I would like to get a pair of my first British oxfords (in black) for under $300. In that price range, I've been looking at Alfred Sargents (classic collection), Herrings (classic), Loake (1880), Barker (through Herrings, professional, or maybe the handcrafted collection), Cheaney (Isis). I've read countless threads debating the quality of various brands but I can't seem to find a consensus so I thought I'd post links to a few specific shoes I'm considering to get the opinion of someone whose better informed than I. Can you guys rate these brands or make other recommendations?
And here are some of the specific shoes I was looking at.