Best oxfords for men according to redditors

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u/masso_baggins · 270 pointsr/malefashionadvice


If you guys are getting tired of these, let me know. Not trying to spam MFA with my shit


Jacket: Orvis Heritage Field Coat (Alternative) (Alternative 2)

Sweater: Sunspel Fine Merino V-Neck Jumper

T-Shirt: APC Embroidered Shirt

Pants: Rogue Territory Skinny 12.5 oz

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classic

Watch: Timex for J. Crew 1600 Watch

Shoes: Neil M Cambridge Oxford Shoe




Jacket: American Eagle Field Jacket

Sweater: Uniqlo Lambswool Blend V-Neck Sweater in Navy

T-Shirt: H&M Stretch T-Shirt

Pants: Levi's 511 in Rigid Dragon

Sunglasses: Target Merona Sunglasses

Watch: Timex Weekender w/ Brown Leather Strap

Shoes: White GH Bass & Co Pasadena Oxford

u/mmmeadi · 22 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Bass Brocktons are recommended quite a bit as a cheap, good looking suede shoe. If you have the money, however, go with the Buckingham.

u/AndreasIsHere · 17 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would not wear dress shoes in high school. Although if you like that style of shoes. Check out Bass Bucks. These are more causal but defiantly will stand out in a good way. Also Mocs or Boat shoes would be a good option.

u/eetsumkaus · 14 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Suede bucks: Bass Buckingham

PTB: MFA seem to like PTBs on the high end. The Kenilworths used to get a lot of play around here, but they're on a very different last than Alden PTBs, much narrower.

The Leeds gets more attention on SF, but again is constructed differently than an Alden PTB (edit: nvm, I was thinking of these PTBs). You can typically find them on the Allen Edmonds Shoebank for < $300

u/notspartanono · 14 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The shoes you've got go best with (casual or dress) shirts and chinos. You can also wear then with dark jeans (without distressing), but I think there are better shoes for jeans.

These are some shoes that I like wearing with jeans and chinos. The leather is more casual, and the shape is a little different than the derby you have.

Another option is blucher mocs.

u/Ryan_Firecrotch · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Oh! You're in for much better news because I think those are just Clarks Originals' Desert London, the oxford equivalent of the oft-recommended Desert Boots. The color is either Sand Suede or Oakwood Suede (though it might just be the Desert Boots that are made in both those colors), hard to see through all that #photography ;-). Here they are on Amazon.

u/aguyinphilly · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thinking about picking up these Allen Edmonds Strand Cap-Toe Oxfords: are they formal enough to be worn in a work setting? Recently got out of the Army and don't know dick about what is and isn't appropriate - going to be interning at a law firm fairly soon.

u/ThaddeusJP · 7 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Black Dockers Gordon shoes are more or less the same as the black Target Merona Trent except the embossed logo at the bottom. I had them both and removed the insoles. The factory information under was identical.

Lately (last few years) the Target ones have started using cheaper leather/leather like material however.

u/scrambler7 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

In that price range, you should be able to find Allen Edmonds Park Avenue on amazon. You can sign up for their emails and get a 20% off coupon.

But the AE's aren't as sleek as the Ferragamos, though. For a sleeker toe box, try Meermin. If you can spend a bit more cash, you may want to look at Carminas.

u/bennwalton · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Could someone explain to me the difference between these Bass oxfords and these Bass oxfords? I'm looking to pick some up & can't ignore the cheaper price tag on the Pasadenas, but the Buckinghams are always the recommended ones.


u/thomaspaine · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice
  1. Docs are combat/work boots and hence work well with certain types of fits and styles. Mainly 'edgier' ones like punk, skinhead, fits involving black skinny jeans, etc. Personally I think most docs look bad except for the classics: black or oxblood 1460s or 1490s. I've seen people pull off 1461s as a cheaper alternative to black postmans but again, it works best with a certain style. Docs, especially oxblood docs, can carry negative social connotations if you happen to be a bald white male. Brown docs look bizarre to me, especially the pebbled leather ones you've picked. I associate brown boots with a more country style, whereas docs are essentially combat boots so they look weird in brown.

  2. Made in China Docs use corrected grain leather, it's not super great, the vintage Made in England ones use a nicer full grain leather. As far as I know Docs cannot be resoled, but they should last you many years of hard wear regardless.

  3. They will be uncomfortable the first week or two you're breaking them in, but then are quite comfortable. I don't think they're a great beginner pair of shoes because they're a very very casual boot, and really only look good with a certain type of aesthetic. CDBs are much more versatile, but again it depends on your style.
u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You need to give a price range, not just say "a lot less". A lot less is still a $200 shoe. Just search for "suede derby" or "suede bucks" (although bucks may not be what you are looking for, they can be a cheaper alternative). Considering the summer is fast approaching you probably won't find a deal like you could once fall and winter come around again. Under $100 you're looking at brands like Bass, Bostonian and Florsheim. Here is a simple guide.

Now that I have said all that, please use the sidebar! I found probably your best under $100 option in about a minute in the "shoes" guide under footwear. Bass Buckinham in Navy.

If you have a simple question chances are it has already been covered several times, just use the sidebar and the search function.

u/RoastedToastedBread · 5 pointsr/TeenFA
u/wimwt · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Honestly, I think these shoes are pretty ugly - I don't think the patch on the sides works very well and I think you could get a much more versatile shoe than these.

I'd personally recommend you look at some brown chukkas (CDBs etc), some plain tan bucks (eg Bass Buckinghams) or possibly some camp mocs (eg LL Bean camp mocs)?

These are all a lot cleaner and versatile than the Florsheim; and more often than not simpler looks nicer.

u/sawedust · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Look for white bucks.

Bass Buckinghams are a good start.

If you're looking for sneakers, there's ton of options out there. 70s Chucks or new Jack Purcells are where I'd look. Highly consider the Adidas Stan Smiths too.

u/-rando- · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Sorry, but I am not a fan of either of those. The straps on those Chelsea boots kill them for me, and the leather looks cheap and plasticky in the pictures. The Derbies also aren't a good pick for something to start building a wardrobe up.

I would start with something like this: Bass bucks or this Clark Desert London Oxford in Beeswax or brown suede. You can wear either of those with jeans or chinos and an OCBD. From there, you can move on to dress shoes, or a Chelsea boot, but get something nice, like this JE Chelsea.

u/Hedryn · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Hi guys - moving to NorCal for grad school and trying to plug a few gaps in my wardrobe by then. Couple questions.

I need a pair of shoes to wear with jeans when I want to look a bit more presentable. Would bass bucks or CDBs better fill this niche?

What is your recommendation for a low rise shoe to wear with shorts? I've got a pair of grey/grey vans LPE but I'm not a huge fan of how they look.

u/daddyscientist · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

[PSA] Amazon has price-matched the AE Strands in many colors/sizes/widths. It is important to note that Amazon also offers FREE SAME DAY DELIVERY.. you can get your shoes hours after purchasing it TODAY. I've gone ahead and bought my shoes from Amazon instead of Nordstrom because of this, saving me the time and hassle of searching store to store looking for my size and ditching the lines and mad-house (YMMV of course).

u/omgimacarrot · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
  • I have these Bass Brocktons in Taupe Suede. They're Spring/Summer/Fall weather shoes and today I just changed the laces out for red ones; pretty good move. Also, Bass outlets carry these for around $45.

  • If you do a quick search for Red Wing boots on amazon, you can find some awesome ones for maybe $50 over your budget. I think these would be another good option for fall/winter.

  • White shoes arn't very ideal for anything but summer because of the weather fluctuation, unless you live where it is summer year-round.
u/imagoodusername · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Amazon is notorious for listing the same color under multiple names. This is often done because third party sellers incorrectly list the colors (perhaps deliberately so that people will find their products more easily). For example, look at the listing for the Strand -- you have Dk Brown Burnished Calf and Dark Brown Burnished as separate listings. They are the same shoe, same color.

In any event, just look at the "Walnut" listing and you will see that the toe is burnished. I own this boot, and I can confidently say that the picture of the "Walnut" looks identical to the pair of boots that I got from AE (who describes them as "Walnut Burnished Calf").

u/herpanderpentine · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are these shoes welted? Try going to /r/goodyearwelt for more information on the shoes, considering I've never heard of this company. If they're bondwelted (the soles are glued onto the shoe, making resoling difficult to impossible), I would pass on them and look for some higher quality shoes. These Red Wing Beckman Oxfords are a little more expensive, but will last you much longer. Alternatively, these Bass Buckingham oxfords are very similar and cost half as much as the ones you linked.

u/StraightFuego · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

They don't look too bad, but to be honest, they're just a busier version of some plain bucks. The bucks, IMO, look much better as they have less un-needed stitching and quite possibly are better quality suede.

I would take the bucks over the Rockports, personally.

u/goerila · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Bass buckingham's are similar but I am having trouble finding them quickly. Also, Bass pasadena's are similar but are suede.

u/BisCasToTheBone · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I have no personal experience with these, but I'm putting on my detective hat. Amazon lists both, as well as another similar model called Brockton. Buckingham Pasadena Brockton

Here's what I can see: Each model has a different pattern on the sole. The Buckingham looks slightly smaller in the toe. The "welt" is different (Buckingham has a flat welt, while the other two have the appearance of a storm welt). The insole on the Buckingham looks to me like it might be leather, while the Pasadena's insole looks like some kind of fabric. The grain of the suede on the Buckingham looks smoother when I zoom in, so maybe nicer leather is most of what you're paying for on the Buckingham.

u/ellisbredding · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Need a belt to match these in taupe suede.

Any tips? More casual look. With white/silver and navyish blue chinos. As you can tell by the shoes price point is pretty low.

u/jdbee · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Tan bucks or brown blucher mocs would probably both work for you.

u/vanneapolis · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Pretty standard MFA answer, but Bass Buckinghams should serve you pretty well for the casual end of the business casual spectrum at a reasonable price.

For more traditional brown leather oxfords, some options that might work well for you are Florsheims, Bostonians, or thrifted/eBay Allen Edmonds as per this guide. Another source that's been easy for me lately has been checking clearance DSW shelves for brands like Mercanti Fiorentini, Johnston & Murphy, or Cole Haan on steep discounts.

u/PvtTimHall · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice These Bass Buckinghams in grey; worn mostly with dark denim jeans.

u/thegreatone3486 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This might be a fun exercise :

December :

Rogue Territory $166 + hemming

Garrison Watch caps - Black and Olive together for $25 each

Sabah shoes - the particular style is a limited edition $190

Reigning Champ Tiger Fleece crewneck in Olive for $70~
November :

JCrew Catskill Green Chinos for $45

Uniqlo U Grey Pullover and Green Cashmere crewneck - $109

Norse nunk Parka for $300~

A navy shawl collar sweater I picked up at a local Irish store for $150

September :

Tate + yoko mystery bag for $180. Terrible purchase. I got a decent jacket out of this, but the denim fit was atrocious and I already had it hemmed to my inseam length which meant selling it is damn near impossible.

August :

Following things from Topman : Grey Crewneck for $6 (Made in UK!), Pink checked shirt for $12, Burgundy twill shirt for $12, Band collar red and black check for $11, Collarless bomber jacket for $9.

I still think someone goofed up with these prices. I didn't even return anything. all of them fit relatively well

[Norse Projects Space dye sweater] ( -- $101

July :

Barbour x White Mountaineering casual jacket -- $169.

Abercrombie and Fitch 7in shorts for $20 bucks each. Fight me!

June :

Nothing of note.

May :

Gitman bros oxford for $55

John Varvatos suede derbies for $71

Barbour Netherby Crewneck $45

Anonymousism socks

April :

Cole Haan Oxfords $60

January :

G H Bass isaac buc in olive $34

This doesn't include the random pickups from B&M stores which were mostly at Banana Republic, mostly shirts and a couple of chinos.

I was also gifted an Allen Edmonds Strands shoe for which I gave the wrong size.
The buying pattern clearly stepped over the second half and I became much better at realizing what I liked and what I wanted to buy.

Best buys :

Norse Nunk parka

Barbour x White mountaineering

John Varvatos Suede derbies

u/von_sip · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Should be fine. Bass has similar suede derbies that look a little more classic and are a bit less expensive

u/Jedibrad · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Blucher mocs, wingtips, boots (option 2), chukkas (option 2), penny loafers, and bucks (option 2 & option 3) are all some great options.

If you can, try to introduce him to slimmer pants in a darker wash -- perhaps some 511's or 513's in 'rigid dragon' or 'bastion' respectively? Combined with some new shoes, he'll look great. :)

u/TheOutdoorsGuy · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The Bass Buckingham Perhaps?

u/Fuiste · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

> APC Black Derbies

I'm not personally a huge fan of the silhouette. Like others have said, the Red Wing Postman is considerable cheaper, and looks better in my opinion.

u/west90403 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Pasadena Oxford. You'll be fine wearing this for the duration of your internship.

u/twisted_spoon · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice


Banana Republic has some in blue.

Nordstrom has their house brand of suede bucks but I'm not sure if they come in blue.

u/jay0312 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These look similar and are pretty frugal.

Edit: whups, linked wrong shoes

u/Aerimorla · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

to me it looks like they have a lot of extra stitching and components. the dr. martens sole looks out of place and the shoe's shape is bulbous.

if you want a less shiny look then maybe look at suede shoes?

i've had good experiences with bass shoes like the pasadena:

u/telegraphmachine · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

another option would be redwing postman

u/WhiskeyBerries · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I am seeing some at 10 and 11 right now.

edit: couldn't add them to cart.

Java in 9.5, 10, 11 for 38

Tan 9, 9. 5, 10.5

Hummus 9, 9.5, 10.5, 11

edit: all these sizes have gone back except 9.5 in Hummus

u/Tickleismynamebitch · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's not just the square toe that makes it bad. It's all the weird stitching on those shoes. I would return them.

Round toe balmorals are the best option IMO. here is a great EXAMPLE.

u/x755x · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Bass Buckingham in Taupe. ~$60 with the 20% off shoes coupon.

u/gropingpriest · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You can frequently find AE Strands on Amazon for under $250, wait till they go on a sale and use the 20% off coupon.

edit: Right now they're $320 + the 20% off if you sign up for their email promotion. That puts you right around $250 plus tax, but if you check out camelcamelcamel you'll see they drop below $320 fairly regularly (they were $270 before the coupon 2 weeks ago)

u/casterfield · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I have a pair that's similar to the 1ks (red wing work oxford), and I don't think they'd work for a wedding or even an interview. Do you already have that pair?

If not, I think the postman would work better-- and is cheaper-- if you really want to buy a work oxford that can double for more formal occasions.

u/theskipster · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Try something like this. You don't have to spend a fortune on the shoes to still look good. A $20 belt is just fine too as long as it is cordovan.

u/cats_cats_cats · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Let's see if this works.

If not, no, I don't believe there has been a recent price hike.

u/ReverieSoundRevue · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The more specific you are, the better it is for us to suggest a shoe. Off the top of my head, these 2 come to mind, both Doc Martens: 1 and 2

These Clarks could also work as well as these ones only if you're not restricted to suede.. which is actually a type of leather anyways, unless you mean leather leather.

Also since you didn't post a price range, just going to put these here for the lulz.

u/theplaidavenger · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

similar there is this the sebago wicklow

u/Bubble_Trouble · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Gonna throw out some picks, depending on your style, take and pick what you like, sorry to hear about the flood bruddah.

Picking suiting is pretty standard and easy around these parts so I'm just going to pick casual stuff

Wolverine 1000 mile boots in Rust (Factory Seconds) ≈ $170 Depending on coupon. Grab these quick if you like them, since they rarely re stock this much. Made in America and Chromexcel Leather

Luther's Raw Selvedge Tapered - $115. Made in America

Orion Leather Belt - You Choose ≈ $45 or slightly less with first purchase coupon. Made in America

Levi Classic Trucker in Rigid ≈ $60

White / Black V neck T's of Your Choosing ≈ Varies

Handful of OCBD and Chambray Button Ups- Uniqlo ≈ $25 Per Shirt

Grey Suede Bucks - Bass or Banana Republic for the $60- $100 range or Walk Over brand for $200+ but Goodyear Welt and Made in America

Journey's No Show Socks - So you can wear your bucks and any slip ons with socks but look sockless

Dockers Alpha Khakis - $35 - $40 per Pair

Throw in a couple of merino wool sweaters (or cotton if you're not big on sweaters such as myself) and a thrifted blazer or two and you're ready for pretty much anything.

If you bought all of this you would only have around $300 for suiting, which probably isn't enough, but hopefully I've given you some ideas of what you might like to rebuild. Everything on the list is pretty solid quality and should last, with the exception of the cheaper suede bucks which might fall apart, or might not, who knows

u/word_virus · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

There's not really any rules here and you're free to buy any shoes that fit your fancy whenever. CDBs and other brown/black dress shoes get recommended a lot as your 'first' shoes because of their utility. They're shoes that go with just about anything. It's hard to recommend crazy colors to people coming here seeking generic advice simply because they're hard to match with anything without knowing the specific contents of their wardrobe. If you wanna experiment with colors you should probably start with Converse/Vans because they're cheap and they come in any color of the rainbow, so you're not out a ton of money if they don't end up working out or are of only limited utility. If you want something dressier, I think you might like a pair of white bucks - these'll go great with all your pastels. And if you wanna get a little crazy check out the Cole Haan Air Colton. They make these in a saddle shoe and an oxford that you can get with some crazy neon details.

Edit because I fucked up the link format.

u/NotClever · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice


The Park Ave is probably a bit overkill unless you need it for black suit wear regularly. Which is not to say you can't dress it down, as most people won't care at all, but if you want to get something a a little more interesting you can probably get away with it just fine.

I personally prefer things with broguing on them just because they're more interesting. The AE Strand is in a style I like quite a bit (and which MFA recommends regularly). It's got what's known as a "medallion" on the cap, which just means it has a cool little perforation pattern. A nifty thing about medallions is that each shoe maker tends to have their own trademark design, so you can get a cool unique looking shoe even if the styling is standard. AE's medallion is relatively plain, but just something fun to look for.

One last note on dress shoe stuff in general that I don't think is in the sidebar: Full leather shoes are made on different "lasts," which are just molds that the leather is shaped over. Thus when you see something on a dress shoe that tells you what last it is, that's telling you the shape. Note that it might be tricky to figure out which last a shoe is on if you're not at a specialty store where the salespeople really know their shit, but you can usually look it up online easily. Different lasts fit differently, so you can't ever assume that if you fit a size X perfectly in one shoe you'll be a size X in any other dress shoe, even if it's from the same manufacturer. I highly advise you to go try shoes on in person if you can. You'll feel like a dick trying on a bunch of shoes and getting sizing help when you don't intend to buy at full price (which you should not need to do), but it's a pricey decision so it won't seem weird if you tell them you need to think about it.

So anyway, on to deal searching. If you want to step it up from Florsheims, know that while Allen Edmonds basically all retail for $325 you shouldn't have trouble finding them for cheaper if you're diligent and patient. A couple weeks ago Amazon was selling a lot of them 30% off, for example. Nordstrom or Neiman's (can't remember which) should be having a half-yearly men's sale right after Christmas, too, which I think is 25% off.

This guy on Styleforum, though, sells new versions of the most popular AE models for $245 (25% off). He's got the Park Ave, the Fifth Ave (which is the Park Ave with a line of brouging on the toe cap), and the Strand. Haven't used him, but he's got good reviews. These guys usually get overstock, floor samples, etc. so it's legit.

You can also be on the lookout for "seconds" or "second quality" shoes in any brand, which are shoes with some sort of defect that kept them from passing QA. They're usually sold at a way deeper discount than the defect merits, and often the defect isn't noticeable. Usually to get ahold of these directly from the company you have to have a factory outlet or something near you, though.

u/teachersplaytoo · 2 pointsr/Teachers

Clarks Desert boots

Bass Buckingham oxfords

Adidas Stan Smith

Those 3 are durable, offer a range of dress and are pretty comfy. Pair them with chinos, khakis or jeans, but not trousers or slacks. All 3 should hit your "not running shoes or anything too fancy" stipulation.

u/stone_sentinel · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Seems like you're looking for a pair of navy suede bucks. Bass is a solid brand and has a couple options like the Pasadena and the Buckingham. Check around for pricing, but they shouldn't run you down too much.

u/ccuster911 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If you like it more simple:

Here you go(black are like $126). or like others have said go to Nordstrom rack.

u/morebaked · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Hey I'm going on a semi-date lunch meetup with a girl ive got stuff going on with and friends, which outfit do you guys like the best? its going to be a lunch.

or one of these (all three will have these shoes with no show socks I know they're long but i cant afford to fix them right now and im in college so it seems people dont mind so much. (didnt roll both sleeves because i wanted to show the gradient)

u/stopmyego · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Try these or these

u/lopsided_louche · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Of the two you linked to I'd take the Rockports but neither are good quality shoes. (or oxfords for that matter...)

You can expect about a year or two from a pair of Rockports/Eccos before they fall apart but they start looking old and clapped out within a few weeks. u/TheFranchize is right on the money with his suggestion of a decent pair of derbies on comfy crepe soles. A soft, rubber sole should also do the trick - from the Bass Buckingham on the lower end to the Sanders Jack on the slightly more expensive side.

u/DrDeer · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Those are the Pasadena's. Not sure why the seller listed them as Bucks

u/stonebock · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

So I'm guessing comfortable dress shoes? Assuming outfit is wool slacks and a dress shirt.

Could go for some hybrid like the LunarGrand. There are a couple of more subdued options and I've seen a few different colors at Nordstrom Rack from time to time.

Maybe luck out on a sale for Red Wing Postman's?

u/AJ12AY · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've been wearing sperrys mostly and want to diversify my wardrobe. Had my eyes on these in Grenata color, not sure if they aren't too crazy for what I have going. Are these shoes versatile, or should I go for something else? Are these too formal for casual wear? Kinda have canvas shoes in mind as well...

u/Dick_Dousche · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That is amazing if you are. They unfortunately look like bowling shoes. If you want some nice leather casual shoes, look at chukkas , blucher mocs, bucks, work boots or alternatively some canvas sneakers (vans, converse, pf flyers, superga). Normally when a shoe tries to be both a sneaker and a "dress shoe," it does not end up well.

u/randomperson361 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The link you posted is not the same shoes the original BIFL post was made about. The shoes the OP has there are these, but it looks like they are no longer produced.

However, I can tell you that the Bass Buckinghams that you linked to are great shoes. They look good, go with pretty much anything, and are very comfortable. I have 2 pairs myself. I would not pay $85 for them though, they almost always sell for around $70. Bass does the same thing as many brands and has inflated high MSRPs so that everything can always be on "Sale".

You are in luck though, the same shoes are currently $60 on amazon and 6pm for most sizes. That is a pretty good price for them and a great value. I don't think you could find anything better for $60.

u/runner_3 · 2 pointsr/GoodValue

oh cool, Thanks. I found a pair on Amazon:

But that Beckman Oxford style looks sweeeet too. $300+ price tag :O

u/FeedbackThrowProp · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Need help between two shoes:

Allen Edmonds Walnut Strands or Herring Shoes Hampsteads. I find myself drawn more to the sleekness of the English style shoe whereas the Allen Edmonds seem almost clunky. I feel like my suit would work better with the Herring which is apparently made on a Loake last.

Problem is I've already ordered a pair of Allen Edmonds at an amazing price point ($170 USD for firsts), so maybe you can convince me that AEs are good enough, and I shouldn't go through the trouble of ordering something from England.


u/Hasoroth · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I bought a pair of these cap toe oxfords on a recommendation that I read once on MFA. I needed a pair of smarter looking shoes for work, but I wasn't willing to spend too much, and I needed shoes that were comfortable and durable as well as looking a bit sharper than sneakers.

These things did the trick. I receive compliments on them, they worked well in a bar environment, they were cheap, and the cordovan colored pair I own matches well and easily with just about anything; with jeans and a t-shirt for a night out, with a suit and tie for a job interview, with sweatpants and tank top when I'm making a midnight take-out run.

I also bought a pair of loafers from L.L.Bean, these handsewn ones. I bought a similar pair two years ago, they can be worn casually with shorts or dressed up with a suit. Personally I loved my pair and was devastated when they were stolen.

I used to wear exclusively sneakers and work boots until I found out my L.L.Bean loafers were more comfortable, easier to slip on, and looked better. I still love my kicks don't get me wrong, but it's nice to have the option of looking sharp when I feel like it.

u/BrutalJones · 2 pointsr/BarefootRunning

All year:

Allen Edmonds Strand

Florsheim Broxton

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars


Red Wings Iron Ranger


Sperry Top-Siders

There are many others, but these are the mainstays. I really like shoes.

u/TheDeadBird · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What about some taupe bucks? The taupe colour over brown makes it more passable with black pants, and still looks good with navy. No brouguing, and they're not boots. A question though: why would you not want them to be "too formal", yet want to wear them with dress trousers, a more formal piece of clothing?

u/octopus_rex · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

There are walnut Strands on sale again too, in select sizes.

u/BigCountryBumgarner · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I recommend the Bass Brockton

u/Romdeau0 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I found these shoes in this color for amazon at approximately the same price here.

u/SubstantialNobody · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are these shoes appropriate to wear with a dark navy suit to an accounting job interview?

u/bootsnpantsnboots · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Spandax · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I just want something to wear with a button down. But i think if I do go for I will get the bass ones from Amazon they seem like a good price and quality because I don't really want those hard leather ones. I like these

u/allforthekarma · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/yoshi_yamamoto · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I think they're these. Hard to tell though because I received mine from ebay.

u/jayhilly · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If the hem is too large you could take them to a tailor to get them tapered and shortened a bit for this look. Bucks fit the bill.

u/kedvaledrummer · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm looking for some versatile casual/ business casual shoes. Which would you choose out of these three, or do you have a similar option that might be better for me? I'd mostly be wearing them with jeans or chinos.

Bass Buckingham

Bass Pasadena

Bass Brockton

u/akaneel · 1 pointr/TeenMFA

Bass buckinghams? They have black but I'd go with Navy or brown since they're much more versatile.

CDBs/Bushacres are okay too, like the guy below said, it's debate. Nobody's going to really care.

u/_shmike_ · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm looking to buy a pair of shoes or boots to go for a business casual look.

I recently bought these pants from JCrew and I'm having some trouble trying to pick a color to match. These are the shoes I'm looking at, and leaning towards the taupe or grey option.

I'm also looking at the Bass Plano Boot in taupe, but leaning towarsd the bucs right now.

u/zootam · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

first you need to determine your foot shape

here are descriptions of allen edmonds lasts

then find some way to try them on and see which ones are best- go to like a Nordstrom or some other place that sells them.

then find them on sale somewhere- like here

or here

or here

and buy

u/coconutgrape · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

They aren't horrible. The weird distressing or different coloration of the toe is a bit weird. These are probably better quality and style if you have the ability to return and get these. But what you've got is not too bad.

u/Hm_Yes_Quite · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Judging by the slimmer toebox, I think they're the Bass Pasadenas

u/unimagine2 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Jeans are very dark. Which brown do you think would work best? I'm leaning towards the Taupe Suede.

u/asianfuntime · 1 pointr/TeenMFA

the shirt is too casual for a banquet. try getting an ocbd to keep it a bit casual, but still formal enough.

the pants you have aren't even chino. they're styled in a 5 pocket design and from the looks of it, looks like jean material.

these are cheap but still suitable for a banquet. even if you don't have a banquet, you can still wear these. versatile.

also no bowties unless this is an extremely formal event.

u/teholbugg · 1 pointr/technology

while i agree with your overall statement, you probalby would have been better off using anything other than knives as an example.

a fibrox knife like this:

holds an edge better than the much more expensive chef's knives out there. if you aren't running a kitchen and doing very specific work and maintaining them daily, those knives don't make sense.

now, take shoes: I used to buy a $60 pair of rubber soled shoes every year and they would always fall apart. now I buy full grain leather, leather soled shoes that can be recrafted if they ever wear out. $300 for a pair of shoes like these sounds crazy until you realize that they actually save you money over the long term

Why a high-end knife is probably not for you

u/ausbr · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thanks, ended up ordering these:

Hope they fit nicely.

u/hirokinakamura · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

red wing postman oxford

my gramps did kitchen work for many years and swore by these

u/2b2a · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I will be wearing these shoes everyday for business casual. Should I cancel my order?

u/Idontbelieveinthesun · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have wide feet too, and I've found that Bass Pasadena fit's pretty wide, even in the normal width...and it comes in wide too (I've also tried on the Brockton, and it was way too narrow). You can find Pasadena's on a bunch of sites, and I recently saw them on sale for $50 at a Bass outlet. That's a good place to try them on if you have one nearby.

u/Yanmega · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

soemthing like this

i know what youre saying,

u/TheBeesSteeze · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Bass Men's Pasadena Oxford Size 11(D) Navy Suede Bucs

$39 Shipped. Great Condition, only worn 3 times.

Pic 1

Pic 2

Bass Link

Amazon Link

u/zaplon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

They are the Sebago Wicklow in Cognac

So far I really like them as an intro pair for $100. Wasn't ready to spend 250-300 on OSB or Quoddy.

u/zuodun · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Out of your price range but worth mentioning - looks smart, appropriate sole, Red Wing quality.

Red Wing Postman Oxford

u/RaWWtF · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

You could go for some Bass Buckinhams

Or the bulbous version the Brocktons

Both are pretty good quality and the price isn't too bad either.

u/The_Phaser · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've been looking at the G.H. Bass and they are more expensive than Rockport right now, and they look equally similar

I found some nice oxfords for an affordable price that I'll buy in the future here:

u/ProcastnationStation · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Maybe Bass Buckingham would be appropriate? You can get them in brown, and a taupe suede version might work too.

u/hemifieldsofgreen · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/elneuvabtg · 1 pointr/funny

Depends on what you're talking about but yeah in terms of dress shoes, these shoes are classy and fashionable and everything else is pretty much seen as plebeian imitation. Is what it is, but these are the fashionable choices for dressed up casual all the way to suit wear.

For example, /r/malefashionadvice (used to? still does?) have an affection for Allen Edmond Strands, like these:

Those styles of lighter brown with detail can be worn down to jeans, or worn up to certain types of suits. They catch the attention of people who know shoes and judge based on shoes.

>Durability is not an issue because fashion wise you need to swap out your shoes every so often

To be honest, these styles of menswear aren't going to go out of style, or at least they haven't over very many decades. There are styles/trends in shoewear (avoid boxy toes) but smart purchases will avoid it because while some certain attributes may be trendy, the overall style of the hand welted leather dress shoe has been fashionable for centuries.

And durability is an issue with these shoes much like it is with a suit. You don't buy new suits every year or two, why buy new shoes every year or two?

u/InsulaTergum · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I feel like some [L.L. Bean Camp Moccasin]( or G.H. Bass Bucks would work really well for you.

u/trogdor3222 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Probably the best deal on Black Park Avenue firsts until next year's Anniversary Sale, no?

Edit - looks like Amazon currently has them for the same price!

u/chocoboat · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

My Clarks Bushacres are perfectly comfortable in the summer. I also like the frequently recommended Bass Buckingham oxford.

Here's a discussion about summer shoes from last year, which includes a visual guide.

u/Choi795 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You should invest in a pair of dark brown cole haans while they're on sale now $87 with discount applied. Only downside is breaking them in for the first few weeks.

u/nettlebladder · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I like the blazer but am not really sure about the shoes, they are as you said a bit busy and that type of shoes with elastic fastenings tends to look a little lazy. They are also synthetic leather, and will get hot and sweaty really fast. Real leather breathes more and will look better in the long run. Maybe a pair of bucks of a pair of CDBs (clark desert boots)? They are more expensive but will last a lot longer than plastic leather boots and are quite frequently recommended here on MFA.

Edit: Amazon links:

u/fivehournap · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

1901 oxfords or bass buckinghams? In terms of quality? The bass bucks are cheaper though. (not sure which color i'd get though). However, I have a $40 nordstroms gift card that i could use too.

I've been looking for some casual shoes that i could wear to work (college job...not that formal) but were a step up from sneakers. Hoping this fits the bill.

What colors are generally the most versatile?

u/LongElm · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Are the Club Monaco Allen Edmond Oxfords the same as the Allen Edmond Strands? Club Monaco is having a 30% off today on em

u/CUHWT94 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Can i match these camel cords with the taupe suede brockton bucks?

Also, what color socks would I wear then? I looked a little and should they be a darker brown?

u/blankedinmyblank · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Hello, I've been wanting Penny Loafers for some time now, but the decision has been challenging based on style, price, etc.

I recently walked into my local "Call it Spring" and was happy to find that these: were on sale for only $35. Ordered some to be delivered stat. I then decided to come to Reddit and do a search on the brand, and it seems people universally say that they make shitty offerings and that they are the shitty arm of Aldo.

Wellll fuck...

Alternately, I would buy these: (in the brown waxy leather. Cognac is nice too, but looks like every pair of Sperry's on campus that I am trying to differentiate myself from)
Sebago has a reputable name, and I am sure these are of good quality. (What I really would like are some Quoddy's but I'm not about to spend $300 on a pair of shoes. Not at that level yet)

My dilemma is this: The CIS shoes are a third of the price of the Sebago's, but they are probably also a third of the quality. My mom said it's nbd that they suck because I can get three other shoes for the price of the Sebago's. Having a hard time reconciling the two.

Based on your experience with either shoe, as well as with choosing between price and quality, what do you recommend?Hello, I've been wanting Penny Loafers for some time now, but the decision has been challenging based on style, price, etc.

u/Hodorhohodor · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have some of these and I think they're pretty great for the price. Very versatile like you said, and mine have held up pretty well considering I've been using them mainly for work where I spend 12+ hours on my feet spilling random solvents and other liquids on them. They're also really soft and comfortable with little break in period. I pulled out the stock sole inserts on mine and stuck in some more padded ones. Great every day shoe. Probably will be getting another pair soon since mine are no longer "out on the town" condition. Also looking at something like this : v
or this:

u/Bears-Beets · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Cheap captoe, Cheap wingtip, Medium captoe, Recommended/What I bought (got the parks for $200 from the AE shoebank)

u/Hobo4Craft · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

There is this Maliseet Oxford by Quoddy that's quite beautiful. It's not suede, but it's probably more versatile because of that. It is quite expensive however. You seem to really want a shoe like this and it would get a lot of use since you have many outfits to match... so why not save up and buy a shoe that will last?

Or just go with buckinghams. Also a good idea, though I don't know if they have a blue suede w/ red brick sole.

u/shoesbetch · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Could also go with Bass Buckinghams for $60 (or cheaper if you wait for a sale)

u/9MillimeterPeter · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Interesting, the amazon link has walnut calf looking much lighter, and the linked site above has (tan) beside the walnut calf.

u/wisstig96 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can go with a derby shoe like this one from [Bass] ( or a casual sneaker. I'm wearing Converse IIs and on top of looking as great and classic as ever, they're super comfortable. But Stan Smiths, Puma suede classics, Vans, etc. are all good choices.

u/Straffick · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'd say the most versatile brown shoe that can be worn with pants or shorts would have to be something like some Bass Bucks in Taupe. Some white Vans Authentics would be nice if you want to stick to tennis shoes, but you can actually dress up the Tan Bucks if you need to.

u/soupnap · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Maybe. Will probably go for their Pasadena shoes if I can not find anything closer to my good old shoes. Thanks!

u/THEREALDocmaynard · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/thehungryhippocrite · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

A little difficult at that price. Consider upping that budget just a little remembering that a good pair of shoes will last for a very long time.

Good suggestions would be:


u/PurplePotamus · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'd probably go with these shoes then. I didn't particularly want to spend that much, but I couldn't find a decent color for any cheaper.

u/ChairmanW · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/okreddit545 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

something like this?

edit: I have a pair of Bass oxfords and I'm happy with them. they look nice and feel comfortable. just watch out for rain if you get something in suede

u/dylan424 · 1 pointr/TeenMFA

Chuck Taylors - high vs low in white? My friend says I need to get high but I really want the lows. Also, opinions on these in grey?

u/princemyshkin · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

All items for sale. Lots of feedback / references if you want them!

  • ---- SOLD ---- J.Crew Thompson Suit in Heather Grey 40R jacket with 32x32 pants. Excellent condition, only worn twice. The jacket has been taken in a little bit on the sides for a slimmer cut, and the pants have been taken in a little bit as well for a slightly slimmer cut, and hemmed to around a 32x31. I just don't wear it enough to justify having it. Full Album HERE, individual pics: Jacket 1, Jacket 2, Jacket 3, Jacket 4, Jacket 5, Jacket 6, Jacket 7, Jacket 8, Pants 1, Pants 2, Pants 3, Pants 4, Pants 5, Pants 6, Pants 7. Due to the alterations and its excellent condition, $130 shipped
  • J.Crew University Coat with Thinsulate size Small. Used but good condition. Small amount of fraying on the inside near the armpits, but that's the only defect. Looks great, very warm! Pic 1 $50 shipped.
  • ---- SOLD ---- J.Crew Casual Blue Chino Shorts size 32. Shows normal wear from regular use over a year or two. Actual measurements are 16.5" waist and 9" inseam. Pic 1 Pic 2, the two pictures show how the color varies based on lighting. The normal color is closer to the first pic but somehwere in between the two. $20 shipped
  • ---- SOLD ---- BNIB Bass Brockton Men's Buck Suede Oxford in Taupe size 11. Brand new, still in original box with all the plastic wrap and shoe fillings and everything. I bought these a long time ago but planned on returning them and never did. I just have too many shoes. Here they are on amazon. Retails for $70, Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 Pic 4 Pic 5 $40 shipped.
  • Clark's Original Desert Boot in Grey Distressed size 11. Worn only 3 times, just a bit too big for me. In excellent shape as you can see in the pictures. Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3. Some of you requested more pics, so here are two more in (hopefully) different lighting Pic 4 Pic 5 $40 shipped.
  • ---- SOLD ---- Sebago Docksides Navy Boat Shoes size 9.5. Worn twice, just too narrow for my feet. I've tried to see if I can get used to them but to no avail so far. Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3 $50 shipped
  • J.Crew Plaid Cloth Oxford Size Medium. Brand new, still with tags, Blue / Green / White plaid color. Pics coming soon. Style number 94684. $30 shipped
  • J.Crew Light Weight Shirt Size Medium. Excellent used condition, Green / White check pattern. Pics coming soon. $25 shipped

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u/-BigBoss- · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You could go to Sebago for boat shoes. Docksides
They're unlined.
For suede bucks I would look towards Bass Buckinghams, leather lined. I think it's cowhide.
Both should be good examples of what you're looking for.

u/Nude_Gingrich · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Looks to me like they're probably a pair of navy bucks. You can find them pretty much anywhere. Bass Buckinghams are pretty well regarded around here, and they come in navy, albeit with a much lighter sole. Their Pasadenas have a darker brown sole. The ones in the picture seem to be someplace in the middle, or maybe a red brick, though they look more brown to me.

Also, just for future reference, questions like this are the reason we have a Simple Questions thread four times a week, including one today!

u/SargesHeroes · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Bass Pasadenas Taupe are 60 on Amazon and I just got a pair at DSW today for 50.

u/slapdashbr · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Keep an eye out for sales. I saw some of these on sale a few weeks ago for $100, kind of regret not buying them because they're fairly well built and definitely worth $100:

But I'd say look for something like those (maybe not long wing) in brown for your "nice casual" shoe. Nice enough to wear with a Navy suit or slacks/blazer combo, but not so fancy that they look out of place with jeans. For sneakers I personally like adidas sambas, but you might not like those at all. I have huge feet so I'm limited to brands that make size 14.

u/zakmysta · 1 pointr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

Park Avenues are on sale for $341.99 CAD:

I just bought two Walnut Strands so I can get the right sizing. Seems like a good price considering how hard it is to find Strands this side of the border.

u/Spicy_Poo · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Amazon reviews might be helpful.

u/herpderpdoo · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

super new to all this - tan bucks with chinos? Specifically these -

as a beginner should I just buy khakis with enough shade difference or should I get classic bass bucks ( to start, so I can buy a wider range of safe chinos without fear of matching my shoes to my pants?

u/dqu · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

$55 on Amazon. Though they were $38 just a few days ago. Prices seem pretty volatile.

As for the mocs, those are the cheapest I've seen. This being the alternative that I know of. :/

u/Yarizard · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/mailto_devnull · -2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yes, there's a little thing called Amazon

u/SQUEEZEONEOUT · -15 pointsr/malefashionadvice

how so?