Whats' your favorite brand of shoe and why?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Yes i understand that but my point is that i was worried about even mentioning Kiton because of the high price point. got it?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    yes, sir
     
  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Sounds like an absolutely marvelous collection, and thanks for taking the time for being so detailed and sharing these descriptions with us. I only wish I could see some pictures to match your descriptions.

    Thanks again.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Knowing very little it is my understanding that Cole Haan did like you say make better shoes than they currently make. However I can see where the shoes they make now do fit quite a few people's needs quite nicely. I have a couple myself, but I am currently looking at broadening my horizons a bit.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Great answer, it's great to be able to find the good qualities in a number of different brands. I do think rather often not one brand of anything does everything exactly right, but often many brands do at least one thing better than most.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    All good stuff, and I see your point.

    I know very little yet, but I'm sure glad you brought Kiton up.
     
  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Allen-Edmonds (obviously to forum old-timers) for the quality-price-value relationship. I don't have much experience with higher-end shoe brands, but my observation is that you are going to have to spend at least $1,000+ to get a discernibly better-looking, more elegant shoe than A-E's better offerings, and even then the difference isn't going to be all that great.

    Since I have started wearing A-Es, I have never, but never, seen a man and thought, "Wow, his shoes sure outclass mine." However, this may say more about "Slovenly California" and the social milieu I move in.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    I don't think anyone can argue with this. Whatever works for you best just simply works for you. I think they make some really great shoes as well and I can't argue with any of the points you've made.
     
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    AlexG33 Senior member

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    I own or have owned shoes from Lobb, Weston, Corthay, Aubercy, Santoni and Stefanobi but Berluti plays thé right chords for me
     
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    My favourite shoe brand will be C&J, great price point with nice lasts, easy to buy in London.

    I haven't tried Vass yet but surely that will be also great, if not better.

    In terms of anesthetics, I like corthay the best, once I put it on I feel like I am wearing a SLK car on my feet.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Interesting, I was aware of C&J but I wasn't even aware of Corthay or Vass until visiting this website. I just finished looking at a website which has some of the Corthay shoes, and I visited the Vass website but it appears as part of their website is still under construction.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    I think if I'm going to get serious about this I may just have to do some comparing for myself as well. Just doing some research right now.
     
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    ap10046 Senior member

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    Crockett & Jones!
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Any specific reasons, and have you compared their shoes to any others?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    it's a lady's car?
     
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