Herring shoes is having a sale now and among the shoes, I like the Loake Thurlestone, which is a dark brown full brogue oxford. The shoes are simply marked Loake Made In England, so I assume it's their regular line and not the 1880.
I have never bought a nice welted pair of shoes before, and up till now, I was mainly planning to get either Meermins or something from Herring's classic line. Seeing as these Thurlestones are now going at only GBP 80+ after removal of VAT, I'm tempted to get my feet wet with these for a start. How is the quality of these compared to Herring and Meermin? The Meermins would be about GBP 15-20 more per pair, so if the difference is significant, then I'll probably get those instead.