recommendations for classic black oxfords

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lt.m_castillo, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Lt.m_castillo

    Lt.m_castillo Member

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    hello,

    i did some forum scouring but i don't have the luxury of indulging myself too much at work.
    i need some recommendations for a pair of black oxfords. a slightly pointed toe would be nice, no square. a pair of pradas really caught my eye ($795cdn. at harry rosen in toronto which, according to the salesmen, is the only shop in canada to stock it??) simple, elegant, nice profile.. really liked the low heel. no logos on the exterior. i could really care less about the brand. actually, i wonder how much of that is tacked onto the price tag. but there must be something else out there. i just recently discovered n.d.c. but have never seen any models in toronto. i'm not a shoe veteran by any stretch so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    grimslade Senior member

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    Allen-Edmonds Park Avenues are a good choice in balmorals.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I wouldn't be spending that much on Prada, nor would I go with them for black oxfords. You are in EG territory at that level of expenditure, although I would suggest:

    http://www.plal.com/crockett/hires/Audley.jpg

    which will run you about $400-450 USD.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    Allen-Edmonds Park Avenues are a good choice in balmorals.

    +1
     


  5. Lt.m_castillo

    Lt.m_castillo Member

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    great tips, thanks everyone. long live the interweb.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    FWIW, at the price levels you're talking you may also be able to get black MacKay cap-toes by EG for RLPL through the RL website (depending on your size) for something around $575 U.S. But you can certainly get very nice shoes for less than than, and the AE's recommended by several people here are a good choice.
     


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    ahh, edward green. thanks! the prada prices are sounding more and more ridiculous.. will have to dig up a good EG in toronto. AE too.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    FWIW, at the price levels you're talking you may also be able to get black MacKay cap-toes by EG for RLPL through the RL website (depending on your size) for something around $575 U.S. But you can certainly get very nice shoes for less than than, and the AE's recommended by several people here are a good choice.

    Yeah, those Mackays are really nice, I bit on them a few years ago when there was the big rush on RLPL shoes from Polo.com with the sale coupon, but they're still a good deal at the current price.
     


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    Yeah, those Mackays are really nice, I bit on them a few years ago when there was the big rush on RLPL shoes from Polo.com with the sale coupon, but they're still a good deal at the current price.


    The Mackays are awesome. They're twice the price of the AEs, but on the current sale, if they have them in your size, equivalent to the shoes you mentioned in the OP.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Yeah, those Mackays are really nice, I bit on them a few years ago when there was the big rush on RLPL shoes from Polo.com with the sale coupon, but they're still a good deal at the current price.
    I think you know this, but that's the sale price on the remaining sale items from the summer sale. The rack rate on PLPL EG's is considerably higher . . .
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I think you know this, but that's the sale price on the remaining sale items from the summer sale. The rack rate on PLPL EG's is considerably higher . . .

    Right, a few years ago they had a 25% off coupon that worked on their sale stuff. I believe the EGs were gone in about 10 hours after it came out.
     


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