You'll never fail in the distinguished style of the Lexington wingtip oxford from Florsheim. Sport the cultivated look of a leather wingtip with the comfort of a leather sole with a rubber tap, a fully-cushioned footbed, and leather quarter linings with a sock lining. Plus, they're airport-friendly, so you can skip the hassle of baring your socks when passing through airport security.
I never owned this pair, but I did proxy a pair for a friend in Brazil who loved Florsheim shoes.
These looked decent enough. With a coupon, we got them for less than $60. If you can't or just don't want to spend a $150 for a pair of AEs I would suggest a pair of Florsheim shoes like the Lexington.
Vintage NOS(New Old Stock) Made in USA Florsheim Imperial shoes can be had on ebay for less than $150.