Originally Posted by neyus
Florsheim is definitely an often overlooked option. I saw cap and plain toe balmoral in brown the other day, however these were not goodyear welted. Their range is gradually improving as the classically designed shoes become more fashionable. I suggest you check in regularly to see whats available.
I recently went to the Florsheim outlet at stones corner, but there was nothing worthwhile. The length of the store wall was covered in square bicycle-toed and bowling shoes.
Stick to Florsheim at the Myer Centre or possibly through DJs and Myer at sale time. While you're on that level of the Myer Centre you can check out Allen & Edmunds which are available at Peter Sheppard.
I would agree about Florsheim, last year, I picked up an ankle boot in the royal imperial line, which had leather soles topy'd, traditional/classic shape (i.e. not squared/chiselled/bicycle), and it was discounted to only AUD$100 or so (AUD$110?). This was at their Chatswood Chase shop in Chatswood, Sydney, but I'm sure their other shops will also carry the same line.