Sleek Black Oxford recommendation? (that's not AE Park Ave..)

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  1. sleepless

    sleepless Senior member

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    Another Oxford shoe thread, I know, I'm sorry.
    I'm looking for some targeted advice, so hopefully you guys can help.

    In the pursuit of some serious shoe game, I've picked up a couple decent brown/tan/walnut pairs. Now, I'd like to finally replace the godawful black split toe beater pair that I use to rock to church every Sunday since my feet stopped growing.

    Budget: ~$300-400 = willing to invest
    Color: Black
    Style: Oxford / Balmoral / Blucher
    Toe: Plain toe or Cap toe (no Brogue'ing)

    Something very simple and unornamented to wear with a suit for more formal occasions. The trick is, I'd like a more elongated look (last), with a bit of a "bend" to the toe, if that makes sense.

    I DID check out the AE Park Avenues online, but they are rounder and fuller than I'm looking for. Didn't see anything else in the AE stable that would fit the bill.


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    Any brands to recommend?
    I'm not in a rush, so I can wait for a sale. But price is less of a concern than materials, construction, etc.

    I really appreciate the insight. Thanks!
     
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  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Obviously you realize that the pics you posted are A. god bloody awful, and B. are bluchers, not oxfords.

    At your price point, see if you can find a black pair of C&J Hallams on ebay or afinepair.
     


  3. sleepless

    sleepless Senior member

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    The pictures are just grabbed from google. Please ignore everything but the general shape.

    The Hallam's are actually very nice, thanks for the suggestion. The Wembley's even more so:
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    Or maybe even a subtle brogue with the Weymouth's:
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  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    for a business shoe, not sure if a wholecut is the answer
     


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    I'm not convinced your average person will notice or care.
     


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    Santoni... I own the shoe above and it's been a solid shoe. Got it off ebay for 250 ish I think a while back.
     


  7. sleepless

    sleepless Senior member

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    Tom, which Santoni's are those? Looks like Nordstroms carries the brand.
     


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    +1 to herring shoes. love my pair
     


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