Hi all. I'm 26 and am a financial advisor. I found this forum after looking around the net for a quality black dress shoe that I won't wear through and throw in the trash each year. My research led me to Allen Edmond and Allen Edmond led me here. I just purchased a new pair off a guy who runs a thread here selling AE shoes for below retail prices.. Crossing my fingers that everything works out and that the AEs turn out to be a better investment than my past shoes.