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 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.
“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
This is the offering from theshoemart.com and is a classic balmoral cap toe oxford.
Cordovan Dundee - Plain-toe Lace-up Men's Chukka Boots by Allen Edmonds Situated on the Scotland's rocky east coast, Dundee, with its medieval city center, array of parks, riverfront access and proximity to the hikes in the Highlands, is one of the world?s great walking towns. And to make sure you'll see all of it in comfort, you'll need a three-eyelet boot like the Dundee....
The Stretton is a beautifully plain shoe. In Ebony brown it looks so simple yet so rich. Made in top grade calf leather and lied with tan glove leather.
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