Pros: excellent value/nice style and finishing
Cons: A Fine Pair of Shoes won't/can't ship to the US
“STYLE Loake Strand is a semi brogue Adelaide. Adelaide brogues are a variant of oxfords with broguing in a "U" shape around the laces and it does not intersect any other seams on the vamp, also called an "U Throat" oxford. Normally, an oxford shoe has two separate pieces of leather for the vamp and the quarter that are sewed together. An Adelaide brogue has just one piece of leather for the...” --wurger
The popular Double Monks in the Inca last. It is a wider last than usual with a quick taper to a round toe.
Edward Green "Westminster" Double Monkstrap Captoe Dark Oak Handmade in England Limited availability
Plaintoe balmoral design, the only black shoe you'll ever need. Even more formal than a captoe, the plaintoe balmoral is the only shoe that can be worn with both a tuxedo and a conventional suit. Appropriate for black tie, job interviews, funerals, and everyday city wear. This design is surprisingly rare. One of the only other makers of plaintoe balmorals is Alden, though, as depicted in...
“ I was a happy 24 year old with my first real job and no decent shoes. I read that good shoes could be resoled and last decades, so I went to AE because it was reasonably priced and made in the US. (I found later the uppers are made in Brazil, a shameful deception.) The sales guy was out of calf Leeds in my size (9EEE) so he showed me the shells cordovan ones. I...” --trouble
The lightly distressed leather upper on this dress shoe from Frye gives it a natural, broken-in-look that's amazingly hip and stylish. The oxford features a six-eyelet lace-up front with a padded, leather-lined footbed and stacked wood heel. Pair it with a blazer or sport coat for a VIP look.
General InfoRetail Price: $1500Brand: Sutor MantellassiCondition: NewUS Size: 8.5UK Size: 7.5Made In: ItalyOriginal Box: YesFabric InfoColor: Dark BrownUpper Content: 100% LeatherUpper Type: LeatherMeasurements & StylingInternal Length: 11"External Length: 12"External Width: 4.375"Heel Height: 1.25"Sole Type: DressSole Content: Leather
“Excellent value. Compares well with C&J handgrade. Nice finishing/style on this adelaide. Slight fiddleback waist. Sizing was UK9.5/US10.5 width F (standard AS width.) Was a bit roomy for me in the width. I went down to an E on a subsequent 724 last order and liked the fit better. These were a great bargain at under 500 when AFPoS was able to ship the exclusive line to the US. At...” --Harrydog
“STYLE The black cap toe oxford is one of the most versatile shoes a man can own, suitable for nearly all formal occasions from office to weddings. The Aldwych is Loake's best seller in the 1880 range and also the most elegant English men's shoe to be recognised by its closed lacing, and its only decoration is the double seam along the straight toe cap and the join between the vamp and the...” --wurger