+1 on not getting Lloyds. The soles are cemented, not stitched, onto the uppers, and they are fabric lined, rather than being leather lined. Both of those factors means that they wear out far more quickly than better-quality shoes. Despite the poor constructions, many pairs of Lloyds shoes still cost well over $300. Allen-Edmonds aren't my cup of tea, but they cost about the same as Lloyds and are far, far better quality. I have tried on the Neil Munro shoes, and they were quite comfortable. As Neyus states, pretty similar to the A-Es. I have no idea of prices (probably much above your budget) but there are other shops that you could look at in Melbourne, including American Tailor (?) and Henry Bucks. One member on here who lives in Melbourne, California Dreamer, did once mention an outlet shop in Melbourne that sometimes has Santoni FAMs, Moreschi, Prada, plus the odd Church, Tricker, Barrett, Tods etc for around $400. Unfortunately, CalDreamer did not mention the name of the store... Also, Florsheim could be worth a look. Certainly, a lot of their stuff is not particularly good. However, for basic business shoes, their "Royal Imperial" line offers some fairly nice, calf leather, goodyear welted shoes for around $300. I'm tempted to pick up a pair of the "Chairman" model, which is a standard black, captoe balmoral model that doesn't look too bad and seems to be soundly constructed.