Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Please recommend a "hip" non traditional black or brown dress shoe for under $800

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by quaker13, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    So far I have only come across these 2. I prefer the 2nd. Any and all suggestions are appreciated

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  2. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012


  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    129
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    Those both look almost like relatively traditional styles except with kinda cheap looking antiquing and with a horribly tacky logo stamped into them. If you want something with a modern shape but that also looks expensive and high quality, why not try some from a real shoe maker like, for example, Gaziano & Girling:
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012


  4. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wow the level of scrutiny you exhibited is a clear indicator that you know exactly what the hell you are talking about, however, the shoes recommended still seem a bit traditional. For example, these aren't the type of shoes i would wear to a nightclub. The guccis are
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    275
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Although the G&G will run upwards of $1100 including trees. None the less there is no secret that I like them lots. You might like the 'uppingham' model. Available from Bespoke England.

    Or for around $600 a Drummond from Crockett and Jones. Higher construction quality than the Guccis.

    For only a smidge more Alfred Sargent makes a 3 eyelet derby called the Pimlico - the Exclusive grade is a step up from Crockett and Jones.

    And then there are the Vass Austerity Brogues on the U Last - classic, stylish and the best possible construction all for around $700.

    And since you just mentioned nightclubs - I'd go as cheap as Septieme Largeur - around $400 with patinas. Clubbing is very hard on shoes - I'd go cheap and disposable.

    Whatever you do - don't buy the Gucci - they simply are not well made for the price.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012


  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011


  7. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

    Messages:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    554
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I've been looking for some brown shoes myself. I am mainly looking for brown wingtips....If you looking for Gucci shoes I personally have a pair of these [​IMG]

    [​IMG]






    They go for about $600.If you want to go even cheaper shoes go with some Allen Edmonds.They are US made shoes but are still nice(I am even debating on getting a pair myself,would rather wait for them to be on sale tho)They go for $335 retail
    [​IMG]
     


  8. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    

    These 2 exemplify the universal unfailing secret ingredient to cheap looking shoes: huge toe spring that is higher even than the heel:spew:
     


  9. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    I live in Washington DC that would be quite a task
     


  10. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    236
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010


  11. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012




  12. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    I would wear those. Cole Haan??
     


  13. NoCleverName

    NoCleverName Senior member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2012
    Prada Levitate and I was half joking, although if you're looking for a club shoe to attract attention they might be your ticket.
     


  14. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    586
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by