Should I buy these shoes?

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  1. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    You can't wear a suit at all times--you would look ridiculous. Who are you, Barney Stinson?
     


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    Yeah, but it would be ridiculous for me to wear a sharp suit on a daily basis, given my lifestyle. You may well be out of school, and in an environment where everyone wears suits. That's great. If your peers don't dress formally, but are pretty accepting, then wearing clothes that are a couple notches more formal than the average is fine. I push it about as far as I can -- tweed jackets, collared shirts, a tie when I'm not wearing jeans. That's a lot more formal than my peers, but it's practical, and only a little weirder than facial piercings.

    To go all the way to a suit, though? Big step, and you can't really dress it down. If you do it well, there's not as much room for expression as there is in more "casual" tailoring.
     


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    Indeed, like these handgrade from Kent Wang:

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    http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgrade-brogue.html#
     


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    jaywhyy Senior member

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    They are made by Alfred Sargent at Exclusive line standards. At 325 gbp ex vat, they are priced where they should be. AS Exclusive is above CJ benchgrade and Carmina, in my opinion.

    The shoes are fine. While the medallion is a little big for my tastes, I don't see any argument for you not to get them if you like them.
     
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    So at the £400 mark any better recommendations
     


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    Yet it is accepted that people generally dress down to an horrific level day in day out yet for me to dress extremely sharp on a regular basis would be of course frowned upon, that is the very nature of society today that I can not stand and I'm sorry to say but I would rather dress with respect and style everyday than like a tramp.

    Of course there will be days where I shall be relaxed in my dress but I just mean in a general sense I want to dress with style and respect day in day out.
     


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    Check out Di Bianco shoes made in Italy. I just purchased a pair with the Scotch Grain...beautiful. Expensive but beautiful.

    However I love the shoes you picked out.
     


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    Very nice. I have no problem with wholecuts with a medallion; reminiscent of the C&J Weymouth.

    I like the lines of the Herring better than the BB Peals. The price on the Herring is very good as well.
     


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    Very helpful. Are all 4929 of your other posts so incisive and insightful?
     


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    No, they are made by Alfred Sargent. Check out the description of the 1966 line. I think the makeup may put them on par with the Sargent exclusive line. Very nice waist treatment.

    This is not the one shoe I'd target to start a more upscale collection, however it is a big step up from what most 21 year olds would even think to buy.

    Let's show some encouragement!

    They also feature shoes by Cheaney.
     


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    Ah thanks, seems I have made a decent choice for my first pair of respectable shoes. Out of curiosity what colour suit would these go best with? Navy?
     


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    Actually at the £400 mark (Alfred Sargent Exclusive line) are some of the best shoes you can get.

    If they were Barkers then it would be a different story.
     
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    Would you say they are too cheap or is the colour wrong or? What is wrong about someone 21 wearing these, sorry I am just very curious as to why this is not a good pair of starting shoes
     


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    Usually a whole cut is a later addition after you have gotten some basics like a cap toe. That said, the color is great. I would wear them with a suit or even nice slacks and jacket. probably not more casual than that.

    Of course, if you get a more casual shoe, you won't want to wear them with a suit.

    I would do them with navy, charcoal or mid grey.

    Enjoy. Post a pic of them in action!
     
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