For me, the rule when it comes to shoes is as follows: Always buy the pair you just can't quite afford. Loake 1880 really is the lowest you should ever consider, I own one pair of loafers by them and wear them whether it is sunny or snowing as they were quite cheap so I don't mind how they wear. I hold Tricker's and C&J in high regard, yet Cheaney also make a good quality shoe. Church's I have only ever bought and re-sold, but as long as you stick to a good leather upper on the shoe they are also of good quality, if overpriced. If you are in the UK and have an address, your best bet would be to ring one of the factory stores in Northampton and getting them delivered once you know your size after trying on. The details can be found here quite readily if you search for them. Right now, the sale shoes in London are manly made up from seconds from the factory store in the first place, except for a Â£50-Â£80 price increase. It would be cutting out the middle man, yet January is a notoriously hard time to find something at the factory stores as most stock goes down to London. Have a look at Herringshoes.co.uk, and check their 'clearance' section under the Herring Section, there is currently a very nice pair of Cheaney made suede brogues for half price, which they may have in your size, for Â£115. The model name is the Turner II. I own the Turner I and it has held up very well, and Cheaney did a good job when I sent them to be re-conditioned at the factory last year. Expect to pay a lot more if you consign yourself to shopping in London.