WingTip Shoes

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by onlyoneintown, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. onlyoneintown

    onlyoneintown One of the Regulars

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    Ok I want wingtips shoes and Im running really low on cash so I guess the brand is not really mattering to me (don't know if matter is a word lol) so whats the cheapest shoes you guys have seen I know somewhere in another city where live a saw a pair for like...30 and the 2nd pair for 14.99 so im just wondering most likly the ones you guys show me will be out of my price range but i rather know than not know you know?

    oh and if not wing tip shoes what kind of shoes do you think i should wear with my everyday "gear" pictures will be awsome since I don't the names of anything
     
  2. jml90

    jml90 One of the Regulars

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    Look on ebay for Allen Edmonds shoes you can usually find some lightly used for that price. What siZe are you?
     
  3. Anthony Jordan

    Anthony Jordan Practically Family

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    These are quite pricey given the ranges you were quoting, but just as an example of some handsome English shoes for a reasonable price for what they are ($150-160 a pair.)

    wingtips (full brogues as I would call them):

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produ...50&selectedSizeID=8&selectedFitID=2&seconds=1

    Oxford brogues/half-brogues:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produ...33&selectedSizeID=8&selectedFitID=2&seconds=1

    Balmorals(?)/Oxfords:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produ...7&selectedSizeID=11&selectedFitID=2&seconds=1
     
  4. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    My Mason Shoe "Executive Imperial" size 14 EEE wingtip shoes (please excuse the dust, I just got back from a construction site inspection). These are good, sturdy shoes for about $100. I like the wingtip shoe, and have worn that style dress shoe for as long as I can remember. My dad always wore the Bostonian wingtip, as did I for many years, but I can't find that shoe now. I like a "heavy" shoe, and these fit that bill just fine.
     
  5. onlyoneintown

    onlyoneintown One of the Regulars

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    im size 8 1/2 i think the reason why i say i think is that it depends because i my feet have no arch so it all depends on what feels better but i think 8 1/2 will do yea im not tall...lol but i am a bit heavy if that matters
     
  6. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Sorry, but I can't read posts that are written without punctuation and capitalization. It hurts my brain. [huh]
     
  7. Anthony Jordan

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  8. jml90

    jml90 One of the Regulars

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  9. This one is easy. Go to the local Goodwill or some such Thrift shop. You can get three or four pairs for what you can spend and in decent if not nearly unworn condition. My friend picked up a pair with a leather upper and a leather sole last night for $7. Nearly new.

    Regards,

    J
     
  10. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    The USA is full of wingtips Florsheims et al at Goodwills - go there.

    Re punctuation: you sound a bit like a Gen Y person.

    Be careful that you are adapting texting/Gen Y type thinking to your postings. By that I mean "gotta go, things to do, places to see , people to meet" type behaviour - like my own sons. Slow down - take a breath - life ain't like that...:eek:
     
  11. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    I'm going to emphasize what others have said here.

    Check out Goodwill and other thrift stores. They are full of wingtips and other styles of shoes. I recently bought a pair of $300 Allen Edmond shoes for $4 at Goodwill. Take a look around.
     
  12. onlyoneintown

    onlyoneintown One of the Regulars

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    wow well look like im going hunting at all the thrift shops around here tomm thanks guys :)
    oh and thanks for the heads up on the shoes Anthony Jordan and jml90 for finding that good deal foer me
     
  13. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Practically Family

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    I got a nice pair of Allen Edmunds Wingtips at OFAS for $20 and $10 S&H. They cleaned up like new and they were already broken in and fit like a glove.
    Bob.
     
  14. onlyoneintown

    onlyoneintown One of the Regulars

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    OFAS?
     
  15. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    THis is a follow-up to good advice previously posted.

    Allen Edmonds, Alden, and Johnston & Murphy wingtips (US) can be found at prices far below retail on ebay. Do a search by manufacturer name and you'll eventually find a good deal.
     
  16. 6StringShooter

    6StringShooter One of the Regulars

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    I have never paid more that $12 for a pair of wingtips...thrift stores all the way!
     
  17. onlyoneintown

    onlyoneintown One of the Regulars

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    Can't wait

    I'm so glad I came here first to ask I already have a list of thrift stores I'm going to tomorrow I'm very excited haven't been to one in about 3 years and I remember finding a very nice pair of pants
     
  18. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Call Me a Cab

    Our Favorite Aution Site. Ebay.
     
  19. Grit

    Grit New in Town

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    If you have totally flat feet like me you're going to need a shoe with a relatively straight last, otherwise you'll put a lot of pressure on the pinkie toes (I'd guess your shoes bulge out at that spot, all mine do). Normal feet have sort of a bean-shape footprint, flat feet are are straight like swim fins.

    I've found vintage Florsheims and current American-made Florsheims to be comfy for all-day-on-my-feet wear. And the U.S.-made Bostonians are outstanding for comfort and durability (but probably out of your price range unless you find them on closeout or at the thrift). Stay away from the Italian-made Bostonians, they use a different last that's too narrow and curved (painful lesson, that).

    I know you want cheap shoes, but with feet like mine I've found it's way more comfortable to spend more for good-quality shoes. If you get 'em resoled and are diligent about polishing and upkeep they'll outlast cheapos many times over. I've had one pair of Bostonians in heavy use for 15 years, at least once a week people mistake them for brand-new.

    Oh, and if you can find the Doc Marten wingtips they're relatively wide shoes but they tend to be roomy in the toe, which is good for feet like ours. I have a pair I scored for $60 at a closeout, they're great.

    Good luck! And remember: Everybody notices a sharp outfit, but girls ALWAYS notice good shoes. :D
     

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