Hi all Newbie here, great forum. Learnt loads, had hours of fun trawling through the archives reading old posts and stuff. Am trying to work my way around the business wardrobe; got into slightly more expensive shirts and bought myself a nice watch, now it's on to shoes. Have my eyes on a pair of Crockett & Jones's Whitehalls, but I'm at that stage where I can definitely afford them but wouldn't be able to bring myself to wear a pair of shoes costing that much... Other reason is that I haven't quite mastered the art of polishing shoes yet so didn't want to risk ruining an expensive pair. Hey, at least I didn't make the mistake of buying a pair of Church's - thanks to you guys. Having said all that, what do you guys think of this pair of shoes? http://www.solelyshoes.com/acatalog/1350b.htm I seem to remember bengal-stripe saying that Loake are okay but nothing special, and comparing prices to C&J we're clearly looking at apples and oranges. There's just something about this pair of shoes though which makes me think... wow. So, any thoughts? I normally dress quite conservatively at work so this looks nothing like what I'd normally wear with my suits, but I think it'd work... Cheap if nothing else though so I suppose I could get them for dress down Fridays. Comments - even negative ones on how bad my taste in shoes is - would be much appreciated. Thanks.