/fa/, which brand should I cop for mens dress boots?
Is there any cheap option?
Also, as I have to try them on first, I can't buy online but will have to stick with brands available in stores.
JCP stafford wingtip boot or deacon. Dappered has a review you can get them for $50 easy. Btw the boots in your pic look like shit. leather has ample amounts of horrible creasing on the quarter with no wear. Also I think buying cheap footwear is a bad idea usually.
I've seen the deacon boots in person, the leather does look and feel fairly plasticky. never buy cheap shoes, but do buy expensive when discounted
allen edmonds seconds would be a good option, they have a sale on them right now. it's a bit of gamble with them though, you could get something with a very small visual defect, or you could get mismatched colours on the boots
The good quality options: Alden, John Lobb, Crocket and Jones
OP this guy is right. Also I am a fag for saying this, but reddit.com/r/goodyearwelt is a good place to learn about quality footwear.
Also I suggested the deacon cause it seems this guy doesn't really care about footwear and just needs it for a job or something and it is better than what 80% of normies deem nice.
Best pair of shoes I've eer owned, probably 70 bucks brand new. Three years later and they look pretty decent.
If euro try meermin, carmina,trickers(much more English styling).
Really though try a post on /r/goodyearwelt the fags there are helpful. Maybe provide some pictures of shoes you like and definitely include your price range and the environment you are going to use these in. They know their shit.
Also those three names are by no means correct or useful to an expert. It's just that those three have offerings less than $500 that will last a long time-with good care,always with good care. Please read some of the resources and guides on goodyearwelt. I don't want you to spend 350 and then ruin your shoes in a year by wearing them everyday.
Try some hugo boss boots
Eitheir from their website or amazon
>pic related as example
Pic related are mine, they're 2 years old. I only wear them when it's snowy/slush out.