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May 7, 2019

Park Aves are great. What type of shoe do you want for the other pair? Same color or different? Need more info to advise.

May 11, 2019

I was thinking second pair could be a loafer (not the standard "deal sleds" though, something a bit more subtle)

May 9, 2019

Where are you located?

Carmina shoes are pretty nice, and priced the same as Allen Edmonds. Their lasts are vastly superior IMO.

Meermin too, and about half of what the above brands cost.

May 11, 2019


May 11, 2019

Well in that case, you should have a ton of options.

Allen Edmonds will cost you around PS300-PS360 in the UK. For the same price you can get Grenson, Barker, Cheaney, Carmina, etc. A bit cheaper and you can buy Carlos Santos, Loake, and similar. A bit more, and you can buy Crockett and Jones, Alfred Sargent, etc.

Lots of options, just depends on what style you want. The quality is pretty similar all over. I do like my AE strands and park avenues for their quality - quite good construction and leather, but the lasts are a bit too shapeless and blobby for my taste.

May 11, 2019

Agree Carmina are really nice - and a good excuse for a weekend trip to Barcelona.

May 14, 2019

Aren't Meermin's made in China...seems like it may lead to size inconsistencies and difficulty even getting sized in the first place?

My soul is highly leveraged

May 14, 2019