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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:50 am

What shoe would you recommend for someone who really doesn't have any money to be spending on shoes. I don't need it to last - I just need it to look good for OCI and CBs.

Here are some options I'm thinking about:

http://www.zappos.com/giorgio-brutini-66061-black
http://www.zappos.com/bass-arcadia-black
http://www.zappos.com/robert-wayne-madison-black

Are any of these acceptable?

ETA:
I would like a pair of these: http://www.zappos.com/giorgio-brutini-21050-black-white

I used to swing dance and had a pair like these specifically made for dancing. Those were the most expensive shoes I've ever worn.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby mr_toad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:54 am

Take a look at eBay. I actually got a pair of AE Park Avenues in really good shape for ~$50 with shipping. After initial oiling I put them next to my brand-new AE Players and would have had a very difficult time telling you which was newer.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:35 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:What shoe would you recommend for someone who really doesn't have any money to be spending on shoes. I don't need it to last - I just need it to look good for OCI and CBs.

Here are some options I'm thinking about:

http://www.zappos.com/giorgio-brutini-66061-black
http://www.zappos.com/bass-arcadia-black
http://www.zappos.com/robert-wayne-madison-black

Are any of these acceptable?

ETA:
I would like a pair of these: http://www.zappos.com/giorgio-brutini-21050-black-white

I used to swing dance and had a pair like these specifically made for dancing. Those were the most expensive shoes I've ever worn.


The shoes you posted are all pretty bad, IMO, but that doesn't mean you need to splash out on Allen Edmonds. Personally, I Find the cap toe on AEs to be way too short and make the whole shoe look out of proportion, so I'd never wear them to OCI or otherwise. Each to their own though.

You want something less chunky looking/more elegant than the shoes you posted. I'd stay away from thick rubber soles and split toes. There are plenty of solid options on Zappos for under $100, but if you can afford it, it is probably worth thinking beyond OCI and getting something that will last into your professional career. If that isn't an option, check out:

http://www.zappos.com/fratelli-2078-black-leather
http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-caldwell-black
http://www.zappos.com/bass-atlanta-cap- ... ed-leather

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:45 am

For just a bit more, you can get a pair of Cole Haan or Johnston & Murphy shoes, both of which are really nice and good quality in most cases.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:06 pm

Are interviewers as anal as TLSers? Will they look at like non-brandname shoes and go "Wow this guy is a peasant, I must ding him"?

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Postby PennBull » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are interviewers as anal as TLSers? Will they look at like non-brandname shoes and go "Wow this guy is a peasant, I must ding him"?


No. The point is to not stick out due to your clothing in any way. As long as your shoes are traditional black cap toes with leather soles, they will be completely unassuming.

The only difference in brand name is the quality that will last you for years vs. only being good enough for OCI/CBs/maybe for your SA.

It's not like the shoes have a gigantic pony on the side of the shoe indicating the brand. Same with suits.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:26 pm

PennBull wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are interviewers as anal as TLSers? Will they look at like non-brandname shoes and go "Wow this guy is a peasant, I must ding him"?


No. The point is to not stick out due to your clothing in any way. As long as your shoes are traditional black cap toes with leather soles, they will be completely unassuming.


There's also nothing wrong with brown shoes with a navy or grey suit, and they certainly don't have to be cap toed. This thread is more about giving people a totally safe route to take at OCI than about laying down the rules that everyone needs to follow in order to get an offer.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby 5ky » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:39 pm

These are on the higher end of your price range, but would certainly do the job: http://www.zappos.com/cole-haan-caldwell-black

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:58 pm

The take-away is that TCR is a black cap toe with a non-rubber sole?

I've had comfort issues with cap toes in the past. The ball of my foot is pretty wide and cap toes often are less flexible up front.

Anyone know who would fit best given that fact?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:04 pm

I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.


y so anon bro

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Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.


You are joking, right? of course they won't notice, nor would they at all care even in the .01% chance that they did notice.
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Postby Flips88 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:07 pm

Pretty sure my dress shoes have a rubber sole, but that's because I literally have about 2 options for dress shoes in my size. HOW WILL I EVER GET A JOB!?!?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby fatduck » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Flips88 wrote:Pretty sure my dress shoes have a rubber sole, but that's because I literally have about 2 options for dress shoes in my size. HOW WILL I EVER GET A JOB!?!?

are you tall or something?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby romothesavior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:20 pm

kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.


You are joking, right? of course they won't notice, nor would they at all care even in the .01% chance that they did notice.

Yeah they won't notice as long as the uppers look alright. Rubber soled shoes generally are SPS, which is the real issue. I think leather soles are generally way better looking and more fashionable than rubber, but you aren't going to get dinged for this or anything unless the shoes are ugly generally.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.


You are joking, right? of course they won't notice, nor would they at all care even in the .01% chance that they did notice.

Yeah they won't notice as long as the uppers look alright. Rubber soled shoes generally are SPS, which is the real issue. I think leather soles are generally way better looking and more fashionable than rubber, but you aren't going to get dinged for this or anything unless the shoes are ugly generally.


Whats SPS?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby apparentlynew » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Did none of you fuckers see Shawshank Redemption?

I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man's shoes?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Flips88 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:54 pm

fatduck wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Pretty sure my dress shoes have a rubber sole, but that's because I literally have about 2 options for dress shoes in my size. HOW WILL I EVER GET A JOB!?!?

are you tall or something?

Nope. Actually a hobbit.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kaiser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:03 pm

apparentlynew wrote:Did none of you fuckers see Shawshank Redemption?

I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man's shoes?


Trust me, this quote has been mentioned before in the early era of this thread. Guess not too many lawyers ever been to Shawshank

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby top30man » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:07 pm

kaiser wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have rubber sole shoes. Hope the interviewers don't notice.


You are joking, right? of course they won't notice, nor would they at all care even in the .01% chance that they did notice.

Yeah they won't notice as long as the uppers look alright. Rubber soled shoes generally are SPS, which is the real issue. I think leather soles are generally way better looking and more fashionable than rubber, but you aren't going to get dinged for this or anything unless the shoes are ugly generally.


Whats SPS?

Shit, pure shit.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby newbienew » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:10 am

Okay I just read through the last ~125 posts on this board with the word "shoes" in them, and didn't find the answer to this question. Do I need shoes with laces for OCI, or can I get away with something like this:

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en ... 0,s:0,i:73

If these aren't okay, I'm gonna have to buy new shoes ASAP...

Thanks in advance!
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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby LeDique » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:25 am

newbienew wrote:Okay I just read through the last ~125 posts on this board with the word "shoes" in them, and didn't find the answer to this question. Do I need shoes with laces for OCI, or can I get away with something like this:

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en ... 0,s:0,i:73

If these aren't okay, I'm gonna have to buy new shoes ASP...

Thanks in advance!


Too casual. Get yourself to the store.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby Stringer6 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:42 am

^ those are ugly, but not too casual. They're fine.

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby newbienew » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:57 am

Anyone want to break this tie? Are laces an absolute must?

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Re: OCI/callbacks/etc Men's Clothing Mega-thread

Postby kalvano » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:03 am

Yes. Get laces, some sort of traditional cap toe. While most of the post in this thread are terribly OCD and irrelevant, traditional lace-up capmtoes are a must.




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