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Fred Astaire style brown suede oxfords

FredAstaire1899

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Hello Everybody,

This is my first post on this awesome forum!

I'm looking for a Fred Astaire style dark brown suede oxford, either brogue, semi-brogue or with a plain toe cap. My budget is maximum $500 AU, hopefully $400 AU. These Church's seem like the best option:
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&colset=1&styleid=220&shoeid=376&brandid=4&catid=38&oldcolid=347&stype=0&colourid=2080

However, I'm a bit concerned that the English soles may be a bit hard and that the sole and heel will be a bit too raised for me. I'm more used to Italian style loafers like Fratelli Rossetti. Looking at this picture of Fred, it seems his soles are much thinner than a typical Goodyear welted construction,
http://easyandelegantlife.com/2009/10/dressing-the-ankle/

Does anybody have some recommendations for a more sleekly soled dark brown suede oxford within my price range? I am about a 7 UK fitting, at little wide but not particularly.

Also, does anybody know where I can find yellowy/gold laces?

Thanks for your help!!!
 

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