What do you think of these? Plain-toe blucher with a sleeker last than the Leeds. The burnishing on the dark brown also looks nice. The shoe looks pretty versatile. Also, interesting that the price is slightly below other AE's. I own a pair of dark brown Leeds but always felt they are too clunky for anything but denim.
Do you think it would work well as a transition shoe from denim to suits? Is it worth grabbing a pair as a single shoe that can be worn on trips requiring casual -> formal?