Originally Posted by jb2
I'm looking for a pair of oxfords or wingtips that are casual enough to wear with jeans; I also probably need to avoid leather soles (just not practical because of all the rain).
My question: What brands make a decent shoe at around/under $200? According to these threads, Aldo sucks, Bed Stu sucks, Vintage Shoe Co sucks, Cole Haan sucks, etc.
You can get AE, paul smith, wolverine 1000 mile boots, etc. all on sale at around 200.
If you watch ebay and the B&S forum you can do even better.
I'd take these over any of the brands you mentioned, and I can't afford new Aldens either!