I've been absent for some time from this forum, but have received excellent advice in the past and I'm hoping for some help once again.
My brother is getting married in September. He's going with a mid-grey vest and trousers combo and his fiance would like everyone in "cognac" coloured shoes. The choice so far is these Steve Maddens http://www.stevemadden.ca/product/TROTTER/181864.uts?locale=en-CA&selectedColor=TAN-LEATHER&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=PLA
I wear Oxfords or derby shoes each day at work, and if I'm going to put $140+ towards a shoe, I'd like it to be something better than the above. I own two pairs of AEs (PAs and Hinsdale) and would like something of similar quality. The challenge I have is that I live in Canada and buying AEs often requires a second mortgage on a house (I've bought mine on sale 1/2 off).
Any suggestions for other options besides the Steve Maddens? I'm looking for something ~$300 CAD and in a similar colour. I'd prefer an Oxford over a derby as I'd like to be able to wear them with navy suits in the future.