Need some dress shoes....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by deftim69, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. deftim69


    Jun 11, 2003
    I know this is a stupid question but I gotta ask. I just got promoted and am looking to get some dress shoes. They need to be comfortable, but look nice . Something like bussiness casual. Any suggestions? Don't know whats in style as I have not had to dress up in a long time. Help me out guys. links would be appreciated.
  2. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
  3. This is a great suggestion. Another option is a pair of Timberlands. Mine have lasted a while and are very comfortable.

  4. deftim69


    Jun 11, 2003
    bass shoes look good. Thanks for the help. There is a bass outlet close to me I will check them out.
  5. How fancy-pants do you want to get?

    Allen Edmonds.

    Otherwise Rockports or Dexter.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'd stick with Cole-Haan or Ferragamo. Stay away from them ugly-ass Bruno Magli.
  7. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
  8. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I'll third Bass. You don't need to go to an outlet, just check out dept. stores in your mall and check around. You'll probably be able to find some on clearance (that's the only way I buy clothes).
  9. Rockports... or more formal: Bostonian?
  10. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    Keep the box. It's pretty cool to keep your gear in a box marked "Bass". ;)

    - Jansen
  11. im not too sure if you can go wrong with sperry topsiders.....that and DocMartins are the only things i consider buisness casual, if i need to get really dressy then some kenneth coles or Via Spigas (not sure if i spelled that right)
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I also like Rockports. Check out some Florsheims as well. Bostonians can't be beat for all day comfort. Pretty much anything in the dress shoe section at Nordstrom....

  13. Can I just say that I love menswear?

    I do. Especially shoes.

  14. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I usually really like shopping for nice dress clothes. I work a job where I have to dress pretty nicely every day. So the other day, I was picking out some new dress shoes, that I thought were pretty swank. Found the style and color I needed, and I just needed someone to go get me my size. Apparently, 20-somethings in jeans and a t-shirt don't get service at uppity mens clothing stores. I spent 10 minutes trying to get someone's attention. I even asked the cashier to get me someone. No response. I walked out. The jerks. :mad:
  15. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Come on people, he said DRESS shoes... not top siders or rockports...

    +1 for Cole-Haan...
  16. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    You can say that again!

  17. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    He also said BUSINESS CASUAL.

  19. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Cole Haan makes the most comfortable, best fitting dress AND Casual shoes I've ever tried. I don't even bother trying anything else anymore! The last, look good, and work. Avoid Kenneth Cole like the plague unless your training for possible incarceration at a "secret" interrogation camp cause they TORTURE your feet!
  20. GrooveWarrior

    GrooveWarrior Supporting Member

    I wear these and I can wear them with a suit or with kahki's. They are very comfortable. Mine don't quite look that shiny now. :D

    I have worn these just about every day for the last two years, and they are still going strong. I bought a replacement pair of footbeds for them about 6 months ago. I am also going to have the heels re-built soon. They are nicely made shoes.