Originally Posted by darkdream
You can find john varvatos chelseas on clearance for around that price point
JV are ok, the main line dont get that "star usa" thing, its made in china, and retail main line is over $250
Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance
I've heard good things about APC's shoes.
In the mid-level (350-600ish), you have lotsa non sucky options:
For more "classic"/dressy shoes, you could start with Carmina, Grenson, or Crockett & Jones
For more casual/edgy/streetwear stuff, look at Fiorentini & Baker, Paul Smith, NDC, John Varvatos, Moma, or Premiata.
Of course, there are other brands I forgot to list that are also worth checking out. But the ones I mentioned are good ones to start with.
all of those are over $250,
Fiorentini & Baker, Paul Smith, NDC, John Varvatos, Moma, or Premiata all have questionable quality, i think f&b are kinda weak.
brands for good chelseas:
all found here http://www.pediwear.co.uk/
subtract VAT and you are in area of $250
also shoehealer https://www.shoehealer.co.uk/
(Richard is a good guy)