I'm kind of in the same boat as dopethrone.  Although, I'm starting grad school and going from scrubs everyday to suits and "business casual."  A buddy of mine said a black cap toe is a must, since I need black shoes.  I've narrowed it down, but do I go with a blutcher style or balmoral?  I'm in a whole new world of style, and my taste doesn't meet my budget.   Thanks for the help.  The forum is great.