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shoe brands that are durable and fashion forward?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eddiecibrian, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. eddiecibrian

    eddiecibrian Senior member

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    a quick search didn't yield much, it seems after browsing here for a while the notion is that Italian brands seem to be more fashion forward but less durable, English and American brands more durable but perhaps more traditionally styled, what are some brands that encompasses both qualities?
     


  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Corthay, Aubercy, Berluti, G&G, Santoni, Stefano BI, etc?
     


  3. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    Barker Black. English, so traditional influences, but definitely sleek and fashion forward (the skulls and crossbones and all). Although at retail, you can definitely get higher quality for the same or even less.
     
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  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    what's your definition of durable?
     


  5. eddiecibrian

    eddiecibrian Senior member

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    something that i can wear 5 days a week that will last me up to 3-5 years
     
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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Trazmezza's are well made. The lasts don't get much praise around here though. Could last 10 years with resoling
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    doesn't exist, imo.
     


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    Wolfador Senior member

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    lol
     


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    I have several pairs of Tramezzas that I bought shortly after joining the forum. They are showing a little wear around the edges, but are generally still going strong and get regular use (at least once a week, frequently 2-3 wearings a week). They'll soon be 7 years old and have required nothing more than occasional polishing and replacement of the heel lift(s). Their styling really isn't outrageous, either. They could be confused for English shoes by someone who didn't look closely.
     
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  10. Quadcammer

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    lol, come on now
     


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    Why would anyone want to wear the same shoes 5 days/week?
     


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    marblehouse Senior member

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    A selection of your memorable threads:

    do you consider frat kids fashionable? (I have a crush on a frat Brother, but not sure if he likes me back-thread)

    Do You Feel Embarassed To Go Thrifting? (The Arrogant Prole-thread)

    Investing in first suit need options and opinions (Noob asks forum about Jos A Bank and AE-thread)

    So I went out today (Noob wears ferragamos at club goes home alone thread posts on SF about moving to NY-thread)

    how do you separate yourself from the rich man who walks into the store and gets dressed...
    (The I just watched limitless and wish I was Bradley Cooper-thread)

    what is this called (The zipper-pull thread)
     


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  14. GoldenTribe

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    Can we pin that one?
     


  15. eddiecibrian

    eddiecibrian Senior member

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    funny, you just showed sf what your mindset would be if you posted those
     


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