this is what $260 of shoes looks like...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lifersfc, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. lifersfc

    lifersfc Senior member

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    Well, after joining style forum I realized I should be buying some decent shoes rather than the crap I was buying before. I have found some pretty good deals lately, getting 4 pairs of new shoes for a total of $260. Pretty damn good deal if you ask me.

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    Cole Haan Loafer
    AE Linden
    J Crew Driving Moc
    AE Park Avenue

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    I figure these will cover most of my needs for the time being.
     


  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    That's a lot of shoe for $260. Looks good. [​IMG]
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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  4. lifersfc

    lifersfc Senior member

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    [​IMG] Cole Haan
    Construction on them isn't all that bad actually. The soles are sewn on and the stitching is pretty tight. I know the leather is not of the same quality as AE and above, but they are nice looking shoes. Not every pair has to be Tod's...
     


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    DNW Senior member

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    Construction on them isn't all that bad actually. The soles are sewn on and the stitching is pretty tight. I know the leather is not of the same quality as AE and above, but they are nice looking shoes. Not every pair has to be Tod's...

    I agree. I have several pairs and the older models seem to be better constructed. I even have 2 pairs that are benchmade in England and IMO better than the CT calf shoes. Someone here recently scored a pair of awesome black wingtips as well.

    BTW, pretty good collection for $260.
     


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    dusty Senior member

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    Very nicely done for only $260. No brown bals though.
     


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  8. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Good start on a shoe collection which is a life's work.
     


  9. lifersfc

    lifersfc Senior member

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    Shoe trees??[​IMG]
    Soon to order them from GVH on ebay. These are not being worn at the moment. Work starts soon...
     


  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Soon to order them from GVH on ebay. These are not being worn at the moment. Work starts soon...

    im not sure how much they would cost total including shipping, but if you go to nordstrom rack (if you have one near you) you can buy a pair of cedar trees for 12.90. very decent quality, actually the same ones nordstrom sell at their stores.
     


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    Construction on them isn't all that bad actually. The soles are sewn on and the stitching is pretty tight. I know the leather is not of the same quality as AE and above, but they are nice looking shoes. Not every pair has to be Tod's...
    I think I've said I hate loafers. [​IMG] I've heard tons of negative comments towards Cole Haan is the thing. EDIT: Forgot to say, good job getting the Park Aves. I've been looking around Ebay on and off for them in size 11.
     


  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    judging by the cole haan label on the inside, those are the more premium line and not the ones made in india.
     


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    Avers Well-Known Member

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    Did you buy these shoes new?
     


  14. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Nice pick ups. You need to pick up something with some brogueing [​IMG] BTW, while most Cole Haan stuff is garbage, there are some gems to be had. I recently picked up on ebay a shell cordovan wingtip which is every bit the equivalent to C&J.......
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    Also, if you are near a Marshall's, they currently have a good number of brown Cole Haan split toe shoes in a nice sleek shape, which are Goodyear Welted, for $99. Obviously the leather and construction isn't top of the line but welted shoes for $99 is a good deal.
     


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