I got a quote on the Tie Oxford and it's circa $1000. It's a moccasin made of Horween shell cordovan although it has a welted sole. This type of construction, where the foot is "wrapped" in the material the upper is made out of uses a lot more cordovan than, for instance, an Alden wingtip . In addition there is an up-charge for any color other than #8 since blemish free shells must be used. Thus the expense. One of these days however, they will still be mine.