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Best Men's Shoes, August 2008

Barneys New York has the requisite breadth of classic footwear staples that you’d expect from a luxury retailer: no-nonsense Prada lace-ups suitable for a meeting with the company CFO, Tod’s driving loafers nudging you to skip that appointment and cruise up PCH. What makes Barneys’ fourth-floor shoe department superlative, however, is its flair for the extravagant, the quirky, and the downright ludicrous. On a recent visit we tried on gladiator sandals from Balenciaga, Yohji sneakers, and navy blue calfskin Lanvin loafers. White Thom Browne wing tips, heavy as anvils and tagged at $1,250, aren’t for the timid, but Elton John picked up a pair here. 

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