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
“I have these in walnut, and I like them a lot. They look good with jeans or a suit and are pretty durable. They're a half-brouge / cap-toe brogue.” --turtleorrodeo
“I own three pair of the AE Park Avenues, black, brown and merlot. This is my go-to everyday business shoe that I typically wear with a suit and tie. The quality is very good, the shoe shines up well, and while its not going to blow anyone away with it's fashion forward style, the Park Avenue is a great, traditional, conservative business captoe that won't steer you wrong.” --Bradford
Straightforward, simple styling is the hallmark of this popular leather oxford. The Park Avenue adds just a bit of luxurious comfort to its workaday silhouette with its cork footbed, which conforms to the shape of your foot over the life of the shoe.
“ 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
“ I bought these shoes to go with my double breasted navy suit (Burberrys) & they did not disappoint. Excellent old time style & look. The basic shoe is true to fit (unlike some AE shoes). Of course the quality is excellent & reflected in the price. The name does evoke the style of the old south. The shoes really completed the look I was after. I personally think the basket weave...” --TV Sterling
Raw finished six-eyelet cap toe balmoral Full leather linings Split reverse welt Double leather sole Recraftable
“Staple wingtip that is versatile. Pros: Staple item that can be had for less $250. When needed it can be recrafted by Allen Edmonds for $100. Comes in all the classic colors. I suggest the Walnut for the Strand. The Strand is also available in a nice shell cordovan dark brown. Allen Edmonds makes the polish, lotion,... that are made for this model. Comes in all widths. AAA, AA, A, B, C, D, EE,...” --deveandepot1