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Please comment on shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aaaabbbb, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. aaaabbbb

    aaaabbbb New Member

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    Looking to buy this pair but hesitating. It's not to wear with suit, more of a casual type.. Restaurants, dates. Thanks in advance.

    Shoes from Ted Baker

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  2. The Shoe Snob

    The Shoe Snob Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I would put my money elsewhere. Not good value for money.
     
  3. traditional AE

    traditional AE Active Member

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    not familiar with the brand, but I think the style is excellent. Very versatile shoe. Belts can be a pain with hues of tan, but you should be able to find something.
     
  4. Trompe le Monde

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  5. traditional AE

    traditional AE Active Member

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    I respect your right to an opinion, but what is distasteful about a burnished walnut balmoral wingtip? Specifically. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. The Shoe Snob

    The Shoe Snob Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    balance of the pattern is wrong, last shape is awful, toe spring is way too high, poor quality corrected leather, bad burnish job etc....

    It is just a cheap shoe and I think that Trompe de Monde is stating that with one adjective. When you compare it to a shoe that actually looks nice, i.e. the one in the picture attached, or even the Allen Edmonds Strand which would be in between the two, you then see how the quality and elegance is lacking in the original shoe in question

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  7. traditional AE

    traditional AE Active Member

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    Fair enough. Now that you point out those specific things I cannot disagree. Again, I am unaware of the maker, and in retrospect my favorable comment was probably too generic. I have Strands, McGregors, and Walton boots in a similar pattern/color and I have found them infinitely acceptable in a casual setting. The devil was in the details and I failed to recognize. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
     
  8. asturiano

    asturiano Senior member

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    How do you know is poor quality corrected leather just looking at the picture?
     
  9. The Shoe Snob

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    My pleasure!


    all embossed leather in theory is corrected grain and you can tell of it's quality at the toe. Also I know that Ted Baker is not making anything of high quality. That is just something you know from seeing enough of their shoes.
     
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    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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