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Similar shoes to these Johnston & Murphys?

bigbrother690

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I just picked up a pair of these captoe Oxfords for dancing (30s-40s style) in tan calfskin. I had been looking for a good classic captoe with leather sole and rubber heel in a design that could easily pass for the era (which, let's face it, isn't that difficult given men's dress shoe style hasn't really changed all that much). Anyway, I would love to find others in different colors, designs, etc., at a similar or lower price point, but I'm not quite sure with all these entry-level vendors like Meermin, et al with which I should go. These feel very comfortable and look right with all my vintage outfits. I'd love to find brogued ones, two-toned ones, different colors, etc. (leather sole and rubber heels are imperative, which is one reason why I can't buy more J&M- those offerings are limited.) Tips? Thanks!!!

 

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I just picked up a pair of these captoe Oxfords for dancing (30s-40s style) in tan calfskin. I had been looking for a good classic captoe with leather sole and rubber heel in a design that could easily pass for the era (which, let's face it, isn't that difficult given men's dress shoe style hasn't really changed all that much). Anyway, I would love to find others in different colors, designs, etc., at a similar or lower price point, but I'm not quite sure with all these entry-level vendors like Meermin, et al with which I should go. These feel very comfortable and look right with all my vintage outfits. I'd love to find brogued ones, two-toned ones, different colors, etc. (leather sole and rubber heels are imperative, which is one reason why I can't buy more J&M- those offerings are limited.) Tips? Thanks!!!

Where are you based? Depending on location some brands might be cheaper than others and you might have access to factories.
 

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I just picked up a pair of these captoe Oxfords for dancing (30s-40s style) in tan calfskin. I had been looking for a good classic captoe with leather sole and rubber heel in a design that could easily pass for the era (which, let's face it, isn't that difficult given men's dress shoe style hasn't really changed all that much). Anyway, I would love to find others in different colors, designs, etc., at a similar or lower price point, but I'm not quite sure with all these entry-level vendors like Meermin, et al with which I should go. These feel very comfortable and look right with all my vintage outfits. I'd love to find brogued ones, two-toned ones, different colors, etc. (leather sole and rubber heels are imperative, which is one reason why I can't buy more J&M- those offerings are limited.) Tips? Thanks!!!

Clarks used to do a similar Oxford made in either India or Vietnam usually called a Boss of some kind such as Coling Boss or Dorset Boss.
 
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