wear-out much quicker than if you rotate.

    +1 and add toe taps.
     
  13. Sanguis Mortuum

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    why not?

    Low price/quality ratio. As far as I can gather they are not top quality yet are sometimes very expensive.
     
  14. Troilus

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    CL, saw those BM's at Nordstrom's Rack yesterday in NYC. Much cheaper than the website there.

    The AE's Park Avenue's are still on sale for $220 including shipping (and tax if you live in a state with no Nordstrom's). I got a pair of them because I thought they were significantly better than the BM's, despite the $60 price difference.
     
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    Which shoes would you want to be wearing in their images when they reminisce over you?
    +1. They take care of him when his biological didn't bother.
     

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