Ask again in a few years. I do have an odd infatuation with the Dover, especially as I've a) never tried a pair on and b) never seen a pair in real life. So I am sure, provided they are confortable, one will make it's way into my shoe closet.
@Claghorn et al, any direct experience with Herring (particularly the Classic Line)? They seem a nice competitor to Meermin if they're well made.
The Classic Line is made by Loake or Baker. Type the number of the last of an Cheany shoe in the search field and you can see which company uses this last.
E.G. the shoes with 026 last are from Loake and with the 386 last are from Barker.
I have an Herring shoe made by Cheaney and it´s one of my favorite shoes (That canvas/leather spectator)
Thank you @Murlsquirl and @Claghorn. Since I am not a huge suede guy and probably won't be wearing them as much as some of my others, a bargain is definitely appreciated. Especially a bargain like $147 U.S. Can anyone tell me about sizing on the Herrings? Should I order a full size down from my U.S. size, or just go half a size down like the website suggests?
That's probably what I'm going to do, but there is an oddity with he sizing. I wear a 9.5 US, I usually go down to a 8.5 when ordering British sizes. However the website equates the British 9 to the European 43 and I know I usually wear a 43. So I'm confused. If you say I should go a full size down then that makes me feel better.