I bought these shoes for $389 so I could play a business man in a play. I also wore them to a job interview. The play was an overwhelming success and I got the job! Now I want to pass the good luck on to someone else as I need money to finish school.
You won't be disappointed by these shoes. They are sleek and supple. The only thing I've done to them is start the breaking in process. The soles are almost as black as they were when I took them out of the box.
I have taken very good care of these shoes over the 6 months that I've owned them. I will ship them in the original shoe bag and box that they came in and throw in the shoes trees that I bought for them.
Here is Paul Evans' blurb on these shoe (http://www.paulevansny.com/products/the-martin-wholecut-nero):
The Martin is the sharpest dress shoe you'll ever own.
Made from a single piece of Italian calfskin leather, this wholecut oxford has a sleek profile that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Runs full size large (order one size down from regular dress shoe size). For example, if you normally wear a size 10 dress shoe, order a size 9
Full-grain Italian calfskin leather upper
Matching leather sole
Painted by hand
Handmade in Italy