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rbwamsley

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Hello,

I am new to the forum and was hoping to get some help/direction from you all. I recently picked up a new Paul Smith suit, and I need to find some shoes to wear with it. I am having a very hard time finding shoes that I like. In the past all of my dress shoes I have bought were Kenneth Cole, because they always have at least one style that I like, but now that I have a very nice suit it is time to step up to a nice shoe. I am open to any suggestions.

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Color: Black
Price: Under $300 (Actually the cheaper the better, but they cannot look cheap.)

Here is a pic of the suit.


Thanks in advance,
Blake
 

rbwamsley

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No suggestions at all? Do I need to provide more information?

Could someone at least suggest a versatile style shoe that I need to go with, something that could be worn to weddings, christmas parties, etc.?

Thanks,
Blake
 

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Dude, this is pretty much all we talk about.

When we actually, you know, talk about clothes.

Look around. Do some searching. Get some nice welted calfskin cap toes.
 

rbwamsley

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Dude, this is pretty much all we talk about.

When we actually, you know, talk about clothes.

Look around. Do some searching. Get some nice welted calfskin cap toes.


I have been searching and most of the threads that I have found were about shoes that I cannot afford right now. However, I did just find a thread talking about Allen-Edmonds, which can be in my price range if I find them on sale. I tried searching for what style of shoes to wear/not wear with suits, but I really could not find any information on that.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Are wingtips ok to wear with suits?

Thanks,
Blake
 

hadamulletonce

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I like the suit - I believe I've seen it on sale at Bluefly.com. I would take the advice given by grimslade and go with a captoe. Do some searches on this forum for quality and price.
 

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Originally Posted by rbwamsley
Criteria
Color: Black
Price: Under $300 (Actually the cheaper the better, but they cannot look cheap.)


Hi Blake,

In the interest of getting some suggestions beyond "doing a search"
I'll throw out a suggestion that the shoe-masters here can no doubt do better than:

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/p/gbpdefault/pr/MCABLK/Black-Calf-Oxford-Shoe/r/Web-Department/Men's-Shoes/Colour/Black/productdetail.aspx?ppp=16&sortBy=Relevance&page=1&back=False&canned=&browse=Y

The seller, Charles Tyrwhitt, doesn't have the best reputation around here, but this is a calf-leather shoe made in England (I believe by Loake's) so it should be pretty decent, and with the exchange rate get you a shoe for a little under your $300 limit.

Are there better, less expensive shoes out there for you, sure. What are they? Dunno. Maybe someone can tell us ...


(edit, the link doesn't seem to be working, but a bit of googling will no doubt help you ... )
 

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I think wingtips are fine, but I'd urge you to break the 300-dollar barrier, even if only slightly. There are few shoes below that threshold--at retail--that many people here would recommend in good conscience. If you want something junky, don't let us stop you. But don't make us pretend that they are quality shoes.
 

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^^Generally agree

Below here, many in your range- aim towards the $200 range and there will be some OK shoes.

http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/c...ts_per_page=96

Florsheim's aren't terrible for what they are. There's an Allen-Edmonds in there around $275.

I'd personally put more into shoes and less elsewhere. Repairing cheap shoes later is a lousy investment.
 

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You could always check out Herring Shoes as they frequently have second/sale/and discontinued shoes for cheap (Loake, Herring, Church's, Cheaney). However they're in UK sizes and you'd have to get the shipped across the pond. After the exchange rate and shipping you can get some pretty good shoes for around $150.
 

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