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Going to rephrase a question I posted last week. I'm attending a formal event in less than a week and have no shoes. With no time to shop online, I ask you this:

If you had to buy a pair of cap toe oxfords (preferably welted) from a bricks & mortar shop in Toronto on a budget of $300 - $500 this week, where would you go? What brands would look for?

Brooks Brothers? Harry Rosen? Gravity Pope? Woolridge (thinking it's probably too expensive)? I rarely suit up, so not looking to spend a fortune. At the same time, don't want to buy something crappy. Help!
one option for you to consider is Spier and Mackay shoes, saw them yesterday, GY welted, seem not too bad in its price range (~250 USD)
 
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Going to rephrase a question I posted last week. I'm attending a formal event in less than a week and have no shoes. With no time to shop online, I ask you this:

If you had to buy a pair of cap toe oxfords (preferably welted) from a bricks & mortar shop in Toronto on a budget of $300 - $500 this week, where would you go? What brands would look for?

Brooks Brothers? Harry Rosen? Gravity Pope? Woolridge (thinking it's probably too expensive)? I rarely suit up, so not looking to spend a fortune. At the same time, don't want to buy something crappy. Help!
Harry Rosen just started their sale. Go now!
 

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Going to rephrase a question I posted last week. I'm attending a formal event in less than a week and have no shoes. With no time to shop online, I ask you this:

If you had to buy a pair of cap toe oxfords (preferably welted) from a bricks & mortar shop in Toronto on a budget of $300 - $500 this week, where would you go? What brands would look for?

Brooks Brothers? Harry Rosen? Gravity Pope? Woolridge (thinking it's probably too expensive)? I rarely suit up, so not looking to spend a fortune. At the same time, don't want to buy something crappy. Help!
Full disclosure, I work part time at Harry Rosen so am bias towards their products since it's the stuff I see most, but I thought that these Antonio Maurizi cap toes were quite nice for the price point, especially being on sale now. They could use a nice polish obviously, but for the price I feel like it's unbeatable quality, at least for what Harry carries. Might be worth checking out, they have a black alternative too.

https://www.harryrosen.com/en/footwear/dress-shoes/antonio-maurizi/cap-toe-leather-oxfords/p/20038485
 

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Going to rephrase a question I posted last week. I'm attending a formal event in less than a week and have no shoes. With no time to shop online, I ask you this:

If you had to buy a pair of cap toe oxfords (preferably welted) from a bricks & mortar shop in Toronto on a budget of $300 - $500 this week, where would you go? What brands would look for?

Brooks Brothers? Harry Rosen? Gravity Pope? Woolridge (thinking it's probably too expensive)? I rarely suit up, so not looking to spend a fortune. At the same time, don't want to buy something crappy. Help!
Go to Harry Rosen outlet in Mississauga.
 

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Full disclosure, I work part time at Harry Rosen so am bias towards their products since it's the stuff I see most, but I thought that these Antonio Maurizi cap toes were quite nice for the price point, especially being on sale now. They could use a nice polish obviously, but for the price I feel like it's unbeatable quality, at least for what Harry carries. Might be worth checking out, they have a black alternative too.

https://www.harryrosen.com/en/footwear/dress-shoes/antonio-maurizi/cap-toe-leather-oxfords/p/20038485
Which location?
 

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Spier & Mackay is out of cap toes until September.

As for other options in the city I've found so far: Grensons, Antonio Maurizis, Brooks Bros. shoes etc., they all seem to be poorly reviewed on SF. Maybe I'm too impressionable?
 

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Spier & Mackay is out of cap toes until September.

As for other options in the city I've found so far: Grensons, Antonio Maurizis, Brooks Bros. shoes etc., they all seem to be poorly reviewed on SF. Maybe I'm too impressionable?
BB shoes are made by AE CJ and AS. They have never been poorly reviewed.
 

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I see they a carry peal & co. line, Golden Fleece and what looks like a slightly more affordable untitled (or just brooks brothers) line. All decent?
Peal Co is UK made CJ or AS. Their own label is AE or equivalent, all Goodyear welted
 

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[Comment in next post. - Jag]

Full disclosure, I work part time at Harry Rosen so am bias towards their products since it's the stuff I see most, but I thought that these Antonio Maurizi cap toes were quite nice for the price point, especially being on sale now. They could use a nice polish obviously, but for the price I feel like it's unbeatable quality, at least for what Harry carries. Might be worth checking out, they have a black alternative too.

https://www.harryrosen.com/en/footwear/dress-shoes/antonio-maurizi/cap-toe-leather-oxfords/p/20038485
 
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Just dropped by the Harry’s in CF Eaton Centre. Saw three black captoes: Church’s Dubai (750 CAD), Barker exclusive (595 CAD), and Santoni. Didn’t notice those Maurizis but it’s certainly possible that I missed them—if you’re leaning in this direction, you may want to call a store before making the trip.

Unfortunately missed the SF meetup at Spier. Last time I was there, they had a couple medallion plain toes on display (Oxfords, I think). Realize they're not exactly what you had in mind, but they did look sharp.
 
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Which location?
I’m at eaton centre. Just Saturdays and not in a sales position.

Just dropped by the Harry’s in CF Eaton Centre. Saw three black captoes: Church’s Dubai (750 CAD), Barker exclusive (595 CAD), and Santoni. Didn’t notice those Maurizis but it’s certainly possible that I missed them—if you’re leaning in this direction, you may want to call a store before making the trip.
Since they’re on sale they would be in the sale section, maybe you missed them? Otherwise it’s possible this location has sold out.
 

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