I'm looking for my first quality pair of dress shoes, preferably basic black oxfords (to start my collection). I have been searching on ebay for about a month now because I read you can find great deals on John Lobbs, Edward Green, and Vass but have been unable to find anything close to my price range (around $500). I have come to the conclusion I am going to have to buy retail, or close to it. My biggest issue is that I live in Boston and am unsure of where to find quality shoes. I have been wearing Johnson & Murphy's, Florsheims, and Cole Haans for a while and am ready for some real quality. I feel like my options are somewhat limited to Alden and A&E but would appreciate any suggestions for other brands. Any advice is appreciated. I am going to a wedding in 3 weeks and would like to have a pair by then.