If you can wait until the sales, you can find the Raf derbies for much less. I think I got mine for under 250. I like them because the bulbage is not overly exaggerated, just a nice full round toe. Also very good quality if that matters.
I picked up a check down vest from Uniqlo and I really like it.
It comes in more basic colors too. http://www.uniqlo.com/us/CPaGoods/itemcode=073768
(Also, this is the first Uniqlo item I own. Very impressed with the construction quality and the smoothness of the zipper for such an inexpensive item.)
Uniqlo looks good too, but I much prefer the snaps on the CDW to the zipper front. At that price it's hard to argue, though.
yeah, I know the Rafs are not really that special looking. No gold chain welting! but I think that's why I like them. I wear them with gray flannel or loose black pants so they kinda go with those. But I can see something more like a Marsell or something with a little more design working better with more adventurous clothes. Kinda just depends on the rest of your style and what you'll wear them with.
Originally Posted by wurm
I don't get why people get so excited over those Raf derbies. They're really boring...maybe that's the appeal though.