I know that this is opening Pandora's Box and that it's been asked before, but those threads seems to sprout suggestions that go upwards in terms of quality (Alden, then C&J and eventually John Lobb). I'm looking for sideways movement.
I'm on the hunt for a nice, classy single monk. C&J tastes with an Aldo budget . If need be (and probably it is), I could stretch to an AE budget, but I don't have much love for the look of their single monks and the reviews on the site say they run towards the shite end of comfort.