Without doubt Edward Green shoes are in a class of their own. The style you are looking in the Edward Green collection would be "Chelsea" and the swan's neck detail gives it a very special elegance and grace Â which no other maker can touch. They used to be sold in Paul Stuart, but now they make the purple label shoes for Ralph Lauren. I am London based, so I am not au fait with retail in the States but I believe they are sold at The Oxxford shop in NY (under their own or Oxxford label, I don't know). Go to their website (dull), get a catalogue and ask for the retailer nearest to you. Other fine English makes are Crockett & Jones and Tricker's. Church's have gone right down and are now quite crudely made, also most of their range is in "bookbinder or cobbler" which is grain removed, high shine leather and I believe only suitable for night club bouncers. People like Cleverley, New & Lingwood, Foster & Son or Wildsmith are essentially bespoke makers, who also have a range of ready to wear shoes, under their own names, which are made by Crockett and Jones, Tricker's or Alfred Sargent. (I would guess that at least 2/3 of Crockett & Jones output comes under some other label.) But as far as I am aware, Cleverley and the other names have no distribution and you can only buy their range in their London shops. I am suggesting two other non-English makers to have a look at: first the French JM Weston, they are seriously chic, but not flashy (well I suppose that's French). For my second suggestion, words like prophet and own country spring to mind: it's Alden. In Germany, Italy and France, Alden has an enormous reputation which is reflected in an enormous price. I for one, believe they are really classy shoes.