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    Can't decide between these two - they both look pretty similar...

    any thoughts...

    http://www.next.co.uk/x493630s3

    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/me...d-shoes-253244

    thanks
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    (Original post by kvit)
    Can't decide between these two - they both look pretty similar...

    any thoughts...

    http://www.next.co.uk/x493630s3

    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/me...d-shoes-253244

    thanks
    River Island
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    (Original post by kvit)
    Can't decide between these two - they both look pretty similar...

    any thoughts...

    http://www.next.co.uk/x493630s3

    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/me...d-shoes-253244

    thanks
    River Island ones, but from my personal experience the quality of clothes/shoes isn't that great so maybe go with Next just for quality sake.
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    The first ones look better, I find the detailing around the sides of the RI ones a bit ugly.
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    (Original post by kvit)
    Can't decide between these two - they both look pretty similar...

    any thoughts...

    http://www.next.co.uk/x493630s3

    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/me...d-shoes-253244

    thanks
    Go for the ones from next. They look better and they'll last longer, considering how river island skimp on quality.
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    Try and find something with a rounder toe.
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    Next.
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    Depends what type of office surely? A trading floor in the city is going to be different from a creative agency.
    Just go with what ou like the most, ignore the people here
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    (Original post by kvit)
    Can't decide between these two - they both look pretty similar...

    any thoughts...

    http://www.next.co.uk/x493630s3

    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/me...d-shoes-253244

    thanks
    Are you sure you want perforated shoes? I don't think they look particularly professional, they remind me of sports shoes in some ways!

    I don't think you can go wrong with something traditional like these:

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...OXFORD%2BSHOES

    Or if you want something with a pointed toe:

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...NTED%2BBLUCHER

    They cost a little more but they'll last longer and in my opinion are a lot smarter. Just a thought!
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    (Original post by youngtory)
    Are you sure you want perforated shoes? I don't think they look particularly professional, they remind me of sports shoes in some ways!

    I don't think you can go wrong with something traditional like these:

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...OXFORD%2BSHOES

    Or if you want something with a pointed toe:

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...NTED%2BBLUCHER

    They cost a little more but they'll last longer and in my opinion are a lot smarter. Just a thought!
    How do you know they will last longer :beard:
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    How do you know they will last longer :beard:
    From experience I feel that Zara's clothes and shoes are of a better quality than those from River Island, and many people have advised against RI on here for that same reason!
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    (Original post by youngtory)
    From experience I feel that Zara's clothes and shoes are of a better quality than those from River Island, and many people have advised against RI on here for that same reason!
    I thought you were comparing next to the Next ones as well

    I would completely agree with you on not getting the perforated ones though, they shouldn't be anywhere near an office.
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    I thought you were comparing next to the Next ones as well

    I would completely agree with you on not getting the perforated ones though, they shouldn't be anywhere near an office.
    Next are generally quite dependable - and they do seem like the ultimate officewear store :P

    What do you think of the pairs I suggested for officewear? I don't think perforated works in any situation personally but at the very least they shouldn't be in a professional environment!
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    When did men's shoes get so damn pointy? Surely the point of being a man is that you don't have to squeeze your feet into insanely uncomfortable footwear for the sake of fashion.
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    When did men's shoes get so damn pointy? Surely the point of being a man is that you don't have to squeeze your feet into insanely uncomfortable footwear for the sake of fashion.
    I agree. That's why I prefer things like Oxfords, timeless formal shoes which you won't regret 5-10 years down the line! Men's feet are not pointed...
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    (Original post by youngtory)
    I agree. That's why I prefer things like Oxfords, timeless formal shoes which you won't regret 5-10 years down the line! Men's feet are not pointed...
    How come you recommended these

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...OXFORD%2BSHOES

    over these:
    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...WITH%2BCAP-TOE

    I ordered second pair recently simply because they 'look' a little bit better quality and I'm hoping the higher price is there for a reason
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    (Original post by Luxray)
    How come you recommended these

    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...OXFORD%2BSHOES

    over these:
    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...WITH%2BCAP-TOE

    I ordered second pair recently simply because they 'look' a little bit better quality and I'm hoping the higher price is there for a reason
    I've actually gone for the second pair myself. They look a lot better. I only started looking properly after posting the first comment.

    Good choice. What are you wearing them for?
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    The next ones look better in my opinion
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    (Original post by youngtory)
    I've actually gone for the second pair myself. They look a lot better. I only started looking properly after posting the first comment.

    Good choice. What are you wearing them for?
    I'm going to use them for interviews and formal events. Is that ok?
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    I actually have the pair from Next. Only wear them on casual Fridays with smart jeans though.
    Bein a management consultant, these are too casual to wear when meeting clients. You'd need
    something with a rounder toe box and less frills for that.

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