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    DSW is a good recommendation. They have a pretty good variety if you wait for a sale.

    Don't forget to pick up shoe trees and rotate your shoes. This will extend the lives of any pairs you buy.

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    EBAY for sure is a good route

    Seriously you can probably get about 6 pairs of various brands so you can figure out what last and brands fit your feet best

    eg. I paid $80 CAD for these, custom grade leather done by I believe C&J that were factory rejects(not sure why still, I believe the stitching on sole isn't perfectly aligned), worlds better than any of my AEs

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/TZMAA...mP/s-l1600.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
    The segue is an explanation of how Ebay can offer a decent selection of barely worn shoes -- through resales and returns of shoes that didn't fit the original purchaser/recipient.
    Gotcha. I follow now, thanks!

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    Note to the original poster: you wrote "Oxford", which for most regular posters here means a particular kind of lace up dress shoe. For business casual you might be better off with a derby shoe. (Google these two terms and you'll see why.) The reason I point this out is that most American retailers call both types of shoe Oxfords. There's some inconsistency in the thread as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlstein View Post
    Note to the original poster: you wrote "Oxford", which for most regular posters here means a particular kind of lace up dress shoe. For business casual you might be better off with a derby shoe. (Google these two terms and you'll see why.) The reason I point this out is that most American retailers call both types of shoe Oxfords. There's some inconsistency in the thread as a result.

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    This is a great point. See here just in case:

    https://dappered.com/2013/11/oxfords...le-jargon-101/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlstein View Post
    Note to the original poster: you wrote "Oxford", which for most regular posters here means a particular kind of lace up dress shoe. For business casual you might be better off with a derby shoe. (Google these two terms and you'll see why.) The reason I point this out is that most American retailers call both types of shoe Oxfords. There's some inconsistency in the thread as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thiswasandy View Post
    This is a great point. See here just in case:

    https://dappered.com/2013/11/oxfords...le-jargon-101/
    Indeed, Parisian Gentleman breaks it down even further, and notes distinctions between an oxford, a derby, and a blucher:

    https://parisiangentleman.co.uk/acad...an-should-own/

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