Since I am starting work at a downtown law firm in a student position this summer, I figured I should buy myself a second pair of black oxfords for Christmas. These will be part of my work attire and I will probably wear them every other day. I am 24 years old so I am looking for something sleek but still conservative, and these shoes will be worn with either a navy or charcoal suit. Here are my options thus far, and I don't think I can afford C&J handgrade: C&J Hallam - my favourite so far. http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/1434.php C&J Connaught http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/235.php C&J Bedford http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/3047.php Or....the lovely Grenson Kent, from the Rose collection. I have read that they are comparable to C&J Benchgrade. http://www.pediwear.co.uk/grenson/products/1507.php What are your thoughts? I have no experience with English shoes or lasts, but I want to buy a decent pair as I will be wearing them almost daily for many years. I am open to new suggestions and I apologize for the pictures offered on pediwear which look as if they have been taken by a cell phone. Thanks guys!