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

lifersfc

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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.

From the left:

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



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

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Originally Posted by Jovan
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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Originally Posted by lifersfc
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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Very nicely done for only $260. No brown bals though.
 

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Originally Posted by burntsienna
Shoe trees??

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

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Originally Posted by lifersfc
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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Originally Posted by lifersfc
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.
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.
 

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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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Nice pick ups. You need to pick up something with some brogueing
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.......



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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