Total noob to formal shoes and have always bought cheap. I am slowly trying to educate myself but I'm not ready to spend huge amounts of money as I'm not really sure what I like yet.   I came accross these shoes today...   http://www.tedbaker.com/men%27s/men%27s_accessories/shoes/list.aspx#-&styCode=103154&colRef=00-BLK%20LEATHER&path=/men%27s/men%27s%20accessories/shoes/   I did a search on this forum and it appears that the quality of Ted Baker shoes varies...