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Smart "modern" formal shoes?

mgomes

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Just for a quick bio, I usually dress in a more business casual or sport(ish) way, although I do pay attention to the way I dress and have some aesthetic sense. Some of my favourite shoes include Sabelt (from Italy) because I'm also a total petrolhead and love to drive but like doing so in something that looks good to! I'm currently looking for a pair of dress shoes that would go well with a more business casual attire (like dark jeans and a blaser for ex) and anotehr one for wearing strictly with a suitand tie. I've read quite a few posts and understand that some well known more upscale brands (Boss, Prada, etc) are not very appreciated here but not being into the world of high end fashion I'll use some as an example. Being a newbie I will post some examples of the kind of design I find more interesting. I'm honestly a bit put off by overly conservative design and appreciate some added flair (just details though, not over the top). This perhaps as to do with my fondness for motorsport/cars aesthetics as I like some "curviness" in the soles for ex
Budget would be around 250€ for each pair (stretchable if worth it). I'm not convinced with any of these just to illustrate the kind of design I'm exploring: http://www.julesb.co.uk/menswear-1/shoes-15/oliver-sweeney-leather-venice-94010.htm?attributes[2]=1 http://www.shoestudio.com/pws/UpdateBasket.ice http://www.kurtgeiger.com/online-sho...-toecap-oxford http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/45466661/c/790.html http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?sec=1&Y...=sr_shoesmen80 (this one's I actually bought but the size was to big so had to return!) Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
 

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of those i like the zegna the best. it's a bit conservative, but classic
hugo boss shoes use cheap materials to make, i don't really like em.
I like a couple prada shoes, they have a nice tuxedo shoe i like.

I dunno where you live but in the US theres some sales going on, and more after xmas so i'd check those out sometimes you get some nice ones. I usually shop for shoes in similar price range, I got a couple facconable shoes, some santoni like the james, and jaron, and the garson. bruno magi rale, and ferragamo torrent, and a monkstrap one. magnani lima.
I for some reason like monkstraps so i try to get a couple, i feel like some of these are sorta more modern and fit me pretty well. i'm a young guy 20, so i dun wanna dress too old. These shoes go pretty well with a suit, and can be dressed down too. try to get some brown shoes.
 

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Sounds like you'd appreciate Paul Smith shoes. They are usually made by someone reputable, yet have this 'flair' or 'quirkiness' you are seeking.
 

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I'd vote for the Zegnas. The remind me a bit of the Church's Bond is wearing in QoS.
 

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I like the Zegnas the best. Another option (for winter) is a Chelsea Boot. Very sleek and modern looking.
 

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Thanks for the input, as always when you start to drill you find a whole lot of things you didn't know about
 

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For strictly a formal shoe I really like the Oliver Sweeney. I can't see myself wearing these shoes in a rotation yet, on the rare occasions of wearing a black tie, I would wear them.
 

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