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What shoe is comparable to the Park Aves?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bexcellence, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. jchosko

    jchosko Senior member

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  2. New Shoes1

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    +1. I have this shoe in brown and it's great. $225 with SF discount and no sales tax can't be beat.
     


  3. Bexcellence

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    they somewhat look like a square toe to me
     


  4. FlaneurNYC

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    It's a rounded square.
     


  5. Bexcellence

    Bexcellence Senior member

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    what would the Park Aves be?
     


  6. FlaneurNYC

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    Looks like a classic round toe in some pics and an almond toe in others. Are there different lasts?
     


  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    It is a soft square that reminds of C&J's 337 last in some ways. Here's a better picture:

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    I've since started polishing them with dark brown polish and like the color much better now.
     
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  8. New Shoes1

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    For $225 shipped, it's in the same ballpark as the Meermin cap toe and the Park Avenue on sale. Quality is about the same as the Park Avenue and, while I don't have any Meermin classic collection shoes, I suspect that too is comparable in quality.
     


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    Go to www.meermin.es and take a look at what they have. You can order from the website. I picked up two pair to save on shipping. However, if you're in a hurry Meermin might not be the shoe at the moment as I received an email today from Luisa saying that they're running behind on one of my pairs (not sure which one). Their schedule is usually 30 days.
     


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    They have some very nice looking shoes, too bad they're sold out of my size in their entire benchgrade line.
     


  11. Bexcellence

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    is there a bowing issue
     


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    Man, those Andrew Locks look awesome!
     


  14. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    No.
     


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    pattern appears to be off balance.
     


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